Like most things, eggs are cheaper in bulk, so the unit price of eggs is better for the big 2 1/2 dozen cartons. But of course it’s a pain to buy that big pallet of eggs, it takes up so much room in the fridge! I’ve started just transferring the eggs to regular cartons, which are so much handier! I just save a 12 egg carton and an 18 egg carton and those are the perfect number for the 2 1/2 dozen egg pallet I buy. The smaller cartons stack nicely and I feel like they offer more protection for the eggs.
Most people buy milk, especially if their’s any little kids around the house. Here’s some ways to save a little money when buying milk:
- Powdered milk – I know this used to be a big savings, but I’m not sure if it is anymore, you’d have to do the math and figure it out. It’s debated weather powdered milk really is as good for you as regular milk.
- Stocking up when on sale – Since milk can go bad pretty quickly, I’ve heard of people freezing it, but I’ve never done it personally. If you do try it, make sure there’s room in the jug for the milk to expand as it freezes.
- Using coupons – Occasionally I’ve seen milk coupons on athriftymom.com, but to be honest I’ve never used them.
- Make sure it all gets used – Milk that is starting to go bad, but isn’t bad enough to toss can be used in baking.
- Get the furthest away expiration date – Sometimes you have no choice on the expiration date, but occasionally I’ll see newer milk towards the back.
- Buy the generic brand of milk.
- Buy milk at Sam’s Club – According to my price book it costs $2.78 for a gallon of milk at Sam’s Club, and the last time I bought milk at HEB it was $3.38, both of those prices are for the store brands. That means that Sam’s Club milk is $.60 cheaper. If we use 1 gallon a week, I can save $31.20 a year by buying all my milk at Sam’s Club rather than HEB! That’s a savings in milk alone! What I love about this is how easy it is. I don’t shop at Sam’s as much as HEB, but I do drive by Sam’s everyday on my way home from work, so if I need to stop for milk it will only take a little extra time and no extra gas!
This post is shared at Tammy’s Recipes for Kitchen Tip Tuesdays.