logo

Privacy
This forum uses cookies to ensure smooth navigation from page to page of a thread. If you choose to register and provide your email, that email is solely used to get your password to you and updates on any topics you choose to watch. Nothing else. Ask with any questions!
Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
eipcs, Kymberly - Obesity Editor, davidsalata, lovebird123, lizaa
58374 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums417
Topics119,460
Posts847,874
Members58,374
Most Online449
Mar 28th, 2018
Top Posters(30 Days)
Angie 24
Sponsor
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Food Salvage Stores and Dented Can Stores #743199
01/27/12 09:01 PM
01/27/12 09:01 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 77
L
LBP Offline OP
Amoeba
LBP  Offline OP
Amoeba
L
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 77
I looked and didn't see this anywhere on here so I thought I would post.
Has anyone else shopped at salvage stores? Some call them 'banana box stores' same thing. We have a handful here where I live that are relatively close. They are down in Amish country and mostly run by the Amish. I love to shop there when I get the chance. Some of my best deals I found were:

Rice for 5 cents a pound. they had carts full of 5 pound and 10 pound bags. This was right around Halloween and I bought 6 bags of each. When my brothers came out for Thanksgiving I gave them all some and was left with 1 bag of each, which is still a lot of rice! and it is all still in date. much of the food there is out of date but some foods last past their expiration dates.

Boxes of Uncle Ben's brown rice for 25 cents. both the long cook and the boil bags, again they had carts full of them and I got probably 20 of each and gave most to the brothers. still have about 5 boxes left. yes, it is a lot of rice but there are 5 of us to feed and it all helps.

Salad Dressings for 10 cents a bottle. That really can't go bad ,they are sealed and preserved and they have so many interesting flavors to try. At 10 cents, I don't feel so bad throwing it out if I don't care for the flavor. so far I have liked all the different flavors.

I got a banana box full of cereal for $5.00. It had 20 bags of many different cereals in it. I think 5 of them were Cheerios(which I love) but all the rest were different. They were not in their boxes, they must have gotten damaged, but they wrote on the bags what they were. and none of them tasted stale! Cereal in the store is hoar-ably expensive and I got them for 40 cents a bag. Full size bags too. The kids loved it.

I know some are not comfortable shopping in such a store, but to me they are a godsend right now. I see nothing wrong with them. I love saving money when I can.

Last edited by Jilly; 03/06/12 02:36 AM.
Re: salvage stores [Re: LBP] #744661
02/05/12 12:21 AM
02/05/12 12:21 AM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 14,392
Verde Valley, AZ
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Jilly  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 14,392
Verde Valley, AZ
I love these stores! We used to have a great one, but it moved to a nearby town. frown

I hope someone else re-opens it. These stores are gold mines for all kinds of perfectly good food.

Re: salvage stores [Re: LBP] #749689
03/06/12 02:34 AM
03/06/12 02:34 AM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 14,392
Verde Valley, AZ
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Jilly  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 14,392
Verde Valley, AZ
Yes! I found the new location for the dented can store and have now been there a few times. They really have awesome supplies, and they even take food stamps. Just not coupons. smile

I have a nice ReStore nearby in Cottonwood - the habitat for humanity salvage store. I picked up some very nice, never used new cabinet pulls for my cruddy old cabinets in the kitchen and loo.

Re: salvage stores [Re: LBP] #766039
06/03/12 01:35 AM
06/03/12 01:35 AM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 14,392
Verde Valley, AZ
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Jilly  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 14,392
Verde Valley, AZ
Last week i used up the remainder of May's food stamps at my dented can store. I got Cliff and Luna trail bars for 20 cents, several containers of yeast for making my Kvass, coffee, peanut butter, canned beans and lemon juice.

Re: salvage stores [Re: Jilly] #766054
06/03/12 02:39 AM
06/03/12 02:39 AM
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 4,798
D
Debbie-SpiritualityEditor Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Debbie-SpiritualityEditor  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Elephant
D
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 4,798
I've noticed that most grocery stores have a section for dented cans, damaged boxes, etc. I've found a few bargains on things I actually use in those sections.


Debbie Grejdus
Spirituality Site Editor
Spirituality Forum Moderator
Re: salvage stores [Re: LBP] #804266
02/04/13 12:46 AM
02/04/13 12:46 AM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 14,392
Verde Valley, AZ
Jilly Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Jilly  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 14,392
Verde Valley, AZ
An interesting note is that while you can use food stamps at these stores, they do NOT accept coupons. I guess I can see why - i think these are after-market products.


Moderated by  Jilly 

Brand New Posts
Hubble isn't the only telescope
by Mona - Astronomy. 05/28/18 04:54 AM
What Era is Classic Rock
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames. 05/28/18 04:04 AM
Spiders!
by Nancy Roussy. 05/28/18 04:03 AM
What exercise did you do today?
by Nancy Roussy. 05/28/18 03:51 AM
Fragrances for Stress?
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames. 05/28/18 03:17 AM
Learning Reduces Stress / Raises Joy
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames. 05/28/18 03:15 AM
Do You Feel Middle Aged?
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames. 05/28/18 03:12 AM
Why Are We So Reluctant To Change
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames. 05/28/18 03:06 AM
Cats Means No Birds
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames. 05/28/18 02:22 AM
Selling on eBay
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames. 05/28/18 02:19 AM
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Who's Online Now
2 registered members (Mona - Astronomy, Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames), 154 guests, and 4 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Sponsor


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2018 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1
(Release build 20180111)
Page Time: 1.537s Queries: 14 (0.118s) Memory: 2.2996 MB (Peak: 2.3983 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2018-05-28 04:59:05 UTC