Cost of living
Do you buy any household goods in bulk to save money?
Invasionofthegutsnatchers · 13/01/2022 10:27
I've started buying loo roll, hand soap, teabags and porridge oats in bulk. Nice knowing we won't run out for a while. Any ideas or current deals welcome- I have Prime but not Costco membership
Ariela · 13/01/2022 10:37
I only buy staple branded essentials when on special offer - if you wait, supermarkets tend to have them on offer every 3-4 months eg I buy Kenco instant coffee in the refill packs - but only when significantly reduced, then I buy 3 months or so at a time. Same with dog food, and various other things. I reckon I save about 1/3 on those items on average.
The other thing I do is check when the supermarket reduces stuff to clear and you get the best bargains, and freeze it. I once got salmon fillets at £1.20 for a pack of 2, and managed to get 8 packs.
Chasingsquirrels · 14/01/2022 09:17
I brought a massive pack of loo roll on offer in Aldi in Jan 20, and another in Feb 20 (cos I saw the offer again and forgot if already got one).
So I've had a bulk stock of loo roll since the pandemic started and have just this week had to buy more 😆.
I tend to buy at the cheapest price point per unit, mostly that is in bulk buy not always.
I got a sack of flour in the pandemic when flour was off the shelves, and found that really useful so have had more since, although it's not massively cost saving.
Dog food I always buy a bigger sack.
But I'm fortunate that I have both the funds and storage space to be able to do this.
PrettyBluebells · 14/01/2022 10:05
I get Who Gives A Crap but I didn't change my order when ds went to uni so I keep getting them at the same rate as before so have over 100 rolls in the garage, I really need to change it but I always forget and then another turns up!
I usually buy a sack of pasta and buy cat food in bulk. Oh and I buy squash in bulk when it's on offer.
ivykaty44 · 14/01/2022 21:54
I started buying loo roll from who gives a crap
I thought it’d be more expensive, but the cardboard is very tiny and the rolls twice as big. We use half as much a week so get through 2 rolls in a week whereas supermarket andrex we were using 4 rolls.
So it’s a big saving money wise as 48 rolls are £36
Andrex for 45 rolls was £16 in Costco. I get mine delivered.
I bulk purchased soap bars, which are lasting me a very long time, find it last longer than liquid soap & is half the price
LivingDeadGirlUK · 14/01/2022 21:59
Yes I buy quite a few things in bulk but not all of it is cheaper (I mostly do it for reducing plastic waste). I get:
Cooking oil - 5l bottles
Washing up liquid - 5l bottles
laundry detergent - 5l bottles
Fabric softner - 5l bottles
Shampoo (Faith in Nature) - 5l bottle
Conditioner also as above.
Rice - 5-10kg sacks depending what Sainsburys have in the world food isle
Pasta - 5kg bag
Loo rolls from Who Gives a Crap
I get from Amazon or Sainsburys depending on which deals are better (I don't drive so only shop online).
WhatDidISayAlan · 15/01/2022 10:40
I buy the following in Feb/March every year when it’s the two months I don’t pay council tax and stash it in the loft/kitchen/drawer in the bed:
Washing up liquid
I do my research and shop around and do one run to two or three supermarkets in one go just for these.
Someaddedsugar · 23/01/2022 08:42
Is there such a thing as a who gives a crap referral code? We used to buy Nicky toilet roll that didn't have an inner tube (instead it had a mini roll of toilet roll that you could put in your bag etc) and it lasted forever but our Sainsburys don't stock it anymore. After reading your comments on here I want to give WGAC a try and read it's better with a discount code?
Agadorsparticus · 23/01/2022 08:47
I always buy in bulk, so much easier to buy every few months than every week and usually much cheaper.
Costco: toilet rolls, kitchen rolls, alum foil, tea bags, coffee beans, laundry liquid and conditioner.
Supermarket: 3kg pasta bags, 5kg sugar.
Meat Wholesaler: 5kg chicken breasts, sausages, bacon.
Loulouli · 23/01/2022 10:04
@Someaddedsugar there is a referral code for who gives a crap:
I think it gives us both £5 off.
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