As my family grows, my children are eating more and using more household goods more quickly. Therefore, this summer, I have decided to conduct a bit of research on shopping at grocery stores, big-box stores (like Target) and warehouse stores to determine where I should be purchasing our family’s food and supplies for the best prices.
I have a membership to Sam’s Club that I rarely use, because a) it’s another errand to run, which requires time that I don’t always have, and b) I don’t really know what items are best purchased at a place like Sam’s vs. the grocery store or Target.
We live close to SuperTarget, and I am all about one-stop shopping, so I usually buy everything there—food, TP, diapers, batteries, etc. It makes my life simple.
However, on Saturday, when I was loading six boxes of store-brand macaroni and cheese into my cart, it dawned on me that maybe some of my purchases would be more cost effective if I made a monthly trip to Sam’s.
So, I am curious …
Do you have a warehouse club membership? How often do you shop there vs. the grocery store or a Target-type shop? What items do you buy at the warehouse club? What items have you found to be a better deal there? (I know not everything is a good deal there, so that’s what I am curious about!)
If you have any insights or tidbits that you have found helpful for your family’s bottom dollar, please share them with me. I’d greatly appreciate your expertise, as I try to work on this budgeting project for my family.