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Flower’s Thrift Bread Store 8*26*11 August 29, 2011

Filed under: Flower's Bakery — queen620 @ 3:32 pm

Spent$15.00 or so

Saved $  20…?

Total value  $35

57% savings

bought 5 loaves Nature’s Own Bread,

3 bags powder donuts,

bag hodog roll,

bag hamburger rolls,

6ct bagels &

pack bagel thins

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Harris Teeter & Bread Store 5-16-11 May 25, 2011

Filed under: Flower's Bakery,Harris Teeter — queen620 @ 4:46 am

Spent:  $14.31

Saved: $35.90

Total Value:  $50.21

72% savings

4x Bryers YoCrunch @ $.50 each

(I know I was technically over the limit of 3, but I was no where near my 20 Q limit, so I decided to try it.  If item #4 had been rejected I would have had it taken off.)

2x Natures Own Bread BOGO & 2 $.55 Q= $.80 each or so

2 Smart Balance milk $7.98 – 2x $1.50 Q ($3.00)- evic BOGO  special $3.99= $.97 for a gallon milk!

Hotdog buns $.89 each

Hormel Chili- $.70 each (I know would have been cheaper during triples!)

Texas Pete Chili $.33 each

Flowers Bread store Jaemstown

Spent $5

Saved: easily $10

Total Value:  $15

66% savings — savings were probably higher, but I am just guessing based on getting stuff from HT or Walmart.

 

FLower’s Bakery Store Monday 1-10-11 January 10, 2011

Filed under: Flower's Bakery — queen620 @ 1:51 pm

Spent:  $6.06

Saved:  $11.68

Total Value:  $17.74

66% savings

So, I wouldn’t necessarily pay full price for all for all of this bread at harris teeter, but lots of people would and then be shocked when their grocery bill is sky high. Now if you are someone who likes ULTRA fresh pasty bread that sticks to the roof our your mouth- then the bakery store with day old bread might not be for you.  Although, they do sell fresh bread for almost 50% off what you would pay at HT.  I decided to go to the bread store b/c I was planning to buy 2 packs fo sub rolls for $6.20 at Harris Teeter, and I still wanted to get more bread.  My favorite bread store is the flower’s store on Main St in Jamestown.  It is slightly out of the way, but seems very clean and has a better selection than the one on Randleman Rd.  They almost always have lots of whole wheat/whole grain breads and rolls.  Randleman Rd from my experience (haven’t been there in probably a year) had mainly white bread which other than hotdog/hamburger & sub rolls we don’t really eat.  I would love to work it into my schedule more often, but they close at 5:30 on weekdays and most Saturdays I don’t usually go grocery shopping.  Anyway enough rambling on my bread store adventures.

 

Flower’s Bread Store 11-4-10 November 4, 2010

Filed under: Flower's Bakery — queen620 @ 9:25 am

Spent:  $9.71

Saved:  $16.44

Total Value:  $26.15

63% savings

Also no shown was a bag of powdered donoughts!

I got my savings money from the prices on Harris Teeter Express Lane.  Some of these items would buy and pay full price; some of the others I would buy when on sale.  If nothing was on sale and I didn’t have time to run the bread machine I would pay full price.  So all that being said I think my numbers are legitimate.

I really would like to try and work a bi-weekly trip to the store.  It isn’t too far out of the way.  I really like the one in Jamestown and it is only about 3 miles from HT @ Adam’s Farm.  I think they have a better selection of HIGH QUALITY breads than the Merita store on Randleman Rd.

 

Flower’s Bakery 4-27-10 April 27, 2010

Filed under: Flower's Bakery,Uncategorized — queen620 @ 9:12 am

Spent:$5.84

Saved:  ???

For my personal tracking I am going to guess that I saved around $12 over retail.  I based my savings on Harris Teeter’s Express Lane online shopping page.  Now you know I would avoid paying that for bread, but if push came to shove and I had to have bread I would have to pay it.  Or at least try to find something acceptable that was on sale!

 

Flower’s Bakery Store April 17, 2010

Filed under: Flower's Bakery — queen620 @ 7:56 am

Spent:  $5.72

Saved:  $ 6.00 at least

50% at least!

that is my guess for statistical purposes 🙂

Okay, I know saving on bread my not excite everyone, but it does me!   The boys and I were in HighPoint and we were going to go to Harris Teeter.  We also needed to eat lunch.   The closest subway that accepted our coupons from the attraction guide was the one at Adam’s Farm.

(Kids and I ate for $8.47 at Subway!  McDonalds can’t beat that!!!)

So we were driving from High Point on High Point Rd/Greensboro Rd I think and when we drove through Jamestown I saw the bakery store.  I decided to run b/c bread was on my HT list.  I was so excited to find that our favorite Nature’s Own Bread was $.99 each!  This bread doesn’t have any major junk in it and seems to be rather healthy.   It is my preferred bread to buy when it is on sale…or not!   When it is on sale I usually pay $1.75 or so unless there is a coupon to match with the sale making it cheaper.

Of course it was about to expire, but that doesn’t bother me.  When we get home from shopping our bread normally goes in the fridge anyway.  When we need a new loaf we pull from the fridge in the basement.   This allows our family to buy enough bread for at least a week without having to stop by the store all the time.  If you like super fresh, stick to the roof of your mouth, bread this scenario might not work for you.  But none of us like it that fresh so we are okay!

When I got back to the van I added the address to my Garmin so I should be able to go back more often.  I don’t think I would go every week, but maybe once or twice a month.  If I went once a month or so then I could freeze the extra loaves until we need them.