Bulk, bulk, bulk! It’s a weird word, isn’t it? When you think of buying in bulk the thought of Sam’s Club or Costco might come to mind but did you know that bulk can mean small amounts too? And small amounts can mean paying far less money.
It’s a well known “fact” that living healthy comes with higher price tags. However, just because you’re faced with the challenge of sticking to a budget (while still trying to remain true to what’s important to you) doesn’t mean you have to comprise. It just means you need to shop smart because there ARE ways to beat the myth that living healthy is too expensive! And shopping the bulk section at your local grocery store is just one of the ways you can pay far less at the register. Here are some tips to help you save on your next shopping trip…
Tip #1: Always Check Price per Pound
It’s easy to walk down the grocery store aisles and toss items into your cart. But make sure you’re giving it some thought! Visit the bulk section to make sure you’re paying the cheapest price possible per unit of product. For example, you can save right at 50% just by purchasing organic quinoa at the bulk section instead of pre-packaged. That kind of savings adds up fast!
Tip #2: Shop “In Season”
Sales cycle with bulk foods just like they do with everything else. For example, candy items bought in bulk will be the cheapest around Halloween, nuts around Christmas and so on. If you can, stock up when the item you want is on sale and then store properly to maximize the shelf life. Many items do well even after being frozen and others can be stored in airtight containers.
Tip #3: Find or Flop
The bulk section is also a great way to discover new favorites because you can test out small amounts and you’ll have only spent a fraction of the price… even if it turns out to be a total flop.
So what do you think? Feel free to share any tips/tricks you use to save on whole and unprocessed foods by leaving a comment below!