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    Default My recent Bent & Dent Trip

    We have a salvage grocery store in the middle of my small town. I try to make a habit of stopping by there once a week prior to hitting the other stores. I recently learned that on Wed their frozen food items are 10% off.

    Here's how I did yesterday:
    5 lb bag of uncooked battered pork bits $4.00 (for chinese food)
    5 lb bag of chicken Arby's chicken breast tenders $8.00
    Mexi-Mini chicken tacos 1 box $1
    Back to Nature Classic Creme Cookies 2 boxes $1.00
    Caramel mini Rice cakes 2 bags $.50

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    You got some great bargains there. I wish I had access to such a store.

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    yeah, I just have to be careful not to buy things just because they're cheap...

    I did also splurge a bit and picked up Martini mixers for $.75/each. Not that I drink much, but I thought they'd be fun sometime and not something I'd want to pay full price to have around.

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    great job, we dont have a salvage store close

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    Good find! I wish I had a bent and dent store near me. I'm going to ask my sister, who lives closer to Baltimore, if the old scratch and dent store is still in Brooklyn. When my kids were very little I used to go there once in a while, it was hit or miss. But when I visit my sister it might be worth stopping by, if it is still open.

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    Sounds like you got some good deals.........
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    It's harder to find good stuff there. More folks are shopping there now so the good stuff goes very fast!

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    We can't go to our local bent and dent type store. The owner is a chain smoker, and we can't handle the smell and the items end up smelling like smoke too.

    Otherwise I would love to be able to get deals like this.

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    Great deals! Anytime you can save on decent food, I say go for it!

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    We have a bent and dent store in my hometown and one in the town at the mountain where our cabin is. They have unbelieveable deals. I shop there first and then go to the produce place and the meat market afterwards. I only go to the grocery store when they have sales. Our stores don't have frozen food, but they have most other things I would normally buy at the grocery store. Shopping at them has saved me a ton of money. I was buying Barilla pasta for .25 cents a box. Baked beans were .25 a can for Bush's. Cereal is $1 a box for all kinds, including ones that I had been paying over $4 a box for at the grocery store. They sell staples and canned veggies, not just processed foods. In fact I don't buy much processed food at all.
    Really a good deal here in the Pacific Northwest.

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    i would give anything to have one of those around me. great finds

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    Our store has had pasta, canned goods and cereal for $1.29 in the past... the supply was low this time so I decided to get some convenience foods I wouldn't normally purchase.

    Yes, it is wonderful to have available and really saves my budget.

    When my girls were on the swim team I bought all of their snacks there and often gatorade and propel. Now, my girls also stop by there before going to the movies for candy (movie boxes for .50) and sodas (.25) or going to the lake with friends... they know it's a great place to get snacks and treats without breaking the budget. When they're home from college they also go buy there to stock up on snacks and freezer meals to have in their mini fridge.

    Without this store... I'd have a lot less food in my stockpile and cookies/snacks would not be part of the budget.

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    We have one of those stores to but unfortunately they as high as the grocery store now so I quit going.

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    Our scratch n dent store is too far away. I wish there was one closer.

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    I found a listing of all the bent and dents. There are some in my state but to far the be worth driving too. http://andersonsmarket.info/directory

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