Stretch Your Dollar at Discount Groceries

By Megan Trent

July 7, 2011 Updated Jul 7, 2011 at 7:48 PM EDT

WARSAW, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Scratches, dings, and dents. Does imperfect packaging affect the quality of food? Probably not, but it could save you a bundle at the cash register.

Sherman and Lin's Discount Grocery has been a staple in the Warsaw community for decades.

"We save a lot of money here," says Tom Roberts of Pierceton.

"I can buy just about anywhere I want, but by preference I refuse to pay those other prices, because I know I don't have to," adds Tamara Cooper of Warsaw as she shops with her daughter.

Cooper's mother frequented the store, and now it has also become a tradition for Cooper, her daughter, and her granddaughter.

Sherman and Lin's Assistant Manager, Courtney Clark, says the store has grown beyond a "scratch-and-dent" or salvage grocery. "Here lately, we get more overstocks or items where the labels have changed, or we still do have the dented cans."

There's lots of food to choose from, plus medicine, toiletries, and even a limited amount of meat and dairy.

"Usually they'll save anywhere between 30% and 50%," says Clark.

"You really got to make your dollar work these days," says Roberts.

Clark agrees. "With times really tough it's nice to be able to provide this kind of store for the community."

Why stop saving with grocery supplies? You can go right next door to Sherman and Lin's Bargain Barn for gardening supplies, toys, clothes, pet supplies, and more - all available at a discount.

Both of the sister stores accept coupons and food stamps as well.

Roberts says he would recommend the store to anyone wanting to get more for less. "You gotta go down there and get some stuff, because it's going to save you a ton of money. There's no reason not to. There's not a reason in the world not to."

He isn't the only one spreading the word about Sherman and Lin's Discount Grocery. "Always check here first," says Cooper. "Take a little time to come in and browse around. You might be surprised what you find."

Sherman and Lin's Discount Grocery is located at 1900 East Winona Avenue in Warsaw. You can call them at 574-269-4320. Don't forget to check out the Bargain Barn right next door!

Live too far away from Warsaw? Below is a list of a few other discount groceries in Indiana and Ohio.


Goshen, The Dented Can, 25743 State Road 119 574-862-2212
Warsaw, Sherman & Lins Discount Grocery, 1900 East Winona Avenue, 574-269-4320


Circleville, Discount Grocery Outlet, 900 South Pickaway Street, 740-474-6501
Kinsman, Kinsman General, 6416 Kinsman-Nickerson Rd.
Lima, Daly's Discount Groceries, 506 North Main St. 419-225-2907
Orwell, M & L Salvage, 640 East Main Street440-437-5714
West Farmington, Bontrager Salvage Grocery, 172 Second Street, 330-889-3678

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