Commercial ready to eat items in your freezer

Shut The Front Door!!! If this is true I see a vodka run in my immediate future!!!

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I think you could always buy booze or pharmacy stuff there w/o a membership. Unfortunately to get the cheap Kirkland hooch you have to go to Wayne or your old hometown…although for Vodka their Grey Goose knockoff is legit great…the other one is pretty good esp for like 15 a handle, but the Grey Goose close one is legit and like $25 or so- pretty much same price as Svedka…
The silver Tequilla is really good too, regardless of the insane cheap price.

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Yes exactly! I bought a bottle of both on my last visit to Edison and it was astonishingly good for the price. They said the Kirkland Premium was Goose and the regular was Asolut!! Why have you NOT told me I could buy booze without being a member? (actually my wife has a card)

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thought that was common knowledge sir…apologies…I can’t imagine how the social distancing is going in that locations (always packed) but go forth and prosper…- they also have some decent Kirkland wines too…

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Yeah truthfully (and thankfully) I’m not in that much of a need for the discount that I"m going to venture there during this time period. Going forward once there is a new normal I probably will.

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Interesting…I always knew about being able to use the pharmacy, but didn’t know about the alcohol! Then again, I’ve been a member for forever but haven’t lived near a store that sells alcohol since I’ve moved down the shore.

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Full caveat, I’ve had a membership for years- the last time I used the trick was prob 10 years ago. Some google-fu shows it’s still a thing- but prob best to call ahead to confirm just in case once you do try a run for low cost vodka…
I have memberships at Costco and Sams so I do both - but Sams Freehold has hooch so I go there most f the time- the Members Mark Tequilla is solid, Svedka for Vodka, and they have a legit MM brand resiling fyi 10 bucks for 1.5L- great for parties. They also carry a cpl bottles we really enjoy in our house for cheap and in stock all the time unlike the terrible options we have locally (Bottle King the one real exclusion)…nothing so good that it would ever sit at the table of Mr & Mrs P @paryzer for instance, but we drink more whites. Sams is good for those. Although, I can’t find my favorite wine anywhere- Amon Ra Shiraz, it used be ~100 a bottle so it’s not really an every week wine, but man I love that one- seems like prices are going down a bit due to world economic events- I highly recommend if anyone is looking for a great red.
Costco liquor is for when I have to make the dreaded trip north of the Driscoll. IF I’m in the area I make the effort to fight the hordes (pre-covid) to stock up- they have some real deals on high end stuff plus the great deals on the Kirkland brand booze. The Pinot Grigio used to be a steal for like 6 bucks in the summer, a great wine to drink outside on the porch. (Since I cant find that too much anymore I’ve switched to Vinho Verde as my go to cheap summer porch wine).

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Thanks for the excellent info. I didn’t know Sams Freehold had booze too, might go check that out some day. I only have a Bj’s membership and I’m not even sure why I have it since I only go with the Mrs. as a one + to her shopping.

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yeah- Sams is pretty good for booze- I prefer Costco overall -esp for Meat, but Sams has booze close- so that puts in in the plus category- plus they have an app where if you don’t buy booze you can just scan your items on your phone and pay electronically and just walk out without having to wait on line.
Sams always has deals on memberships with cash back and coupons for free stuff that makes it like 25 bucks to join net/net. The $$ you save on alcohol alone will prob pay for itself.
We spring for the extra 50 for the upgraded membership since it includes free delivery of pretty much everything. We use that to stock up on stuff like paper towels, trash bags, TP, wipes, etc without having to leave home. I can just order it on the app and it shows up in a week or so. Freehold doesn’t have gas but Edison does as an FYI.

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About a dozen breads from the Lidl baked goods area.
Crab cakes from Aldi freezers-these are very good and large
…still diving.

One of the cons of being quarantined with college aged people is I have had more hot pockets for lunch in the past month than the prior 10 years. That also goes for microwave white castles and ellio’s pizza. (which I actually enjoy, not for the kwality of the pizza but for all the hot school lunch memories they bring)

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I’m doing this from memory because I’m scared if I actually opened my freezers I may not be able to get them shut again:

TJ’s puff pastry - probably 6 packages as they are only available around Thanksgiving and they are the best so I stock up
Boca Veggie Burgers
Mini Potato Knishes - which was supposed to be for a party but I went in a different direction
Hebrew National Pigs in a Blanket (is that an oxymoron?) - from the same party
Lamajun - that were leftover from the party’s final direction
Muhamarra - see above
Prepared Roti from Patel Brothers in Edison
Empanada wrappers - cuz I hate making the dough but love empanadas
Moochi - not the kind you have to freeze but I like frozen better
Portuguese Sweet Muffins
TJs Pizza Dough
Duck Confit
Bait

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I was just telling a friend how much fun it was to be in an Asian market with you as you bought bait! :rofl::rofl:

Reminds me of a time at the Borgata buffet when they had a station with Sloppy Joes and tater tots. I commented to a friend I was with that it was like being back in grade school. I just had to indulge. I was sort of disappointed that the quality was better than that of a school cafeteria.

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Mr Bean keeps reminding me that I have to empty out the bait freezer soon.

I can’t tell you how much I am jonesing to go to an Asian market. ShopRite, even the Neptune one, does not cut it long term.

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You should check out Super Fresh in Edison sometime. It’s pretty impressive and has a nice food court in it for lunch. Excellent seafood department.

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I also have TJ’s puff pastry. I didn’t think of it as ready to eat, but I’m down to try it! Same goes for empanada wrappers. I also have “bammy” (WI cassava cakes), and salt cod.

Wait. You eat bait?!

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I have Smart Ones breakfast quesadillas, Amy’s breakfast burrito, Bell & Evans breaded chicken tenders, Trader Joe’s dumplings, and Alvarado Street bread.

Yoshinoya gyudon! Not healthy, not fancy, but straight comfort food.