The prices here in Alaska tend to be a little higher than the lower 48 depending on what you are purchasing. For example if you go here you can see how I saved A LOT of money on clothes for next year. I am really starting to price check items, and
I do most of my grocery shopping at Sam's Club or the Commissary, so most of my price checking is between those two stores. Well, one lovely cold day here in Alaska while at Sam's I saw a six pound of tomato sauce for around $3! I grabbed two cans and when I arrived home I opened one and separated it into different freezer bags. I then put them into the freezer and have sauce that can be used for pizza, baked ziti, or spaghetti. Once the sauce is defrosted all it will need is seasoning and/or meat. For a $3 can of tomato sauce I am able to make about five meals. Talk about buying in bulk!
One thing to watch is just because it is at a wholesale store doesn't mean it is always the best deal. For example, I can purchase more meat from the Commissary then from Sam's. So when you have a chance start comparing prices, and I would also recommend writing it down! There were so many times I would try to remember prices from which store and of course I couldn't. When writing it down, write how much it costs, the size of the item, and the unit price.
What about you? Do you buy in bulk? If so, what have you found that gives you more for your money?
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