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Old 05-26-2014, 03:50 PM
 
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Are Dollar stores included in these lists? I have always wondered how they sell the brand name goods so cheaply. I have never bought any kind of food there. Where do they get the food? I have a co-worker that shops there and she is always saying how she buyes eggs, milk, bread, etc there. How can this be?
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:27 PM
 
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A market near me, a northeastern chain, is a great place to go very early in the morning - they will put a discount sticker on any meat that has a "sell by" date of that day. If you have enough cash to take advantage of several of these deals, you can load up and freeze the bulk of what you purchase. I have done this from time to time.

But I don't think I'd be very anxious to shop at a store devoted to ready-to-expire items. Especially in the meat or other fresh goods department. Canned goods will live long past the best buy date. No problem with those. I'm more inclined to trust my regular store when it comes to meat, chickens or seafood.
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:33 PM
 
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Are Dollar stores included in these lists? I have always wondered how they sell the brand name goods so cheaply. I have never bought any kind of food there. Where do they get the food? I have a co-worker that shops there and she is always saying how she buyes eggs, milk, bread, etc there. How can this be?
I drove by a Dollar Store the other day. It had a huge sign in the window advertising frozen rib eye steaks for $1 a pound.

I kept driving.
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Old 05-26-2014, 06:32 PM
 
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I worked at a grocery store that would discount the meat with coupons that would be for anywhere from 50 cents off to 2 dollars off. I remember customers always exclaiming they were saving money.
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:42 PM
 
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Anytime there is a "great" sale on something, I figure it's getting close to the expiration date. If i buy the item, I reach way back and get the newer ones
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:32 PM
 
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around here the dated meat will hit the deli plate lunch special, and if you go to the store about 8pm the deli plate will be on the warm bar, cheap. today i got three pounds of pulled pork for $1.99 cooked, heated ready for the dining table.
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:19 PM
 
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Better to buy food fresh.
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