Ready to see a frugal magic trick? Okay, here goes …
I bought this t-shirt from our local Salvation Army thrift store on Friday …
and it came with all of this bread for free.
A certain bakery chain donates all of their day-old bread to charity, and in our town, it goes to the Salvation Army thrift store. They have a cart full of bagged bread at the front of the store, and it’s free with purchase or a $1 donation.
It’s all bagged and sealed at the bakery, so it’s perfectly good bread, and the price is right.
We stop by once a week, look to see what color tag is currently half price, and buy one item from that color. This week I snagged a t-shirt for $1.50 – a good deal in its own right, but a killer deal when you factor in the bread.
The bags that the bread come in are white, so you never really know what you’ve got until you get home, and that makes it extra fun. One week it might be mostly bagels. Another week it might be mostly loaves of bread. It’s a fun little game, and one that saves us money.
Have you found any unusual ways to save on groceries? If so, I’d love to hear about them.