A GREGGS fan has bagged £36.65 worth of food from the bakery chain for just £12 by visiting one of its little known outlet stores – and you can do the same.
Shaun Grey*, 29, from Durham says a family friend first told him about about the Greggs outlet in neighbouring Newcastle upon Tyne.
Ever since, Shaun has paid regular visits to stock up on savoury and sweet treats for himself and his family who live nearby.
At his latest visit this week, he saved £25.55 on his shop – two thirds of the normal price – scooping up everything from cut-price sausage and bean pasties to doughnuts and scones.
Shaun says the pasties were on a buy two packs for £2 offer, meaning you get four for that price.
Normally they cost £1.40 per pasty, which would be £5.60 for four – so that's a £3.60 saving.
What did Shaun buy?
HERE'S what Shaun bought from Greggs outlet and how much he saved:
- Two-pack of corned beef pasties x2 – Outlet price: £1.20 or two packs for £2. Usual Greggs price: £1.40 per pasty, so £5.60 for four.
- Two-pack of sausage & bean pasties x2 – Outlet price: £1.20 or two packs for £2. Usual Greggs price: £1.40 per pasty, so £5.60 for four.
- Four-pack of iced jam filled doughnuts – Outlet price: £1. Usual Greggs price: £1 per filled doughnut, so £4 for four.
- Christmas cake slice x2 – Outlet price: £1, so £2 for two. Usual Greggs price: £2.75, so £5.50 for two
- Five-pack of gingerbread bat biscuits – Outlet price: 75p. Usual Greggs price: 85p each or £1 per two-pack of mini bat biscuits, so £4.25 for five full-sized biscuits
- Four-pack cheese scones x2 – Outlet price: 75p, so £1.50 for two. Usual Greggs price: 50p each or £1.50 per four-pack, so £3 for two packs
- Four-pack fruit scones x1 – Outlet price: 75p. Usual Greggs price: 60p each or £1.50 per four-pack
- Four sandwiches x2 (2x bacon and chicken and 2x ham and egg salad): Outlet price: 50p each, so £2 in total. Usual Greggs price: £1.80, so £7.20 for four
Total outlet spend: £12.
Total Greggs usual spend in comparison: £36.65
Saving: £24.65 (two thirds of the price)
The doughnuts, meanwhile, were four for £1 compared to £1 each in a regular Greggs store, saving Shaun £3.
While cheese scones were being sold at half price in packs of four for 75p when they normally cost £1.50 per four-pack.
Even Greggs' new Halloween gingerbread biscuit-shaped bats were on the menu at the outlet store, with Shaun bagging a five-pack of these for just 75p.
In regular stores these cost 85p each so five would cost £4.25 saving Shaun £3.50.
Shaun, says he bags the discounts all day long but recommends going early if you can.
He told The Sun: "Greggs' outlet stores are the best shops. I find the discounted prices are available all day – the offers aren't at any set times.
"But it's better to go as early as you can as more stuff is there."
Where are Greggs' outlet stores?
HERE'S where you can find Greggs' ten outlet stores:
- 75 Grand Avenue, Ely, Cardiff, CF5 4LE
- 58 Holton Road, Barry, South Glamorgan, CF63 4HE
- 638 Washwood Heath Road, Ward End, Birmingham, B8 2HQ
- 162 High Street, Princes End, Tipton, West Midlands, DY4 9JB
- 4 Frederick Street, South Shields, NE33 5EA
- 18 Tynemouth Road, Howdon, NE28 0LF
- 62 Villette Road, Hendon, Sunderland, SR2 8RW
- 265 Welbeck Road, Walker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 2QX
- 403 Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 6PB
- 1 Easterly Road, Leeds, LS8 3AS
Shaun, who is self-employed, loves bagging bargains and also runs the UK Coupons Deals & Cashback Facebook group. He told The Sun earlier this year that he saves £1,000 a year by hunting out price errors.
But others can get their hands on Greggs' outlet goodies too. There are ten outlets located around the UK in major cities including Birmingham, Leeds and Cardiff.
Sadly, most are in the north of England and in Wales and the majority are around the Newcastle area.
So you won't find them in the south of the country or in Scotland or Northern Ireland.
See the box above for the full list of locations, including addresses.
It's unclear what sets the goods in the outlet stores apart as the items seem to be exactly the same.
But we reported back in 2016 that the cut-price pastries were day-old stock that would otherwise have been thrown away by regular stores.
At the time, we also said these outlets didn't have the ability to warm items up meaning you had to tuck into them cold.
We've asked Greggs to confirm this, as well as to let us know when the first outlet store was opened and how big the average discounts are and we'll update this story as soon as we get a response.
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