I need to shop for some food storage this week, so I spent several hours updating my April 2013 Utah Case Lot Sale Price Comparison list. This list helps me compare the prices at this week's Utah case lot sales to items I can get everyday at Sam's Club, Walmart, the LDS Home Storage Centers (dry pack cannery) and Emergency Essentials.
At the beginning of the list are some how-to tips for shopping at case lot sales. Make sure you compare ounce for ounce or pound for pound which are shown in the gray column. And typically, items in #10 cans have a longer shelf life so they cost more per ounce or pound.
I didn't have time to update the Walmart prices, so my list has last year's prices. But I've found that most of these Walmart items don't go up in price much unless there is an extreme drought or shortage. Nor did I get to Costco. :-( Sick kids. However, Sam's Club prices are very similar. For those of you who have a Utah Albertson's nearby, just look here for those prices and then compare with my list.
Take a look at the price list if you live in Utah, because it may help you figure out what to buy before you even enter the store. You will save the most money if you go shopping with a plan of action. I hope you find it useful and get some great shopping deals! I will post some pictures after I shop. :-)
Update: Just got back from Smith's and the picture above has the items I bought there. I would love to tell you my family ate regular oatmeal for breakfast, but my kids prefer instant. So, I stocked up. Smith's does not let you break the case which is too bad because they would probably sell more food if they did. But who am I to tell them how to market their food. :-)
I would LOVE to hear what some of you purchase at the case lot sales! Please share.
Here's the list:
April 2013 Utah Case Lot Sale Price Comparison.pdf
My Favorite Deals:
WF Canned Beans 15 oz. .48 Macey's/Dick's/Fresh Market (Mix and Match)
WF Mayonaisse & Salad Dressing 30 oz. $2.00 Macey's/Dick's/Fresh Market
WF Beef Stew 24 oz. $2.00 Macey's/Dick's/Fresh Market
WF Tuna 5 oz. .59 Macey's/Dick's/Fresh Market
WF Cake Mix .99 Macey's/Dick's/Fresh Market (Mix and Match)
WF Spaghetti & Macaroni 3 lb. $2.00 Macey's/Dick's/Fresh Market
Hunt's Pasta Sauce 24 oz. .77 Macey's/Dick's/Fresh Market
WF or Kroger Tomatoes 15 oz. .48 or .50 Macey's/Dick's/Fresh Market or Smith's
Kroger Instant Oatmeal $1.29 Smith's
Kroger Peanut Butter 18 oz. $1.65 Smith's
Kroger Tomato Sauce 8 oz. .20 Smith's
(These are just a few of the deals.)