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Guest Post:: Buddy Bonding

I recieved this email from Shera and I enjoyed it so much that I asked her if I could share it on my blog. Shara wrote;

I read your post on how to slash your grocery budget and another way of conquering budgets that might not have thought about is with bulk shopping and “buddy bonding”…

It’s all about the “power of two” for cost-effective and strategic warehouse club shopping for the Holidays. We work with BJ’s Wholesale Club and more members are shopping together to save together while taking advantage of the benefits of bulk and multi-pack savings. In addition to their own coupons, BJ’s accepts manufacturer’s coupons – the only warehouse club that does – that allows for multiple coupons to be redeemed on multi-packs of “individual for sale” packaged items. An example would be: BJ’s sells a 2 pack of mouth wash that is normally sold and packaged as individual items in other major retail stores; you could use up to two coupons on this type of packaging in addition to many other items – and then spli t the cost and items in half between shopping partners – for even more savings.

Items great for divvying up include paper goods, toiletries, produce, meats, candy, cookie and muffin variety packs, juices, soda, bottled water, soap and cleaners…just to name a few. By splitting big packages, Holiday shoppers are also spending less per item than if purchased at a local grocery store (more than 30 percent over supermarket prices).

Besides savings on money, time and gas, shopping partners can finish off the “savings experience” with their own kitchen-side “packaging party,” to divvy up the purchases and then settle back knowing they’ve checked off their lists with the best savings possible.

For a free shopping pass, you can go to http://www.bjs.com/join/one_day_pass.shtml

From, Shera
I (Hadias) do not have a BJ’s Wholesale Club but this is something that could be done with any store. This would work especially good on the Kroger/Meijer $10/$10 and Mega Deal sales. Why run all over town trying to find deals. How about forming a group where each person is assigned a specific store. Let one person tackle the assigned store. After shopping you all could meet to divy up the goods. Wow. The possibilities are endless.

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  1. This is a great idea! When we lived down the street from my in-laws, my MIL and I would do this on things like toothpaste, toilet paper and bulk meats. It worked out really well.


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