Updated to add: This store buys "closeouts" from groceries, kind of like Big Lots, so it's a really random selection, and they don't sell anything perishable. If you live in Colorado and would like location information, please e-mail me.
Whenever I read a post about Meredith (Like Merchant Ships) going to a discount grocery store, I always think I'd like to go to one--if I just knew where one was!
The other night while in Colorado, I noticed a store called Extreme Bargains, and it turns out it was a discount grocery. My mom and I went together, and I had to share my thrifty finds with you!
I've listed each item with the regular retail price behind it (prices from either the local Safeway store or the product's original sticker price), followed by the discount price I paid.
2 boxes of Betty Crocker cinnamon streusel muffin mix (my fave) $2.50 each/$1.25 each
Earth's Best crackers $2.79/$1.25
Gerber cookies (my son's road trip treat) $2.59/$1.19
Crystal Light lemonade drink mix $2.99/$1.50
2 Fiber One granola bars $ .50 each/$ .16 each
1 Power Bar $1.19/ $ .16
Chex Mix (my road trip treat) $1.59/$ .25
Gummi peaches (my husband's road trip treat) $ .69/$. 25
Bon Ami cleanser (not sure of retail price, so I'll just list what I paid: $1--I have a hard time finding it and bought the only two cans they had)
The total retail price for all these goods is $19.84; I paid $9.59.
What a fun outing! We had to check items carefully, of course, as there were lots of expired products and dented cans. The only thing I bought past the date was the Chex Mix, which expired just a month ago. I figured that was pretty safe for a bag of cereal and pretzels!
Does anyone else have a discount grocery store nearby? What kinds of deals do you find there?