Sunday, June 04, 2006

Big Lots

I like Big Lots. My husband and I go there about once a month. I never paid much attention to the food, but I've started really checking prices now that I do the pricebook thing. If you are careful to make sure to check the expiration dates, you can get some good buys on real brand names. I got Premium Saltines for a little over a dollar. The funny thing is that the label is written in Spanish! But it doesn't expire for a while, and nothing lasts around my house, anyway. I bought Poptarts for a dollar that will expire this month. This month? I'd be lucky it lasts the next 3 days. (Oh, and I know Poptarts are poison. I can't stand them, myself. But unless you have a medical condition or allergies, I don't think there's a single food on this planet that is bad for you in moderation.)
One thing I don't like is that they don't take coupons. You really have to know your stuff. I can get fruit rollups cheaper if I wait for a sale, and sales on those happen frequently. And if you check for free coupons on line, there is almost always a coupon. This link should work:
http://www.newsday.com/shopping/coupons/ny-couponpage,0,218714.htmlstory?coll=ny-nav-default

5 comments:

Sue said...

I love all your frugal ideas. We used to have a BigLots and I loved it. But they moved about 30 miles away and with gas prices and traffic congestion it's hardly worth the effort.
My newest store that I LOVE is 99¢ Only. They are so much more than a dollar store. Brand name groceries and produce at 99 cents!
Check it out if there's one nearby...

Keltybug said...

I too love your ideas. I myself love Biglots. We go every few months. They have gret sesonal items.

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

sounds great - but i have never heard of that store, since i am here in Canada. But sounds good! :)

I'll be back for your Taclle It Tuesday tomorrow. I put your link in mine tonight, but i will be adding Mr Linky too!

see you soon :)

Mom2fur said...

Thanks, everyone! Sue, we have 99 cents only, too! I love that store. We would visit a place like that far more often than Big Lots for the little things we need. It's fun to go there with 5 bucks and a little change and walk out with 5 items!

Gina said...

I love Big lots too! I wish I went in public these days. I haven't been anywhere fun like that in ages.