I created my first price comparison in 2011. And I learned that I don't have to buy everything at case lot sales. I only shop for items I really need. I buy the rest during other months of the year at Costco and the LDS Home Storage Center. It pays to compare. I know some of you see the value in keeping a price book. Mine is a bit elaborate, but it works for me.
This time around I didn't have enough energy to visit Walmart, so those prices on my list are from last year. But staples don't change much in price. It's as if they are frozen in time.
It's the last week of Utah case lot sales for Fresh Market & Dick's (ends Oct. 13) and Lees (ends Oct. 11). Heads up. Auguson Farms is doing a buy 5 get $5.00 off coupon in the Fresh Market, Dick's and Lees ads. So if you want to buy some #10 can items, use the coupon. My goal? Get in and out of the store in 30 min.
While I was comparing prices in Costco, I picked up a few sale items:
- 72 oz. Nestle Toll House chocolate chips $7.49 (reg. $9.99, that's like $1.24 per 12 oz. bag!)
- 2x17oz. Kirkland Canola Cooking Spray $3.29 (reg. $4.64)
- 4 lb. C&H Powdered Sugar $2.69 (always a deal)
- 64 oz. Craisins $5.89 (reg. $8.89)
- 2 Kraft Parmesan Cheese $8.59 (reg. $11.39, a year's supply for us)
- a jug of Orville Redenbacher popcorn $8.99 (reg. $11.99, we've got to get off of microwave popcorn)
And here are some great case lot deals!
Dick's & Fresh Market Case Lot
Bottled water 24 ct. case 16.9oz - $1.99!
SureSaving Tomato Sauce 8 oz. - $.20
SureSaving Tomato or chicken noodle soup - $.39 ea.
Campbell's Cream of mushroom or chicken soup - R.79 ea.
Campbell's Tomato Soup - $.59 ea.
Western Family Tuna 5 oz. - $.59
Western Family Albacore 5 oz. - $.99
Vegetables 15 oz. - $.50
Wheat 50 lb. bag - $14.99
Western Family Sugar 25 lb. bag - $9.99
Pompeian Olive oil 68 oz. - $9.99! (Great if you use a lot of olive oil)
A few more deals:
Macey's Fall Sale
Western Family Spaghetti sauce 24 oz. - $.88 Crazy!
Nestle Water 24 ct. case 16.9 oz. - $2.49 Monday 10/6
Progresso Soup $.99 Thursday 10/9
Tip: buy your fruit at the Spring case lot sales.
Follow my emergency food storage shopping lists so you buy and store in season and thus spread the cost out over the year.
*Note: There will be errors. Forgive me. Thanks!