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Save on Groceries By Buying In Bulk

Jul 19, 2008
Buying in bulk is a great way to save time and money. There are so many advantages to shopping this way that it is amazing more consumers don't take advantage. Most large towns and cities have some form of bulk grocery store or wholesale club. You may be charged a membership fee but it is usually reasonable. Quite often a membership pays for itself after the first shopping trip.

If you take the time to compare and contrast different products on the regular grocery shelf with products from a bulk store, you will certainly see a viable difference in cost. Purchasing a bulk sized package of bottled water often breaks down so that each bottle is almost fifty percent cheaper than it would be to buy just one from the convenience store. Not only do the savings already apply but buying bulk products that are also on sale is an added way to increase your savings.

There are definitely certain types of food and household products that are the most beneficial to purchase in bulk. Paper products, soap and anything with a long shelf life are always good buys. The items that you go through daily are the ones that you spend the most money on. Many people may not find meat or other fresh products to be a worthy bulk investment. The truth is that anything that can go into the freezer is a good choice. Consider purchasing a large freezer and you will find that it pays for itself rather quickly.

Most certainly there are some products that are not recommended for acquiring in bulk. Perishable items that don't freeze well should be purchased in smaller quantities. Check for sales and plan your meals accordingly around these items to use them up quickly.

Many families get stuck in a rut where they do the grocery shopping and still end up having to stop at the store frequently for things. While you may have to make a few in between trips, try planning your meals in advance so that you know just how you plan to use up that 10 pounds of chicken you purchased. Buying large quantities and breaking them into smaller ones will save you money and the time it takes to stop at the store frequently.

With the high cost of gas it makes sense to shop less often. If you take fewer trips to the store for meal items and buy more at one time, the need to run out for groceries will be less frequent. Making grocery purchases in bulk is an effective way to reduce expenses. Consider the ways it can help your family save time and money that can be better spent in other ways.
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