Living Frugal: Shopping at bread outlets

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My family uses a ton of bread. I love getting fresh breads for dinner parties and special guests. But for everyday living, I shop at the bread outlet. We have anĀ Entenmann’s-Oroweat Bakery Outlet right here in SF, so it’s perfect for our family. I go to the outlet twice a month, and get all the bread I need for my family. I have a small storage freezer, so I stock up for a two week period. I typically save about 40% over typical grocery store prices, and am getting fresh bread and treats my family enjoys.

Here is everything you need to know about shopping at the Entenmann’s-Oroweat Bakery outlet.

What is a bread outlet?

There are many bread outlets available, but I shop at the The Entenmann’s-Oroweat Bakery outlet. They are widely available and are probably the largest bread outlet. So when I talk about bread outlets, I’m specifically talking about my experience with the Entenmann’s-Oroweat Bakery.

Bread has a “use by” date. When the store gets close to the “use by” date, about a week before, they typically remove the bread. The bakery comes and picks it up, taking it directly to the outlet. By the time the breads are sent to the outlet, they still have several days before the “use by” date. So the outlets still stock perfectly usable bread.

What brands are at the Entenmann’s-Oroweat Bakery outlet?

I like shopping at the Entenmann’s-Oroweat outlet. They have several other brands available at their store too. You can get Entenmann’s, Oroweat, Thomas, Boboli, Red Mill, and Tia Rosa brands. You can get every bakery product you need at one stop.

How much can I save?

You’ll save anywhere form 35-40% off the retail price. There are additional ways to save too.

  • Manager’s Specials: For every $7 you spend, you get one free item from the Manager’s Specials rack
  • Punch Cards: For every $30 you spend, you get 2 free items. Wednesdays are double punch days – this is the day to shop!
  • Seniors and Military: get 10% off everyday
  • Discount Day: Everyone gets 10% off their entire purchase on Fridays

What is a typical shopping trip like?

I like to go to the outlet early in the morning. This way, I have plenty to choose from. Here is a typical shopping trip for me. I always go on Wednesdays so I can get “double punches” on my card. So I only have to spend $15 to get two free items (instead of the normal $30)

I spent $10.44 at the outlet today. I also got a free Halloween bag for spending $10. Had I made my purchase at the grocery store, I would have spent close to $28 and missed out on the free Halloween bag!

Here is my shopping trip from this week.

(2) Francisco French Bread Loafs
Retail price: $3.79 Outlet price: $1.69

(1) Oroweat Dill Rye
Retail price: $3.99 Outlet price: $1.89

(2) Oroweat Bread Loafs
Retail price: $2.99 Outlet price: $1.99 (both FREE from my punch card)

(1) Box of Donuts
Retail price: $3.49 Outlet price: $1.99

(2) Thomas English Muffins
Retail price: $2.04 Outlet price: $1.00 (one FREE from the manager’s specials)

(2) Francisco French Bread Rolls
Retail price: $3.29 Outlet price: $1.59

Halloween Treat Bag (FREE with $10 purchase)

Where are their locations?
There are several different Bimbo Bakery outlet locations. Visit Bimbo Bakery for the complete location finder.

I feel good about shopping at the bakery outlet. I love Oroweat because they don’t use High Fructose Corn Syrup in their breads. I’m saving a lot of money on bakery products, and still buying quality items for my family.

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