Save Money with Bulk Foods
Basically the way for a large family or really any family to save money with bulk foods is to know your prices. What I do is I write down the price of the bulk item when I am at Sams and then I write down the price of the regular sized item at the grocery store. This is called keeping a price book. I then just crunch the numbers to see if the larger size saves money. The final step is to wait for a similar to go on sale and see how the sales price for that item compares to the Bulk food price. So here is the recap…
- Get the Bulk Food Price
- Get the Grocery Store Price’
- Get the Sales Price
Now you can determine your best deal. For us cheese is cheaper on sale at Kroger then it is in bulk at Sam’s Club. So when cheese goes on sale we stock up on it. But if I need cheese and it is not on sale we go to Sam’s club to purchase some.
Save Time with Bulk Foods
But once you get home with these bulk items they can be easily wasted or hard to store if they remain in their enormous and often unwieldy packages we get from Sam’s Club.
So here is what you need
- Bulk item
- Measuring cup
- Inexpensive ziploc bags because these are not going to last longer then 2 months in the freezer. If you are doing this and you have a smaller family, perhaps 2 kiddos, you might want a better bag for longer storage.
Bulk Foods we save money pre packaging
So now when you make taco casserole you have considerably cut down the amount of time it will take you to prepare the dish. You no longer have any work to do on the stove and nor do you have t he clean up because you have already done that. You simply get out your pre-browned meat , pre-chopped veggies and now your pre-packaged cheese and you add your precooked and frozen beans plus spices and you have dinner. And it iwas literally as simple as opening cans but much healthier.
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