More for Less | January 27, 2023
Editor’s Note: Because we’re all feeling the pinch of inflation, the Gazette has begun “More for Less,” a recurring list of budget-friendly things to experience and buy to help stretch your dollar a little further.
We’ve curated a list of local discounted grocery items that offer an optimal balance of treats, household needs and nutrition without having to take out a cash advance loan.
Saving money doesn’t mean eating unhealthily. Grocery stores are starting to catch up to our needs, whether it be non-GMO foods, produce, fresh meats or organic goods. Also, major grocery chains often give out deals when you sign up on their websites. If you sign up with WinnDixie.com, you can rack up reward points that you can collect and exchange for dollars off your grocery bill. Publix.com has a great selection of digital coupons and “Club Perks,” such as $3 of a total grocery bill of $60.
Remember the basics: Shop the periphery of the store with as little as possible from the middle. Frozen vegetables pack more nutrition than withering produce and can save you money. Avoid impulse buys from endcap displays and read labels carefully. Sometimes items are misplaced or are “buy two, get one free” or “half off” instead of a simple BOGO (buy one get one).
The following deals are advertised Marion County Winn-Dixie locations such as Forest Center Winn-Dixie and Marion Oaks Shopping Center. Call your nearby store to confirm.
On sale this weekend at Winn-Dixie, through Jan. 29
BOGO bag of navel oranges or tangelos at $6.99 and get another bag free
Pork Loin Baby Back Ribs or St. Louis Style Pork Spareribs are $2.99 a pound.
BOGO/on sale at Winn-Dixie through Jan. 31
Buy one Sargento Shredded or Chunk Cheese and get another of those cheese products at equal or lesser value free. Save up to $4.79 on two.
Dietz & Watson Roast Beef is available for $9.99 a pound; save up to $3 per pound. Jan 25th – Jan 31st 2023
BelGioioso Grated Cups or Fresh Mozzarella, $3.99 each. Save up to $1.50. (Also on sale at Publix.)
The following discounts are advertised at Pearl Britain Plaza Publix and other locations. Call your nearby Publix to confirm.
BOGO at Publix through Feb 1
Buy a multipack of Brawny Paper Towels and get another of equal or lesser price. Save up to $15.19.
Buy one Freschetta Pizza and another of equal or lesser price. Save up to $7.19
Buy an Epic Pork Rinds (or cracklings), 2.5-oz bag; or Chicken Crisps, 1.5-oz bag, and get another Epic pork rinds, cracklings or chicken crisps of equal or lesser value free.
Save up to $4.99.
Buy a Green Giant Vegetables Simply Steam 9-10-ounce bag and get an equal or lesser bag free. Save Up To $3.19.
On sale at Publix through Feb 1
Mario Pitted Green Olives 4.2-ounce bag is featured at two for $5 (or $2.50 each); featured as a new product.
Pacific Foods Organic Soups are two for $7 (or $3.50 each); come in 16.1–16.3-ounce can; also featured as new product.