Proven Bulk-Buying Strategies -- Savings Experiment

When to Buy in Bulk
When to Buy in Bulk

If America bills itself as the Land of Plenty, then Americans might well consider it nothing less than their civic duty to buy in bulk. And with all the warehouse-sized emporiums that have sprung up in the past decade, it seems we take that duty seriously.

But to be honest, aspects of the bulk-buying experience can be troubling. It might be cheaper by the ounce to buy a 15-pound bag of tortilla chips, but let's face it: With 15 pounds of tortilla chips hanging around the house, you'll be prone to snack a lot more often. The chips still disappear in record time, your waistline, on the other hand ... talk about "bulk."