Yesterday we made a trip to Costco. We only went to look at meat and came home with a bit more than we planned.
A lot of people think buying in bulk is automatically cheaper. But that's not always true. You have to know your prices.
Today you can whip out your cell phone and check prices at other stores to see if you're getting a good deal, and most of the stores today make it easy by posting the per unit or per ounce price. That's really the best way to know what you're paying for. Sometimes people think if you buy the larger package (in bulk stores or even regular stores) you're getting the best deal. But often if you check the per ounce price buying two smaller packages gives you a better deal and if you're lucky, more product.
I've been shopping like this since I was 13 years old. My step-father Frank was doing unit pricing before it was a thing for the average shopper and taught me how to do it. I learned the best prices for the available sizes of peanut butter, rice, toothpaste, oatmeal, strolling up and down the aisles with my little calculator making my choices. Today I use my iPhone, knowing Frank is watching and nodding with approval.
As you can see, in addition to some of our household staples (oatmeal, nuts, coffee) we got steaks (ribeyes!), pork ribs, bacon and tons of spices for Ed's spice rubs. Ever since Ed bought his smoker and this book, he's been going crazy with experimenting.
I'll share one of his recipes soon, so check back in!
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