UPDATE: The sign-ups are now closed! Thanks to everyone who registered.
I am so excited to announce that I have teamed up with the Grocery Outlet to help with the Grand Opening of the new Grocery Outlet in Beaverton, Oregon! I am inviting 20 Frugal Living NW to going me for a Shop-Along event at the Beaverton Grocery Outlet on Saturday, May 5.
We will shop the store together, sharing savings strategies and how to make the most of your Grocery Outlet shopping. Participants will get a goody bag from the Grocery Outlet and we will also play a fun Frugal Shopping Challenge (the winners will win a Grocery Outlet gift card)!
Not only will you have the opportunity to shop the Grocery Outlet with me, but you’ll get to meet Lynae Barnett, the operator of the Beaverton Grocery Outlet.
Lynae is a third-generation operator of the Beaverton Grocery Outlet and started working in the Beaverton store for her grandparents, Edna and Jack Wiley when she was a teenager. She worked while she completed her education. When her parents, the second-generation owners of the store, Bob and Patsy Barnett, took ownership of the store, she was promoted to Manager in 2002. To get more experience, Lynae became an operator for the Woodburn store in August, 2010. When her parents wanted to retire, she moved back home to Beaverton, and took ownership of the Beaverton Grocery Outlet in August, 2011. In 2012, she was thrilled to help the store relocate to its present location to bring incredible savings to the residents of Beaverton and the entire westside of Portland.
New to the Grocery Outlet? The Grocery Outlet offers prices up to 50% less than conventional retailers. Grocery Outlet products can include product overruns, close-outs, package changes, promotional packaging or test market products, which they buy directly from manufacturers at deep discounts. Shopping the Grocery Outlet is like a treasure hunt – you never know what great deals you are going to find!
Since the items are never the same, you really get to experience a new store with each visit. And when you find an item your family uses, you need to stock-up, just like we do with couponing. I personally shop the Grocery Outlet 2-3 times a month, usually while running other errands. These are the products I specifically look for at the Grocery Outlet:
:: Specialty cheeses — I can regularly get a great price on bleu cheese, Brie and other smelly cheeses and they are often organic.
:: Produce – I can always find prices either comparable to WinCo or just a bit less on fruits and vegetables.
:: Organic — I am amazed at the selection of non-perishable (or boxed) organic items. I always pick up organic cereal and fruit sauces for my babies at the Grocery Outlet. If you’re committed to organic boxed food, you should be shopping the Grocery Outlet regularly and stocking up when you find a great deal.
:: Natural toiletries — You can always find fantastic prices on the more natural, chemical-free toiletries (hair care, body care, sunscreen, etc). In fact, I really don’t know why people buy the stuff anywhere else.
Ready to shop with me and check out the new Beaverton Grocery Outlet?
Register for the Shop-Along Event on Saturday, May 5 here (9:30-10:30 am or 2-3 pm). This event is open to 10 people per session — I will let you know if you’re the first 10 registered for the time slot or if you’re on the waitlist later this weekend!
This post is a part of a campaign sponsored by the Grocery Outlet to help launch the new Beaverton Grocery Outlet.
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