Now with this ridiculous price gouging that is going on gas wise it certainly hasn't been in my best interests bargain wise to head on out to the nearby "Sammies" to stock up on cartons of this and cases of that.
So when I received an advertisement in the local coupon packet the other day advertising HAWKEYE OUTLET I decided to give them a shot....after all they were minutes from town on Hwy 6, actually less than 5 miles from Coralridge mall and I was going there anyway.
I must be honest here. It is a bit confusing finding this place because the signs aren't all that prevalent but the guy inside assured me that they were aware of the problem and were working on creating some that were both larger and easier for those of us who get easily lost to figure out!
The selection isn't huge but what they had to offer was pretty nice. I found a nice sized New York cheese cake for under $3, a box of about 50 individual packages of granola bites for about $10 and a HUGE box of Hi C gummie packages (individual size) for only $13! Not only that but they have frozen steaks pre packaged and ready to go in the cooler for at least $1.00 less than the competition down the road. For those of you that take your lunches to work and like salads, individual dressing packets can be bought by the box or by the packet....not bad at all!
I ended up leaving the store with a big box and sack for a fantastic price and to be honest....I was thrilled!
Now I must be blunt here....this isn't one of those stores where you hear beautiful canned music nor to the employees come up to you in vests and name tags, this is part of a warehouse and it looks every bit of the part, but if you can get past the "homey" look and enter, and if you aren't afraid to "dig" for a goodie or two, you are going to come out the winner!
This place would be great to go to and buy big boxes of individual snacks and give them to your kids teacher for "rewards" or use them as lunch box snacks or even club treats......the possibilities are endless and I think once this shop gets going the variety of merchandise will be greater as well.
give it a try.....I'm heading out on Wednesday.......if you see me, come on over and introduce yourself and lets talk...there's so much more to see and do in IC/Coralville that I hardly have scratched the surface!