One of my goals on vacation was to check out and out of state surplus/discount store and see how similar it was to those locally. I found that it was pretty much the same, prices were a little higher but they had a frozen/refrigerated section in the one I visited which I thought was awesome!(I got a 3 pound container of fresh mozzarella cheese for 2.99 and organic egg whites for .25!)
I’ve noticed that unless you know where to look discount stores are hard to find. Well the good ones are anyways. I don’t enjoy going to a discount store for anything other than food since I believe that everything else can be purchased cheaper somewhere else. So unless the store has a great food section it’s not really worth my time. The awesome thing about surplus food stores is that they almost always have organic/natural products and they are really cheap compared to anywhere else! There are a few organic cracker brands that I love but I can’t afford to pay $3-$4 a box for them. At the discount stores I visit I pay between 1.10 and 1.50 for those same products.
We have 6 local surplus discount stores. There are 2 that I frequently find great deals at. Deals are always different as the products change almost daily so you never know what you will find.
Here is a list of the local stores(the top 2 are my favorites):
1833 5th Ave.
Shop 4 Less
1030 Main Street
*Will be closed Rally Week.
144 S. Chicago St.
30 N. Fergusen St.
Bargains By Kathy
Rapid City/Black Hawk
4630 Sturgis Rd.
732 Jackson Blvd.
*Not a large food selection.
If you want to find a surplus/discount store in your area check out this list by state HERE. It may not have all the stores listed so if you find one make sure you ask them if they know if there is another in your area as well.
In the local area we also have a bread store outlet as well and you can find more info on that in my article HERE.
You can also learn all about surplus/discount stores, dented cans, and out dated foods in my older article HERE.
Oh and HERE’S the little store I got to visit on vacation, thanks for all the good deals!