Extreme Couponing Tip: Split Bulk Purchases to Avoid Overbuying

Ever buy a huge bag of potatoes at a KRAZY price but later realize there’s no way you can eat them all? Try sharing the cost and the surplus!

If you’re a small family or college student, this can be a great route to take. Find a few friends or another small family to go in on purchases or warehouse memberships with you, and divide the cost and products. The following are good examples of when to divide and conquer!

Required Purchase Promos
Sales that are “Buy 10, get $10 off instantly!” can be awesome deals. But what do you do if you don’t need all ten items or don’t have the room to store them? Simplify the solution by sharing the cost and products with a few others.

Warehouse Purchases
Love your local Costco, Sam’s Club, or BJ’s but can’t stomach the whole membership cost? Consider splitting up wholesale bargains and club costs so you both can take advantage of good prices on electronics, produce, dairy, eggs, or big ticket items (and the free samples!)

Co-Ops/ CSAs
If you’re part of a food cooperative (often called “co-ops”) but can’t use all the food, go dutch with another couple so you both can branch out and try new foods while still supporting local agriculture at a great price. For more on saving with Co-ops, click HERE.

Buying by the Bushel
Summer is just around the corner so keep an eye out for closeout prices at the store, farmer’s markets, and you-pick locations on cases or bushels of produce. Split the fresh fruit and veggies with another family while still getting in on the great discounted prices.