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Jan 12, 2014 01:19 PM

What Grocery Store Sales or Bargains Have You Bought Recently?

I admit it; I'm a bargain shopper for the most part. When the stores put meat on sale, I load up. I'm always on the look out for sales and mark-downs when I grocery shop. I regularly shop at a couple different stores. I pretty much only buy my meat on sale or if it's something I absolutely need at that time.

It helps to have a couple of freezers for storage. This week, I got 80/20 ground beef for $1.99 lb. I also bought a whole pork loin for $1.79 lb., a couple of chuck roasts for $2.99 lb and T bone steaks for $3.99 lb. I also got three 1/2 pint blackberries for .99 cents each.

What goodies that you consider a bargain or a good deal have you bought recently? The question is not limited to grocery stores...farmer's markets, butcher shops, even fruit from the neighbor's citrus trees...share all!

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  1. I bought a marked down brie log for 99 cents from Kroger. It was a bit on the bland side, but it still made for a few nice lunches with crackers and grapes.

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    1. re: Tara57

      I'd love to be able to get a good cheese price like that where I live!

      1. re: Tara57

        No chance I'd find 99 cent brie in NYC. Fiddlesticks.


        As for the topic, I recently took advantage of the daily store closing discounts on sushi in Tokyo. Stores over there get that they aren't going to save certain foods for the next day, so they might as well tempt us customers with lower prices.


        1. re: BuildingMyBento

          You just reminded me that my friend and her husband go to Whole Foods right when they're closing if they want sushi.

          1. re: coll

            oh really, Whole Foods also slims down prices right before closing?

            I wish Kalustyan's did this for their 2F products...

      2. I routinely look for marked down meat when I'm in the grocery store. I recently bought a small chuck pot roast for $3.00 off the original price. It looked as good as the others not on sale. I also regularly buy pork chops marked down a couple of dollars. I've never regretted those purchases. I never buy chicken this way and prefer the organic chicken at Costco. I've also periodically found bags of fresh spinach for a dollar.

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        1. re: noodlepoodle

          I like buying clearance meat to treat my dogs.
          Yesterday, I picked up grass fed rib eye for a song. The puppies will be enjoying bits of steak for a couple days.
          Makes them so happy!

        2. Mgr specials on capons right btwn Thanksgiving and Christmas meant saving $33.00 on each so I bought 3.

          Had to be a miss mark @ Costco on lamb chops, 3 pkg rang up $11.00. Seven chops in each pkg.

          Recent, Aldi bargains include price reduced goat cheese .99, cheddar .79 and Fage yogurt 1.99 tub. Deal of the week on avocado bag of 3 for 1.00.

          But, my best store deal recently was when a Black & Decker electric citrus juicer rang up $5.00 more at check out than advertised and the store policy: prices marked correctly or its free" left me the proud owner of a FREE small appliance!

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          1. re: HillJ

            You really did good with those lamb chops; lamb is expensive (usually over $5.00 lb) where I live. And congrats on the free juicer!

            1. re: HillJ

              Loin lamb chops at Costco here is $6.99 per lb, which is a good *sale* price for NYC area. Definitely sounds like a mismark.

              1. re: JoannaNYC

                I think it was around that price at my local grocery last week on sale, hoping it goes down further before St Paddys Day: Or Easter maybe. After that, forget about it until next year.

                1. re: JoannaNYC

                  It was. When I returned 2 days later the prices came up $14-17 a pkg. But I left with a mismarked Comte cheese!

              2. Oh I'm a bargain shopper too. I don't buy meat unless it's on sale, and I stock up. I don't have an extra freezer though.

                I just bought 4 ground turkey patties totalling a pound for $2.29. $2.29/lb for ground turkey is a good 70 cents under what it normally is at my store, even on sale. I don't have to use them as patties.

                Also got organic fuji apples for 99 cents/lb. Still not quite as Costco prices but Costco is a decent drive away so I guess once you factor in gas, it's a good deal!

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                1. re: juliejulez

                  Good price on the ground turkey; in my area, it's regularly $4.99 lb.

                  1. re: Cherylptw

                    Yeah that's how it is usually... it'll go on sale for about $3/lb but never as low as $2.29.

                2. Broccoli was on sale for $.99/lb this week, so I'm binging on the stuff.
                  I always look for bags of frozen, raw shrimp to go on sale at a $8-$9 discount. It goes on sale frequently, so I always have it in my freezer.