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5 Ways to Save Money on Groceries

Monday, May 26, 2008

Are Wholesale Clubs Worth the Price of Membership?

Gas and food prices are rising at astronomical proportions. When you think about it, you see the correlation between rising gas and grocery prices. After all, food has to be transported to the store which involves trucks and gas. Being that my salary is not rising in correlation to the gas and food prices. I began looking at ways to reduce my expenses, especially groceries.

My first mission was to see whether it was better to shop at the supermarket or a wholesale club. Here is what I found:

You can really save money if you shop a wholesale club, despite the membership fee. For example, a 8 oz bag of Shredded Mozzarella costs $3.99 at the supermarket and, if you purchase a 5lb bag of Shredded Mozarella at a Wholesale Club it will cost $12.00. Moreover, cereal is much cheaper at the Wholesale club. A 16oz - 19oz box of cereal costs approximately $4.49 per box. However, at the wholesale club it will cost $6.39 for a 49oz box. In other words, you are getting more than double the amount of a product for a few dollars more. If you purchased membership with a friend, you could save a lot of money by shopping at a wholesale club.

BJS Wholesale - costs $45/year

Sam's Club - costs $40/year

Costco - costs $50/year

I find that Wholesale Clubs offer a great value for you money providing you use what you purchase and avoid spoilage. If you buy in bulk, you should cook and store food in bulk to avoid waste.

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