Over the weekend, I stopped into the Orowheat Bread Outlet (now the Bimbo Outlet) and man, every time in I’m there, I wonder why on earth I ever buy bread at the grocery store? Granted, sometimes the outlet is out of stock on some times, but check out what I scored for $19 and some change on Saturday:
- One large loaf of Orowheat sourdough bread
- Five bags of Thomas bagels (blueberry and “everything”)
- Two bags of Orowheat 100% whole wheat hot dog buns
- Two loaves of Orowheat 100% whole wheat bread
- Two packages of Thomas 100% whole wheat English muffins
That’s an average of $1.58 per item! The English muffins were free with my punch card (see next paragraph), and expired in a day or two, so I took them home and made some egg sandwiches and stuck them in the freezer. The rest of the items all had about a week or so left before their sell-by date, so we are eating bagels and french toast for breakfast this week.
The Orowheat bread outlet is now open on Sundays, too, from 9 AM to 3 PM, and like Wednesdays, Sundays are double punch days.
For the uninitiated, you get a little blue punch card that they stamp when you purchase items, and once you’ve completed a card ($40 total in purchases), you get two items off the “free table”. The “free table” is a large table and shelf next to the checkout that has items that are usually just a day or two from expiring. Selection varies – everything from tortillas to cinnamon raisin bread.
Plus, when you spend $8 or more, you get to choose one item from the “free table”. So, not only are the bread prices good, there are several ways to get bonuses, too!
The Orowheat bread outlet in Colorado Springs is located on the southwest corner of Flintridge and Academy. You can read an older review of the Orowheat store here, and here’s a list of some of the bakery outlets in Colorado Springs.
If you stop in, tell them that you read about them on Springs Bargains! The ladies that work there are super sweet and helpful and one of them, Becky, is a faithful reader. :)