When you think about groceries at a dollar or discount store you may think of expired items and dented cans. This is not the case in most instances. There are various reasons that items end up at dollar or discount stores such as changing of packaging or discontinued items.

The above photo shows 10 items I recently purchased at our local Dollar Tree store to show what can be found. There are a variety of other items available. Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores now accept manufacturer coupons. Some stores are adding dairy and frozen food items. Many of the frozen food items are processed items but some have frozen vegetables and other items. Some also carry fresh bread and buns at certain times.

The items in the photo were each a dollar, I figured you could save more than $5 on these items compared to the prices at grocery stores. Savings per item is between $0.30 to almost $1.00. The sell by dates were between 2013 and 2015.

You will not have the selection that you have at a grocery store, but you may be able to save some money on items you need.

Nancy Kvamme

One thought on “Dollar Store Groceries

  1. Bonnie Staiger
    September 29, 2012 at 7:10 am

    How cool is that!We learn something every day.