I decided to pop into my South Tacoma Grocery Outlet store today to see if I could find some fun deals to share with you. As usual, I didn’t leave disappointed. If you’ve yet to check out a Grocery Outlet store? I encourage you to do so and see what you’ll discover!
A bag o’ nectarines for $1.50! Did you know that all the produce sold at Grocery Outlet is by unit, and not weight? This means you’ll know exactly how much you’re going to spend at checkout.
High-quality anti-aging skin care for $4.99. Elsewhere you’d pay as much as $45! I should point out that deals like these are the norm in the health and beauty section at Grocery Outlet. You’ll always find nice stuff for less… and no coupons required.
I found a number of pestos, tapenades and the like down the spices and condiments aisle. The ones pictured were all $1.99 and retail for $4-5 elsewhere. Incidentally, the Classico Basil Pesto is excellent and I featured it in a stuffed chicken pasta recipe at Grocery Outlet’s Bargainista Blog.
There were some really great deals in yogurt today! As some of you have pointed out, it is a good idea to pay attention to expiration dates at Grocery Outlet. Sometimes they are passing on discounts to the shopper because the food is running close to expiration. In this case, the $0.99 Greek yogurt and the $0.99 kids Organic yogurt were a good 6 days off from expiration. In my book, that’s plenty of time for a family to finish off a 4-pack of yogurt! Another tip is to freeze the yogurt in ice cube trays and save it for smoothies.
Cheese! I truly think Grocery Outlet has some of the best deals in cheese – in particular shreds like this Romano blend for $1.99.
See this cereal? I paid $1.99 for it and it’s the secret ingredient in the July Bargainista Blog post I’m working up. You’ll have to stay tuned to see what I use it for… and no, I’m not making a bowl of cereal.
Check out these large 28 oz cans of tomatoes for just $0.99! I want to say the expiration was at least 1-2 years off, too.
Canned pumpkin for $0.99. That’s really hard to beat this time of year!
If you like smoked salmon, have you checked out Grocery Outlet? My South Tacoma store always seems to have it stocked and for about 50% less than the cost you’d buy it elsewhere.
This seemed cute: Apples to Apples, the Jelly Belly version for just $1.99. Might make a fun gift for a game night!
Terry’s Dark Chocolate oranges – $0.99! These were at about 6 months from expiration dates. This is one of those seasonal items, and even if you were lucky to find it at your grocery store, you could expect to pay closer to $3-4!
Luvs Diapers for $5.99.
Alexia Parmesan Lemon Waffle Fries for just $1.29. Sometimes Grocery Outlet sells items that are only seasonally sold at other stores, are “limited edition,” or perhaps varieties that just didn’t sell as well elsewhere. This explains why you might find Gingerbread Men cookies in May or watermelon flavored yogurt. Not sure you’ll like it? My Grocery Outlet has a 100% money back guarantee – and they’ll even sometimes let you sample before you buy. Just ask your store for details!
Grapes, 2 lb container for $2.99. These are great grapes – we bought some last month!
Some off-brand Macaroni & Cheese for $0.39.
I wanted to take a moment and share that through the end of July, Grocery Outlet is running an “Independence from Hunger” campaign. The campaign is to bring hunger awareness to our attention as well as provide some practical ways we can support our communities. At my store, you could make a $1 cash donation (or more, if you’re so inclined!) or buy a $5 bag of groceries. Donations will be made to area food banks. Make sure to see your store for details.
If you’re new to Grocery Outlet? You should know that each store is independently owned and operated. This means that you might find the layout, stock, and items vary from store to store. Because Grocery Outlet gets deep discounts from manufacturers and stores for their items, they do not allow coupons. I know this may be disappointing to my couponers out there, but it’s also refreshing to shop at a store getting low prices without having to remember your coupons. Grocery Outlet does put out store coupons from time to time and I encourage you to sign up for their weekly ads for access to those!
Enter the Giveaway
Two lucky Coupon Project readers will win each with a $25 Grocery Outlet gift card! The gift card can be used for anything in the store – from the health and beauty items, produce, even the wine department!
To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post. For fun, tell me your thoughts about Grocery Outlet…. perhaps share a great deal you’ve seen, maybe a deal that stands out to you on my list above, or let me know if I’ve managed to convince you to visit a Grocery Outlet yet! Limit one comment per reader, please.
This contest will run through Thursday, July 18th at 12pm PST. The winners will be randomly selected from all comment entries left and notified shortly thereafter via email. (So make sure to leave a valid email address you actually check)!
Disclosure: Grocery Outlet provided me a gift card for the purposes of today’s post as well as the (2) $25 gift cards to be given to the randomly-selected blog reader winners. No other compensation was received in exchange for this post. For more information on how this blog makes (and does not make!) money, please visit my Disclosure Policy.