How It Works

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Grocery Outlet Bargain Market exists to save you money. We’ve been serving the frugal-minded for many years. We measure our success by how much you save and we’re fanatical about it.

How do we do it?

We source product opportunistically. Simply put, we buy brand name products directly from their manufacturers for pennies on the dollar. When a manufacturer has surplus inventory like excess packaging or manufacturing overruns they call Grocery Outlet first. Grocery Outlet Bargains Only

Here’s a true life example: a major cereal manufacturer partnered with the producers of Shrek and created promotional packaging for the movie’s release. After a great first run, Shrek went to DVD, however the manufacturer still had a lot of Shrek cereal boxes. So they filled them up with brand new product and sold it to us at a fraction of the original cost. Then we sold it to you at less than half of what you would have paid for the same product when the movie was in theaters. Same fantastic and fresh product—half the price.

About 75% of our product is sourced this way. Some of our greatest buys are in Health and Beauty Care, Wine, Frozen Foods, Organics and Produce. To ensure that the basics are always available at Grocery Outlet, some product is sourced conventionally, like other grocery stores. Because we cannot source these products opportunistically, the savings may not be as phenomenal; however, we think it’s important to provide them for your convenience—to save you that extra trip.

Over the years many enthusiasts have shared tips on how to make the most of being a Grocery Outlet Bargain Market shopper, and we want to share them here with you:

  • Stop by often.
    Our inventory changes constantly. Find out when your store receives product and plan a trip on those days.
  • When you find something you like, stock up.
    Many of our bargains are a one-time deal.
  • Sign up for email notifications (plus Facebook and Twitter).
    Sometimes we have special deals or in-store sales events, when the savings get really crazy. We always notify our email and social networking friends first when we do this. You can sign up by clicking here.
  • Look for what you’re not looking for.
    Using a list is helpful for staying on budget, but many expert shoppers tell us they get some of their best deals by staying flexible and ready to act when they see a great bargain.

Manufacturers Coupons

Grocery Outlet does not accept manufacturer coupons. Our business model and relationships with top name brands allow us to buy products at an extreme discount off regular wholesale cost netting out all allowances, marketing funds (which include coupon redemption) and other expenses normally built into the cost.

This allows us to negotiate the absolute lowest cost and pass those savings directly to our customers by offering deep discounts every day. Many of our products are priced less that you would pay elsewhere with a coupon.

You can sign up to receive Grocery Outlet ads, and information about special buys, wine tastings, store events and Grocery Outlet sponsored coupons via email. Click here to visit our sign-up page.