Baltimore people, do you have good suggestions on where to get good deals on groceries? I read in the frugality and finances forum of all these people who get amazing deals on groceries at the scratch and dent stores, discount food shops, etc..... I find the local shops (safeway, giant, etc...) to be kind of on the pricey side, but havent' found any good alternatives..., the best I've ever done is Sprawl-Mart. (which i'm not a big fan of) Any supermarkets that are good for basic food items: noodles, rice, conventional produce,etc...
I like H-Mart in Catonsville for produce, but it's not worth the trip if I'm not already in the area. I also buy a lot of our canned goods and such at Aldi, there are several of them around the city and surrounding areas.
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A food store I would luuuvv to see around here is an Amazing Savings Market (http://amazingsavingsmarkets.com). They're a close-out store that sells close-dated shelf goods and toiletries (mostly from organic and health-food retailers) as well as discount fresh organic produce, local dairy, meat, and eggs. Let me just say that I stocked up on Kiss My Face products when we were visiting family at Christmas---they were 75% off retail!!
Seems like this make a great business opportunity in this area!
i also go to the H-mart in catonsville. last week they had red peppers for 0.79/pd! and their stuff in good. the only veg i don't like from there is celery. i live in columbia, so it is worth the 20 minute drive.
I was just going to make a thread about the same thing... I really, really want to stop shopping at Walmart. I avoided them for years and only started going back when I was unemployed because the prices are so low.
I've also been to H-Mart and I love it. Very close to there is a Big Lots that I recently bought a case of Horizon organic chocolate milk boxes at for a good price. They do have organic food mixed in with the junk, you just have to look around for it. There's a Big Lots in Parkville too, but I haven't been to that one. However, I've been to several Big Lots in other states and they all seem to have at least some organic.
When I lived in FL, there were lots of little discount bakeries and things like that around...I miss that! I really want to find more places around here.
I also do the matching coupons to grocery sales ads thing at the regular grocery stores...that has helped a lot and I've been able to stock up on some items when I happen to find a good match.
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