Friday, April 23, 2010

Grocery shopping at the dollar store

I've started stopping at the dollar store before heading on my way to the regular supermarket. Since it's on the way, why not? I went the other day to pick up some groceries. It always surprises me what products I can find there for a fraction of the price.

Take this box of hot chocolate, for example.


I took a picture of the same product at my regular store, for 4x as much.


Or, this ice cream that I used to pay good money for, until I found it for much cheaper.


Or these other grocery items:






Want produce? They've got produce...




and lots of spices.



But my favorite find from this trip were these granola bars. They're the perfect size for my purse, and I eat them as an 80 calorie snack on the go. (The baby still has no teeth so he doesn't eat them yet.)


Here's their equivalent at the grocery store, for three times as much:


Nice, huh?

Okay, okay. I admit it.

I didn't get the granola bars for a dollar.


I got three for a dollar!


Jenny C said...

Wow! Your dollar store looks way better than any around here!

The Mommy said...

Cool! I've never shopped there because mine is so out of the way but WOW at your resourcefulness!!
You go girl:)

BTW,thanks for following my blog. I've been visiting your blog for a week now and I love the way you write, I'm following you too.

Danielle said...

Awesome I love deals your so smart!

Sarah Cook said...

Wow! I need to check out your dollar store...ours isn't that nice. They have started carrying some grocery items--even frozen chicken in small packs, but no produce :)

acrossfields said...

I love dollar stores!

(Oh, and "Hi!", btw...just found your blog from The Pioneer Woman's blog. Love your blog--lots of pictures, adorable kids, sense of humor . . . great stuff! :D Mind if I subscribe?)

Fire Wife Katie said...

Hi acrossfields, nice to meet you! Yes, please do subscribe, and thanks for stopping by! :)

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

Holy cow! Your dollar store even has produce? That's something I've never seen before. These posts you do about shopping there always amaze me

Christina said...

I had a girl I worked with {years ago} make fun of me to other people..... saying that I "grocery shopped at the Dollar Store".

She didn't know what she was missing did she? LOL!

Kathryn said...

wow! where is this dollar store?? I need to check it out!

DarcyLee said...

Oh, I hope our dollar stores get with it soon and start selling frozen items and produce. I'd be stopping there first, too. Great snag on the granola bars.

LOJO said...

your dollar stores are SO much better than mine- ours has oddly branded shampoo and fake flowers- yours has produce and REAL food. what a score!

Fire Wife Katie said...

Kathryn, it's the 99c Only store on 11th, just east of the big fire station up there. :)

katie @ sunday rain said...

I've been noticing the dollar stores have been getting in great products lately - particularly things like shampoo, deodorant, body wash, etc.
Great finds!

Cara Mamma said...

you have produce at your dollar store? I am in dollar store envy!
Visiting from SITS Saturday Sharefest! Love your blog!

Love the Decor! said...

SuPer shopper award goes to Katie! wow produce at the dollar store? how cool is that? thanks for hopping in from sits.
Have a blessed day!!

Kerry Neville Bakken said...

Wow! Your dollar store is much nicer than mine! Fresh veggies?! All we have a ten year old canned corn. Stopping by from SITS!

Holly said...

We only have a Dollar Tree and it surely does not have that selection. Jealous! Those are awesome deals.

Thanks for coming by on my SITS Day. I am a new follower.
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Veronica Lee said...

Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.

Elizabeth said...

I never would have thought to eat a baby granola bar! What a great idea! Our Dollar store is not that nice though! I am with the other ladies, I don't know that I have ever seen a dollar store with produce! Not around here at least!

Stacy Kaye said...

That is an AMAZING dollar store. We would never have anything like that up here. It's for things like that that I miss America.

jadenotjaded said...

I am a sucker for saving $$ ! And thanks for the snack idea!

Linda said...

Man! I wish our dollar store had that much! Actually, ours is getting more and more all the time....I should be more vigilant in checking that out, huh?
Nice blog! I will add you to my list to check often!
Be blessed!

Cyn said...

Great post. Wish we had your dollar store here!

ciara said...

i think my dollar store isn't as nice. i will have to go to the one in livermore. it's bigger. hope that means it's better lol

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