Here in indianapolis there are several different places you can buy in bulk and save money. In Indianapolis you have options for buying in bulk. You can purchase memberships to Sam’s club or Costco. Sam’s Club membership will cost you 40.00 each year. At Costco a yearly membership will cost you 50.00. If you don’t want to buy a membership plan, your best bet is GFS, Gordon Food Service.
The difference between Sam’s Club or Costco and Gordon’s is that Gordon’s doesn’t offer electronics, home furnishings, or pharmacy departments. But, if you are only interested in buying food its a good choice. Or if you are not interested in buying a membership GFS is a good alternative.
Many people choose to buy their dry goods, frozen foods, and drinks in bulk. It can save you up to 100.00 a month. A regular grocery store will charge you up to 5.00 for a box of cereal. At Sam’s Club you can buy a twin pack of your favorite cereal for 6.00. A box of instant mashed potatoes will run you 2.00 a box which will feed 12, at Sam’s club you can by a carton which feeds 96 for 4.99. Minute rice will cost 1.99 a box at your grocery, you can get a box that will feed 37 for 4.99. Gravy mixes that usually cost 1.00 per pack(2 cups gravy) you can buy at sam’s for 3.99 and it will make 1 gallon of gravy.
Out of the three bulk food stores in Indianapolis, Sam’s club is by far the most inexpensive of the three. Costco, offers more high end meats and supplies. Gordon’s caters more to the food service industry offering cleaning supplies and items that food service kitchens may need.
As a mother of a very large family, I have a membership to Sam’s and go once a month. Usually, I stock up on dry goods, frozen veggies, cereal and snacks, cleaning/home supplies, and drinks. I spend on average 200.00 per trip, but I do not have to buy any of it at my local grocery. I do buy my meat and dairy at my local grocer, although you can buy all of it at Sam’s(I have not found it to be any cheaper than at my grocery). Buying in bulk cuts my monthy grocery bill down by 150.00 a month. And cuts down the trips I make to the store to pick up odds and ends to round out a meal.
Check out the bulk foods store nearest you, or get on line and check out their websites, out of 3 there will be one that will meet all your needs and help you save time and money.