We’ve all thought, from time to time, there should be some approach to spend less on groceries since these prices are just too high. We all have those times when suddenly our grocery funds are not as big as it must be. Shopping at Grocery Stores Near Me can save a little money.
When my children were young we had several tactics to bring down groceries:
a. We clipped coupons
b. We kept a grocery price book to monitor the price per ounce of groceries we bought.
c. We shopped the grocery store sales & bought the good deals.
d. We bought bread at the day old thrift stores.
e. Once we found one, we went shopping at salvage food markets.
There is something heartwarming about purchasing a $3.00 box of cereal for $1.00 to $1.50 and it also really saved our family with six people to give. We didn’t care when the box had a crunched corner or perhaps a rip within the cardboard because we only ate through the sealed liner inside.
Buying our cans of beans, corn and fruit for 1/2 the shop prices was great, even if, a few of the cans were dented or had a tear in a label. What counted to us was that which was inside the can.
What counted primarily in my opinion, when you shop at a salvage grocery store, was whenever we examined. We were always surprised out how little we had spent on our cart filled with groceries.
How do you find a salvage food store? In the past people usually found these Kroger Holiday Hours through word of mouth. Normally a discount grocery lets their bargain pricing spread through recommendations or small ads in neighborhood papers. We have a new directory at discountgroceryandmore.com where we list all the salvage and discount groceries nationwide for free.
Will it be safe to buy discount or salvage groceries? As people shop at my store I see two types of people. Customer A may search for an expiration date and not buy something that has run out of date in any way. Customer B either, never examines these dates or just makes sure the product is not more than a year away from date.
There exists a little confusion about these dates. The only real things Federally necessary to be discard on certain dates are baby formula and baby foods. Other things with dates like best if employed by and use before or best flavor if employed by dates are put there through the manufacturer. This is done to either cause the grocer to price food so it sells or as a method to rotate stock.
Most people have out of date foods in our cupboards we’ve been consuming over the years without realizing it. Some things like milk and potato chips do go stale after going past their expiration by a couple of days or a couple weeks. Canned foods usually last a long time past these dates as do many boxed foods.
How about dented cans? Often a small dent is not a concern. The sole dents that concern the USDA, who regulates these stores, are dents in the seals on the top of any can or over a side seam. We have eaten most of these cans of, not allowed to be sold food. We have had just one can I opened which had been bad. I have occasionally discarded a couple cans that were bulging as we faptab through a load of groceries.
There are a lot of those groceries that turn up in food pantries through agreements with, and, or donations from food chains. There are a few food pantries putting together their own stores to get these groceries and offer those to the people who need them desperately.
For those who have never shopped at a discount grocery, try one, you may be pleasantly surprised. For those who have questions or concerns just ask the owners along with their employees. They are glad to assist you. Most Publix Thanksgiving Hours I know of have a, it’s no issue attitude, should you ever buy something that doesn’t meet your expectation, they’ll exchange it or refund your money.