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Where to Buy Food in Bulk, Food Staples
We've all heard to not go buying food at the grocery
on an empty stomach. Which may be true, but the point is to buy only
what you need. Seperate the allure from the need. And to
prevent spoilage and staleness
food, to optimize your spending power, the
bulk purchase does makes sense when done right, bought for multiple mouths.
Major sources of bulk food are available to most everyone. Costing
a yearly fee, warehouse
membership clubs entitle you to savings on bulk buys for food and
other items. Two examples are Costco
and Sam's Club. Stocking not only convenience items, but staples alike.
When buying in bulk, a few tips to extend your purchase are:
- Place quantity items in resealable, airtight containers. Either
resealable bags or plastic containers. Which should far outlast the
box i liner, keeping your foodstuff fresh
- For staples and all food you cart away, such as milk,
eggs, and butter, consider the grocery store brand version. These foods,
in essence, haven't the marketing costs and savings are passed on to
- Always take into account the per unit cost. A one liter
bottle of Pepsi at Walmart might cost $1 but the six pack equivalent
is costlier. Which may be due to packaging costs, buyer demand, or
for whatever reason.
- Take advantage of "2 for" pricing. Popular at grocery stores like
Kroger. As well as grocery shoppers cards that bring markdowns. Make
this a habit and the savings add up.
- Plan on non-perishables. If you are buying sugar, and spices, price
shop for the best buy. Since these stay on the pantry shelf for a while,
they normally don't carry much urgency assuming
there is enough stored to supply your current needs.