Tips n’ Tricks: Seek out Manager’s Specials

I totally utilized this tip this past week to pick up some greatly reduced meat and bread.  So I wanted to pass along this saving-money-trick…

Seek out your store’s manager’s specials. When meat is close to expiration, bread a day old, or produce on its way out, many stores will rewrap or remark these items with lower prices for a quick sale.  Because product shipments come in on a regular schedule, products that don’t sell are marked down on a regular schedule.  You’re job is to figure out when the manager does this!

Just ask! If you ask the meat manager or at customer service, they’ll tell you when products come in and when they are usually marked down.  Remember, it may be on different days for different products.

For example, the Harris Teeter on Harding Road marks many items on manger’s special on Tuesday afternoons.  There are tons of meat markdowns, several bread specials, bags of produce marked for $1.00 each, and even discounted cupcakes and sweets.

One word of caution. Look very, very carefully at actual expiration dates on each marked-down item.  You definitely don’t want to buy past-expired meat, produce, or bread.  And for any marked-down purchase, use that day or freeze immediately.


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