Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ode to the Salvage Store

I was looking at these biscuit mixes just a few weeks ago at Kroger, and they ran almost $8 for a box that makes 16 biscuits. Passed them up, and found them for $.75!!!!

These pretzels are a treat, since they run almost $8 a bag! But, at the Salvage Store, I paid $.75, and they are not expired!

Retail price...$3? I paid $.50!

Ah! The Salvage Store. How would I stretch my grocery budget without you? If you don't know about salvage grocery stores-you should. If you are too persnickety to go to them...that's fine..more for my friends and I. :) I've shopped them for years, and have nary had a problem. Most of what I buy is not even expired. If it is, it's more than likely "best used by.." and I don't like to go more than a couple months over the date, depending on the item.

I was introduced to a new ss yesterday by my friend, Renita. Ah! It has now become one of my favorites. Cari Chase, we have SO many up must come soon! :) Here's what I got for $50:

(2) 14 oz. pkgs. Hillshire Farms Beer Brats

(2) 14 oz. pkgs. Hillshire farms Turkey Lil' Smokies

(2) 16 oz. rolls Jimmy Dean Maple Sausage

(10) 1 oz. bags Pirate Booty

(4) 5.25 oz. bags David Sunflower Seeds

8 pack Apple and Eve Fruitables Juice Boxes

4 pack Dole Mandarin Orange cups in 100% juice

1 pkg. (5 bars) Cascadian Farms Sweet and Salty Granola Bars

(2) 6 oz. boxes Late July Organice Crackers

14.1 oz. bag Glutino Gluten Free Pretzels

1 pkg. Atkins Caramel Nut Chew Bars

12 oz. Bear Naked Heavenly Chocolate Granola

10 pkgs. sugar free gum (Trident, Orbit, and Dentyne)

3.17 oz bar Ghirardelli 86% Chocolate

Ziploc Bags, Gallon size, Freezer (38 bags)

(2) Full Circle (28 oz.) Eco Friendly Dish Detergent

35.3 oz. bottle Eco Store Pure Oxygen Whitener (for clothing)

(2) 24 oz. Full Circle Eco-Friendly Toilet Bowl Cleaner

(3) 7.25 oz. Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Macaroni and Cheese boxes

15 oz. Organic Muir Glen Pizza Sauce

(2) 17.76 oz. 1-2-3 Gluten Free Light and Fluffy Biscuit Mixes

(2) 18.5 oz. Progresso Soups

14 oz. Gluten Free Thai Kitchen Stir Fry Rice Noodles

16 oz. Hidden Valley Farmhouse Originals Dressing, Caesar

12 oz. Gulden's Spicy Brown Mustard

2.4 oz. Mediterranean Organic Wild Capers (original price-$4.09..I paid $0.75!)

(3) 5.8 oz. Gaea Organic Pitted Kalamata Olives

5 oz. Starkist Chunk Light Tuna in Water

32 oz. Lundberg Organic Golden Rose Brown Rice

16 oz. Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Bread Mix

16 oz. Betty Crocker Gluten Free Brownie Mix

16 oz. Gluten Free Pantry Pancake and Waffle Mix

(2) 16 oz. Pamela's Gluten Free Chocolate Brownie Mixes

1 pkg. Envirokidz Crispy Rice Bars, organic

**The Above Five Items cost me $5.85 total. I bought them for a friend. If I had bought them full retail at the grocery store, they alone would have run me over $35!!


Heidi... said...

you make me laugh! Let me know the next time you go ; )

sara said...

I need to know where this place is!! And, thanks so much for the goodies - will get you the money when I see you :)