This article points out that, by buying food at a warehouse club like BJ’s, Costco or Sam’s Club, you can cut your food bill in half compared to a normal grocery store:
At BJ’s Wholesale Club in Cary, sugar, brown sugar, flour, butter, vanilla, eggs, chocolate chips, walnuts and pecan halves would cost me $63.41. For the same quantities, I would spend almost twice as much at Lowes Foods: $124.94.
Some recent prices at BJ’s:
- 3 pounds of bananas: $1.39
- 2 pounds romaine lettuce (lettuce-in-a-bag): $3.99
- Gallon of milk: $2.29
- 6 pound (party size) Stouffer’s lasagna: $9.39 normally, $ 7.39 this week
- Eggland eggs 18-count: $3.29
- 3 pounds Shelled walnuts: $10.99
- 40 ounces Head & Shoulders: $5.99
A Super Wal-Mart is going to be close to that, sometimes better. The point is that “normal” grocery stores can be expensive by comparison.
More info on warehouse shopping:
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