I had the great opportunity to participate in celebrating the Grand Opening of the Beaverton Grocery Outlet store on Hall Blvd with a Shop-Along Event. I invited two groups of Frugal Living NW readers to shop the Grocery Outlet with me.
We walked through each section in the store and I highlighted some of my favorite deals as well as how I fit the Grocery Outlet into my regular shopping routine to save my family money on our food and household items.
Probably the best part of the event for me was meeting with Lynae, the owner-operator of the Beaverton Grocery Outlet.
Lynae, a third-generation Grocery Outlet owner-operator, has an incredible passion for bringing her customers the best value. She takes the time to shop WinCo weekly and tries to beat WinCo prices as much as possible.
In fact, she prices the items in the first aisle you encounter as you enter the store to be cheaper than WinCo’s best prices! I just love that her goal is not to beat Safeway, Albertsons and Fred Meyer, but WinCo and Walmart.
Then the shoppers revved up for a fun Frugal Shoppers Challenge game where the teams selected one item from each section of the store to see who could save the most money.
The important thing to remember when shopping the Grocery Outlet is that their stock and prices continually change based on what deals they can score from manufacturers, so you will encounter a slightly different store each time you shop. When you spot a deal that you’re excited about, that’s the time to stock-up! There’s no guarantee that the item will be there the next time you shop.
Side note: The Grocery Outlet cannot accept manufacturer’s coupons.
Here are a few examples of the HOT deals I found during the Shop-Along event at the Beaverton store:
One of the best places to find savings over the regular grocery store and Costco is on wine. The Grocery Outlet works closely with many labels to purchase their overstock to pass the savings on to you. And their stock is not limited to the cheap brands. They typically carry bottles regularly priced at over $20 for $10 or less.
Feta Cheese priced at $3.99. This is a crazy good price for high quality specialty cheese. The Grocery Outlet regularly has smokin’ deals on all types of fancy and stinky cheeses. Do not make a cheese plate without first stopping by your Grocery Outlet.
Glutino Gluten Free Breakfast Bars priced at $1.49. Yes, we can get bars for cheaper than this with coupons, but they are not usually gluten-free and they are not available today. If your family eats gluten-free, this is a deal you would jump on and stock-up.
Retinol Creams priced at $6.99, regularly up to $55. Seriously? That’s an incredible savings on a very expensive body care item. This is a typical beauty care deal that you might find at the Grocery Outlet. Perhaps the packaging was changed or the manufacturer just produced too many items, so the Grocery Outlet was able to score a sweet deal and pass the savings along!
Frozen Edamame priced at $7.99. I’ve NEVER seen an edamame deal with coupons, so this is a great example of how shopping the Grocery Outlet can save you money on items that don’t typically go on sale.
Marshmallows priced from $.50 to $.99 per bag, depending on brand and variety. Perfect for baking or an early summer camping trip!
Find your local Grocery Outlet store here.
Have any of you shopped the new Grocery Outlet in Beaverton? What deals have you found lately?
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