Are you like me and love bakery goods but can’t bear the price tags? Items reduced for quick sale to the rescue! Now I can buy artisan, cinnamon raisin, and sourdough loaves, pastries, and even gluten-free and organic breads at half the cost.

Find out when your store marks down baked goods that are soon to reach their sell-by date. Use these products within a day or two, or freeze them for future use.

Day-old French and Italian bread is a favorite in our house for garlic bread. When bread is more stale it makes great French toast or bread crumbs, and English muffins are perfect for mini homemade pizzas. Reduced-for-quick-sale bakery items are often found on a rack or shelf near the back of store or with the other bakery items at the front, labeled with a clearance sticker.

Remember to check out other locations for reduced bakery prices. Often cafes or restaurants that specialize in fresh bakery items discount the day after, such as Jimmy John’s and Bruegger’s Bagels. Also keep an eye out for bakery outlets like Bimbo’s and Franz that sell an assortment of reduced-priced, packaged bread items.