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Saving on Bulk Buys
Being in a full-blown recession means we have to learn to stretch our dollar further. Here's a frugal tip for the bulk shoppers!
We all love the bulk stores like Costco or Sam's Club because of the great deals we can find. But, if you're like me, the trouble with bulk is that you buy a lot of unnecessary items that tend to go to waste. And wasting is not being frugal.
So, how do you make your membership worth the money and still save through bulk buying? Find a like-minded frugal friend, that's how. Here's how it works. Split the cost of a membership and plan trips together, that way you're also saving gas money. Once you arrive, try to stick to non-perishables and meats that are easily split between the two of you.
The good thing about buddy shopping is that the other can keep you in check when you want to pick up that 10-qt tin can of popcorn you'll never eat. I mean really, you're only spending the $10 on it because the can's pretty, er...wait, that's me. Sorry.
Once you get to the check-out line split it down the middle or divvy it up however works best. But, basically you'll both be getting the discounts of bulk buying and you save on the membership so it's more worthwhile. Gotta love the buddy system!
What are your thoughts on splitting a membership with someone? Have you tried this before? How did it turn out?