Grocery Outlet hits El Cajon

The Gemini Mama Grocery Outlet El Cajon

 

Did you know that Saturday The Grocery Outlet had their grand opening in El Cajon CA? Well the kids, daddy, and I packed up to go check it out. I had never been to, or even heard about Grocery Outlet so when I was invited to shop their store I was very intrigued. Their grand opening event turned out to be an exciting time.

 

Grocery Outlet now in El Cajon!

 

Before we made it into the store the kids were having a great time. They got to do crafts! An exciting note for all the parents close to the El Cajon CA store, they will have a kids craft table every month on the last Saturday. That is definitely one way to get the kids excited to go grocery shopping with you.

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The kids also met Lois Prices, and had their faces painted.

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So what did I think?

 

I was very impressed at how clean and neat the store was. I was easily able to find things that I was looking for. I was surprised to find that there was a refrigerator and freezer section, as well as produce, meat, and cheese. When I think bargain that is not what fills my mind. The prices were easy to locate, and clear. No questions or confusion.

 

I was also floored at how many organic items I found there! I can not say that they hunt down deals on organic products, but it sure seems like it. They also have them labeled differently so they are easy to spot.

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I really want you to take a good look at the items in this picture. Maybe take a minute to spot an item that you get every week. Then think about what you pay for it.

 

Got it? Good let’s move on.

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Their prices are amazing!

 

That is really the bottom line isn’t it? How much will you pay, or save at check out?

 

The Justin’s peanut butter for only $2.99 is a steal, and Aveeno baby sunblock at $8.99 for a two pack is crazy!

 

I was genuinely surprised by the prices I found while shopping there. I got much more than I expected, and I even splurged on some things that we would not normally buy, simply because at those prices I could.

 

What should you know?

 

  • All Grocery Outlet’s are owner operated, and they buy with cash. That mean’s you get the best possible prices, no built in fees from using credit lines.
  • Products on the shelves are from buy outs. That means that you might not find the same item there, tomorrow so get it today! It also means that same items could be sold at a different prices at a later time, from a different buy.
  • Buy outs are for various reasons. Some of those could be; overproduction, package or label change, too short an expiration for grocery stores (1 year or less).
  • Their price labels list the prices “Elsewhere,” ….. think Target or other national retailers, for comparison.

 

How can you make Grocery Outlet work for you?

 

Take you list and start there! They have a great selection of various items, but often change. If you start your shopping here you can take advantage of the great deals as they fit your shopping list.

Don’t marry yourself to a brand. It will be easy for you to shop from your list if you are general in what you are shopping for. Think “crackers” not “Wheat Thins.” Not to say that you will never find the brand you love, you will just be more successful if you are flexible.

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Now don’t be sad if you missed out on the grand opening celebration. All month long you can enter to win some grand prizes. My favorite, a year of groceries. Then on Saturday May 24th they will have the grand prize giveaway! Compete with coffee, and treats, wheel of bargains, and magic cart. At noon they will announce the grand prize winners.

 

Still curious? Feel free to view Grocery Outlet El Cajon’s website here or keep up to date with events and info on their Facebook page. 

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Take a peek at what I got.

 

Annie’s bunny crackers variety pack

Cascade Farms peanut butter bars

Seattles Best K-cups House blend

Tom’s of Maine mouthwash

EO Shower Gel

Tom’s of Maine deodorant

Tarkettle Road Zinfandel

2 bags of Vegan Carob Chips

Oneida Jumbo muffin pan

Lil Critters Gummy Vitamins

 

Now let’s have a little fun.

Take a guess at how much I spent at check out! Let’s see who can come the closest!

 

Disclosure I received a gift card to facilitate my review, no other compensation was received. As usual, all opinions expressed are my own.

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9 Responses to 'Grocery Outlet hits El Cajon'

  1. looks like everybody had a GREAT time… 😀

  2. This look amazing! Wish I had something like this around me!

  3. Kari says:

    This is how I feel about Pricerite… I love it!

  4. ginaslibrary73 says:

    We have bargain stores near me but not a Grocery Outlet. Looks like you got some good deals.

  5. Sonia M says:

    My guess would be around $25.

  6. ccarroll95 says:

    I think it would be about $23

  7. alona y says:

    Going through each item I’d guess $40, but I’m thinking that’s high from their deals!

  8. I see some good deals, even on organic things. Wish we had something similar around here!

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