Save money at Grocery Outlet! #Giveaway

Last month, I was talking with a friend who is into “couponing”. She was telling me how she shops at Grocery Outlet, because they have great prices on a lot of items.

To be honest, I have been to Grocery Outlet maybe twice in the last five years. So when I was asked to work with them on a review of a local store, I thought it would be not only a way to check out their prices for myself, but share my experience with my readers as well.

Grocery Outlet has been a tradition for bargain-seeking customers since 1946. The company’s reputation as a deep-discount store began when the late Jim Read began purchasing military surplus back in the 1940s and sold it at huge discounts.

We source product opportunistically. Simply put, we buy brand name products directly from their manufacturers for pennies on the dollar. When a manufacturer has surplus inventory like excess packaging or manufacturing overruns they call Grocery Outlet first.

About 75% of our product is sourced this way. Some of our greatest buys are in Health and Beauty Care, Wine, Frozen Foods, Organics and Produce. To ensure that the basics are always available at Grocery Outlet, some product is sourced conventionally, like other grocery stores. Because we cannot source these products opportunistically, the savings may not be as phenomenal; however, we think it’s important to provide them for your convenience—to save you that extra trip.

So a couple of days ago I headed to our local Grocery Outlet with my mom and baby girl. Of course, I waited to there was a freak snow storm out! Considering the crazy snow, it wasn’t too busy.

I was actually surprised to see that Grocery Outlet is very much similar to walking in any of our local grocery stores. With the exception that they do not accept manufacture coupons.


All their price tags tell you their price, then how much the product is “Elsewhere”. One thing I noticed, when looking in the candy section, was some of the products did not match up with the price tags. Another words they were either in the wrong spot, or had the wrong sticker. I have seen this at other grocery stores as well. Being that I used to work for a grocery store, I just know to look for stuff like that.

Passing by the bread section, I saw a gentleman from our local Franz Bakery filling the shelf. I even found some Blueberry Streusel Bread, yum!


A few times throughout the store, I saw holiday products that were even more reduced in price, like the Chips Ahoy Halloween Cookies. One key about shopping at Grocery Outlet is to check the expiration dates. I found some White Chocolate Coffee Creamer that I love, that was only 2/$1. However, because the expiration date was for next week, I only bought one.

I especially loved seeing all the Organic products throughout the store as well.


They had a pretty good variety of non-food products. I even found cake pop makers, comforter sets, dolls, toys, and hair and makeup products. A lot great ideas for gifts.

While some products you probably could find on sale at other stores, at least you always get the sale price at Grocery Outlet.

I spent $49.43 total, on 19 items, including a super cute Jewelry Tree that was only $9.99.

My total savings was $42.39, which is almost 50% in savings. 

I’m really glad I had the opportunity to check out our local Grocery Outlet.

If you have a moment, feel free to watch this video.

You can find your local Grocery Outlet store online & sign up for their newsletter to receive coupons, specials and fantastic buys.

How about a chance to shop your local Grocery Outlet store? One lucky reader will win a $50 gift card. Enter to win below!

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I received a gift card to help facilitate my review. No other compensation was received and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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About the Author

In 2010, Hanan went from talking about her parenting ups & downs on private forums to discussing them with literally everyone on the internet with her blog Eat.Craft.Parent - since then, she’s had the opportunity to talk about parenting, cooking, photography, marriage, crafts, faith, and so much more. She also shares her opinions on everyday products from food to baby gear, and everything in between. With four little girls all under seven, there is never a dull moment in their home. When she’s not blogging she’s chatting about parenting and life in general on Facebook and Twitter, or wasting way too much time on Pinterest.

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  1. Yes!!! We used to have one in our area, but it closed down about 15 years ago. :(( However, they have one about an hour and a half away, and when I’m in the area I definitely stop there and pick up groceries! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  2. Jeff M says:

    I love to visit the Grocery Outlet win Klamath Falls while I live there.

  3. Bridget A says:

    Yes, we shop there once every month or so, it’s the perfect place to stock up on canned and boxed foods at an affordable price!

  4. Gretchen says:

    I love Grocery Outlet!

  5. Kayte CookWatts says:

    I haven’t, but there is one very close to my sister’s house- she loves shopping there.

  6. Kelly Nicholson says:

    never heard of it..would like to try it out

  7. April Brenay says:

    Yes there is one only 5 minutes from my home. Get a lot of my last minute dinner items there.

  8. Michelle Fosnaugh says:

    Wow there is one just 12 miles from me here in Phoenix AZ. I never shopped there or even know such a place existed! Thanks for the info, will check it out!

  9. McKim says:

    My daughter shops at Grocery Outlet all the time. I have shopped there when visiting her.

  10. Erika P. says:

    I shop at Grocery Outlet weekly, I love all the deals on brand name food products.

  11. Nicole Korson says:

    I have not yet been (I don’t know why…)

  12. Kathleen Downes says:

    Yes, I shop there about once a month.

  13. Monique Rizzo says:

    I do! I love it. I recently got 20 jars of Skippy Peanut butter for $1 each.
    Thanks for the chance.

  14. Meg Moen says:

    One just opened up right by my house and it has been soooooo convenient!! I love saving money without having to clip coupons and to think I was the COUPON QUEEN! I haven’t gone back to Vons or Albertsons since I’ve been shopping at Grocery Outlet. I love that things change all the time too so I can discover new things each week. The only downfall is once it’s gone, who knows if it’s coming back?

  15. deanna hanson says:

    i shop there they have some great deals.

  16. Martha Ogle says:

    I check out Grocery Outlet before I do any of my shopping. There are other discount stores around but Grocery Outlet has lower prices!

  17. Leanne says:

    I have one within walking distance and I love going there every few weeks!
    Leanne recent post: Fill In The Blankie {Giveaway & Discount Code}

  18. Angela Winesburg says:

    I haven’t, my mom lives near one and loves it though!

  19. Larry says:

    What a great business concept – thanks for the opportunity!!!

  20. Shelly Peterson says:

    I haven’t yet, I keep meaning to check them out.

  21. Joseph says:

    Yes, I do shop at Grocery Outlet. But just not often enough. The closest store is less than 1 mile from my home.

  22. Erica C. says:

    I’ve never shopped at one!

  23. Alicia says:

    Yup, been shopping there for the last 30 years.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

  24. Heidi says:

    I do shop at Grocery Outlet. They have some great low prices on groceries!
    textbookmommy at gmail dot com
    Heidi recent post: Happy Birthday Dr.Seuss!

  25. Qhuinn says:

    I have heard of grocery outlet – did not know that they have some organic products.

  26. Ceinwyn says:

    I love the gourmet cheese at our local Grocery Outlet!

  27. Jennifer Paige says:

    I have not shopped here,but have driven past it. This would give me a great excuse to stop and check it out.

  28. Marilyn says:

    I don’t have one near me but shop there when visiting my daughter in Seattle.

  29. Rochelle says:

    I do shop at Grocery Outlet. They have excellent prices and I usually go there first. Thanks!

  30. Deanna G. says:

    I haven’t been there yet but I’ve been meaning to check it out!

  31. Claire says:

    My relatives do, so I’d give it to them.

  32. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    I have yet to shop at one
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  33. Jaque R. says:

    Yes, I do shop at the Grocery Outlet store near me. :-) Thank you.

  34. Brittney House says:

    nope, never.

  35. Allison says:

    I do shop there and I love it.

  36. Daniel M says:

    not yet, there is one a few towns over

  37. purplelarkspur says:

    I have not shopped at Grocery Outlet, but I would like to. There is one about 20 minutes away.

  38. Sheila K. says:

    I shop at Grocery Outlet twice monthly — in fact I shopped there today. It is one of my faves, and I can count on getting organic and healthfood store quality products for less than the local health stores. Count me in!

  39. Conor says:

    I would like to check out Grocery Outlet, I’ve never been there.

  40. Alex says:

    This past week we moved into a new home and we’re only a mile and a half from a Grocery Outlet store! I LOVED shopping there a couple years ago when I was pregnant with my son. There was a G.O. right next to my doctor’s office. It closed not long after we had discovered it. We were sad to see it go. It was about 30 minutes from our home, so we couldn’t go unless we had a doctor’s appt. but now I plan on going weekly.
    Winning a gift card for G.O. would be so wonderful! After moving we barely have a thing in the pantry & fridge. We went shopping for some basics the other day and it was so pricey to get only a few things! We had to go to Fred Meyer instead of G.O. Because it was rather late at night and nothing else was open. :(

  41. amy deeter says:

    yes i do

  42. Debbie Hogue says:

    Grocery Outlet is always our first stop when we go grocery shopping. We love their deals. Winning a gift card would be wonderful and would help to feed the 8 kids in the house :)

  43. jaimee wood says:

    yes! love GO & going there tomorrow!

  44. brian e. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…we have shopped there a few times.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  45. SnKmommy says:

    I haven’t been to the one here (in Coeur d’Alene) to shop in a few years. We did buy pumpkins there at Halloween because they were HUGE as big as my then 2½yr old in weight (she was around 25lbs then) for around $2.99 each, awesome!

  46. Carolsue says:

    We have a relatively new Grocery Outlet near us in San Jose, CA and another one opening in a few weeks! I love that place!

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