I have always considered myself to be a very careful shopper. I have found out hear recently that I wasn't watching as close as I should until here in the last year. Most people think if you buy bulk items you are getting a better bargain. Are you sure? With gas prices going up, groceries going up, my husband not working much and home schooling, trying to show the kids how to use math in real life, I have found out that buying in bulk is not always the best buy. Let me give you a few samples…
OIL: 48 FL OZ @$1.88 or just say $2 a bottle. Compared to 128 FL OZ @ $6 something a bottle or just say $7 a bottle. Should you buy 2 bottles or the bigger one? Two 48 OZ bottles are 96 FL OZ for about $4. The 128 FL OZ is for about $7. There is 32 OZ difference. You are paying $3 for that extra 32 OZ. So the two bottles are the better buy.
Toilet Paper: Should you buy the 12pack or several 4 pack rolls or double pack rolls. In my opinion the 12 pack rolls are usually the best buy. I can buy the 12 pack for $3.79, the 4 pack rolls are $1 a pack and the double rolls of 4 is $2.15.
It may take a little longer to shop, but if you use math to calculate what you buy, then you can make wiser choices for your family.
I will be back later today to visit my blogger buddies that I have missed very much!