Grocery Outlet Deal ~ Read Dot’s Find

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Our reader Dot Q. shared this deal with me. Take a look at her awesome find. Thanks Dot!

HUGE deal at Grocery Outlet: I found Crystal Light liquid drink mixes – in the little squirt bottle you add to water – at the super-low price of 2/$1…..about six flavors, including iced tea, mango passion fruit, strawberry lemonade and peach bellini….. These sell in the grocery store for at least $2.99, sometimes I can get them on sale and use a coupon, but I can’t beat this price! Also, try the Barber Foods frozen chicken fillets, Sweet Potato Crusted, at $4.99 a box – there’s about 10 in a package, they plump up in the oven during cooking and are yummy!

Dot Shares her Finds at Grocery Outlet! 2/21

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Our reader Dot shared her finds at Grocery Outlet today. Read on !

“Grocery Outlet specials: Knudsen Greek Sour Cream for $1.49 – it’s $2.99 on sale at Safeway this week, even with a $1/1 coupon, this is still a better price than at Safeway…try the Barber Foods Chicken Kiev chicken breast, $2.99 for a pkg of 2 – we love this stuff and this price is what I usually pay at Raley’s on sale…it’s delicious! Try the Barber Foods chicken tenders too, a big box is $6.99 (10-12 ib a box)….these plump up in the oven as they cook and come out moist and delicious….breaded Italian style this week…there is also a frozen flatbread, either a pkg of 10/$.99 or 30/$2.99, kind of like Naan, you heat in on a skillet or flat-top, sort of like warming a tortilla…gonna try it this weekend!…..only went in for cheese, came out with a bag of stuff, lol!”

Thank you for sharing! If you had any great shopping trips, please let me know and I will post them so others can benefit :)


Dot’s Grocery Outlet Finds plus her Recipe for Cheesy Bread

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And we have another great shopping trip report  from Dot. This one is for Grocery Outlet.  Thank you Dot for sharing this with us :)

“New ad came out today for Grocery Outlet: a couple highlights I noticed at the store are Jif peanut butter, B1G1 at $2.79 for the first jar, I also found Planter’s Cinnamon Raisin with Granola peanut butter (smaller jar) for $.99, 2 lbs of cheese, shredded or block, for $5.99 – mainly cheddar but your store may have a different selection and a big bunch of baby Asparagus, 2/$3….
Try my Cheesy Bread recipe to use up some of that cheese, you mix 2 parts shredded cheese with one part Mayo and a couple sliced green onions, spread on baguette slices, crackers, rolls, whatever you have and broil until the cheese gets lightly browned and melty! Add pepperoni for pizza bread or mix in cooked ground beef or sausage for a quick and easy meal. “

If you have any successful shopping trips you want to share, send them to me at deals@thefrugalfind.com or post them on The Frugal Find’s Facebook wall!


The Grocery Outlet April Ad is here!

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Grocery Outlet April Ad

If you’re planning to check out Grocery Outlet, make sure you take a look at their monthly ad first.  There are several in-store coupons that you can print and use.  While Grocery Outlet does not accept manufacturer’s coupons they DO put out their own and they’re great ones too!  Just choose your location based ad below!


Grocery Outlet: $0.50 illy issimo Mason Jar Iced Coffee Recipe!

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Are you looking for a new Iced Coffee Recipe? This is for you!

When I spotted this illy issimo coffee deal at Grocery Outlet last week I grabbed a 4pk, for $0.50 a can I thought that’s a good deal but I didn’t know for sure if I’d like it or not so I played it safe.  I came home and tasted it as is, blech.  Too strong for me.  So I got out a pretty mason jar – all beverages are immediately more appealing when you put them in a mason jar, trust me.

I poured an illy issimo over ice, added about 1/4 cup of milk, and 2 packets of Truvia.  Guess what?!  We had a winner!  It tasted similarly to Starbucks Lattes, the ones you can buy in a glass jar but so much more delicious and depending on what kind of milk you use it’s virtually ZERO weight watchers points!  It also travels well with a lid in the car, bonus points.

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See how good this deal is?!  When I saw the price was actually $7.99 elsewhere I realized what a gold mine I had on my hands. So I crossed my fingers and hoped that my store still had some in stock, they did and I well…stocked up, big time.  Now I’ve got a delicious zero point, close to $0.50, iced coffee any day of the week from home.  Score.

Ingredients:

1 cup of ice
1 can of illy issimo
1/4 cup of milk
2 packets of Truvia

= Deliciously refreshing iced coffee!

I sure hope you find these at your Grocery Outlet too.  If you have a great iced coffee recipe, I’d love to hear it.  I can’t seem to get a good flavor on my coffee – or make it strong enough so that when it’s watered down it still tastes decent.

 


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Giveaway: Enter to win a $25 Grocery Outlet Gift Card! (2 Winners)

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It’s Grocery Outlet Gift Card Giveaway time again!  Grocery Outlet is known for their bargains and the treasure hunt type of shopping we’ve all grown to love.  Treasure Hunt shopping just means be prepared to stock up on a deal you didn’t plan to buy, because Grocery Outlet always has a surprise up their sleeves! Of course, sales and stock vary from store to store but if you live near a Grocery Outlet I’d highly suggest you add them to your grocery shopping routine.  Pictured above and below are some of the deals I spotted on my last grocery shopping trip to Grocery Outlet – I grabbed a few bottles of the Organic Martinelli’s for Easter.  The kids are going to love that treat!

Grocery Outlet March 2 So obviously the pictures speak for themselves, there are always amazing deals to be had.  You can go here to find a Grocery Outlet near you and to see their most recent ad.  Also you may enjoy this video where I interviewed the Grocery Outlet staff at the headquarters in Berkeley, CA a few years ago.

Now for fun, Grocery Outlet has given me TWO $25 gift cards to give away to TWO Frugal Find readers!

Enter to win:

It’s simple just leave a separate comment for each of the following questions. Each comment you leave separately is an entry, each reader can enter up to 3 times.

  1. What great deals have you found recently at your Grocery Outlet store?
  2. Which Grocery Outlet location do you shop at?
  3. What aisle(s) do you make a beeline for at Grocery Outlet?

This giveaway will end on Sunday 3/31 at 9pm PST.  The winner will be chosen at random using our “And the winner is” plugin for WordPress.  They will be contacted and have 24 hours from the time the email is sent to respond before another winner is chosen.  Have fun and get your entries in!


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Get your Hostess Twinkies at Grocery Outlet!

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Twinkies at Grocery Outlet

Yes you read that right, your local Grocery Outlet may have Hostess Twinkies in stock!  Grocery Outlet has made an exclusive buy on recently discontinued Hostess products. Favorites such as Twinkies, Cupcakes, Mini Muffins and Zingers are now available for a limited time in many Grocery Outlet stores. Quantities are limited and once they’re gone, they’re gone so hurry in now!

Don’t eat Twinkies?  Buy them and sell them on Ebay – am I kidding?  Maybe, but maybe not…it seems that they’re selling for thousands on Ebay :)


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Grocery Outlet EXTREME Savings: $0.20 Kashi Cereal and $0.50 Horizon Organic Milk PLUS a enter to win a $25 Gift Card!

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Grocery Outlet is known for their bargains but have you stumbled across their extreme bargains before?  I’ve described Grocery Outlet as a treasure hunt and today’s loot was plentiful!  Of course, sales and stock vary from store to store but if you live near a Grocery Outlet I’d highly suggest you add them to your grocery shopping routine.  Now for those of you that are in Bend – RUN to Grocery Outlet and grab these same deals before they’re gone!

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So obviously the pictures speak for themselves, there are always amazing deals to be had.  Of course you need to check the expiration dates, especially when it comes to these extreme deals and then decide for yourself whether it’s worth buying or possibly even stocking up on.  For example the Kashi cereal above doesn’t expire until 3/24/13 and our kid’s go through a box a day easily – at just $0.20 a box you can bet that I stocked up!

You can go here to find a Grocery Outlet near you and to see their most recent ad.  Also you may enjoy this video where I interviewed the Grocery Outlet staff at the headquarters in Berkeley, CA a few years ago.

Now for fun, Grocery Outlet has given me TWO $25 gift cards to give away to TWO Frugal Find readers!

Enter to win:

It’s simple just leave a separate comment for each of the following questions. Each comment you leave separately is an entry, each reader can enter up to 3 times.

  1. What great deals have you found recently at your Grocery Outlet store?
  2. What is one tip you’d give about treasure hunting at Grocery Outlet?
  3. What’s your take on expiration or best by dates on food?

This giveaway will end on Friday 2/22 at 9pm PST.  The winner will be chosen at random using our “And the winner is” plugin for WordPress.  They will be contacted and have 24 hours from the time the email is sent to respond before another winner is chosen.  Have fun and get your entries in!

What crazy good deals have you found at Grocery Outlet lately?


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Grocery Outlet: $5/$20 Coupon!

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Grocery Outlet is a GREAT place to buy Thanksgiving staples and now you can save even more with this $5 off $20 Grocery Outlet coupon!  This coupon is valid November 15th – 18th. They even have a Holiday Menu plan that is supposed to keep your dinner at just $3 per person, check it out.


Giveaway: Grocery Outlet Wine Sale and $25 Grocery Outlet Gift Card (2 Winners!)

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Grocery Outlet’s NEW ad is out with new coupons too!  However I think many of you will be more excited about their wine sale, it only happens twice a year.  I don’t drink wine, so I really don’t have a clue about anything in this department but I do know people literally purchase cases at a time during this sale.  Last year I met a lady who was purchasing for a wedding and a man who purchases wine at GO for his restaurant.

You can head on over to download the Grocery Outlet Coupons (just choose your specific store first) and print them before you head to the store. Yes you read that right – Grocery Outlet has coupons!  They do not accept manufacturer’s coupons but they have heard from us and have been releasing their own coupons!  Head on over here to print the latest batch of coupons.

You can also head on over here to check out the current ad on Facebook.  With this new Facebook ad feature you’ll be able to create a shopping list directly from the ad. If you have a mobile phone, they’ve also made their site mobile friendly and you can also create a shopping list right on your phone as well!

Now for the giveaway, I’m always honored to be able to work with Grocery Outlet.  I’ve shared extensively in the past about how much I love the company from the top down and inside out.  Here are The Frugal Find we’ve been working with them almost since day 1 (almost 3 years now!) hosting a monthly gift card giveaway.  Today I’ve got another one for you!

Two Frugal Find readers will each win a $25 Grocery Outlet Gift Card to use at their local store! Click below and enter for a chance to win!
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Grocery Outlet: Ray, Circulon, and Kitchen Aid Cookware starting at $9.99 after coupon!

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Grocery Outlet just got a new batch of inventory, this time it’s cookwear!  You’ll find top brand items from Rachel Ray, Circulon, and Kitchen Aid cookware starting at just $14.99.  Plus they’ve released a $5/1 coupon valid on any of the cookware items with NO LIMIT, you can save $5 on each and every piece you buy!

This is surely worth a trip to check out the sale, if you do stop by let us know what you find!  Don’t forget to sign up for the Grocery Outlet email list, after signing up you’ll get a $3 off your purchase coupon!  (I believe it’s $3/$20)


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Grocery Outlet Treasure Hunting plus Giveaway Reminder!

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Have you been on a treasure hunt recently to Grocery Outlet?  If not, you really should stop in sometime!  The deals are hit or miss but they’re always GOOD!  Don’t forget to head on over and enter to win a $25 Grocery Outlet gift card!


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Giveaway: $25 Grocery Outlet Gift Card (2 Winners!)

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Well Grocery Outlet is stepping up to the plate with a few new features.  They’re pretty fancy if you ask me!  You can now download the Grocery Outlet Coupons (just find your specific store first) and print them before you head to the store. Yes you read that right – Grocery Outlet has coupons!  They do not accept manufacturer’s coupons but they have heard from us and have been releasing their own coupons!  Head on over here to print the latest batch of coupons.

You can also head on over here to check out the current ad on Facebook.  With this new Facebook ad feature you’ll be able to create a shopping list directly from the ad. If you have a mobile phone, they’ve also made their site mobile friendly and you can also create a shopping list right on your phone as well!

Now for the giveaway, I’m always honored to be able to work with Grocery Outlet.  I’ve shared extensively in the past about how much I love the company from the top down and inside out.  Here are The Frugal Find we’ve been working with them almost since day 1 (almost 3 years now!) hosting a monthly gift card giveaway.  Today I’ve got another one for you!

Two Frugal Find readers will each win a $25 Grocery Outlet Gift Card to use at their local store! Click below and enter for a chance to win!
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Grocery Outlet Coupons: $0.99 Personal Watermelon, $0.69 Martinelli’s Sparkling Lemonade, $0.99 10lb Bag of Potatoes and more!

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Yes you read that right – Grocery Outlet has coupons!  They do not accept manufacturer’s coupons but they have heard from us and have been releasing their own coupons!  Head on over here to print the latest batch of coupons including the following:

Personal Watermelon – $1.99
$1/1 Grocery Outlet Coupon
Final Price: $0.99!

Martinelli’s Sparkling Lemonade – $1.69
$1/1 Grocery Outlet Coupon
Final Price: $0.69!

Russet Potatoes, 10lbs – $1.99
$1/1 Grocery Outlet Coupon
Final Price: $0.99!

and more….


Could you feed your family on a $4 per person per day budget?

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Could you feed your family on a $4 per person per day budget?  For some that might seem impossible for others that would be an increase in their current budget.  I’ll share our personal budget in a bit more detail shortly, but I wanted to touch on what the  Grocery Outlet excutive team is doing this month. They’re each adopting the $4/day challenge for themselves personally and sharing their stories over on the Grocery Outlet Bargainista Blog.

Why are they doing this though?  Here’s how it all started…

For one in seven Americans, hunger is a difficult reality.  To help our community’s hungry, we’re hosting our second annual Independence from Hunger food drive.  This is a month-long, company-wide food drive throughout July, bringing together Grocery Outlet stores and their customers to help feed people in their local communities who are facing hunger and food insecurity.

Last year, Grocery Outlet stores and their customers collectively donated more than $225,000 in cash, gift card and food donations to help support local food assistance agencies as part of the Independence from Hunger food drive.  In 2012, we are hoping to raise even more support to help fight hunger.

So when Grocery Outlet asked me to take on this challenge – as serious as it is, Mr. Frugal and I did chuckle a bit.  We wondered who would be sending us the extra $93 for that week’s budget.  You see for our family of 6 (2 adults and 4 elementary aged children) our budget is $75 – $100 per week.  That is right around $2 per person per day.  I’m sure you’re wondering just how we’re able to accomplish this.  You may assume we eat processed food, indulge on the $1 menu at fast food joints, and subside on the cheapest white bread we can find.  However it’s actually quite the opposite here in our home, let me try to  explain how we manage this budget but giving you a peak into 6 different ways we save money on a weekly basis.

1.  Stock up when prices are low.  I practice the stock pile method of buying several weeks/months worth of an item when it’s at it’s rock bottom price so I never have to pay retail.  While also always staying within our weekly grocery budget.  The way we shop means that we may not have a certain item in the house for a long time, if it’s not on sale – but when I find it at my  “Buy It Now” price I’ll stock up.

2.  Meal Plan and Cook from Scratch.  Ingredients are cheap and they go a lot farther than processed food.  Quite frankly it’s much healthier to make your own beef stroganoff than it would be to buy a box of Hamburger Helper.  I recently shared how I stretched one rotisserie chicken between 3 meals.  I paid $5 for the chicken, it could have been a bit less if I roasted it at home but time is also a factor in our weekly budget.  That breaks down to about $1.66 per meal for the protein or $0.28 per person.

Here are a few other Meal Planning Resources for you…

Free Printable Freezer Inventory Form

Meal plan for the YEAR in one weekend!

Sample Weekly Grocery Shopping Trip for a Family of 6 – $78.70 Spent

You can also view our weekly Meal Plans and From Our Pantry Frugal Recipes

3.  Eat in season fruit and veggies.  When produce is in season it’s cheap and a deal is easy to come by.  I like to eat grilled asparagus all year ’round though so when it’s cheap I buy a lot and freeze it!  I know this might be super obvious but it is something I’ve done for years and it allows us to eat whatever veggie or fruit that sounds good regardless of whether it’s in season or not.   It’s also another trick to keeping our weekly grocery budget so low. Recently I stocked up on asparagus and over the summer I stocked up on strawberries, we’re still using them 6+ months later in smoothies.   They’re deliciously sweet and nothing like the ones we would have to buy in the middle of the winter plus we made amazing Homemade Strawberry Jam with them too!

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4. Shop Grocery Outlet and often. Grocery Outlet is a staple in my weekly shopping budget, you can see a few of the deals I’ve scored recently at Grocery Outlet over here. Grocery Outlet is like a treasure hunt, you never know what deal you’re going to find!  The prices and stock change out often, making room for more great deals each and every time you shop!

5. Use Coupons.  Here at The Frugal Find we share deals on a regular basis, many of them requiring the use of coupons.  You may think it’s too time consuming or that the deals are only for junk food, but I’d encourage you to head on over and take a look at some of the recent coupons and deals we’ve uncovered.  You may even want to watch a few of the videos I filmed about how to find coupons, where to use them, and how to know if you’re really getting a good deal or not.

6. DIY or Homemade Household Items for less!  Any chance you get to make something you normally pay a pretty penny for at home from scratch instead is almost always going to cost you significantly less.  Here are a few homemade/DIY recipes that we’ve tried with great success…

Homemade Dog Food Recipe

Frugal DIY: Turn Your Magazines into Christmas Bows!

Homemade PB&J and Grilled Cheese Uncrustables

Homemade Liquid Fabric Softener

Homemade Granola Bars

Freezer ‘BRC’ Beans, Rice, and Cheese Burritos

Homemade All Purpose Cleaner

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Homemade Laundry Detergent

Homemade Strawberry Jam

Of course this is just the tip of ice burg, for those of you frugalites out there I am certain if we put our heads together we could come up with a wide variety of money saving methods.  The goal isn’t just to save, but to LIVE WELL on less.  It is possible and whether you need to or have to, there is hope and it can be done on $2/day or $4/day.

 


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