#7. Be Selective About What You Buy In Bulk
The draw for joining clubs like Costco, Sam’s Club, and BJ’s is that you’ll save money buying large quantities. Costco, for example, caps their markup at 14 percent; some retailers mark up items 20, 30, or even 50 percent. But buying in bulk doesn’t always save you money. Buying bushels of fruits, tubs of ketchup, or enough bread to feed the Duggars might result in you throwing out spoiled food. Stick to nonperishable foods, or non-food like household cleaners, laundry detergent, and dish soap.
#8. Compare Costs
Knowing the cost per unit (CPU) before you buy in bulk can help you figure out whether or not you’re getting a deal. That figure isn’t always posted on the store shelf, and since we don’t expect you’ll do the math while you’re in the store, download an app like Unit Price Compare to do it for you instead.