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Stretching your dollar at the grocery store

Updated on September 17, 2012

Late night bargains in the deli section

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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.

Pig out!

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.


Stretching your dollar at the grocery store

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      A good idea for students and anyone on a budget.

      Voting useful

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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 4 years ago from Fontana

      Thank you for reading and commenting Rosemay!

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      This is all great information to help stretch the dollar and get more food at the same time.

      Awesome and useful !

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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 4 years ago from Fontana

      Sadly, I have heard of the elderly eating dog food because they couldn't afford food. Grocery stores and restaurants throw away food every night. Some of these stores will not allow employees to take the food home.

      Thank you for reading kashmir56!

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      tipstoretireearly 4 years ago from New York

      Just to show that you can always learn something new on this site! Very helpful!

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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 4 years ago from Fontana

      Thank you for reading and commenting Tip!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I have never thought of that. What a great tip!

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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 4 years ago from Fontana

      I have more month than money Victoria. I'll take a couple of your tips too.

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