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My Top 5 Places to Grocery shop

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Today I am sharing  my top 5 places to Grocery shop.  This to keep my grocery budget down especially as it seems to be ballooning with growing preteen and teenage boys.   We are  at the stage of life where I need my way of doing things simple.  This will be different for everyone and depend on your weekly budget.  I do go a  bit further afield for things but then I make it worth while eg bulk meat shop for a month.  I do my weekly shop of grocery Items between Aldi and Woolworths. I would like to look into other bulk buying options and possibly do a shop at Costco every couple of months.

Rocklea Markets

I have a lovely friend that started a co op with some families within our area.  Our co op has about 8 families and  every fortnight she goes out  with a helper.  On a Thursday you can go and buy bulk at the Rocklea markets. To get into the bulk buying area it is $5 per car, which is well worth it.   This is a great way to get fresh fruit and vegetable at competitive prices.   This makes a huge impact on my budget especially when you compare what you get from one of the larger chain stores.   What we get can vary season to season and  sometime I need to get something extra when i do my grocery shop. The other side of the coin sometimes they will get an item I don’t cook often eg rhubard.  I just look for recipes to use it up and make something new and exciting for the family.  With a  large family this works well for me , this wont work for some families but you could share it out more or sell on to other families you know.


Hans Primo Shop

This is a great place to shop for meat and they often have some great deals. The Hans Primo Shop is in Wacol. Follow their Facebook page and every week you will see they post specials.     I wait for their really good specials and go and stock up on the basics for the  family.  For us I buy whole chicken, chicken breast,mince, bacon and any other specials.  Their cold meats are competitively priced to the supermarkets.     I will often email them my order, As I  bulk buy of the specials.   This just makes it easier for me with little children.  Then I go in and see what else there is before get my emailed order and pay.  I have never been disappointing with my meat from the Hans Factory shop and the service has always been great.


Buyers Collective

Over the last year I started  using more environmentally and chemically friendly products. This is and will be a a journey of trial and error to see what works well for your family. I have found this co op and it has meant that i have been able to change the products we use and that it hasn’t broken my budget.  It does  mean that you need to put some money aside each week for that bulk buy when it comes around.

You source a range of products from the Buyer collective from organic meats, nuts, grocery items, cleaning , personal hygiene , vitamins and so much more. The pricing is very competitive.

The way in which this group works is you order what you would like through a google doc document.  There is a close off date, about a week after the close off date you will get an invoice to pay for your goods. You pay and then on a Saturday/ Sunday you can collect your goods and This group is run by such a lovely lady and if you are interested in finding out more please  email me and I can put you in contact with the group.


P and L Meats

P and L Meats is right next door to Blunder Road Markets in Oxley, so it is convenient.  It has a really good selection of meats and often has some really good specials . The quality of the meat is good and pricing competitive. I often get a twin pack of chickens for approx $8 and the old meat is  around $16 a kg.  They also have a selection of cheeses and yogurt really cheap that are close to expiration date.

If you are a kiwi you will see a few NZ items in this butcher L&P drink, Kiwi ice cream to name a few.  P and L Meats text you weekly specialls so worth while signing up for that and also their facebook page


Blunder Road Markets

Blunder Road Markets often has some fantastic specials.  I do find that it is worth just checking everything as sometimes the stock outside can be close to spoiling.  I find that I get great value for money here,and i go here when i need to really need do do a big vegetable shop and stock up on staples.   At the back of the store they often have a trolley full of good that are soft or close to spoiling,  great if you are wanting to make jams or pasta sauces..   They also have a selection of spices, yogurt and Lebanese bread.


I hope you found my Top 5 Places to Grocery shop informative and helpful.  Do you have a great spot where you shop and get a bargain?  I would love to hear from you and please share your Top spots.

February 28, 2017 |
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