One supermarket routinely has packages of bacon ends... usually not the prettiest & NEVER even remotely lined up like regular packages... but seriously reduced in price. Occasionally will buy a package, chunk up, cook and end up with a LOT of REAL bacon bits and enough bacon grease to last me a LONG time.
Today, bought a package of cheese ends... thinking mac & cheese. Half the price of even store brand American cheese. Looks to be mostly AC but some Swiss and provolone in there, too. Much prefer this to that mystery yellow powder in the box of mac & cheese.
REALLY miss supermarket that always had discounted produce. NEVER anything squashed or gross... just maybe not "perfect" anymore?!? Bought a 5 lb bag of "organic" apples... a few had some very MINOR bumps/bruises. Made a messa apple sauce for very little $$. One time bought a BIG bag of baby artichokes. Not picture perfect, but ya toss about anything that's on the ouside anyway. Once bought a big bag of RIPE bananas... not soft/mushy... just totally yellow with the beginning of brown spots... which you WANT!?! Had read/seen/heard something about freezing them IN the peels. When they thaw... totally soft, squeeze out of peel like toothpaste and perfect for banana bread.
Do you buy things that others might just turn their noses up at?