Save money shopping for baked goods by purchasing them at a
bakery outlet, or purchasing them day-old at the supermarket. Most large
cities have bakery outlets. You may have to drive a bit to get there, but
if you have a freezer, they are thrift friendly and will come out as fresh as they went in.
Most supermarkets mark down their unsold bakery items in the
evening or early morning. They are often placed in out-of-the-way areas of
the store. Shoppers who know where they are snap them up first thing in
a few more tips to save money on baked goods.
- Make up large batches of
cookie batter and freeze it for fresh cookies on busy days.
- Take advantage of cost
friendly cake and brownie mixes when they go on sale.
- Augment plain mixes to
make deluxe baked goods.
- Freeze half of items that you
can't finish before they start getting old.
- Bake two items at one time or
one after the other when the oven is hot to save energy.