Most stores have reduced, marked down item bins. Always go there first when shopping early in the morning. You get the best of the bargains.
At a Supermarket, I found 2 boxes of Kleenex which had been reduced, because someone had cut the boxes with a box cutter while stocking shelves. These were marked down to 50 cents each for a total of $1. They would have cost $2.78 at $1.39 each
By Gladys H.
And depending on the store's policy, you may even be able to use a coupon on the reduced item to make it even cheaper for you. And the store actually is a little further ahead, because they get a handling fee for each coupon they send in plus, of course, the value of the coupon.
I mostly check out the deals on beef and lamb. They often mark it down if it's a day out of date, and I find really good prices. Tip: steaks and beef roasts are generally better if they've gone slightly out of date. They are most tender and flavorful just before they go bad. I seldom do this with pork or most anything else, but it works great with beef and lamb. I just watch the color of the meat and make sure the date isn't too far out. Since I can't smell, my only way of knowing if the stuff is still good is feeling it, and you can tell a lot from that. Also if I'm still not sure I cut off a little and give it to my cat. If she'll eat it, it's okay. (this does NOT work with a dog; they have antiseptic salava and can eat just about anything).
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