When they say their product sourcing is opportunistic, clearly the folks at Grocery Outlet are fairly serious. And when they say they have 1-lb packages of bacon for 99 cents, I am fully convinced.
I logged onto Facebook for my lunchbreak, and the instant Pavlovian response was unmistakable...I saw the offer of cheap bacon at my local G.O. and nearly had to wipe the drool off my keyboard. Immediately, I decided that I could fit a shopping run into my post-work schedule. After all, it's a place where selection changes daily...and I hadn't been there for 2 weeks.
I arrived at the store and immediately began photographing eye-catching deals for the blog. At the same time, a few started making their way into my cart.
As usual, cheese was both the store's strong point and my personal weakness...despite having a drawer full of cheese in my fridge, I couldn't resist a $1.61 chunk of smoked gouda, a $2.99 pair of Brie "logs" (innovative packaging), and a 99-cent ball of fresh Mozzarella.
I picked up a few other deals along the way, then finally circled back to pick up 3 pounds of bacon. Finally, I paid up and learned the results...$37.22 savings on a $20.74 purchase.
While I came in specifically seeking only 3 items (bacon, a bag of fresh spinach and a jar of pepperincini peppers), there was not a single unnecessary item in my purchases. Good to know that I too can practice "shopportunism".