Best Value Items To Buy At A Warehouse Club
Save Big Bucks By Buying In Bulk
I have been meaning to write this post for, oh I don’t know, FOREVER! Often I am asked if I shop at warehouse clubs and what items I purchase there. The answer is YES I DO shop at warehouse clubs and there are excellent items to buy in bulk. The key to buy in bulk is to know WHAT YOU USE. By knowing what your household uses. There is no need to buy a case of crushed tomatoes if you family will not use a case of crushed tomatoes within a year. BUT if you have the space to store toilet paper and paper towels you can save big by buying in bulk!
It is important to check out the price per unit. (ounce, pound, each) to see if it is a good deal.
Savings warehouses often will offer coupons on top of the already discounted prices. PLUS you can coupon stack.
My Favorite Items To Buy In Bulk:
1.Cereal The big boxes are usually 2 bags and each bag has more ounces in it.
18 oz box is $3.99 or $.55 per pound
Buy in Bulk: 2 bags of 20 oz. for $5.79 or $2.28 per pound
2. Rice Be sure to store it in an airtight container if a zip top bag is not included on your bulk bag.
32 oz. for $3.29 or $1.65 per pound
Buy in bulk 12 lb bag for $8.19 or $.68 per pound
3.Yeast Small packet vs. big brick. A MUST buy if you are a big baker.
$1.59 for .75 oz packet (the 3 packet strip) $33.92 per pound
Buy in Bulk $4.49 for 32 oz. or $2.25 per pound.
Store in the refrigerator in an air tight container.
4.Plastic Wrap This one is not for everyone. I purchase the 3000 sq. foot roll (think food service big) and it lasts me over 5 years. The draw back is that it is BIG. But if you have storage on top of your refrigerator or in a pantry you can save BIG over the life of the roll.
Cling wrap $3.59 for 300 sq ft $.60 per square foot
Buy in bulk $12.99 for 3000 square feet or $.004 per square foot (yes that is not a typo)
5. Toilet paper and paper towels. Draw back: finding a place to store all the paper products.
Bounty 12 roll $16.29 or $1.56 per square foot.
Buy in bulk 12 rolls $18.99 or .025 per square foot. *NOTE. the price is MORE at the warehouse BUT there are MORE per roll bringing the cost per square foot WAY DOWN.
6.Office supplies: savings of up to 50% when purchased from big box stores.
Paper Mate Profile Pens $3.99 for 4 pens
Buy in Bulk: $11.49 for 20 pens.
7. Tooth paste and tooth brushes. We need to be switching them every 3 months so save when you do! Buy in bulk. If you are having trouble getting your kids to brush for the recommended 2 minutes you will want to check out There Is An App For That!
Crest Pro Health toothpaste 6 oz is $3.99 or $10.64 per pound
Buy in bulk $11.49 for 4 (6 oz.) tubes or $7.66 per pound
PLUS there are often warehouse in store coupons AND you can use multiple coupons on a multi pack of toothpaste.
8. Spices: Buy in bulk to save but keep in mind they only have a 6 month to year shelf life.
McCormick ground cinnamon $2.49 for 2.37 oz. or $16.81 per pound
Buy in Bulk $4.99 for 18 oz. or $4.44 per pound.
Hint: split spices with friends and family to share the savings. Also refill your smaller container from the larger container. No need to have the big containers in your spice cabinet!
9. Over the counter medication and vitamins. Save more by buying store brands at the warehouse store!
Advi (200 mg) 125 capsules $9.49 or $7.59 per 100
Buy in Bulk: 360 capsules for $18.99 or $5.48 per 100