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Stretching your dollar at the grocery store
Late night bargains in the deli section
I dropped by Ralph’s Grocery tonight to buy collard greens. The greens were too expensive so decided to not buy them. I went to the back of the store to see if the caramel cake had been marked down.
As I walked to the back of the store, a message directing customers to markdowns on the self-serve heating table came over the intercom. Out of curiosity I went to the bakery and deli section to see what was on the heating table. I’m glad I did. I purchased a roasted turkey breast for $5. Of course I picked up two large containers of the buttered sweet corn. I dropped by Stater Brothers to get the collard greens and “voila!” Sunday dinner was complete.
Share with starving college students
My nephew, a starving law student, told me that he makes nightly visits to his neighborhood market at 8 pm. Without cooking or washing dishes, he gets a full dinner. Businesses who sell hot foods have to follow health code and cannot sell these items the next day. If you have kids in college, let them know about this.
There are also bins strategically located in stores where they sell marked down items. Find those bins. This is a sure way to stretch the ever increasing dollar.