It would be so helpful if there was a central listing of where to locate these discount grocery stores that sell salvage food and household items. Some people call them banana box stores. I've asked around and located two, but both have already closed. Many don't advertise in phone books, so it would be helpful to see a listing by state/city of where you are so we can visit and give you business. I am sure this would be helpful to others too. Thank you.
Lynn from Greenville, Ohio
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Springfield, Missouri - Greene County Damaged Freight
Seymour, Missouri - Seymour Discount Grocery
Cabool, Missouri - Shetlers Discount Grocery
Norwood, Missouri - Shetlers Discount Grocery
I have shopped at all 4 although the last 3 are my favorites. 1st one is a little higher and farther away.
They are a big money saver. (09/19/2008)
By velsgal from Missouri
Here in Salem OR, I find Canned Food Warehouse a lifesaver. I have seen them listed as Rainbow Canned Foods, too. The hot states have a chain called Sav-on Foods or Save A Lot, I forget which was the food and which was the thrift.
And don't forget that Dollar Trees, now (at least here) sell eggs, milk, frozen things, canned goods, coffee, condiments, snacks, and candy. And they take food stamps, too. Thanks for the link. (09/19/2008)
On the West Coast, Grocery Outlet. In the mid-Atlantic area, Big Lots (grocery is only one part of the store). (09/19/2008)
Dollar General Store has food items now. We buy our popcorn from them. They have some dairy, coffee and such. I have found that laundry products, and personal items like bath soap and shampoo are less expensive than the super market for name brands. (09/20/2008)
Bakeryoutlets.com, click on store locator. It will give you Wonder/Hostess outlet stores near your zip code. (09/20/2008)
Grocery Outlet sells discontinued and liquidated food in cans and boxes and Winco has new food, but good prices in the western USA.
Winco Store Locations: wincofoods.com
Grocery Outlet Store Finder: groceryoutlets.com
Check all pull-dates on anything you buy at a Liquidation or Dollar store.
We do all of our shopping at Fred Meyers because they have the very best sales and all of their frozen dinners and other frozen food is even cheaper than Walmart. We find that when it comes to frozen food prices, that 95% of the time Fred Meyers beats Walmart. (sometimes by 50 cents or more)
For paper plates and TP, look for the Walgreens discount brands to go on sale. Paper plates are 99 cents and TP is 2, 3 or 4 rolls for $1. So if you do pay 50 cents per roll, this beats the price on Scott 1000 TP which is now over $3.50 for 4.
Never buy the knock-off of the Scott-1000 Toilet paper at the dollar stores. This gave my 5 year old granddaughter a very painful and itchy problem "down there" and it took 2 weeks and 2 visits to the doctor's office to get her all healed up. This TP affected "all" of the women in our family in a bad way, even the adults. At first we all thought we came down with yeast infections at the same time. Be "very" careful when buying discount brand TP. Our family will never buy TP from a dollar store again. But the Wallgreens brand is top notch. I've been buying it for years. (09/20/2008)
Penny Pinchers in Topeka, KS: great deals and clean store very nice people. (12/09/2008)
Discount Food and Tools
105 E Broadway St
Downtown Medford, Wisconsin 54451
HWY 64 and Main Street
We now have a discount food and tools store here in Medford, Wisconsin. It has dented cans, great variety of salvaged and bulk foods dried fruit, lots of discount tools and even used clothing and furniture many items very handy in hard times. Great store to shop. (02/12/2009)
We opened S and D Grocery Outlet in Dexter, Missouri on April 7th, 2009. Located at 201 E. Business 60.
We are a friendly little store in a friendly little town so if you are ever in the area please stop by.
We are open Tuesday through Saturday each week from 10am to 6pm.
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