Request-A-Deal

where to buy cheap bags of ice?

  • Last Updated:
  • Jul 20th, 2017 8:57 am
Tags:
None
[OP]
Jr. Member
Dec 11, 2007
178 posts
28 upvotes

where to buy cheap bags of ice?

Hi,

Anyone know where to buy cheap bags of ice?
17 replies
Deal Addict
Sep 2, 2010
1398 posts
439 upvotes
Ontario
My Royal Canadian Legion branch sells them cheap. $1.50 for a bag of cubes or a big block of ice. By the time you stop in there and have a couple ice-cold mugs of draught, the ice works out costing more than if you bought them at a gas station lol.
[OP]
Jr. Member
Dec 11, 2007
178 posts
28 upvotes
eager beaver wrote:
Jun 29th, 2017 6:35 pm
My Royal Canadian Legion branch sells them cheap. $1.50 for a bag of cubes or a big block of ice. By the time you stop in there and have a couple ice-cold mugs of draught, the ice works out costing more than if you bought them at a gas station lol.
Where is that?
Jr. Member
Sep 22, 2013
129 posts
38 upvotes
I was at an Almost Perfect outlet in Toronto on Friday. They had 3 KG bags of ice for $1.99.
[OP]
Jr. Member
Dec 11, 2007
178 posts
28 upvotes
DeepMiner wrote:
Jul 2nd, 2017 10:19 am
I was at an Almost Perfect outlet in Toronto on Friday. They had 3 KG bags of ice for $1.99.
Is 3kg the standard bag size that you can find at Walmart and other places?
Deal Addict
Apr 24, 2007
1860 posts
283 upvotes
How much ice do you require?
Deal Addict
Apr 24, 2007
1860 posts
283 upvotes
So all you need is 5-7 bags of ice. Is this a one time thing?
[OP]
Jr. Member
Dec 11, 2007
178 posts
28 upvotes
jrees wrote:
Jul 16th, 2017 11:45 pm
So all you need is 5-7 bags of ice. Is this a one time thing?
I need it a few times a summer for family picnics
Deal Addict
User avatar
Feb 1, 2009
1947 posts
712 upvotes
Toronto
Not exactly what you're asking for, but I stopped buying ice and started doing this:

  • Filling up 6-10 tupperware containers with water (and a bit of salt) and freezing them overnight. The blocks work well but you can also crush them with a hammer
    ----
    OR
    ----
  • Take those clear plastic bags from the grocery store or Costco and get a bunch of ice cube trays from the dollar store. Over 3 days or so I'll freeze the ice and dump them in the bags before I go to bed. I make like 5-6 bags no problem. I usually do this for 'edible' ice now when people come over and want to add ice to drinks.
Deal Expert
Aug 2, 2004
24467 posts
2464 upvotes
East Gwillimbury
I don't understand why you're bargain hunting for ice.

By the time you drive out of your way to save 50 cents, you would have lost it in gas costs and the ice would start melting by the time you get home.
Sr. Member
Oct 13, 2015
874 posts
260 upvotes
Sainte-Dorothee, QC
The cheapest ice for other use is ok, but not recommend to making drinks.
Deal Addict
May 25, 2011
1158 posts
498 upvotes
SAINT JOHN
kamranhsiddiqi wrote:
Jun 29th, 2017 5:51 pm
Hi,

Anyone know where to buy cheap bags of ice?
I was out a couple weeks ago and while I don't keep track of ice prices as I have a deep freezer and use reuseable ice packs, I did take a photo in the Food Basics and noted it was $2.99/bag. Is that a good price? Also are the bags of ice from No Frills/Food Basics/Grocery stores/Walmart safe to use in drinks?

Now I've never bought store bought ice before. What is the weight and sizing of the typical bag of ice you find at fuel stations, grocery stores, walmart/etc??
...Location: GTA North

If this post has helped you please click the 'THANKS' button.

GTA Grocery Highlights (updated weekly) thread

[WTB] Looking for a Netbook for $150 or under (~$100). Please let me know if you have one for sale. Willing to part trade stuff or labour.

Top