family frugality

Sav-Mor Fun

April 26, 2008

By request, here’s a picture of our “food yard sale” savings from this morning:

My sister joined us again, and did an amazing job at packing all of this into just 2 banana boxes for us! (By the way that is juice in the bottles. 🙂 ) For fun, we decided to calculate what the food would cost at normal price in stores. We came to about $400! For just $12. We are so thankful that the Lord has provided such a fun way to get food inexpensively–and even get lots of “fun” foods (we were looking for granola bars and should be set for months!!)! 🙂

See other “Super Savings Saturday” here..

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  • Amanda April 26, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    I am in awe. I wish we had something like that around here.

  • Meredith from Merchant Ships April 26, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Wow! Y’all did such a great job.

  • Jessica April 26, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    My husband saw your husband there today. We only got one box this time since we still had some left over from last time. Have you visited Moneysavingmom? She put both our pictures on a post! I was so excited.

  • Keren April 26, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Jessica, one of these days maybe we’ll run into each other! 🙂 I had no idea our shopping trips were on MSM, and was quite surprised to see our pictures on there! Of course it was the trip that we got mostly snack food, too. 😉 The sidewalk sale is definitely getting crowded these days!

  • Alicia April 26, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    You did great! I was running a tad late and then, of course, got behind every driver that enjoyed going 15 miles under the spped limit. I was sure that I was doomed by my 9:05 arrival, but even though I missed a lot of good stuff, I still got probably $75-100 worth of food for $6. Mostly marshmallow fluff and peanut butter. I’m thinkin’ fudge. :^)

  • Lori April 27, 2008 at 12:18 am

    Wow! I live in KC, do they do this often?

  • Miriam April 27, 2008 at 7:41 am

    Just came across your blog recently and was excited to see that you are local. And that you’re great at frugal living! I have a friend who has been going to these sales for a while now. I can’t believe all of the stuff you guys get! I must get myself to the next one! Are they every other weekend or just once a month?
    Thanks for sharing all of your finds and tips with us!

  • Johnny April 27, 2008 at 11:38 am

    Do they let you use coupons at teh sales? In waht state are you located?

  • Johnny April 27, 2008 at 11:38 am

    Sorry for my terrrible typing above!

  • lwayswright April 27, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Wow what a great idea. I am very impressed!

  • Angel April 28, 2008 at 8:29 am

    Thank you so much for your awesome web site! I am so interested in the Sav More sales. Where are they held? Is there a web site or how do you find out when the next one is? Thank you so much for all the information! God Blesws you and your family!

  • Kim April 28, 2008 at 10:10 am

    I’m so bummed! I’ve been waiting for the food yardsale after the month of Saturday rains! Oh, well – I can’t wait to stock up in a couple of weeks. NICE job on all your food! I don’t think I could have fit all that into my pantry! 🙂

  • Kristy Howard April 28, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Wow- what an amazing savings! Great job!

    ~Kristy @ Homemaker’s Cottage

  • jennifer April 30, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Are there sales like this in Charlotte, nc?

  • Keren May 1, 2008 at 10:06 am

    This type of sale is very local. It is a salvage sale of food that is “expired,” near expiration date, or just wasn’t very popular for the price it was being sold. Interestingly enough, there’s a lot of organic food (probably because most people don’t want to pay extra for organic cake mix or organic candy bars. :))

    No, no coupons allowed. You are getting lots of food for practically free, anyway. They say “go” and 9a.m., and everyone rushes into the shopping area and fills their box with as much as they can as fast as they can.

  • Jessica May 2, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    When will the next food “yard sale” take place? Thanks!

  • Keren May 2, 2008 at 9:19 pm


    If things go according to schedule, it should be on May 10. If it’s raining we typically call the store, though we’ll be away that morning.

  • Beth May 23, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Does anyone know if there is a sale tomorrow morning?

  • Keren May 24, 2008 at 7:06 am

    There is. 🙂

  • Chris May 26, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    As one of the store managers that gets started at 6am for each of these sales I am very honored to know we have become so famous for the great savings. We truly enjoy watching the madness that it has become and the good that comes out of it. We’ll keep setting them up as long as we can get the product. It’s looking like it will be about every other weekend maybe every third on occasion. While you guys are there be sure to check out the great prices inside the store on meats and produce as well. Happy Shopping from all of us Store Managers at Sav-Mor.