The Chronic Consumer

I buy things — all the time!

Buying in Bulk

I’ve been thinking about joining a warehouse shopping club in order to be able to buy some items in bulk. Even though these shopping clubs require yearly membership fees, most people say that they’re able to save a great deal of money above and beyond the cost of joining, thereby making the fees worth paying.

I’ve been doing some price comparisons about the things we have to buy all the time to see where we could save by moving to bulk purchases. Canned goods are high on the list, as are personal care items such as toilet paper, shampoo, and soap.

But other things, such as sodas and snacks, are things that we should probably do without anyway, so I’m not too sure that I’d want to do actual grocery shopping at those types of places. Then there are always things that don’t make for sensible bulk purchases, such as diet pills, cold medicines, dairy products, and anything else that has expiration dates.

At any rate, I’m planning on going to a warehouse shopping club this weekend on a guest pass with one of my friends. I’m going to write down prices and quantities and then crunch the numbers after I get home. These places should offer better savings than regular stores, but we’ll see what the numbers say!

Jeans Sale at babyGap

I personally didn’t choose to dress my son in name-brand clothes when he was a baby or a toddler, but I noticed that whenever I received a gift from someone, it was usually from babyGap. I now also find myself giving babyGap items as presents to other new mothers, mostly because they have such a great selection of really cute outfits at mostly affordable prices.

Right now, babyGap is having Buy One Get One 50% Off sale on jeans. The eligible sizes range from 0-3 months to 5 years, which is quite a wide variety. This will allow you to stock up on several different sizes so you’ll always have something new for your child to grow into.

Regular prices are listed as $19.50-$29.50, with most of the items retailing for $24.50. Check out the jeans for yourself and get ’em while they’re on sale!!