I'm playing Bargain Cupid today, giving away a $25 Grocery Outlet gift card! Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter.
Love is in the air, and it's time to celebrate! I love spending time with my family, and I love a good meal. Do you know what else I love? A good bargain. That's why I shop at Grocery Outlet every chance I get. And when Grocery Outlet Bargain Market challenged me to shop for a Valentine's Day meal at one of their stores for just $25, I accepted with pleasure, knowing that if anyone could help me meet that limit, it would be Grocery Outlet. I decided to give myself an additional challenge: instead of a couple's meal, I shopped for all five of us! I shopped at Grocery Outlet this morning, and here's what I came up with:
A fancy dinner calls for steak and potatoes. I found a family-size pack of New York sirloin steak for just $8.57 (1.43 lbs at $5.99 per lb, this can easily cost $12 per lb!).
Did you know that asparagus is considered an aphrodisiac? Hopefully eating steamed asparagus ($1.99 per bunch at Grocery Outlet, MSRP $3.99 per bunch) will inspire my kids to give me an extra big kiss!
I'll probably have all my attention on the steak, so this pack of Potatoes O'Brien are an easy, no-fuss side dish ($1.99 per bag at Grocery Outlet, MSRP $3.49)
For dessert, another Valentine's classic: ripe, juicy, red strawberries, just $1.99 for a basket at Grocery Outlet, compared to $4.99 elsewhere!
You can't have berries without whipped cream ($2.99 per can at Grocery Outlet, MSRP $5.49)......
..... or dipping chocolate! ($2.99 per can at Grocery Outlet, MSRP $5.99)
Grand total so far for our family Valentine's dinner: $20.54. It's so far under our $25 budget that I have enough left over for some Valentine's Day candy! These heart-shaped boxes of Twix (Alfie's favorite) are just $2.99 (MSRP $4.50). I could even splurge on a big box for $5! And there you have it, a wonderful Valentine's Day meal for just $25! The amazing this is, if you have bought everything at MSRP instead of at Grocery Outlet, you would have spent as much as $45! I'm definitely feeling the love......
Of course, I didn't stop there. Grocery Outlet has so many bargains, and you never know when they are going to run out of any item, I just had to stock up! I ended up getting about $200 worth of groceries for $100, for a savings of about $100..... which Alfie and I can use towards our own Valentine's Day date!
Grocery Outlet Bargain Cupid Giveaway
One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will receive a $25 Grocery Outlet gift card.
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Disclosure: Thanks to Grocery Outlet for providing a gift card for me to shop for bargains at Grocery Outlet, as well as a second gift card to give away. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.