Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thursday Thrifty Tip: Bread Outlet Stores

Last Friday my friend Lynda and took our kids on a journey to the local Franz Bread Outlet store located in Everett about 20 minutes away. Folks, I'm not gonna' lie...we got a whole lotta' bread for a only a little hard, cold cash. (Good times, good times.) In addition, we conserved our resources by carpooling to the outlet store which is not only good for the environment, but your pocket book.

For $15.56 I got a month's worth (or more) of bread products. My tab included: 6 loaves of whole wheat bread, 2 packages of whole wheat English muffins, 2 packages of whole wheat hamburger buns, 3 bags of whole wheat mini-bagels, 1 loaf of garlic French bread, and 1 package of Little Debbie Brownie sticks (Fiona's idea...I swear!). Buying these whole wheat types of bread at a regular store would have easily cost me about $4 a loaf. The bottom line...utilizing an outlet can really save your family's grocery bill during the month.

So you're probably wondering...where in the world are you going to put all that bread? Easy, store it in the freezer! My parents taught me early on in life to put extra bread in the freezer so as to "stop the molding/aging process". Simply take out the bread when you need a loaf and leave the rest in the freezer. Granted... space can be limited if you only have a a freezer as part of your refrigerator, but be creative. Personally at the Little Blue Bungalow we had just made some space after I cooked up the extra 17 pound turkey that I bought during the Thanksgiving season for a mere four dollars and 24 cents. Turkey at that price is great during any season, trust me.

For other great Thursday Thrifty Tip ideas make sure to check out my fellow friend's blogs: Tracy, Genny, Anisa, and Crystal.

From inside the little blue bungalow,
Katie Jean
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Heather said...

OMG! I totally forgot about that. There's also one on 164th in Lynnwood down the street from the Wal-Mart. I used to live a few blocks from the bread clearance store (I can't remember the name of it) and was able to get a lot of bread for very little dough. Sorry I couldn't resist typing that!

Glenn said...

In December/January we use our front porch as our extra freezer space. Might as well take advantage of those subzero temperatures.