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    Ok I know this isn't an actual discount store but I love it. If you have any Amish near you who have opened up a discount store on goods such as dented cans, crushed boxes, expired sell by date items, and overstock I strongly suggest you check them out. Here is what I bought today
    4 boxes,slightly crushed, Suddenly Salad .50 cents each
    1 thing of Hidden Valley Ranch Singles 6ct. .90
    1 48oz. bottle of Goya Corn Oil $2.50
    1 4oz. bottle Baush and Lomb Wetting Solution for Gas Permeable Lens $1
    3 12pc pks. Dentyne Fire gum .50 cents each
    1 28oz. can of Del Monte French Style Green Beans .50
    1 16 pk. Sharpie Markers $1.75
    1 24oz. bag of Nestle Semi-sweet Morsels $1.75
    TOTAL spent= $12.08

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    When I lived in Iowa, Amish country was 20 minutes away.
    There were two Amish run stores that I loved. The first was a traditional country grocery. Everything was in bulk and they had a cold room with produce and dairy. The store was powered by gas. They also had fresh baked goods and jams. I really miss that store.
    The second store was a discount/dented can grocery. The prices great, but you had to watch the expiration date.
    I have yet to find stores like that here in Oregon.

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    HisDaisy, would that be at Cantril and Stringtown? I know of those two Amish stores in Iowa. They are fun to visit. Also is one near Drakesville, around the Bloomfield area.
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    Amish country around here is about 90 mins away and I love going to their stores. They are truly amazingly frugal and wonderful people.

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    We have alot of Amish around my area and we buy alot of veggies from their stands along the road side. I do buy the bulk items that are shipped to them I don't buy their bake goods at all. Our Amish are not very well groomed sort of speaking. We pick and choose of what we buy from them. One thing I can say about them they are very hard working people.

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    Ok here's what I got today.
    1 beef soup base
    1 ham soup base
    1 16 pk. Sharpies for work
    1 4oz. McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract
    1 24oz. Kraft Light Mayo
    1 18oz. Kraft Miracle Whip
    1 24oz. Kraft Thousand Island Dressing
    1 24oz. Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing
    2 11.75oz. Smuckers Toppings
    1 32oz. Welch's Concord Jam
    1 8oz. box Pork Stock
    1 Jello No Bake Cherry Cheesecake
    1 10.5oz. Kraft Marshmallows
    2 20ct. boxes Knorr Onion Cubes
    1 11oz. Folgers Classic Roast Coffee
    6 pks. French's dry Spaghetti Sauce Mix
    1 6.5oz. Martha White Pizza Crust Mix
    1 Duncan Hines Yellow cake mix
    1 Betty Crocker Double Chocolate Chunk cookie mix
    1 10ct. box Quaker Chewy Granola Bars
    2 16oz. cans Old El Paso refried beans, used in tonights dinner
    1 29oz. can Hunts tomato sauce
    3 15oz. can Hunts tomato sauce
    2 14oz. DelMonte whole potatoes
    1 19.75oz. can whole black beans
    1 15oz. can Dole Mandarin Oranges
    2 8.5oz. cans DelMonte peas & carrots
    2 8.5oz. cans " " green beans
    2 6oz. box Hot Tamales candies

    TOTAL=$29.83

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    There's an Amish bulk store up in Shipshewana, Indiana, that we hit up every two months are so. (Just north of Road 20 on US 5, in case you want to know.)

    They have bulk EVERYTHING it seems and the place has done wonders for our stockpile.

    I agree on the baked goods, though. Give them a pass and make your own.

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    I made my trip to the Amish store today. I didn't get a lot since I'm so stocked up thanks to this store, but here's what I did get.

    2 boxes of Life cereal
    1 can of Gilette Shave Gel
    2 boxes of Premium M&M's($1 each)
    2 Bertolli Pasta Sauce Pouches
    2 pks. Dentyne Fire gum
    2 pks.6ct. bottled water for work

    Total= $13.20

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    Quote Originally Posted by forHISglory View Post
    HisDaisy, would that be at Cantril and Stringtown? I know of those two Amish stores in Iowa. They are fun to visit. Also is one near Drakesville, around the Bloomfield area.
    You got it. Stringtown is my favorite. I miss going there now that we are in Oregon.

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    We don't have any here, but if I am able to travel this summer, I am planning on going to some in Tennessee. I've only been to the regular country-type stores, not the discount type. I love being able to buy wheat in bulk, their cheese powder, and those Amish wedding chocolate malted milk balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milly View Post
    There's an Amish bulk store up in Shipshewana, Indiana, that we hit up every two months are so.
    Milly, I love Shipshewana! I haven't been in 16 years because it's about a 12 or 14-hour drive ;-).

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    I have a friend who swears by the Amish stores. She even drew me a map so I could find all three of them in nearby Clare MI! So far I've only made it to one of them, but the kiddos were restless, so I didn't get to look at everything.

    I'll add this to my 2009 list of places to regularly visit:
    1. farmers market
    2. thrift stores
    3. garage sales
    4. Amish stores

    Clare MI also holds a Amish and others flea market twice a year. It costs a dollar to park. They auction Amish quilts. Check the chamber of commerce site for Clare County and the dates will be listed. Look for "Yoders" auction/flea market. Usually held in May & August.

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    There are quite a few of these Amish discount stores near me. One thing though you have to be real careful about is EXPIRATION dates in those places. Some things I have picked up to look at were expired 3 months or due to expire the next week. Others are great bargains! Just make sure you look at the Expiration Dates when you shop there.

    Oh and another thing, when you do go to these Amish areas try to stay off the main road. Intercourse in Lancaster, PA has become quite the tourist trap. And the "Farmer's Market" in Bird-In-Hand ,PA has become the same the last few years. You can find the exact same things for a lot less off the beaten bath at some of the Amish Farms.
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    Great deals!

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    I love (and miss) the Amish stores near my parents' house. Good deals, Sassy.

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