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Monday, August 8, 2011

Bulk Deals? Try Small Stores First!

Do you Know What not to Buy in Bulk?

Deal Seekers flock to Warehouse Clubs like Costco to save money through quantity purchases, even paying for the privilege. While Warehouse Clubs can offer savings, sometimes you can save more by purchasing certain items at supermarket prices When Forbes Magazine compared prices of items at local grocery stores and Warehouse clubs, the results were surprising. We’ve added handy links to coupon savings to the tips below. Do you know what not to buy in bulk? Do you have more suggestions for this list?

How to Get Better Than Warehouse Club Prices

While Warehouse clubs regularly offer incredibly low prices on bundles of items,even bigger savings can often be found at your local grocery store — PLUS you won't be trying to stash bulk items all over the house. All it takes is a few minutes hunting for weekly specials and coupons.
Grocery stores frequently offers specials on items customers purchase on a weekly, or monthly basis.  Retailers either offer them at a loss,and try to recover the difference through other purchases, or work with suppliers who defray the costs as a promotion for their products. Generally, warehouse clubs don’t use loss leaders, but supermarkets do, which is where you can rake in savings.

Supermarket Deals to Seek Out:

  1. Pop - Cola, usually at a low price at warehouse clubs, but smart savers find even better deals in weekly supermarket ads. Best deal? Coke 25 cents per can
  2. Toilet Paper-Forbes found grocery store coupon deals about half the big box store price. They figured this could save a family of four almost of $60 a year.Best deal? Quilted Northern 33 cents a roll
  3. Paper-Plain white copy paper is practically given away to draw shoppers quite regularly  They found  Staples and Office Depot had deals that were about $2 cheaper than Sam's Club, noting manufacturer rebates can knock prices down even.
  4. Snacks-Pick these up around grad, holiday times,and sports events Best deal? Sun chips 23 cents /oz
  5. Laundry Items - Best deal? Bounce 4 cents each
  6. Sports Drinks - Best deal? Gatorade 79 cents/32 oz
  7. Produce- Grocery stores usually feature one in-season crop at door breaker prices Best Deal? Grapes 99 cents/lb - Just freeze and eat!
Forbes general rule of thumb is:
Use it every day? Shop Supermarket Savings!
It is important to note the above test was an American study. Do you know of a similar study done in Canada? See full details at What not to Buy in Bulk by Laura Heller
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