Sunday Grocery Shopping. At the 99cents Store?


Sunday grocery shopping at the 99 cents store??

Usually I do my grocery shopping at the local Ralph’s or Vons or Trader Joe’s… you know, what we think of as the “normal” grocery stores, right?  I had no idea how great my neighborhood 99 cents store could be! I was out and about running errands early Sunday morning and decided to check out this 99 cents store and see if it really was more than cheap cleaning supplies and paper towels.

As you can see, I found a huge bottle of soy sauce for 99 cents– or you can get the name brand version in a smaller container. Same price 99 cents.


Two heads of lettuce, you guessed it 99 cents. I was surprised to find the produce section was clean, well stocked and good quality stuff. And, can you ever really get tired of the easy pricing???


And, my favorites– the cleaning supplies. Lots of them!


Bread, bagels, hamburger buns– all 99 cents.  I checked all expiration dates and looking good. No outdated food here.


I needed a few extra Halloween goodies for my niece. Guess what? I found some cute glow in the dark necklaces to wear trick-or-treating priced 2/99 cents. Awesome!


Moral of the story…. you can score big for under $10 grocery shopping at the 99 cents store!  Cheers!

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Jody Thompson

I'm going to blog about my many shopping escapades. Whether it is a used book store, a thrift shop or a consignment shop-- I'm here to tell all about my experiences. When I find great stuff-- I'll let you know. I'm sending good karma to all the thrifty shoppers out there!

7 thoughts on “Sunday Grocery Shopping. At the 99cents Store?”

    1. I made soup today with the green peppers that were priced 2/99 cents. I’m sure I came on under $4 on cost of making soup I can have for lunch all week. Cheers and many thanks for stopping by my blog!

      1. You’re welcome!
        I love cheap-but-healthful lunches!! 🙂 People say that you can not live healthfully on less than “x number of dollars” a week and haven’t tried shopping for deals. Love it! 🙂

      2. I’m a huge bargain hunter when it comes to food! I prefer to make things myself than eat high sodium and sugar restaurant food. I did a blog post yesterday about homemade granola that only cost me $1.50 to make.

      3. I saw that. 🙂
        Yes! Often eating at home is more healthful and it can be a LOT cheaper!
        We live on a lot less than some people, and eat well, stay debt free, and pay our bills on time! 🙂
        It’s a good feeling.

      4. Debt free is always a good thing. A few years ago I had a minor freak out when I realized I had been spending $1,200/year at coffee shops! Yikes! Now I grind my own coffee beans and DIY the coffee shop experience in my own kitchen. 🙂

      5. Good for you!!!
        It is easy to not realize how much money one small thing is using!
        Some of my friends are like, “I just can’t figure out how to coupon.” and I’m like “I can’t afford to spend the $100 extra you spend each week!” 🙂
        We all do have our own vices though; coffee can be a big one! My biggest thing is eating at home OVERALL; saves a lot!

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