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Free Groceries | Grocery Outlet Review & Giveaway

If you’ve been hanging around Reno Moms Blog long enough, you know that we’re a group of ladies who like to cook…and eat. In fact, we’ve spent a good amount of time writing about our favorite recipes, meal planning and freezer cooking (and don’t get us wrong, we love a good drink now and then too).

When Grocery Outlet asked us to attend the Grand Opening of their new store in Gardnerville I was excited to check it out and learn more about this extreme bargain retailer.Grand Opening Grocery Outlet Gardnerville

There are 5 Grocery Outlet locations in the Northern Nevada area – Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Lemmon Valley and now Gardnerville. Each Grocery Outlet is locally owned and operated. It’s not very often that you can grocery shop and support local business so that alone makes me want to shop more at Grocery Outlet.

While my husband and I share grocery shopping duty, my personal pet peeve has become finding great quality produce at a decent price. Imagine my delight when we walked in and were greeted by these beauties.

Water Melons at Grocery Outlet


Grocery Outlet Gardnerville Sweet Peppers

The Gardnerville Grocery Outlet is large, clean and full of great bargains. I also can’t say that I’ve been in a grocery store where the employees have been quite as friendly as everyone was on the day of the Grand Opening. The employees were truly cheerful and extremely helpful.

Grocery Outlet is able to provide huge savings to its customers because product manufacturers often sell their overstock products or products with packaging changes to Grocery Outlet. For the average grocery shopper this means you’ll find some of your favorite products at up to 70% less than other retailers.

Here’s a few examples:

Ground Turkey Grocery Outlet

  • Ground Turkey – 3 lbs. for $6.99
  • Bananas – 3 lbs. for .99 cents
  • Annie’s Frozen Vegetable Lasagna for $1.99
  • Quart of Fresh Strawberries for .99 cents
  • Box of Dark Chocolate Cheerios for .99 cents
  • Lunchables for 2 for $1.o0*

But let’s get back to my romance with the Grocery Outlet Produce Department. They had the most amazing artichokes. I’ve truly never seen artichokes as large as these and at only .99 each we bought enough to have an entire meal. They were scrumptious!

Grocery Outlet Artichokes

Seriously? Have you ever seen an artichoke as big as a toddler’s head?*

We left with a cart full of fresh produce, well-priced meat and some of the kid’s favorite snacks and only spent $91. According to our Grocery Outlet receipt we saved $92, essentially saving 50%.

With savings like this, there was room for a little something extra for mama.

Prosecco at Grocery Outlet


At Grocery Outlet you don’t have to wait for the sales, they are continual and customers always know they are going to save 40-70 percent on the same brands and products they feature at traditional stores, including natural, organic, specialty and healthy items.

* Yes, Lunchables. Judge, away.
**Slight optical illusion taking place here, but they were seriously huge artichokes.

Now it’s your turn! Reno Moms Blog is teaming up with Grocery Outlet to give away 2 $25 gift cards to any Nevada Grocery Outlet location. Tell us in the comments below what you typically spend on groceries in a week and you’ll be automatically entered to win! 

Winners will be chosen on Thursday, August, 7 at noon. Visit here for contest rules.

Reno Moms Blog is proud to welcome Grocery Outlet as a site sponsor. This post was sponsored by Grocery Outlet, but opinions are purely my own.


About Jenny Petty

Jenny Petty
Jenny Petty is the co-founder of Reno Moms Blog. She grew up in rural Nevada and married frugal-outdoorsman-handyman Travis in 2010. They have a 3 year old son, Henry, and welcomed a sweet baby girl, Claire, last year. 40+ hours a week she works in digital marketing and when she isn't sleeping she likes to dabble in crafting, updating her blog Tales of a Durtty Home, reading anything not written by Dr. Seuss or Eric Carle, and pretending to be Martha Stewart (the one on TV, not the one that went to jail). At the top of her long list of loves is traveling, adventures, mojitos, horses, spa days, her baby boy's laugh and dates nights with her husband, Mr. Durtty.