Almost every list of saving tips includes some mention of buying things in bulk. But if you're not the Gosselins or the Duggars, are warehouse clubs (like Costco, Sam's Club, and BJ's Wholesale) really that great of a deal? The answer is yes - if you know how to shop smart. Read on to see which products make sense to buy in bulk.
- Beverages - From sodas to Vitamin Water, drinks are cheaper at warehouse clubs. Even if you aren't in the market for a two-liter bottle of tequila or an entire case of beer, you can always use a cheap flat of sparkling water, and some warehouse clubs have great deals on single bottles of wine.
- Paper Products - Sheet for sheet, buying paper towels and toilet paper in bulk just makes cents (sorry). As long as you have somewhere to store all those rolls, you'll save big bucks over your local drugstore or even big-box store.
- Meat - Some clubs, like Costco, offer higher quality cuts of meat than your local grocer, and for a much lower price