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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Thrifty Tuesday Finds - July 22

Welcome back to Tuesday's Thrifty Finds! Is it just me or have you noticed that the HOTTEST topics in the media right now are focused on frugal living, saving money, living cheaper, how to survive the rising cost of living, shopping smarter, etc.?

This is why each Tuesday 24/7 Moms shares with you the thrifty ideas we have found to help you, as a mom, save on your family budget.

If you have your own frugal ideas, thrifty finds or other suggestions for our Thrifty Tuesday Finds blog posts, email them to trisha@247moms.com.

Here are this week's Tuesday's Thrifty Finds to help you stretch your budget one more week.

Stretching the Mighty Dollar

Moms, you can stretch the mighty grocery dollar from 30% to 50% by shopping at discount and salvage grocery stores.

Some of you might be asking, "What is a Discount or Salvage Grocery Store?"

The answer is:

A Discount Grocery Store is a grocery store that, through various contracts and sources, liquidate overstocks and salvage groceries. These sell in their stores at discounts ranging from 30% to 50% off what the same item would sell for in your local supermarket. Sometimes these are no frills stores that resemble a warehouse more than a store, sometimes not.

A Salvage Grocery Store is a store that usually sells all the groceries returned by a supermarket to their warehouse. Why were they returned? Sometimes due to a case getting dropped or punctured, which ruins one or two cans or boxes. Sometimes due to a manufacturer overestimating how many of an item to produce. Sometimes due to a label change or warehouse closing. Whatever the reason, these excess goods must be sold. Items whose packaging is compromised are discarded and the rest sent out by the truckload to be sold at your local salvage grocery store.

So, where do you find these discount or salvage grocery stores in your local area to stretch the mighty grocery dollar as you shop for you family?
I found a directory of grocery outlets and salvage stores at


You can also go to the Grocery Outlet website to find the locations of their stores at:


Where do you shop to stretch the mighty grocery dollar?

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Shopping Bargains

Are you beginning your back to school shopping yet? Old Navy (www.oldnavy.com) is having a stock up sale - the more you buy, the more you save. With 5 kids I can use all the stock up bargains I can find.

Here is a sample of what I found for my two youngest boys:

Polo shirts $9.00 each when you buy 2 or more

Fleece hoodies (you never can have enough of these) $12.50 each when you buy 2 or more

Ringer Tees $5.00 each when I buy 2 or more

The best deal for my boys is the Old Navy jeans I can save $7.00 on each pair when you purchase 2 or more

I also found some great T-shirts on clearance for $4.99 each.

Shipping right now is a flat $7.00, which is half the cost of my driving expense to Old Navy with our bridge toll and high priced gasoline. This is a bargain for me.

I found a FREE shipping code for purchases of $100 or more when you use your Old Navy credit card: JUST4YOU

Hurry, sale ends July 31, 2008!

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Do you have a thrifty idea? Email me at trisha@247moms.com and share it for a future 24/7 MOMS publication.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do most of my grocery shopping at our local IGA. I live in a small town, but as long as I stick to what's on sale, I usually do just fine. Most of the time, their produce is cheaper than Wal-Mart! I also clip coupons for things we regularly buy, like yogurt.

Amy S.

July 23, 2008 at 12:34 PM  

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