As I mentioned two weeks ago, I’m experimenting with bulk organic food purchases, to see how I can manage financially. This week my cost was under $70 for 6 gallons of organic rolled oats, 7 lbs of Organic Popcorn and 5 lbs of Sucanat (natural sugar). This was all I purchased this week in the way of groceries, and I didn’t do any shopping last week. So this still puts me under my normal grocery budget.
While I usually get oatmeal (non-organic) free or really cheap with coupons, I felt that this was a good deal for organic bulk and am excited to see how long 6 gallons will last our family. Stepping into the organic bulk purchasing realm is difficult when done all at once. So, I am taking small steps each week, and these items are going to last me a while. I’m trying very hard to see if I can stay under my normal budget of $40-$45 a week in grocery bills, and so far I’m managing pretty well.
Since I have a stockpile of coupon deals, I don’t need to buy a whole bunch of bulk all at once, and I can slowly add different things every week. Seeing me buy like this is probably shocking some of you, but I’m hoping that this experiment is going to help you see a different way that you can purchase organic deals.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m still a die-hard couponer. That is something that will never change. However, since I am also a natural mama that likes using raw ingredients and making food from scratch, this is something that still works for our family as long as I can keep within our budget.
By the way, these items were bought from Bread Beckers, and they have local co-ops throughout the U.S. I’ll be doing a follow-up post on this company later.
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