The most magical place on earth is not Disney…

… it is 99 Cents Only stores. While most people cringe at the thought of buying something other than hangers at a dollar store, this chain of stores makes it a pleasure to purchase anything from tomato sauce to cereal to kiwis. They have it all!
If  you haven’t been there yet, I can imagine you are a bit skeptical… most of our friends thought we were crazy when they first heard we did ALL of our grocery shopping here. Then we started having dinner parties where everything served was purchased at 99 Cents Only… and slowly everyone we know turned into a believer.
Currently, Paul and I spend about $20-$25/week for the both of us and eat healthier than we have in years. It’s nice to be able to afford something other than pasta for dinner! The best thing about 99 Cents Only is that you never know what you will find… there are the staple products that they always carry, but once in a while you’ll come across really amazing finds (ie: Egg Beaters, Boca brand Chili, Smart Balance spread, Sargento cheese).  The key is to know when your local store gets deliveries, and do your shopping that day!
From this day forward, we here at LAdecostified vow to share any and all great finds we come across at our local stores! In the coming months, we hope to not only share the amazing products we find, but to provide you with tasty recipes from the 99 Cents Only cookbook and to post delivery days for Los Angeles area stores.
Lastly, we encourage YOU the readers to tell us about your experiences with the store and share your great finds with us!

Our most recent purchase was HUGE and came to $40(!) : 

4 comments for “The most magical place on earth is not Disney…

  1. oddlyme
    March 1, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Great purchases! But now you have me wondering – posted delivery dates? I’m drooling here…

  2. Danit
    March 1, 2009 at 3:14 am

    Ask and you shall receive! Where do you live? We have info. for a handful of the stores but let us know which is nearest to you and we will get muscle the information from them!

  3. oddlyme
    March 1, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Thank you for your offer! I am near the Glendale store (on San Fernando) as well as the one on Lankershim by Moorpark Blvd.

    I also go to the one on York in Highland Park, but I THINK their delivery day is Tuesday…

  4. Ameesh
    March 7, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Yeah I really find great things in a 99 cents store, but where can I get good milk at a good price most of my milk happens to be two days into the expiration date. So far California milk has been pretty sour.

    -Ameesh Shah

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