$$ Saving Tip #1 – Shop Wholesale

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on August 11, 2008

This one seems like a no-brainer, especially when shopping for a big family. Wholesale warehouses are one of the best ways to save money, but only if you will consume as much as you buy. Most small families can not buy most fresh foods at a Costco or Sam’s Club, simply because they can’t eat all they buy, before the expiration date. However, I recommend every family, regardless of size, stock up on dried goods and canned and frozen foods at your local wholesale warehouse.

Memberships to these discount warehouses are usually pretty affordable and certainly worth it. At Costco you can become a member for only $50 a year to take advantage of low prices on every day items. An Executive membership costs $100 a year, and at this level you will receive a 2% reward on most Costco purchases. The reward checks are sent at the end of the year, just in time to count on for the Christmas budget.

Check out one of our most recent trips to Costco, caught on tape!

Do you have a wholesale membership? Is it saving your family money?


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Natalie August 11, 2008 at 11:58 am

YES! we share our memberships to both costco and sams with my mother in law! we love the fruit and veggies at sams! yes, my family of four can eat 3 lbs of grapes and 3 lbs of bananas in one week! we eat lots of fresh foods at every meal so the large quantities are not a problem…we just buy different fruits each week. this week blueberries, next week peaches. we also save $3-$5 per week on things like soy milk! a would say a must for any family that is near one of these stores!

my family looks forward to our trip to “the club” every friday night!

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Liz August 11, 2008 at 12:20 pm

WE Love wholesale also! Sams is know as the store where we get to eat food while we shop in our house!

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Kids Craft Zone August 11, 2008 at 2:37 pm

With the economy the way it is every little bit helps. I find Costco to be a real penny saver!

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kristina August 11, 2008 at 5:27 pm

We’re fans of the wholesale stores.

Love your money-saving tips!

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Kristin August 11, 2008 at 7:50 pm

I agree I just did a post about this! Really buying wholesale is the way to go.

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Kristin August 11, 2008 at 8:20 pm

I had to add you are so right! We’ve been eating corn for days now. Although I must say it’s some of the best I’ve had fresh in a while.

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