You guys are always asking me if buying in bulk at Sam’s Club or Costco is a good way to get a deal. In short – no, it’s not on 90% of the groceries you buy! I seriously shudder when people tell me they buy cereal at Sam’s because it’s cheaper. BUT, we do actually have a Sam’s Club membership, and the things I buy there include spices, rice, parmesan cheese (sometimes cheddar), olive oil, vanilla, raisins, craisins, and when there’s room in the budget, nuts. It seriously saves us the money in cheese alone, but I think we only pay about $18 per year because we’re on Jeremy’s dad’s business account.
Anyway, all that to say – small business owners can get a FREE one-day pass to Sam’s Club and shop just like a member for one day! It’s only good through May 25th, but if there’s just a few things that you buy that are cheaper there, it’s a good way to do it without actually becoming a member. Just stay away from the non-food areas or you will blow your budget. :)
By the way, my favorite thing about Sam’s Club is that since you can order online and pick up in the store, that also means you can check their prices online (you can’t at Costco). So, if there’s something on my list that I think might be cheaper at Sam’s, all I have to do is click over to SamsClub.com, search for the item, and do a quick math equation to figure out the cost per ounce or item.
I know some of you loyal warehouse shoppers aren’t going to agree about it being cheaper to shop elsewhere, but stick around this blog (or come to a workshop) – I think I’ll be able to show you that the best way to buy in bulk is to do it at rock-bottom prices at the regular grocery stores!
Thanks to Bargain Briana for the heads up on the free pass!
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