I just recently started shopping at the bakery outlet store and I gotta say, I kinda loave it. It’s now my go to place when I need bread and I haven’t found it on markdown at my regular grocery stores.
I just went this last week and scored eight loaves of Oroweat bread and one package of english muffins (so nine items) for only $11.59. That makes them only $1.29 each.
These varieties of bread can easily be $2.50-$4 in regular grocery stores. The “best buy” dates are generally closer than they are at regular grocery stores, but I just take them home and throw them in the freezer. I’ve never had a problem with them.
You’d be surprised what you can find at bakery outlets. It’s more than just bread. My store has bread, buns, english muffins, sandwich rolls, cookies and even Bob’s Red Mill products!
Now all outlet stores probably have their own promotions, so check with your local store. Here are some that are available at my local store (Oroweat Bakery Outlet, on Martin in Lacey, WA).
- Punch card – Earn punches for the amount you spend and when you fill up the card, you get a FREE item.
- Double punch day – Mondays earn double the punches on your punch cards
- Spend $10, get a FREE item
My store also had a calendar for $0.99 and it has a coupon for each month. I think there is also a Franz outlet in town and I hope to check that out one of these days.
If you like to make your own bread, you should check out the roll recipe I posted recently.
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Do you shop at a bakery outlet store? What tips or tricks would you share with someone who hasn’t shopped at one before?