Skip Nav
Your Ultimate Halloween Guide
70 Mind-Blowing DIY Halloween Costumes For Women
Budget Tips
101 Costumes to DIY on the Cheap

Grocery Auction

Definition: Grocery Auction

Do I hear $3.00 for this crate of clementines? In an economic move, auctioneers have expanded their selection of items for sale to include food products, otherwise known as grocery auctions. They're selling everything from apples and zucchini to diapers and frozen pizzas.

According to one Michigan-based auctioneer, customers are saving 25 to 50 percent at auctions compared to typical grocery store prices. Before heading to a grocery auction it's important to familiarize yourself with standard retail prices so you don't end up bidding more than the item costs in a store, and be advised that some items are approaching their sell-by dates or have recently expired.

Want to see what grocery auctions are all about? Find one near you by visiting, typing the word grocery where the site asks for a keyword, and searching by your zip code.


Around The Web
Join The Conversation
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Spectra Spectra 7 years
We go to regular estate auctions a lot and you can score some good deals at them, but there aren't any grocery auctions near me for the next few months.
michlny michlny 7 years
Seems like more hassle than it's worth...
SDTransplant SDTransplant 7 years
Great concept, but as luck would have it, there aren't any upcoming auctions near where I live. I think it'd be fun just to check an auction out.
$4 a Day Cookbook by Leanne Brown
Joan Holloway Modern Office Video
Money Habits to Learn From Great Depression Parents
The #GlobalPOV Project's Welfare Video
Gen Y's Endless Youth
How Does the Health Insurance Exchange Work?
How Much Food $5 Will Get You Around the World

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Afforable DIY & Organization
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds