Such a deal: Bid on expired food at auctions

Bargain hunters aren't just using coupons at supermarkets to save a few bucks on groceries. Grocery auctions are becoming more popular as a way to save money in the recession and fight spiraling food prices, and it turns out that the expiration date on many food items doesn't mean that eating it will harm you, according to an Associated Press story.

Some auctioneers even accept food stamps at the sales, which operate like regular auctions, but with bidders going after dry foods and frozen foods instead of antiques and furniture.