There’s a new store in town – Grocery Outlet Bargain Market! Actually, there are several new stores in town – Grocery Outlet Bargain Market in my town, in your town, in her town, in their town! With 185+ and growing stores in Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Pennsylvania, Grocery Outlet Bargain Market is a good resource for frugal people in these states!
Offering up to 50% off of conventional retail prices, a trip to Grocery Outlet Bargain Market can yield significant savings on your grocery bill. Offering groceries, frozen foods, deli products, dairy, fresh meats, fresh produce, housewares, toys, gifts, personal care health and beauty products, beverages, pet products, fresh flowers, beer and wine, they are small enough to get in and out of there in a flash, but large enough to get everything you need on your grocery list!
My recent trip to Grocery Outlet Bargain Market netted me a savings of $43.68 on a $109.34 bill! That’s a savings of 40% on a variety of items. What did I buy?
- Fresh fruits and vegetables – lots of them. Several organic! They had such a great bargain on Heirloom tomatoes! I can’t wait to create a recipe for this blog with those beautiful tomatoes!
- Toilet paper – we have a well and septic system (see the post: The Wishing Well). You’d be surprised how hard it is to find one-ply toilet paper in regular retail and big box stores. Grocery Outlet Bargain Market had one-ply toilet paper for less than I have ever purchased it!
- Yogurt – my current breakfast of choice right now is Weetabix cereal with yogurt and fresh berries. I ran out of yogurt today and they had plenty of non-fat choices!
- Tortillas – I always need tortillas! Charlie’s Lite Layered Mexican Casserole is a family hit and a Pinterest hit!
- Dried beans – I needed these for an upcoming recipe, too. Stay tuned…
- Dried pasta – they had a few shapes I’d not seen before. I’m excited to try something different!
- Canned tuna – I make both a “killer” tuna salad and a “killer” tuna casserole. Stay tuned for those recipes in the near future…
- Jarred pickles – I needed these for the tuna salad. They had lots and lots of jarred and canned products to choose from!
- Fruit juice – I needed this for an upcoming recipe, too. And, Grocery Outlet Bargain Market had it!
- Minced garlic – one of my favorite “go to” spices, I “go through” it a lot! I’ve never been able to find it for $0.99 before! What a coup!
Here’s a picture:
In addition, many of these items are organic! I was surprised at the amount of organic foods (fresh, frozen and canned) that they sell at very reasonable prices; in fact, they were seriously reasonable prices! You may notice that I didn’t buy any meat except canned tuna. That’s not because they didn’t have a good selection of meats; they do! I didn’t buy any meat because my freezer is stuffed to the gills as I mentioned in my most recent Saving Mr. Lincoln – August 2013 Update and I’m trying to use what I have before I buy more! They have a large selection of fresh and frozen meat products!
Also, you will notice that I didn’t buy bread, cereal, etc. Again, not because they don’t offer a wide selection of all those items, but because I’m on a diet! I’m trying to limit those things in our daily diet, but I couldn’t resist tortillas and some very cool dried pasta products (they sell fresh pasta products, too!).
On my trip today, I had the honor of meeting the store owner, Marcey. Suspiciously walking up-and-down the aisles of her store snapping pictures with my iPhone, she walked up to me and kindly and politely asked if she could help me. When I explained that I was a blogger sent by Grocery Outlet’s corporate store to review her store, she shared with me the layout of her store and how hectic the last couple of days have been with the Grand Opening of her store today, this day!
Will I shop there again? Absolutely! I’m always looking for a good bargain! Plus, I’m always in a hurry…
Disclaimer: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market provided me with a coupon to purchase some of the food pictured in this post. I bought the rest of the food from them with my own money. The opinions I shared about their store and groceries sold are my own, and Grocery Outlet Bargain Market did not tell me what to say or how to say it.