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Baked Goods



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 the morning.


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Frugal footnotes:


Here are 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.







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