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Old 03-30-2024, 02:39 PM
 
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Wow, fun to read through all the replies. Brings back a lot of memories.
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Old 03-30-2024, 02:47 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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There was a Wonder/Hostess outlet store near where I lived in Northeast Philadelphia. I don't ever remember buying stale bread there. The bread I bought there was still soft and tasted fine.
That was my experience also.
The products were close to the end date, but NOTHING was ever stale.
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Old 03-30-2024, 10:37 PM
 
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Buying bread/baked goods at the Stale Bread store

My dad always frequented the local Wonder Bread "stale bread" store.

Today, they throw away food past it's sell date. Possibly donate it. Back before the government required a "sell by" date, Wonder Bread would sell all of its old bread, rolls and muffins at the "stale bread" store.

Both Grupo Bimbo and Flowers Industries, the two largest commercial bakeries in the US, have MANY bakery outlets in large cities. Some of the product is "past date"; a lot of it is NOT.

I buy a lot of Thomas, Oroweat, and Sara Lee products for around $2 each. The store brand products (Kroger, Food City, and Safeway) are usually prices around $1. There is a 10% senior discount as well as one free bakery item per $8 purchased.
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Old 03-31-2024, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Jelly in glasses that you kept and used.
Items inside of products, like maybe a dish towel, or dishes or glasses inside the box of laundry detergent.
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Old 03-31-2024, 06:04 AM
 
Location: DFW
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Eating Bologna or Spam Sandwiches.

And paying for your own wedding and honeymoon for next to nothing. The cake coming from the local Krogers type store.
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Old 03-31-2024, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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Eating Bologna or Spam Sandwiches.

And paying for your own wedding and honeymoon for next to nothing. The cake coming from the local Krogers type store.
Then what do they do with all those cans of Spam and pounds of bologna (prepackaged and deli-sliced) they sell?

I know some people do eat Spam at breakfast time.

It's also considered a delicacy in Hawaii.
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Old 03-31-2024, 11:04 AM
 
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We only went to the movie theatre a few times when I was growing up but I recall one time my mother had popped popcorn at home and then doled out little sandwich baggies of homemade popped popcorn. The popcorn at the theatre was too expensive and maybe she didn't want us to feel left out, but instead I remember being sort of embarrassed about it.
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Old 03-31-2024, 03:40 PM
 
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Jelly in glasses that you kept and used.

They have been replaced by Classico Pasta Sauce that is bottled in Mason Jars. A few years back, I tried to buy Mason jars and they were $1.50. At the same time, Classico pasta sauce was only $0.99 per jar on special. I bought twelve jars of sauce rather than buying the jars.
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Old 03-31-2024, 05:19 PM
 
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I don't know if you've priced airfare lately but the less desirable the departure or arrival ends up being, oftentimes the cheaper the flight. If you leave at 5 AM or are willing to get in at midnight there are often savings for the flight.

I'll throw out, sewing your own clothes (not sewing to fix, but actually make.)
Reloading ammunition, in most cases. It's still done as a hobby to optimize performance.
Changing your own oil, in many cases.
Changing oil saves money?

Sorry, but the mechanic is ordering filters by the thousand and his cost per one is far less than your cost per one. The mechanic pumps bulk oils from one of a half dozen or so tanks in the ground, at a cost per quart far less than what you get in a plastic jug off the retail shelf.

Also, I don't have to dispose of the stuff. I don't have to get rags and a drip pan out of the garage or shed while the mechanic might not even have to walk 5 feet to get those things. And shoot, I don't even have to get my hands dirty or risk ruining even my yardwork clothes.

The reality is that for the vast majority of people, having the mechanic do it is actually a better use of one's time, even if not paying for the other guy's labor is marginally cheaper by a few dollars.
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Old 03-31-2024, 05:57 PM
 
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Changing oil saves money?
I think you interpreted that previous post wrong. They were answering the question of the thread title...obsolete ways to save money.

I also posted that it would cost me more to change my own oil as opposed to taking it a mechanic or dealership.
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