Have you heard of Bottom Dollar?

@jerzgirl (7675)
Gloucester City, New Jersey
April 22, 2012 12:12pm CST
I drove my daughter to work yesterday, her first day scheduled in weeks. Her car's in the shop (at last) and I still have my friend's car to use. I noticed as we took the turn to the reception center where she valets that a new Bottom Dollar grocery store had opened across the street. I needed to do some shopping anyway, so I went there after letting her off. I don't know if they're a nationwide chain, but they are growing fast in our area. The prices are fantastic. Three-lb chubs of ground beef were $.99/lb with a limit of two chubs per customer. Yes, it's only 73% lean, but for $.99, I can drain the fat. I NEVER see ground beef that cheap anymore. Hot dog and hamburger buns were $.99 each. Campbell's canned condensed soups were $.48 each. Their brand of crispy raisin bran was $1.79 as was their version of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Brand name cereals were $2.50. Large eggs - $.99. I've had the raisin bran before and it is just as good as Kellogg's. You bag your own groceries there, either buying your own bags, bringing your own bags or using the empty product boxes they provide. I brought home three boxes full of groceries, a large bag of cat litter and two 2-liter bottles of soda that were $.59 each. I spent less than $60.00. Have you heard of this store? Have you been to one yet? What do you think of them?
5 responses
• United States
22 Apr 12
No have not heard of that store but it sound like price rite. It's a groceries store in R.I. That has a lot of the same prices as you said. I think it's a good store and it helps a lot of people save money on food. This is hard to do Today.
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@jerzgirl (7675)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
23 Apr 12
I know what you mean. I don't know if Acme is in RI, but I won't shop there here. Their prices are so much higher than anyone else's. But, this is a great store as is Aldi, in case you get one of those in your area.
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• United States
23 Apr 12
well i grew up in r.i but i just moved me and my kid's to Maine and i don't think we have them here. we have a supper walmart and hannaford. the prices are not to bad. we get bye ok i'm looking for new ways to save money.
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@Lindalinda (4116)
• Canada
23 Apr 12
Hi, This sounds similar to No Frills that we have in Canada. You bag your groceries you can buy a plastic bag for 5 cents or a canvas bag for $ .99 You really got a good deal on your items. But tell me what are chubs?? Also on the condensed soup and eggs. I pay twice as much for those at No Frills.
@jerzgirl (7675)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
23 Apr 12
A chub is a bundle of meat wrapped in plastic with the ends crimped with metal clips. You'll see sausage packed like this often, but in 1-lb chubs. Ground beef is usually packed in 3-lb and 5-lb chubs. The packages are air-tight, so the meat lasts a bit longer before being opened. While I prefer fresh ground beef, for the price of these, I couldn't pass them up.
@ElicBxn (59948)
• United States
22 Apr 12
Apparently its only in the mid-Atlantic area, so, nope, not in Texas...
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@jerzgirl (7675)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
23 Apr 12
Well, maybe they'll expand to there. Do you have any discount grocers down your way other than Dollar Tree, Dollar General and Family Dollar?
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@GardenGerty (87800)
• Marion, Kansas
22 Apr 12
We do not have those around here that I have seen. The only thing close is an Aldi store. I still have to drive a half hour to go to one of those. I do not think the meat is quite that cheap. The other prices are somewhat comparable. The self service is the same as well. It is good to save whenever you can.
@jerzgirl (7675)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
23 Apr 12
I agree that Aldi's meat isn't lower priced like their other foods. The same is true with Bottom Dollar. I checked out their meat prices because I was hoping to pick up a roast, but I've seen them cheaper. But, when I spotted that ground beef special, I grabbed as many as they allowed me to have. Meats are the hardest thing to discount, I think. I love Aldi's. I don't get there as often as I'd like.
• United States
22 Apr 12
No but with those prices I would not need to travel to walmart. I go there because I can save a lot over going to the food store calle shopping stop. I am going to do a search and see where the store is near me. I am in ny there may not be one here.
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@jerzgirl (7675)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
22 Apr 12
I'm in the Philadelphia metro area (actually, less than 2 miles from Philly), so it's possible if they're not there yet, they will be.