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iVillage: 10 Tips for Buying Food in Bulk

Avoid Accidental Overspending

Yes, it does seem a bit counterintuitive, but do try to remember that just because you’re at a warehouse store does not automatically mean you’re always getting rock-bottom prices. Make sure you don’t get caught up in the bulk whirlwind and wind up overspending—which can be a common pitfall when doing big-buy shopping. “Just because it’s big doesn’t mean it’s cheaper on a unit price,” Lempert points out. “Bring your supermarket receipt with you and compare.” And don’t be afraid to bust out a calculator or your cell phone to crunch those numbers if it helps.

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