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6.02.2008

Buying in Bulk

I know a lot of people have talked about shopping at Costco/Sams and buying in bulk. Buying in bulk usually saves money in the end as long as you're buying things that you'll use all of before they go bad. So I thought a great question would be... what do you buy in bulk?

7 comments:

Janalee said...

Diapers, office supplies, laundry detergant, frozen foods, and meats. We have 2 freezers so we fill them up every three months with roasts, chicken, steaks, and frozen foods. With my 2 toddlers that eat like birds it seems crazy to buy other foods (except fruit snacks maybe) b/c we can't eat them fast enough. I only have a Sams-Club here in New Hampshire, but in New Mexico there were 3 costco's nearby and we LOVED their diapers! I had heard that they were made by huggies, but they were a couple bucks cheaper.

Christine Archibald said...

We have a Sam's Club about 4 miles from our house and it has been great. Especially since it sells gas! We are a small family so we don't buy much food yet. We stock up on toilet paper, Diapers, detergents, cat food/litter, bread, strawberries, chicken breasts, cheese, and of course MILK! We also work on our 3 month food storage by stocking up on cans of fruit, veggies, soups, and mac n cheese. Ian loves to get a slice of cheese pizza while we are there. I also get my disposable contact lenses there. (I actually prefer Costco, probably because having worked for Target Corp. I am not a fan of Wal-mart) Oh well!

Letti said...

Toilet paper, diapers, wipes, meat, apples, dish soap, socks, crackers, trash bags, and other things that I know I am forgetting. I also buty extra water and canned goods for my food storage.

Anna said...

These are things we buy or have done at Sam's Club. We buy chicken, wet wipes, toilet paper, diapers, laundry detergent, dishwasher soap, books (they are cheaper there and always in stock), we purchase our tires there and have them rotated, and gas.

David and Shelly said...

We have BJ's here in Maryland. It is the best we've got though I'm not convinced it is any much better. I really have to compare the unit prices. I definitely get milk cheaper. Canned veggies, fruit cups, apple juice, flour, sugar, brown sugar. They send out coupons and that helps too.

The Paynes said...

Not everything there will save you money. Most of their prepared goods are bad for you and expensive. We buy cheese, meat, tp, laundry detergent, Cascade, and have bought their dipers. Mens shorts are also a good deal there. And family swears by their jewelry. I saw a tv special about buying from Costco, and they can only have a 14% markup on anything, while most jewelry stores charge much much more. Too bad we're all married already! And just because it's cheaper, doesn't mean you need it!!!(A lesson I had to teach my hubby!)

The Mortensens said...

I love Costco, and although I'm tempted to buy everything I see - I have to remind myself that I should only buy what we USE, and what we use a lot of. So, I echo most everyone else: meat, diapers, wipes, milk, cheese, eggs, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, garbage bags, etc. It is nice to have stuff to add to food storage, and the thing I love most is that when I buy these items, I can cross them off mentally for a long time. Buying in bulk seems to save me mental energy... plus I just love going there, maybe it's the food samples? I do love their produce, and a lot of times, I share with a neighbor and that saves us both money. Oh, one more thing. I learned that if I put my veggies (especially lettuce) in a ziploc baggie, fill it with water, and put it in the veggie drawer in my freezer, it stays fresh and CRISP for weeks!!! It is great!