|50% off Pecan Pie: Why Not?|
I can almost always find discounted items, but have had more luck visiting mid-day on weekdays. First, the bread rack: my local store hides this in the dairy aisle, far away from the rest of the bread. Most items are marked down 50%. This includes pies, rolls, loaves of specialty bread, and cookies. For some reason, the Cuban bread is 70% off. I get a long loaf for $.30. Cream pies are also marked down 70%. In the meat department, I can always find different types of meat that have been marked down. Meat is only marked down 30%. The advantage here is that I can freeze the items I won't be using right away. Today I purchased ground turkey, sausages, and boneless, skinless chicken thighs. There were several other deals I didn't take advantage of, including steaks, seasoned Angus patties and pork chops. Finally, prepared items are marked down by half. Going just after lunch is a good time to catch these items. Cooked pizzas, rotisserie chickens, chicken wings, and deli sandwiches are regularly marked down 50% if they don't sell fast.
Wal-Mart is a great place to find discounted groceries. Another place I go to is Aldi. Aldi typically discounts special items that don't sell by the time the next circular comes out. I've got my eyes on some LED lamps right now that I hope will get discounted. They also discount their bread, refrigerated items like yogurt, and shelf-stable limited time goods, like cake mixes and special potato chips. Occasionally I will find frozen merchandise like pizzas or ice cream at a discount.