Do you shop at Wholesale Clubs?
If I had a nickle for every time someone asked me that…. Usually my response is NO, bigger is not always better. Shopping at a grocery store that runs sales, doubles coupons, and has buy one get one sales, you almost always will get a cheaper deal than buying in bulk. Many wholesale clubs do not accept manufacturer coupons. I can buy individual packages and use a coupon on each item and get a better deal. However, I am a member of Sam’s Club. I do still shop the Wholesale clubs even with doing my coupons.
Items I will buy at Wholesale Clubs
Garbage Bags: I can buy a pack of 150 flex bags for only $8.98 - only 6¢ a bag. My cheapest price on sale in town is $2.99 for a 25ct box; 12¢ a bag.
Olive Oil: I only use Extra Virgin Olive Oil ( First Cold Press) And we go through a lot of it. I use it when cooking my vegetables often. It ends up being about 5¢ cheaper an ounce.
Cheese: Another item that we use frequently in this house. Cheese does go on sale often at grocery stores, and I do buy it there in between trips to the wholesale clubs, but I stock up when I am at Sam’s. * You can shred your own cheese and freeze it by lining it on a cookie sheet, freezing then dividing in plastic baggies*
Produce & meat: These are often cheaper and better grade than many grocery stores. Just be careful that you will use all the produce before it goes bad…it is large quantities…however with the 6 of us, we have no problem eat 3 lbs of grapes in a few days time.
Batteries: The house brand batteries are usually just as good as name brands here. I can occasionally get Rayovac free with their $1 coupons at Walmart & Target, but we need so many batteries in this house with toys and electronics that I must buy more.
Sugar & Flour: and other baking goods
Items I absolutely will NOT Buy at Wholesale Clubs:
What do you buy or not buy at Wholesale clubs?