A few of my bargains tonight:
- I scored 3, 6 packs of Ocean Spray drinks for $1.00 each. That is only .16 cents a drink!
- 4 boxes of Chicken Helper for only .62 each
- 2 boxes of Betty Crocker’s Suddenly Salad for $1.13
- Mike and Ike’s for .90
Where did I find these bargains, you ask? BigLots! From what I understand, our local BigLots is one of the smaller stores in the chain. Even so, this store has several aisles of groceries, a freezer and a cooler. The International foods aisle is amazing and I have been able to find gourmet cooking salt, canning supplies, health food items and more. Spices are only a $1.00 and you can also find great deals on pasta and coffee.
I have been a customer of our local BigLots since it opened a few years ago. The majority of our bathroom and kitchen items were purchased there as was most of our Christmas tree decorations. I never expected to find great deals on food, too. Once I started exploring those items, I was amazed.
Late this summer I took a part-time weekend job at BigLots! It is a nice supplemental income to my preschool director/lead teacher career. I also receive a 20% discount, even on clearance and sale items. The prices mentioned above are BEFORE my discount.
I encourage you to check out the BigLots! nearest you. You will be amazed at how far you can stretch your budget.
Full disclosure: I do not receive any sort of compensation for this post and my opinions are my own. Not all stores carry the same items and/or discounts.