Thursday, March 12, 2009

Try This Bread and Save Some Dough!

One of the ways my family saves money on groceries is by shopping at a bread/bakery outlet. Many states have them, and in fact, in our state, we have quite a few to choose from. I was a little skeptical to try bread from an outlet because I thought I would have to compromise quality for price. But what I didn't know is that these outlets sell the same bread you would buy in your grocery store, and at a lower price!

The outlet I frequently shop at does offer a large selection of day-old products and they are definitely much cheaper than the fresh bread. I usually just search through the items I want for the latest "sell by" date, and more often than not, I can get something that will be good for quite a few more days.

Our outlet has a featured product every day which is marked down to just a fraction of its regular outlet price. If it is a product that I know I will use a lot of in the future, I will buy a bunch of them and freeze them when I get home. I actually freeze all the bread I'm not going to use quickly and have been pleased with the results. As long as you let the bread thaw at room temperature, it seems to come out ok.

The other great thing about this store and others, I would venture to guess, is that there are opportunities for savings on top of the already low prices. I have a card that the cashier stamps every time I spend a dollar, and when it adds up to $12, I can choose one item in the store for free. This particular store also has several coupons in the Entertainment book for 50% off the purchase price.

As you can see, there are many benefits to trying out a bread outlet. What's the worst that could happen? If you don't like it, you don't ever have to go back again. If you do, you'll be adding another money-saving strategy to your life. I think it's worth a try, don't you?

1 comment:

  1. Just curious ... where do you go? (You can email if you don't want to post it.) I've been baking, which we really like, but I'm interested in seeing what they have.