If you haven't yet, I encourage you to check out your local bakery outlet store.
I've been going to and Entenmann's store, although I am a big fan of the Aunt Millie's outlets too. Sometimes I can find good quality bread on sale for $.50/loaf. In November, I picked up a hug bag of individually portioned pretzels for $1.
Today, I stopped in to pick up some bread. I purchased 3 loaves of good whole wheat bread, 4 bags of croutons, and 1 crumb topped cheese coffeecake. Total: $4.75.