Saving a buck at the Amish discount grocery store

Not far away, there is a small discount grocery store run by a local Amish family. Located on a side road, the drive from our house is scenic and fairly quick. I always seem to forget about this small store, it’s out of the way and the only time I remember to go there is when my cousin or a friend calls to make a trip. Early this morning, a friend and I were chatting on Facebook when she suggested we take a run over to the discount grocery. 

I enjoy visiting, sometimes I end up not buying anything. Many items are out of date by a month or more. I know that boxed items can still be used after the expiration date but I would rather not. Today ended up being a great day to go as the shelves were stocked with all  kinds of treats that were not expired! Almost everything I bought today has an expiration date for early to mid 2013. Score!

amish store discount grocery shopping

For $51.89 I got about $117.34 arv worth of groceries! I think I need to go to the discount grocery more often!

My discount grocery haul

  • $2.00 – General Mills Cookie Crisp cereal 15.6 oz (1)
  • $2.00 – Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats cereal 24 oz (1)
  • $1.50 – Peace All-Natural Goji berry cereal 11 oz (1)
  • $1.69 – Country Fair Split Top Wheat Bread 20 oz (1)
  • $0.25 – Knorr Roasted Chicken Gravy packet (1)
  • $0.25 – McCormick Mushroom Gravy packet (1)
  • $0.25 – McCormick – herb Gravy Mix for Beef packet (1)
  • $1.00 – McCormick Recipe Inspirations Quesadilla Casserole (1)
  • $1.50 – Suddenly Pasta Salad Bacon & Ranch 11.03 oz Value Size (1)
  • $1.50 – Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Mac Twin Pack (2)
  • $1.50 – Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Mac Microwave Singles 4pack (2)
  • $2.50 – Hamburger Helper Complete meals Chicken Cheese Broccoli (1)
  • $1.25 – Quaker Crunchy Oatmeal Granola Cookies Mixed Berry (1)
  • $1.25 – Kellogg’s Pop Tarts Mini crisps (2)
  • $0.99 – Lifesavers mints 85pc (1)
  • $0.99 – Dentyne Pure 40pc (1)
  • $1.25 – Nature Valley Granola Thins Dark Chocolate (1)
  • $1.25 – Nature Valley Granola Thins Dark Chocolate & Peanut Butter (1)
  • $1.25 – Nature Valley Granola Thins Peanut Butter (1)
  • $1.50 – Kellogg’s Spooktacular Pop Tarts  12pk (1)
  • $2.99 – Betty Crocker Fruit Roll Up mini rolls 40 count (1)
  • $2.50 – Nestle Carnation Lemon Bread Kit w/ glaze (1)
  • $3.50 – Libby’s All-Natural Pumpkin Bread Kit, 2 loaves (1)
  • $0.35 – Meijer Whole Kernal corn 15 oz (1)
  • $0.95 – Progresso Black Beans 19 oz (1)
  • $0.75 – Gatorade 32 oz (3)
  • $0.25 – Gatorade 12 oz (1)
  • $1.50 – Girl Scouts Lip Smackers Lip Gloss Duo Thin Mint flavor (1)
  • $1.50 – Suave Men Body Wash 12 oz
  • $1.50 – Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner
  • $1.50 – Mini candy Bars (mixed bag w/ hershey milky way etc.) 10.5 oz (1)
  • $3.50 – fresh baked Amish Pumpkin cookies w/ glaze 1 dozen (half made it home!)
discount groceries budget shopping

I think I did pretty good! I know it looks like I bought a lot of snacks, I did. These snacks will last us quite a while as Pie likes to take one a day in her lunch. Sometimes the kids will have a snack from the snack bin after they get home from school.

Do you ever visit a discount grocery store to stretch your food budget?

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