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Old 10-02-2011, 08:31 PM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Just came across this listing - hope savvy people will get even better savings there
Extreme Bargains :: Independent Discount & Salvage Grocery Store Directory
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Just came across this listing - hope savvy people will get even better savings there
Extreme Bargains :: Independent Discount & Salvage Grocery Store Directory
That's a great list, but as so often is the case on the internet, probably incomplete and outdated. Those kinds of stores tend to drift in and out of business on short notice. There are certain hotbeds of such outlets. When I lived in a small town in southern Missouri, there were three such stores just in that one town, and a lot of other little towns nearby had one, too.

Most people are not even aware that salvage grocery stores even exist, and considering the number of people who are afraid to even use salt that is past best-buy date, it is not surprising that salvage stores have limited popularity.

I bought a box of Wheaties at a salvage store, that was so out of date that the athlete featured on the box had moved on to new stardom (Mark McGwire) and I sold the empty box on EBay.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Darn! None in Las Vegas. I would have at least gone to check it out!
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: DFW
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You'll have better luck searching "discount grocery" and its variants on Yelp..

There's at least 2 of these stores (i.e. Grocery Outlet) here in Orange County but only a handful listed for the entire state of California.. definitely outdated.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:54 PM
 
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I like the list and have seen it in several places.

One recommendation. If you plan to travel a distance, call the operation in advance. Often, these are shoestring operations with short hours. Those is Amish/Mennonite areas are nearly always closed on Sundays.

Also, some of the operations have periods where they are OVERstocked, and other times where they have bare shelves.

I love the places but you have to know what you are dealing with.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:13 PM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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The original list was posted here:
Anderson Country Market - Independent Discount & Salvage Grocery Store Directory
then moved here:
The following is their description and listing taken on September 30, 2009.
Salvage Grocery list by state - Page 5 - Frugal Village Forums
and finally here:
Extreme Bargains :: Independent Discount & Salvage Grocery Store Directory

When I look at the listing, it seems to be updated ( from 2009 ) so lets hope it is somehow current.
(San Antonio and Huston is current)

Every store has a listed phone number. Just call before going to verify.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:06 PM
 
Location: In a state of denial
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Thanks for posting this list. I had no idea these stores even existed. Of course, there isn't one in my city even though it's the capital of Texas. We certainly need one of these.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:18 AM
 
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I'm surprised there aren't more of these than there are - there does happen to be one not too far from me, but I have never been.
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