Grocery Outlet Frugal Finds Giveaway



It never seems to end:  gas prices are going up, up, up, dragging the cost of living is up, up, up as well.    The prices of even basic items like milk and bread and fruit are getting ridiculous!  Fortunately, I have my mother's gene for saving.  From a very early age, she taught me and my siblings to get value for our money.  She never advocated buying cheap things; why bother, when cheap things break and end up costing you even more?  She taught us to buy the highest quality that we could afford -- but she taught us to hunt for bargains whenever we could.  Why pay more for an item if you can find exactly the same item somewhere else, for less?


My mother and Grocery Outlet Bargain Market are a match made in heaven. I introduced her to the store when she visited last year, and she couldn't believe she had been visiting the US for so many years without knowing about it!  She loves the fact that she can get the same brand-name goods she can find at regular grocery and supermarket stores, but for less.  She doesn't care that the packaging may be seasonal or promotional packaging that the manufacturer doesn't want to use anymore.  She doesn't care that a giant retailer ordered too much of one thing and decided to cancel half the order, so the manufacturer sold the rest to Grocery Outlet at a discount.  All she cares about is that it's not expired, it's in great condition, and she can buy it for less.  And that's all I care about as well, which is why I like to shop at Grocery Outlet whenever I'm in the area.

Grocery Outlet recently sent me a $25 gift card to see what bargains I could find.  Now that school is in session, I always need convenient, healthy snacks to pack in the kids' lunch, so I decided to restock our snack pantry with whatever I could find at Grocery Outlet.  Just look at all the goodies I was able to buy!  They are all items and brand I buy regularly -- and since I buy them all the time, I have a good idea of how much they usually cost, and I know they are cheaper at Grocery Outlet.


The kids love granola bars, and we always keep some around.  I scored a variety of bars at just $1.99 per box.

I try to limit the kids' juice intake, so I pack them flavored water instead of juice.  At $1.99 per box of 10, I can give them flavored water for recess and lunch!

The Pea's favorite snack is strawberry gelatin; it tastes great and it helps satisfy her appetite between meals.  I found them at Grocery Outlet for just $1.50 per 6-pack.

Blueberries are getting quite expensive now that they're out of season, so I don't buy them too often now, but I couldn't resist picking up a pint because they were just $2.50.  They could easily have cost up to $4 elsewhere!

The kids eat cherry tomatoes like they're candy, but they can cost up to $4 per pint.  I was able to get them at Grocery Outlet for $1.98.

I found fruit roll-ups for 50 cents each.  Admittedly, you can get that same price at regular groceries and supermarkets when they're on sale, but it's nice to be able to buy them without having to wait for them to go on sale.

The most expensive item in my shopping bag was a bag of trail mix for $4, for Alfie to keep at his office desk and munch on in the afternoons.  It could easily have cost twice that much, had he bought it at the deli in the lobby of his office building.


All those snacks, for just $25!  No, I stand corrected:  all those snacks, for just $24.40.  I even had 60 cents left, so I bought a couple of chocolate bars for a quarter each (hey, gotta finish up that gift card).    My receipt said I saved $17.03 by shopping at Grocery Outlet.  My mother would be proud of me!


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One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will win a $25 Grocery Outlet gift card.

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Disclosure: Thanks to Grocery Outlet for providing me with a gift card to shop at Grocery Outlet, as well as a second gift card for the giveaway.. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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94 Comments, Leave yours here:

moushka on October 12, 2012 at 3:35 PM said...

I would stock up on canned goods as well as cereal!

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Shay on October 13, 2012 at 4:25 PM said...

I would buy snack items like granola bars and fruit roll-ups for the grandkids.

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SNL_918 on October 15, 2012 at 10:38 PM said...

I would spend $25 on healthy snacks, and other foods to stock my fridge ans freezer. $25 goes a long way at the Grocery Outlet, Bargain Market!

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Sweeter the berry on October 18, 2012 at 6:55 PM said...

healthy cereals

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costana on October 20, 2012 at 10:23 PM said...

Hehehe. I'd spend it on a good deal.... Probably dry pantry goods. Costana78@gmail.com

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Mysharona on October 21, 2012 at 5:00 PM said...

I'd get snacks and cereal for my kids.

Anonymous said...

I'd see what deals were going on, since they always change.

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mogrill on October 22, 2012 at 9:38 AM said...

Id stock up on canned goods.
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Shay on October 22, 2012 at 5:23 PM said...

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Stephanie Larison on October 23, 2012 at 9:42 PM said...

I would stock up on cereal and milk!

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Anonymous said...

I like their bargain wines and Best Foods mayo - would spend my gift card on those

Anonymous said...

I would buy some great snacks that hubby, who just found out he is diabetic, can eat.

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Unknown on October 24, 2012 at 10:13 AM said...

Frozen chicken breast and frozen skillet meals.

Michelle Z said...

I would spend my gift card on so many wonderful things at Grocery Outlet. I'm there almost every day!

Unknown on October 24, 2012 at 11:23 AM said...

I would buy whatever was on the best deal. Probably some meat and staples, like bread and milk.

myly nguyen said...

I would spend on healthy snacks for my son and husband. also I buy veggies and juices.

Unknown on October 24, 2012 at 11:35 AM said...

I would buy coffee beans, the best deal!!!

Suzanne on October 24, 2012 at 12:20 PM said...

I would buy the big bag of cheese, frozen veggies, cereal and wine.

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mesinha on October 24, 2012 at 1:39 PM said...

I would buy cereal and granola bars!

Sadie hosteteler said...

I would buy more pampers, yogurt, juice and milk. I love this store. Email adress in case i win. latteluv@msn.com

Shay on October 24, 2012 at 4:50 PM said...

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Mrs. Droze:-) on October 25, 2012 at 8:38 AM said...

I would definitely stock up on soy milk for $1.99 (GREAT price!), I'd buy a mat for my kitchen floor that I really need, get some grape juice, stock up on some dry goods and buy some cat litter that I need badly soon!

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Cody Anderson on October 25, 2012 at 6:26 PM said...

I would stock up on items for Thanksgiving.

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Shay on October 26, 2012 at 5:17 PM said...

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jaimee wood said...

I'd spend it on lunch meat for my husbands sandwiches, snacks for the kids & my favorite coffee for me (when they have it)

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Janna Johnson on October 26, 2012 at 9:24 PM said...

snack food
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Anonymous said...

I would purchase all the wonderful European or ethnic brand foods. There is a constant unique blend of hard to find, interesting items. Lots of gluten free gems. The prices are so great that I often try new and exciting food items. I also have gotten some affordable, nice gifts for special occasions. Everything under one roof.

Shay on October 27, 2012 at 4:11 PM said...

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sweetsue on October 27, 2012 at 5:10 PM said...

I would buy the ingredients for lasagna and salad-my family's favorite.
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bbrittbrat1398 on October 27, 2012 at 7:43 PM said...

I would stock up on fruit.
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Shay on October 28, 2012 at 6:41 PM said...

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Diane52 on October 29, 2012 at 10:53 AM said...

I would buy fresh fruit, a loaf of bread and tea
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Erica C. on October 29, 2012 at 11:09 AM said...

I'd stock up on school lunch snacks.
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McKim on October 29, 2012 at 11:11 AM said...

I would buy laundry detergent.

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Sandy V. said...

I like to buy frozen dinners at Grocery outlet because they are cheaper than other stores.

Sarah on October 29, 2012 at 4:53 PM said...

I love Grocery Outlet - I'd stock up on vitamins, European cheeses, Belgian Chocolate, and gluten free snacks, plus their frozen Swai (fish) is a great deal and tastes good, too.

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Anonymous said...

cereal,cereal and more cereal

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Alicia on October 29, 2012 at 8:29 PM said...

I get my deodorant & insulated cups there.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

Denise S. on October 30, 2012 at 6:04 AM said...

I'd get canned vegetables.

Melanie Montgomery on October 30, 2012 at 6:24 AM said...

I'd buy frozen fooods to stock my freezer with. Clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

Kayla Malik on October 30, 2012 at 2:30 PM said...

I would buy coffee.

Nicole on October 30, 2012 at 4:12 PM said...

They have amazing frozen dessert! I would get a few of these, and maybe some hot pockets.

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Shay on October 30, 2012 at 5:09 PM said...

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AEKZ2 on October 30, 2012 at 7:00 PM said...

I'd buy some cereal and oatmeal

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Brian E. on October 30, 2012 at 7:24 PM said...

Thanks for the giveaway...stock up on Ranch Style Beans !

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noreen on October 30, 2012 at 9:02 PM said...

Stock up on dye free treats for my kids

skytoucher on October 30, 2012 at 10:27 PM said...

love grocery outlet -- my favorite place to shop! would stock up on emergency food supplies

LuckyTJG on October 30, 2012 at 10:28 PM said...

I would buy cereal and canned goods.

Bongga Mom on November 4, 2012 at 10:55 PM said...

Congratulations to the winner: #27, mysharona!

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