Saturday, March 29, 2008

Frugal Find!

Remember not long ago when I was lamenting the cost of a loaf of bread and wanting to grind my own wheat and bake my own? Yeah, well, I still haven't tried the recipes you all sent to me, but I want to!

I cringed inside last week when I bought a loaf of my favorite Oroweat bread and the price had gone up to $3.88. For a loaf of bread. From Walmart! I think that is just crazy-expensive for bread, but since I had company coming and we'd be eating sandwiches for lunch a couple of days, I bit the bullet and bought it...because-I'm-not-a-sandwich-kind-of-girl-and-if-I'm-going-to-have-to-eat-one-I-at-least-want-the-bread-to-be-good.

Well, John and I went on a date while his parents were here. We headed downtown to one of our favorite restaurants, and as we were driving, I remembered seeing an Oroweat bakery outlet nearby. I never been in so I asked John to stop and let me run in for a minute, and he obliged. Oh my goodness! Major score!

Remember that loaf of bread I bought for 3.88?

Well, the bakery outlet had the same bread marked 2/3.00. Two loaves for less than the cost of ONE at Walmart!!! I got two, plus a loaf of the Health Nut kind (which I also love) -- all for $4.59. PLUS the cashier let me pick something off of the "free" table because it was my first visit.




I've got the extra bread in my freezer, and next time I head that direction, I'll definitely be stopping back in. I love frugal finds, and this one made my day!

9 comments:

Becoming Me said...

Excellent. We have a bread outlet near by too and it is such a wallet saver. I also buy bread often at Big Lots. It is fresh and usually $1.78 for a kind that retails close to $4.00

Diane J. said...

There's a Hostess/Wonder Bread thrift store in Jonesboro. I used to go there quite often but when I downsized my freezer about a year ago I didn't have room to store bread so I quit going. Now that I just got a new upright freezer I'm going to have to make a stop there soon!

"They" say bread and all wheat and corn products are going to at least double in the next several months. Good gravy!

Hope you're having a great weekend, Mer. :o)

Love and hugs,

Diane

*carrie* said...

Mer,

Would you be willing to disclose the location of this trove of bargains? I do remember there being a bread outlet at Flintridge/Academy--wonder if it's still there?

His Girl said...

oh I love a bargain too!!!


congrats on your conquest!

Gina said...

Hey, I just wandered over from Infarantly Creative. I had to see who the other lurker was. I've been reading your blog a little- I think we could be friends if we were about 15oo miles closer!
I had to laugh because my birthday is May 28 and my favorite candy is Hot Tamales, although right now I am on a total Bottle Cap kick. I LOVE Dr. Pepper, although it does have to take a back seat to Coke.
By the way, I have always used The NKJV or NAS Bibles because they are word-for-word translations instead of thought-for-thought.

Gina said...

Oh, yes, and I buy a month's worth of bread at a time from the Franz Outlet. Bread at the grocery store is robbery!
That's a month's worth of bread at a loaf every day and a half for around $15.

Leah Belle said...

way to go! that's the kind of deal I love! i too shop the "bread store."

Angie said...

Now, THAT is a great find! I love Oroweat bread but it's way too pricy. Once in awhile, I splurge, but it's been awhile! Lucky girl!

Jenn said...

It is so fun to get a bargin! Yea for you. Yum-Oroweat.