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You never know what you will find!

You never know what you will find!

Amish Country Ohio

Ohio Amish territory

A few towns in Ohio are full of great Amish deals. Cheeses, bakery items, household cleaners, soaps, candles, outdoor furniture, slightly damaged food items or others slightly past expiration dates. All items ripe for your pickings!

I'm very lucky to have locations within an hour drive of my home. Between Sams Club, Aldi, and Amish Salvage, my grocery budget is great!

Look in these Ohio counties

Ashtabula, Wayne, Tuscarawas, Millersburg, Holmes County

Do you shop at discount stores?

Should you shop at Amish Salvage? Take this quiz to find out!

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. Are you a frugal minded individual?
    • Yes, but only on certain items
    • No, I love spending money and don't worry about a dime or count pennies!
  2. Regardless of being frugal, does finding a deal turn you on?
    • Heck yes! I love paying the least amount possible for everything! Even when I don't have to
    • No, I don't care either way. I just buy what I need
  3. Are you bothered by slightly out-dated or expired foods?
    • No! If it's a few months past it's probably still good and I'll eat it!
    • Yes! If I have not consumed it in the "sell by date" time frame, I gotta toss it.
  4. Do you need pristine packaging on items you purchase?
    • No! If a box is dented, ripped, or smashed, that is okay, as long as the product has not been tampered with
    • Yes, I just think items are defective if the packaging is all mushed and ruined.
  5. Do you like buying dry goods in bulk? Like sugar, salt, flour, or spices?
    • Yes! I store them well and then have less shopping trips to make
    • No, bulk is just not economical for my household.
  6. Do you like home-made food items in your pantry?
    • No
    • Yes! Who doesn't!?
  7. Do you re-use, re-gift, and re-purpose anything you can?
    • No. Everything has a shelf life and it's rude to regift
    • Yes, as often as possible! I hate to be wasteful

Answer Key

  1. Yes, but only on certain items
  2. Heck yes! I love paying the least amount possible for everything! Even when I don't have to
  3. No! If it's a few months past it's probably still good and I'll eat it!
  4. No! If a box is dented, ripped, or smashed, that is okay, as long as the product has not been tampered with
  5. Yes! I store them well and then have less shopping trips to make
  6. Yes! Who doesn't!?
  7. Yes, as often as possible! I hate to be wasteful

Interpreting Your Score

If you got between 0 and 2 correct answers: Well...suit yourself, have fun over-paying for your fancy packaged stuff! Skip salvage stores, and head on over to Earth Fare and Trader Joe's

If you got between 3 and 4 correct answers: It's time for you to consider getting out a map and heading on out to Amish Country

If you got 5 correct answers: You're obviously open-minded and willing to find a bargain. Try out Amish Salvage, you won't be sorry you did!

If you got 6 correct answers: Go on...be a little bold. Next time you stop off at your local Amish Salvage...pick up just one item past expiration date!

If you got 7 correct answers: You are probably already shopping at discount stores, and should add Amish Salvage to your shopping route.

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So how do you shop at Amish Salvage stores?

Quite simply, you just have to show up.

  1. Show up, and preferably not in a low rider with rap music playing
  2. Have cash or checks available, they don't take credit card payments (no electric).
  3. Make sure you go before the sun sets, these locations don't use electricity (see above) and close when dark.
  4. Keep your eyes open for expiration dates and bent & dent or damaged items.
  5. Bring a bottle of hand sanitizer or hand wipes. The stores are often VERY dusty! You'll want that stuff when you leave, trust me.
  6. Be friendly (represent the English in a positive light! see #1)
  7. Have fun!

Don't be surprised if you arrive and feel like you're pulling into someones driveway or if you overhear them talking to each other in PA Dutch, or hear other strange grumblings you can't quite make out. Most of the owners live on the same site as their stores. If you grew up in the city like I did, you may find this so quaint and charming. There is something to be said about the slower lifestyle of the Amish, it's just peaceful.

I don't really care what language they speak, I'm there for the deals! The Amish are polite and kind and for the most part just want to run a successful business like anyone else. So grab your cart and get shopping.

Items seem to change constantly, so you never know what great bargain you'll find

Items I found on my recent Amish Salvage trip...

(4) 12 packs of Keurig Kcups in various flavors. These are normally $7-9 for 12. I got 48 Kcups for $10!!

(1) Clearasil automatic face wash dispenser with 2 soap refills, that's over 500 face washes on my face. $3.00

(1) 16 oz bottle of French's Worcestershire sauce, $1.50 (not expired!)

(10) packs of expensive gum, Eclipse, Trident, and others $1.00. I saved over $9 on gum alone!!

(4) bottles 12 oz each of various salad dressings, name brands $.25 each! (not expired!)

1/2 lb sugar cane sugar, in a bag. $.89!

1/2 lb fine sea salt, in a bag, $1.89

BB Loreal face cream, SPF 20, $2.00!

Garnier stong hold hair gel, $2

Purina natural cat food, 8 lbs, $2.50! Normally $7.99

(4) jars name brand spaghetti sauces, $1.00 each!

And to many other items to list. Butcher paper, tin foil, olive oils, crackers, baking goods, BBQ sauces, all items I know my household will use. And none of them were expired, I have to check, because I'm funny about expiration dates.

You never really know what you will find at Amish Salvage. During my recent trip, there were so many items (obviously many I did not need) but none-the-less...great deals. I'm talking toothpaste, dental floss, hair brushes, tooth brushes, candy, gum, pasta, rice, dry goods, dog and cat food, cat litter, fancy coffee and tea, shampoo, home-made cheeses, breads, canned goods, beef jerky, jelly, Christmas and holiday items, paper towels, office supplies, laundry soap, skincare items, juices, cocktail mixes, nail polish, party supplies, household cleansers, furniture, picnic tables, benches, shelves, bookcases, make-up, chap-stick, perfume, cologne, even personal lubricant and pregnancy tests! It's that crazy! The items seem endless and the list goes on and on and on...

Grow your own!

Items you won't typically find at Amish Salvage

  • Fresh produce
  • Meat

Just plan on buying these items someplace else. Not a big deal, get those items at a local butcher, or other grocery store. Or grown your own veggies!

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