How to Save Money On Bread
I am often asked how I save money on bread and other similar bakery items because we rarely find coupons for bread, rolls, and other baked items. I have a few tips to share with you. We go through a large amount of bread in our home. With 4 kids that pack their lunch every week day, we make 20 sandwiches a week. That’s 40 slices of bread. Not to mention the sandwiches that we make on the weekends and of course mom and dad like a good sandwich every now and then as well. So, how do I save money on bread in our home?
Save Money On Bread – STOCK UP DURING SALES
If you are brand specific, I highly encourage you to stock up on your favorite bread when it goes on sale. Figure out what your stock up price is on your particular brand, and when it goes that low, stock your freezer with your favorite bread. I use the strategy of buying enough bread to last until the next sale. Sales tend to go in cycles, so keep an eye on your favorite bread and you can figure out the sales cycle. Bread can easily be placed in the freezer, and then into the fridge when it’s time to thaw out!
Save Money On Bread – USE COUPONS
If your brand puts out coupons in the paper or elsewhere, get as many as you can get your hands on. You can ask friends & family for their extra inserts that week or join trade groups and trade for your coupons. Again, you will want to stock up during a sale paired with coupons.
Save Money On Bread – Check your local Farmers Market
Many towns and cities host Farmers Markets. Some are weekly, some are held monthly. Many of these Farmers Markets offer deep discounts on bakery items. My biggest tip is to try and talk them down even further. Or, wait until the last hour of the market, and you will find prices slashed further, as the sellers do not want to take the bread back to the store/home with them!!
Save Money On Bread – Shop the Bread Outlets
Check your local bread outlets for deep discounts. We have two in our area. We have a Flowers outlet and and Entenmanns outlet. Both have rock bottom prices on all types of bread. We can find hot dog buns, rolls, bread loaves, gluten free bread, and so much more at 50% or more off the regular price. Keep an eye on the expiration date, as some are almost expired, meaning you will have to pop them in the freezer if you’re not going to use right away!