Buy all of your food in BULK ONLINE!

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We’ve all heard about Costco and Sam’s club, but how about even better prices, without leaving our house? There are many not well known sites that actually make this very possible. Lots of dried food items like Pastas, Beans, and sauces. Have a very long shelf life. Yet we spend lots of gas and wear and tear on our car going to and from the store buying these “boxed “items that cost a fortune. Maybe you are fortunate enough to live near a Winco. How about online? When you don’t have time for shopping? Buying in bulk can save serious cash, if you know how to process and use the food on time.
General tips to avoiding wasted bulk food.
1. If you’ve never tried it, spend the extra money and buy a smaller container. It will save you a lot of money in case you hate it.
2. Try a variety of generic brands! Some may taste awful, while others will probably taste much better.
3. Focus on the price per oz. of food or liquid you are getting, rather than the price per unit, sometimes smaller contained foods are actually cheaper than larger ones. DON’T let that trick you. I found at the grocery store that a 12 pack of eggs Vs. An 18 pack, Buying x2 12 packs actually gave me the better deal on price-per-egg over purchasing one 18 pack. This will vary among stores and locations so make sure to look into this before you try the same tactic.
My favorite site is,
Webstraunt store:
http://www.webstaurantstore.com/?gclid=CMXt1vHwu8gCFYk7aQodVp0D_w
Why use Webstraunt store?
One main reason… REDHOT SAUCE! You can get four Gallons of it for 46.99
Here are some other examples of the prices you can expect to find.
Shell Pasta 20lbs for 12.49
Mini Pretzels: 8Lbs for 11.49
Del Monte Ketchup: 12 bottles (14 Oz’s) each 12.99

Overall this site is absolutely amazing, A HUGE selection of pastas, Marinades, Sauces, Coffee, Soda syrup, Marinades, Tea, Canned fruits and vegetables, Gravy, Canned meat, Popcorn supplies, Candies, Asian foods, Spices, EVEN K CUPS for your coffee maker!
The only Con to this site: If you don’t have a business address to ship to, Shipping can be steep. So it’s recommended to find a place that will allow you to ship your goods there to pick up, OR order lots of stuff to offset the costs of shipping! Overall worth it! Maybe contact neighbors and friends and they will place an order too. Maximize your order. You can also contact local businesses to see if they’d be willing to let you ship your stuff to them. Or maybe at your workplace!

Here are some other bulk sites that I haven’t tried yet, what is your favorite way to save money on food?
http://www.bulkfoods.com/content/51-categories
http://www.dollargeneral.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=11666348
http://www.foodservicedirect.com/index.cfm/Bulk_Food.htm

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