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    Thumbs up Great food bargains thread!

    Post about how you found some great bargains on food, given how the price of things is soaring.

    I went to the nearest Kroger the other day, and they had meat on sale-some terrific buys. Some were sales, others were markdowns(they need to sell the stuff, but it is still good if eaten right away, or frozen).

    -Boneless, skinless chicken breast- a dollar a pound!. I bought over ten pounds and froze it. I have never seen it this low, and it was pretty good quality-Amish Farms I think. And I usually think 2 bucks a pound is a steal!

    -Ground Turkey-85 percent lean- a dollar and a quarter a pound! I bought about five pounds.


    -Ground chuck-- Two dollars a pound!. I bought about five pounds-in to the freezer

    Pork Loin center cut boneless pork chops- a dollar sixty seven a pound!. I bought several pounds.

    -Various Bob Evans ground sausages, in one pound packages, including maple flavor. spicy, regular, etc. Ninety nine cents each!. I bought a variety of them.

    -A package of 14 chicken legs, only three bucks, about 60 cents a pound!


    My freezer is stuffed full of meat now! And yes, I have started to eat pork again. Oh well.


    So have any of you found any good food bargains lately?

    *They also had bacon, a one pound package, at a dollar each. I did not buy any, but went back to get some, and it was all gone. Too bad, that would also have been a great buy.

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    Reminds me of the guess how much I spent at the market posts way back when.

    I do the 18 chicken filet's from Costco (a price club place) and freeze them. I think I paid $18. For me, the best bargains come from Costco. I love buying in bulk.

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    I have started buying in bulk, if the items are on sale and whether or not I need them. I figured it will save me money in the long run.

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    if you have an Albertstons near you, they have 8 hour sales. special flyers. they have a ton of good stuff on sale, deli meats especially. its a zoo, but well worth the trip.
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    Not sure if this counts, but I refill gallon milk cartons with water at a "water machine" at the grocery store for 25 cents a gallon, and fill smaller water bottles for drinking water (I have well water at my house).

    Soj, whenever I'm down your way, I stop at Kroger and get their bakery rye bread, and toss a few loaves in the freezer until my next trip, it's the best!

    I buy the frozen boneless chicken breasts, 6lbs. for 6 bucks at Super WalMart, and their boxes of instant brown rice are dirt cheap.

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    ^^We don't have a Super WalMart, but I have started buying a few more food items there because they are less expensive, especially the store brand. I bought a large bottle of French Vanilla creamer in the store brand for $1.38, compared to over $3 for brand name. A large bag of string cheese (the 32 ounce size) was on sale for $4.98, compared to the usual $6 dollars or more at the supermarket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    Reminds me of the guess how much I spent at the market posts way back when.

    I do the 18 chicken filet's from Costco (a price club place) and freeze them. I think I paid $18. For me, the best bargains come from Costco. I love buying in bulk.
    That is my must have at our Sam's Club, I love how they are individually packaged now, so easy to unthaw just one for dinner.
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    If your supermarket stays open late (most do these days) do your shopping around 9pm when they do all the markdowns on date expired perishables like meat and dairy. Provided you freeze it (or cook it and freeze) it within 24 hours it will be perfectly safe to eat.
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    hm does kroger own other stores like ralphs, staters, or vons? Or even albertsons?

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    i personally love that safeway has that O organics line now...very good prices on most of that stuff, especially for safeway!
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    The best thing you can do in invest in a large chest freezer (second hand ones are cheap as), bulk buy any bargains you see and stock up for Armageddon LOL Mind you, if Armageddon does happen the power will be cut so the food will spoil but by then we'll have other things to worry about.

    Anyway, I've got a battered old freezer in the garage that I keep meat, bread, butter, etc in and not only can I get stuff out as and when needed, it cuts down the number of trips to the supermarket anyway and at today's fuel prices that's a good thing.
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    ^^yep, i agree, a*o. stockpiling is totally the way to go. that's what we do when we can...especially with meats.
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    Best Xmas we ever got: A huge stand up freezer for the basement. Its stocked with all the specials I find! I always buy meat when its on sale, seafood or even frozen pizza (on sale of course). Always nice to have them laying around.

    Anyway, one of my local supermarket chains started a 'gasoline' incentive. For every $50.00 you spend at this store, you get $.10 cents off a gallon of gas. And it's a rolling thing too, so if you spend say $30.00 one trip, it will roll over to the next time you come in--does that make sense? Anyway....I shop here EVERY week not even because of this but because its incredibly CHEAP as it is. So this is just an added bonus. Last week, I filled up my tank and saved---get this---$2.30 a GALLON just for shopping at this particular store. Not doing anything different than I would have normally done. And this program has been going on for at least a year, well before the prices got seriously out of control......

    I love it though. Price Chopper---look for it by name.

    And BJ's and Sams. Gotta buy in bulk especially for baby stuff!

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    The TV station her did a comparison shop at Tom Thumb,Kroger,Walmart & Target Super centers-Target was by far the cheapest! By far.
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    I really miss having that extra freezer. But at least it is nearby-I brought it over and gave it to the neighbors across the street-I wonder if they would let me use part of it if they have room? I did give them the thing, and even hauled it over 15 miles out here.

    Well I had a few good burgers and some chicken, so now of course I am completely over meat-I usually do not eat much of it so just a little seemed to completely satisfy me. Figures! -at least it will keep in the freezer.

    Now what I really want to find are deals on dirt cheap fresh veggies.

    *Lynnie: Kroger has that where you save when you get gas. I also get my RX's filled there and I am getting gas tomorrow so I will see how much I save. (I have NEVER saved as much as you did though, shit I would have peed my pants if my gas was $2.30 a gallon! Great for you!!

    *re there Costco's in Central Ohio? I will have to check on that.

    I buy the frozen boneless chicken breasts, 6lbs. for 6 bucks at Super WalMart, and their boxes of instant brown rice are dirt cheap

    This almost makes me want to start shopping at Walmart. What is the difference between a regular and a super Walmart? I think there is one right where the cluster of stores is I go to(Kroger, Meijer, Aldi, etc). I may hvve to just give in and start shopping there if you can get boneless skinless chicken breast at a buck a pound on a regular basis.

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