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Shopping at salvage stores can save you big bucks on groceries. But when you're there, take note of the environment. Are there small bugs or tan colored moths flying around? If so, pick the items to purchase carefully. Check each item around the part of the can where you open it or where a jar's lid fits. Look for moth eggs or larvae.
If a product you were planning on buying has one or more on it, do not purchase it. Just leave it at the store. Also beware of cereals, flours, rice, as they can be inside the package already and you won't know until you get home.
If you've never had a moth infestation in your home, and had to toss out all kinds of foods, you're very lucky. Mine even got in unopened bags of dried fruit, nothing keeps the little critters out but canisters. We had to "bomb" (bug foggers) our whole house twice before getting rid of all the moths!
I had to totally re-do my whole kitchen, and pantry. But not until after having to toss out at least a couple of hundred dollars in packaged foods! Now, I keep a bay leaf on every shelf in my kitchen and pantry. I replace them 1-2 times a year.
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Here are questions related to Shopping at Discount Grocery Stores.
Where are discount grocery stores in the Dallas area?
By Linda from Dallas, TX
By Ann Bartholomew10/06/2010
The Grocery Clearance Center, 3107 S. Cockrell Hill Road (at Kiest Blvd), Phone 214-330-3663
Town Talk Foods, 121 N Beach St., Ph 817-831-6136
Topline Warehouse Store, 433 E Church St., Ph 972-262-5326
Most of the listings for Topline seem to indicate it's an appliance place rather than food...
The places in Dallas & FW have websites.
How can I find Dent and Bent stores near Falkner, Mississippi?
By Dareion from Falkner, MS
By that penguin11/27/2009
Type Bent and Dent Faulkner MS in a search engine, I recommend dogpile.com because its a metasearch and compiles from all the big names plus others.
Does anyone know of any discount type food stores around Northern VA?
By SAPHO99 from Leesburg, VA
By Dinah Blackmon 10/05/2009
I found one location in Woodbridge Va called
Global Warehouse Foods, But that is a bit of a hike to save money. I do thank you for the information and wish you the best.
Are there still any Scratch and Dent grocery stores in existence? I live in NC, near Burlington in the Greensboro area.
Julie from Liberty, NC
By Chris Shylor W.03/15/2014
We have a few on our map. http://saverdex.com. We are trying to find some more if you know of any.
I am interested in opening a bent can food store, plus health and beauty aids. How can I find these salvage suppliers?
Stan from Montgomery, AL
By carolyn 05/13/2009
source: AARP Bulletin May 2009, page 22