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Extreme Couponing Tip: Shop Bread Outlet Stores for Big Savings!

Bread is a staple in most households, and one of the easiest ways to save big is to purchase it at outlet stores!

Bread outlet stores are similar to clothing outlets: what doesn’t sell at the regular stores is marked down at the outlet for a quick sale. The bargains are often 25 to 50 percent off.

Bread varieties can include everything from cinnamon raisin to sourdough, artisan, rye, and gluten-free. Another great feature is that they sell more than just loaves! Savvy shoppers can often pick up muffins, cakes, bagels, pies, tortillas, bread sticks, donuts, croissants, rolls, chips, crackers, and sometimes refrigerated dairy, all marked down.

Since many of the bread items at outlet stores are nearing their best-buy date, it’s wise to use them within a day or two of buying. Another option is to stock up and freeze for later use. Day-old French and Italian bread is a favorite in our house for garlic bread. Bread that is more stale makes fantastic French toast, bread crumbs and croutons. English muffins are perfect for mini homemade pizzas. This is also a great place to look if you’ll be needing a lot of bread for a large BBQ or get-together.

If you aren’t already shopping at an outlet, look for one in your area with a quick Google search. Popular brands with outlet stores include Bimbo, Hostess, Oroweat, and Franz.

No outlet nearby? Just look for a grocery store’s “Reduced For Quick Sale” section. Store bakeries will often provide a rack or shelf near the back of the store. Many cafes or restaurants that specialize in fresh bakery items discount the day after, such as Jimmy John’s and Bruegger’s Bagels.

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5 thoughts on “Extreme Couponing Tip: Shop Bread Outlet Stores for Big Savings!”

  1. Anonymous says:

    We used to have one in our neighborhood when my daughter was young. It was Wonder bread. Not sure anyone would even know that brand any more. LOL. Would walk down get our bread and a special treat for my daughter. Now I just save and freeze the ends of bread for croutons. They are normally too stale to eat by the time my husband finishes the loaf which I purchase with a coupon & sale.

  2. Clarissa says:

    I love our outlet bread store, on Wednesdays they have a b1g1, regular price is $1.09 so a buy one get one on Wednesdays is about $.55 each and that is on bread, bagels, buns, tortillas…..  

  3. Recipeshappen says:

    I have never heard of a bread outlet store!  That’s really neat!
    I do love the “reduced for quick sale” section, though. :-)

    Bonnie
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  4. Anonymous says:

    My dad worked for the bread company Country Hearth down in Florida until he died a few years ago and he told me the bread and stuff they sold in the outlet stores was made just for the stores and it was the same as you would buy at the store. Same dates and everything.

  5. Anonymous says:

    we love our bread store, they have a deal if you buy $5 you get an item free. we also get the oldest bread we can from them and use for our chickens. they have bags for $1 with 6 loaves of bread (or like 10 or more of buns, etc. ) for livestock.