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My Grocery Outlet Finds: Pumpkin Yogurt, GF Products & (2) $25 Gift Card Giveaway!

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Grocery Outlet Deals

I popped by the South Tacoma Grocery Outlet store today to see what I could find. It’s honestly been a few months since I visited this store – the last few visits have been to the Federal Way location. I’m glad I made the effort to get to South Tacoma today – they had tons of great deals. Here are just a few that stood out to me:

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Kashi Go Lean Crunch Cereal: $3.99
(This is a large box with 2 bags inside)
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Udi’s Gluten-Free Bread (Frozen): $1.49
This seems like a REALLY good price for GF, no?

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Emeril’s Appetizers (Sliders, Pulled Pork, Chicken Bites, etc.): $2.49

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Ball Park Turkey Patty: $7.99
Buy one, get one free
Works out to just $3.99 each!
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Annie’s Frozen Family Size Mac ‘n Cheese: $2.99 


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Fall Recipes: Mini Chicken Pot Pies & Swiss Chicken Casserole

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I don’t know about you, but fall always has me craving COMFORT FOOD. However, fall also means we resume our busy school and soccer schedules, so there’s not always a lot of leisurely time to throw together a great dinner each night for the family.

If you can relate, make sure to check out the recipes I’ve created this month for Grocery Outlet

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Swiss Chicken Casserole!

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Mini Chicken Pot Pies!

Both of these recipes are easy, delicious, and will keep you on budget. Head on over to GroceryOutlet.com to get the full recipes. If you’re planning a trip, make sure to check out these great deals I spotted recently at my Grocery Outlet store.


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Grocery Outlet Gift Card Winners Announced!

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I have some lucky winners to announce! The two randomly selected winners from the Grocery Outlet $25 Gift Card Giveaway are…

#1: Catherine:

I love grocery outlet! I would use this to stock up on natural cleaners and lunch box items! Thanks!

#2: Sara:

oh please pick me to win! I love GO!!!

Congrats, winners! I’ve sent each of you an email to coordinate the delivery of your prize (so please check your inbox!). If you didn’t win, make sure to enter next month’s giveaway for another chance to win. You might also want to check out the great deals I spotted at my Grocery Outlet store last week.


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My Grocery Outlet Finds + (2) $25 Gift Card Giveaway!

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Grocery Outlet Deals

Yesterday, I popped by my local Grocery Outlet to scout out some deals for you! Here are some of the things that I spotted at my store (Federal Way), but note that each Grocery Outlet store may vary with their selection and pricing.
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Apple & Eve Organic Juice Boxes, 32 pack
$5.99

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Airborne Hot Soothing Mix Drink 
$1.99

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My store had a few items on summer clearance. Check out this garden set – hose nozzle, small shears, and trowel – just $5!

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Grocery Outlet: $5 off $25 Coupon (good through Sept 1st)

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Grocery Outlet has released a *rare* $5 off $25 printable coupon – and this one is valid for ALL Grocery Outlet locations! This is a great opportunity to see what Grocery Outlet is all about and maximize your savings even more. Head to Grocery Outlet’s website to find a location near you.

This coupon is good through September 1st only and there is a limit of one per person. The $25 minimum amount excludes dairy and alcohol. As a reminder, Grocery Outlet does not accept manufacturer’s coupons given their business model.

If you find any smashing deals to use it on, I’d love to know!


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Bacon Cheeseburgers and Mini Caramelized Onion Meatloves

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What is more mouthwatering than the combination of hamburger, bacon and cheese? I decided to take these flavors and create two delicious recipes for Grocery Outlet’s Bargainista Blog this month: bacon barbecue cheeseburgers and mini caramelized onion meatloaves. Of the two recipes, I’m particularly fond of the meatloaves! It’s so full of flavor and I’m sure it will turn even the most anti-meatloaf person you know into a fan.

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For the recipes and price breakdown, please make sure to stop by the Grocery Outlet Bargainista Blog!

 


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Not-your-average Beans and Rice Recipes!

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DSCN8200 (800x626)Beans and rice. Quintessential “dinner on a budget” food, right?

These simple ingredients were my inspiration for two fun recipes this month at Grocery Outlet’s Bargainista Blog. The recipes? Stuffed Green Peppers with Spanish Rice and Southern Red Rice and Beans. Both are delicious, hearty – and budget-friendly!

DSCN8147 (600x800)To get the full set of ingredients and recipes – make sure to head to Grocery Outlet’s Bargainista Blog! If you’re planning a trip, you might also want to see what I found at my store earlier this month.

What’s your favorite beans and rice recipe?


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Grocery Outlet: Organic Food Deals, Wine Deals, Produce Deals + Independence from Hunger Campaign

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I popped by my local Federal Way Grocery Outlet store yesterday to see if I could scout out some good deals for you! As a reminder, each Grocery Outlet store is independently owned and operated, which means the selection and pricing may vary a bit from store to store.

After I’ve shared the deals with you, I want to explain a bit about the special Independence from Hunger campaign Grocery Outlet is running this month. So read on!

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Through today only (7/8), get 2 lbs of Grapes for $2.99! They had green as well.

DSCN8070 (600x800)I thought this was an EXCELLENT deal: healthy potted basil plants for $2.49! I saw a man in checkout with several in his cart. (Can’t say that I blamed him at this price!)

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Grilled Vegetable Recipes + Grocery Outlet Gift Card Winners Announced!

DSCN7629 (800x600)It’s that time of year when many of us like to fire up the grill! If you think barbecues are just for meat… think again! This month I created two grilling recipes that highlight the fresh flavors of summer produce – peppers, onions, zucchini.

For the first recipe, I marinated chicken and vegetables in honey, olive oil, and seasonings to create easy and flavorful kabobs. For the second recipe, I grilled up a bunch of veggies and tossed them with pasta, fresh herbs, and seasonings to create a healthful, delicious vegetarian entree. You can find my recipes over at Grocery Outlet’s Bargainista Blog!

This Month’s Grocery Outlet Gift Card Winners!

The winners of the Grocery Outlet gift card giveaway are…

#1) Melody!

I love to go just to see what fun things they have!

#2) Meagen!

You have to use coupons at the grocery stores to get the prices you can get at Grocery Outlet. It is hassle free ‘cent’-sible shopping without any clipping coupons! No planning out transactions, just treasure hunting! :-)

Each of our winners will receive a $25 gift card good for Grocery Outlet! If you won, make sure to check your inbox – I’m about to send you an email to coordinate the delivery of your prize.

 


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Grocery Outlet Finds, My Shopping Trip + (2) $25 Gift Card Giveaway

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Grocery Outlet Deals

I stopped by my local Federal Way Grocery Outlet store today and MAN oh MAN were there some hot deals! I couldn’t wait to come home, put my groceries away, and share them with you!

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Avocados – $0.50 each!

DSCN7573 (800x663)Fiber One Protein Granola – $0.99! This is a fabulous price. The expiration dates were a few months out, too!

DSCN7574 (800x600) (2)I found several kids’ art and craft sets for $4.99 in the toy section. These would make great birthday or holiday gifts.

bbqI found a number of grill-related items on an endcap at my store – and they were all at stellar prices! Bamboo skewers, grill/flip basket, tongs, and more. I was so inspired, I decided to make this month’s Bargainista Blog post all about grilling! (You’ll have to stay tuned for the recipes!)

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Peppers, peppers, peppers! All for just $0.99 each! I picked up a bunch of these for my grilling recipe, too.

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Two Delicious Dinners you can Make with Tomatoes

DSCN6925 (742x800)If you know how to plan your weekly menu right, there are ways you can save money! Here are a couple of my best tips for doing so:

  1. Consider going vegetarian one or two nights a week. Not only will you save money, you will be more likely to incorporate more vegetables into your dinner plan.
  2. Consider meals that use similar ingredients across nights. Buying three ingredients that can be used differently is going to be less expensive than nine ingredients. Sometimes I also like to make a base meal and turn the leftovers into a new dish the second night.

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Grocery Outlet Finds: $0.99 Organic Edamame, $1.99 Parmesan + (2) $25 Gift Card Giveaway!

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Grocery outlet Deals

I popped by my local Grocery Outlet today to see what kinds of deals I could find to share with you! As usual, I found lots. Do remember that each store is independently owned and operated, so it’s quite possible you’d find additional deals at your local store!

DSCN6853 (600x800)I found blueberry plants for $1.99 each. (I found the same deal happening last month, too.) There were plants both outside and inside, so make sure to take a look through all of them if you are planning on picking some up!

DSCN6854 (604x800)Strawberries for just $1.50/lb! This deal is advertised as going through just today (Tuesday, May 13th), so you may want to swing by if you want some!

DSCN6855 (600x800)Craisins for $1.99. I found these up near the front of the store.

DSCN6856 (800x600)Bugles for $0.50 a bag! These are my kids’ favorite chips ever (and usually reserved for special occasions!), so I picked up a few bags as a special treat.

DSCN6857 (800x600)Have you ever considered shopping at Grocery Outlet to keep your first aid cabinet stocked? I found antibiotic ointment for just $1.79 – that’s a great savings over buying name brand! Even better, this is typical of the prices I’ve found year-round at Grocery Outlet, which means you don’t need to wait for a special sale or coupon offer.

DSCN6858 (800x600)Another example of a stellar find in first aid supplies!

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Colgate Wisp – $0.49.

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Sonoma Soap & Bubble Bath – $1.99.

DSCN6864 (800x600)Goat’s Milk Soap, 3 ct – $3.99. This soap smelled sooo good, and it’s gluten-free, too.

DSCN6865 (800x600)I had mentioned in my Welcome to May post that Grocery Outlet is a great source of low-cost sunscreen. In addition to generic labels, I also found name-brand sunscreen at just $4.99. I consider this to be a very good price, coupon or not.

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Easy Tilapia Dinners – thanks to Grocery Outlet!

Tilapia Tacos with Mango Salsa: Delicious, and surprisingly easy!

A couple weeks ago, I shared some amazing deals on fish I spotted at my Grocery Outlet store! I was so inspired by these bargains, I decided to feature tilapia for Grocery Outlet’s Bargainista Blog this month.

What’s the Bargainista Blog you ask? It’s Grocery Outlet’s blog where they share all sorts of frugal living tips and recipes. And I’ve been pleased to have been a contributing writer for over a year now! For 2014, my focus is all about making simple menu plans featuring Grocery Outlet foods that sttrreeetttccchhh your dollars.

DSCN6042 (800x600)And this month, I spent just $20.80 on everything pictured above at Grocery Outlet and turned it into two nights of healthful meals – Pretzel Coated Tilapia the first night, and the Tilapia Tacos with Mango Salsa the second!

Make sure to stop by the Bargainista Blog to learn more about my shopping trip, print a grocery list and recipes to replicate these ideas.

This Month’s Grocery Outlet Gift Card Winners!

The winners of the Grocery Outlet gift card giveaway are…

#1) Tobi! 

I love the grocery outlet for cheese and wine. It also the best place for kids lunch items such as yogurts and snacks.

#2) Monica!

I love all of the high end soaps and cleaners that I always find at grocery outlet!

Each of our winners will receive a $25 gift card good for Grocery Outlet! If you didn’t win, make sure to look for next month’s Grocery Outlet post.

 


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Grocery Outlet Finds: Justin’s Peanut Butter $2.99, Tahini for $1.99 & (2) $25 Gift Card Giveaway!

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DSCN6002 (800x645)I had the chance to pop by my local Federal Way Grocery Outlet store today to scout out some deals for you! I found many – so please take this post as highlights of what you might find at your store. Remember each Grocery Outlet store is independently owned and operated, so selection and prices may vary.

DSCN6003 (593x800)Right out front of the store I found these blueberry plants for just $1.99.

DSCN6004 (800x600)Mangoes were $0.50 each. Perfect, since one of my recipes this month for Grocery Outlet’s Bargainista Blog involves mango salsa!

DSCN6007 (800x600)Progresso Recipe Starters were $0.50 each.

soapgoI found all kinds of fancy soaps for less, including a 4-piece boxed set for $8.99 (elsewhere $24.95) and coconut soap for just $0.79.

DSCN6012 (600x800)Assorted Valentine Card boxes were just $0.10!! This would be a good time to stock up!

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I found a couple really nice coffee table books for just $4.99. I ended up picking this one up!

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Look what I found in housewares – a sweet little bento box for only $7.99! There was a slightly smaller size for $6.99. It also includes the containers and silverware inside.

DSCN6018 (800x600)8-pack Microfiber Scrubber Cloths for $3.99. These would make great, reusable cleaning rags. (Plus, they come in a variety of cute colors!)

DSCN6019 (800x600)Cleaning supplies for just $0.99 – shower cleaner, counter spray, and the like.

DSCN6021 (607x800)Check this out – Maranatha Tahihi for just $1.99! Elsewhere, pay up to $4.99. This is a great price!

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Here’s another amazing find – Justin’s Peanut Butter for $2.99! They had regular and a honey-flavored peanut butter.

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It might surprise you to learn that Grocery Outlet can actually be a great source of deals on organic food! Today I found organic chicken ($2.29/lb), organic chicken & spinach soup ($0.99), Arrowhead organic yellow corn meal ($1.99), and Arrowhead organic stone ground wheat flour ($1.99). 

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I even found red quinoa for $3.99!

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Canned pumpkin for just $0.99.

DSCN6032 (800x600)I was very excited to find Tillamook Greek Yogurt for $0.50. Check out the flavor – Cinnamon Hazelnut! It’s not at all uncommon to find flavors at Grocery Outlet you wouldn’t in your normal supermarket. Sometimes manufacturers will sell flavors they are testing or didn’t perform well in other stores at Grocery Outlet. Last year, I found the Tillamook dessert yogurt months before it was offered in other stores!

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Athenos Feta Cheese for just $1.49! Perfect for making the Mediterranean Chicken Salad recipe I shared on the blog last week!

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Have you ever checked out the seafood at Grocery Outlet? I found some great deals today! Swordfish for $9.99/lb, Tilapia for $5.99 (2 lb bag), Swai fillets for $4.99 (2 lb bag).

DSCN6037 (800x600)Coffee-mate Creamers, 16 oz $0.99!

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Canned organic beans for just $0.99!

If you’re new to Grocery Outlet, I recommend you read my post on Saving money at Grocery Outlet which shares my initial store review and what makes them different.

Enter the Giveaway

Grocery Outlet is graciously giving away TWO $25 gift cards to lucky Coupon Project readers so you can explore the store and see what it is you find…maybe:

  • Organic or specialty items
  • Seafood, meat or produce
  • Health and beauty items
  • Gardening or seasonal supplies

To enter this contest, simply leave a comment on this post by Tuesday, April 22nd. Tell me what excites you about shopping at Grocery Outlet, or how you think you might use the gift card.

Limit two total comments per person. The contest will run through Tuesday, April 22nd 12pm PST. At that time, two winners will be selected randomly from all winners and announced here at the blog. Winners will be contacted by email – so please make sure you are including the email on the form that you actually use and read.

Good luck!

Disclosure: Grocery Outlet is supplying the winner’s gift cards along with a gift card to facilitate my review and post today. No other compensation was received. For more information, please visit my Disclosure Page.


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Grocery Outlet: Upcoming 20% off Wine Sale April 9 – 13

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groceryoutletwineHeads up! Starting tomorrow, all wines will be 20% off at Grocery Outlet stores! This popular sale only comes around 2 or 3 times a year and is a great way to stock up and save on already deeply discounted wines.

You can generally find wines $5 or under during this sale – sometimes even as low as $2!

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Last time I shopped this sale, my pal Chris (who’s now the owner of the Fresno store!) found me and wanted to chat about what I found.On video. (Of course!)

Will you be shopping the Grocery Outlet Wine Sale?


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My Grocery Outlet Finds: Produce, Canned Tomatoes & More!

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I had the opportunity to pop into my local Grocery Outlet store today in Federal Way, Washington. I was there to plan my meals for this month’s Bargainista Blog post over at GroceryOutlet.com, but of course, I had to share some hot deals I spotted with you, too!

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Strawberries – $1.99/lb

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Avocados $0.50 each & Grape Tomatoes $1.50

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Weber Barbecue Sauce – $1.99

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The Federal Way Grocery Outlet always has a nice selection of salad dressing for a little more than $1. I found all brands and varieties today!
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Contadina Crushed Tomatoes with Italian Herbs, 28 oz – $0.99!

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Meatballs Two Ways: Italian Wedding Soup & Spaghetti & Meatballs

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Meatballs 2 Ways: Italian Wedding Soup & Spaghetti & MeatballsWhat’s one way you can save money on your groceries? Effective menu planning, I say! This year at Grocery Outlet’s Bargainista Blog my goal is to show how you can create two or more meals based around similar ingredients to save big bucks.

This month it’s all about meatballs! I start by creating a very simple and delicious meatball recipe. The first night, you’ll cook half of the batch in a savory Italian Wedding Soup. When I started cooking this soup, my son asked, “Mama, what is that good smell?” And then my kids proceeded to eat a huge bowl of it each! The next night, you’ll take your reserved meatballs and simmer them in a from-scratch spaghetti sauce that will have you vowing to never buy the jarred stuff again!

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Delicious, easy… and best of all, frugal. To get the shopping list and recipes, please head on over to my post over at Grocery Outlet’s Bargainista Blog.

Grocery Outlet Gift Card Winners Announced!

Drum roll, please! The two randomly-selected winners of this month’s Grocery Outlet $25 Gift Card giveaway are….

#1 Nicole H

I love the wine department and shopping the hair products isle. Also find some great frozen foods!

and…

#2 Sandra

I have never been to one. I will be visiting the one close to me next week.

Congrats to the winners! Please watch your inbox today. I’ll be emailing you shortly to coordinate the delivery of your prize. Didn’t win? Stay tuned for next month for another chance to win!


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Grocery Outlet: Deals I Spotted Today + (2) $25 Gift Card Giveaway!

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I had the opportunity to visit my local Federal Way Grocery Outlet store today and wanted to share with you a few of the deals I found.

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Circulon and Rachael Ray Cookware – $9.99 – $24.99

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Betty Crocker Cookie Sheet – $3.99 (reg. $9.99)

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Good Cook Brownie Pan – $4.99 (reg. $10.99).

I thought this was so cute! I bet you could bake other desserts in this pan, too.

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Del Monte Whole Canned Tomatoes, 28 oz $0.99

I’m going to be using these for this month’s Bargainista Blog post – so stay tuned!

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Festival 100% Natural Pumpkin $0.99

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Assorted spices, $0.99

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Grocery Outlet Ad: 2/5 – Peanut Butter, Jeans, Cocoa and More!

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Grocery Outlet Ad 2/5Grocery Outlet has a few deals in-progress I wanted to make sure you knew about! These deals run through Tuesday, 2/11 or while supplies last.

Jif Peanut Butter $2.79
Buy one, get one free
Bottom line: $1.40
(limit 2 free)

Progresso Soup
$0.99 each

Hormel Chili with Beans
$0.99 each

Hamburger Helper Dinners
$0.99 each

Hillshire Farm Rope Sausage
$1.99

Ore-Ida Crinkle Cut Sweet Potato Fries
$1.49

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Grocery Outlet Ad: Game Day Headquarters 1/29 – 2/4

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Grocery Outlet has an ad that breaks tomorrow, 1/29 and runs through 2/4. You can see the ad by finding your store first at GroceryOutlet.com. Remember, Grocery Outlet does not accept coupons, but they do offer low prices because they are selling items like overstocks and package changes. It’s a great way to save money without even using coupons!

Here are some of the deals that stood out to me:

Imperial Nuts Cashew Halves & Pieces, 24 oz $4.99
(Save $7.67)

Red Baron Pizza, 3 pack $7.99
(Save $4)

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TGI Friday Appetizers $1.99
Buy one, get one free
Bottom line: $1

Jennie-O Ground Turkey, 3 lb $6.99
(Works out to $2.33/lb!)
Check out this Greek Turkey Burger recipe for a fun idea!

Granny Goose Dip Chips, 24 oz $3.99
Buy one, get one free
Bottom line: $1.99 each

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Widmer Winter Warmer Variety Pack, 12 pack $9.99
(Save $6)

Back to Nature Nuts, 9-10 oz $4.99
(Save $2)

Hillshire Farm Lil’ Smokies
$1.99

Winter Creek Farms Chicken Wings – frozen, 3 lbs $5.99
(Save $5)

Oberto Beef Jerky, 3.25 oz $2.99
(Save $3)

Smart Ones

Smart Ones $0.99
Buy one, get one free
Bottom line: $0.49 each

Avocados
$0.50 each

Roma Tomatoes, 2 lb
$1.99

Mini Carrots, 1 lb 
$0.99

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Resource Natural Spring Water, 12 pack $4.99
(Save up to $15)

V8 Fusion $1.79
(Save $1.90)

Leading Brand Coffee Creamer – Dark Chocolate or Low-Fat Chocolate, 16 oz
$0.99

Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid Plastic Food Storage Set, 24 piece $9.99
(Save $10)

Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid Plastic Food Storage Set, 36 piece $12.99
(Save $12)

Swanson Glucosamine & Chondrotin & MSM Supplement, 120 ct $3.99
(Save $7)

See the entire ad at GroceryOutlet.com. Remember, these deals start 1/29 and run through 2/4.

Speaking of getting ready for the game, did you check out this awesome Slow Cooker Chili Recipe I shared recently? It’s delicious!

Best Ever Slow Cooker Chili | The Coupon Project


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Best Ever Slow Cooker Chili | The Coupon Project

The Best Chili Recipe EVER + Grocery Gift Card Winners Announced!

Best Ever Slow Cooker Chili | The Coupon Project

Best Ever Slow Cooker Chili | The Coupon Project

Last year, I had the privilege to write for one of my favorite stores, Grocery Outlet. The theme I came up with in 2013 was Breaking the Dinner Rut by shopping Grocery Outlet for inspiration.

I am excited to share that I’ll be continuing to write for Grocery Outlet in 2014! After some pondering, I decided to change things up. What I want to do is show you how to create a couple cost effective meals using ingredients purchased at Grocery Outlet. To keep it spicy, my recipes and meal plans will be sufficient enough for a family of up to 6. I want to accomplish this by selecting meals that allow you to take your leftovers and turn them into a new meal, or by selecting a couple dinner recipes that share similar ingredients.

January? It’s killer, friends. I decided to make a hearty slow-cooker chili and then the next day, you’re going to turn the leftovers into burritos. Now I’ve made a lot of chili in my day, but I do have to say – this is the absolute BEST chili I’ve ever made. HANDS DOWN. I think it has something to do with this special ingredient:

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Not only was this a super flavorful chili, it made for a very inexpensive meal.

To get the full recipe? Head on over to Grocery Outlet’s Bargainista Blog!

Giveaway Winners Announced

The two randomly-selected winners of this month’s Grocery Outlet contest are…

#1 Angela R (hey! Great name!)

We love shopping at the GO! If I had one a bit closer it would be the first stop each week.

#2 Julie

I am a huge grocery outlet fan!

Congrats Angela and Julie! I’ll be emailing you shortly to coordinate the delivery of your prize. Please make sure to keep an eye on your inbox. If you did not win, please try again next month. And make sure to check out these stellar deals I recently spotted at my local Grocery Outlet.


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Grocery Outlet: This Month’s Store Visit + (2) $25 Gift Card Giveaway!

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Yesterday I popped in the Federal Way Grocery Outlet store to see what kind of deals I could find to share with you. As usual, I found lots!

Here are just a few things that stood out to me during my trip:

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Island Sun 100% Pure Coconut Water $0.99
Save up to $1.50

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Grocery Outlet always has a nice selection of soaps – I found some as low as $0.99 each. These make lovely gifts!

DSCN3684 (800x747)Plant Plex Daily Moisturizer $6.99
Elsewhere $19.95

DSCN3685 (800x600) (2)Protina Night Cream $4.99
Elsewhere – $45.00

Grocery Outlet always has fancy anti-aging skin care products at ridiculously low prices!

groceryoutletmakeupI also found lots of name-brand make up at very low prices – Covergirl lipstick for $2.99, Revlon eye shadow for $2.99, Covergirl Mascara, 2 pack for $4.99!

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Save up to $40

DSCN3691 (800x600)I found a number of toys yesterday – check out this Maze Globe for $7.99!

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Name brand open-stock pots and pans were up to 60% off the regular price!

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Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Bisque Recipe: Bargainsta Blog

DSCN3490 (800x600)This month, I created a delicious, winter-friendly soup for Grocery Outlet’s Bargainista Blog! I decided to update the classic tomato soup by incorporating roasted red peppers! Instead of a grilled cheese sandwich, I added french bread toast float, topped with sharp cheddar and finished under the broiler.

The result? A dinner that’s filling, delicious and still easy on the budget.

To see the full recipe, please head over to Grocery Outlet’s Bargainista Blog!


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Grocery Outlet 20% off All Wine Sale: Dec 20 – 22nd!

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I wanted to remind you that Grocery Outlet is having another 3-day 20% off ALL wine sale starting today (December 20) through December 22nd! This is a great time to stock up on wines for the holidays (and beyond). Grocery Outlet only tends to run this sale about twice a year (this would make three for this year).

Thanks to this sale, you can usually find many really good quality wines for $5 and under! Here’s an example of some of the wines I found during the last wine sale:

For more information about what to expect, please see my post on their last wine sale. If you’re making a trip, you might also want to check out these other smashing deals I spotted at my local Grocery Outlet earlier this week.


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Today’s Grocery Outlet Finds + Wine Sale Announcement (Dec 20 – 22!)

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I popped by my South Tacoma Grocery Outlet store to scout out some deals to share with you! Here is a sampling of what I found:

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Physician’s Formula Makeup – $2.99
Elsewhere – $9.99

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Oster Bread Machine – $29.99
Elsewhere – $89.99

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Primo FlavorStation (kind of looks like Soda Stream) – $39.99
Elsewhere – $89.99

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Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent Packets – $5.99
Elsewhere – $11.99

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Grocery Outlet 3-Day Produce Sale

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If you’ve been a reader here for a while, you know that I don’t buy into the myth that it’s impossible to eat healthy foods while saving money with coupons.  That’s why I was so excited when these great Grocery Outlet fresh produce coupons arrived this morning!  These deals are good Friday, December 13th through Sunday, December 15th only:

  • Dole Bananas, 3 lb bag $0.99 with coupon
  • Roma Tomatoes, 2 lb package $0.99 with coupon
  • Classic Organic Salads, 5 oz package $0.99 with coupon

If you’ve not already done so, please be sure to check out my recent post Breaking Out of the Dinner Rut: Greek-Style Turkey Burgers on the Grocery Outlet Bargainista Blog.

Have you found any Grocery Outlet deals lately?  I’d love to hear about them!


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Grocery Outlet Wine Sale: 2 Days Left – and the Video I got roped into Making

I wanted to remind you that you only have a couple days left to take advantage of Grocery Outlet’s Semi-Annual 20% off Wine Sale!

The other day I hinted that I got roped into making a video at Grocery Outlet with my pal Christopher! I have it for you now to watch – you can see which wines I ended up buying. (On a personal note, I’m so glad I decided to wear makeup on this day – phew!)

Here it is:

The Riesling, by the way, is excellent!

It looks like the South Tacoma Grocery Outlet store is doing another FREE wine tasting tonight from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Christopher will be serving up samples of Bourdeaux wine from France. Combine the FREE wine tasting with the FREE Redbox rental code I shared yesterday and I’d say you’ve got a date night on the cheap tonight!

Make sure to check out my post about some of the wines I found on sale a couple days ago as well as deals throughout the store.

Are you shopping this sale? I’d love to hear what you think!


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Grocery Outlet: Wine Sale starts NOW + Deals from Today’s Trip

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DSCN2423 (522x800)Did you know Grocery Outlet has a 20% off wine sale twice a year? The fall event started today (11/6) and runs through 11/10 only, but you’ll want to hurry for the best selection.

These wines are already on deep discount from what you’d pay at other area retailers, so to get 20% is like the icing on the cake! My South Tacoma store goes all out for this sale. Just look for the giant wine bottle with balloons on 56th street driving past!

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If you’re local, you might be interested to know that tonight they’re having a free wine tasting from 5:30 – 7pm (South Tacoma store location). They’ll be featuring Washington Wines, so this would be a good time to check out the sale and try before you buy. (Obviously, this is for 21+ customers and you’ll want to have a valid driver’s license handy!)

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Store manager Christopher is very enthusiastic about wine – and this wine sale! It’s pretty clear he wants you to know that you can save 20% on ALL wine right now! And if you don’t know a thing about wine? Just look for him and ask! He’s super friendly and knowledgeable. He always makes good recommendations for me. As a matter of fact, I shot an impromptu video with him today in the store chatting about the wines I ended up buying. I think the video should be up at the South Tacoma Grocery Outlet Facebook page sometime today, so you can follow them on Facebook to keep an eye out for that!

winesaleI wanted to give you an idea of the kind of prices you can find right now under this sale… a $3.99 Riesling (elsewhere $10.99!), a sweet red for $3.99 (elsewhere $7.99)…and I picked up a fancy pants bottle of red wine for $4.99 (elsewhere $14.99). After the 20% discount, the $3.99 bottles dropped to $3.19 and the $4.99 to $3.99! No coupon needed, no limit.

I did want to highlight the best wine deal I found today:

DSCN2443 (800x646)This Black Box Moscato was selling for just $5.99! After the discount, you’d pay $4.79. Elsewhere you’d pay as much as $21.99. In fact, Christopher showed me a photo he’d snapped of this SAME wine at another nearby grocery store (which shall remain unnamed!) that was selling for $16 (on sale). Here’s why this is such a good deal – that one box holds the equivalent of FOUR 750 ml wine bottles. So that’s like paying about $1.20 per bottle of wine. Plus, this pack stays tidy in your fridge and fresh for up to 4 weeks. Awesome for holiday entertaining!

While there, I found a few additional stellar deals in the store I wanted to share with you.

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Physician’s Formula Organic Wear: $2.99!

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Project Runway Lipstick: $1.99! (Sidebar: I actually did buy this for myself. If you bump into me out and about, try not to confuse me for Heidi Klum. Sidebar 2: I actually wrote a coupon spoof on Project Runway a couple years ago, complete with an appearance for Tim Gunn. If you like Project Runway, you pretty much need to check it out.)

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I also found a box of Revlon nail art for $1.50 each – elsewhere, pay as much as $9.99.

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Hairbrushes: $0.99.  Seems like there were lots of extra good deals today in the beauty department!
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Stix: Gluten-free crisps for $0.99. I bought a bag of these and I think they are pretty tasty.

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Muller Yogurt: $0.33 each. This stuff is good if you’ve not tried it yet. I usually find it priced for about $1 elsewhere.

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Sara Lee Cracked Pepper Turkey Breast. So this seemed like a REALLY good deal to me! The package I’m holding was roughly 2.25 lbs and was selling for $7.95! It looked like really nice deli meat you could carve.

DSCN2447 (800x778)Immaculate Baking Scones & Biscuits: $1.49. These contain no GMOs or trans fats and are generally much more expensive in the stores!

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Heinz gravy is advertised as buy one, get one free this week. I was wondering if the letter next to the product was to retract the offer…

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But no. It was actually a letter stating that the actual deal was better than advertised: two jars of gravy for $1 total, not $1.99. That put a smile on my face.DSCN2434 (800x496)

Kids’ Arts & Crafts sets: $4.99. These would make nice holiday gifts to add to toy drives!DSCN2456 (800x635)Oster Breadmaker: $29.99 (elsewhere: $89.99). This is a very good reason why you should make sure to check all the aisles at Grocery Outlet high and low. This puppy was sitting on the very top shelf of the housewares aisle.

Have you found any great Grocery Outlet deals lately? Will you be shopping the 20% off wine sale?


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Grocery Outlet Semi-Annual 20% Wine Sale: Starts November 6!

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Grocery Outlet’s semi-annual 20% off wine sale will start next week, November 6 and run through November 10th.

If you like wine, this is a sale that’s definitely worth paying attention to. Grocery Outlet already has a nice selection of quality wines for a fraction of the price. During this sale, you’ll automatically save 20% on ALL wines you buy – no limit and no coupon required! I also appreciate that they do NOT jack up the prices just prior to the sale. It is very, very easy to find wine for as low as $2 – 3 bottle with this sale!

Here are just a couple of examples of wine prices I’ve noted in the past. (Today’s prices and selection may vary.)

100_8335 (600x800)Big Hat Chardonnay: $6.99 (elsewhere: $22.99). After the 20% off sale, $5.59!

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Pine & Post Chardonnay: $3.99 (elsewhere:  $8.99). After the 20% off sale, you’d pay $3.19.

If you’ve not sure which wine to get? Just ask your Grocery Outlet employees! If you’re local, you can get good advice from this guy – Christopher – at the South Tacoma Grocery Outlet store.

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In fact, you may recall that back in the spring, my friend Haley & I had the opportunity to star in a Bargain Market TV video with Christopher. The topic? Wine pairings, of course!

groceryoutletvideoI’m told that this sale drives BIG traffic to Grocery Outlet! They are well prepared for this sale and will be stocking their shelves over the next week. This is a great time of year to stock up on wine for the holidays or other special events.

Remember: the sale runs November 6 – 10th! In the meantime, you might be interested to check out the current deals happening at Grocery Outlet - there are some really good ones!


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Grocery Outlet Ad 10/30: Coffee, Pillow Pets, Sausage & More!

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Grocery Outlet has a new ad that’s effective starting today (Wednesday, October 30th).

Here are a few of the highlights that stood out to me:

Annie’s Homegrown Organic Pizza
$2.99

Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider
$1.79

Eight O’Clock Coffee 
$2.99

Harvest Day Seasoned Fries, 32 oz
Buy one, get one free
Bottom line: $1.49 for both!

John Morrell Cocktail Smokies
$1.99

John Morrell Meat Franks, 12 oz
Buy one, get one free
Bottom line: $1.34 for both!

Schooner Frozen Tilapia, 2 lb frozen
$4.99

Progresso Soup
$0.99

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