.

My Two Cents: Buying in Bulk

Peter J. Wiggins has a new formula the next time you shop at BJ's---Try to see how many things are there in a box and divide it by price/how many cups are in the box = $.XX a cup/package.

While I was at BJ's in Taunton yesterday, I invented a new formula while I was in the appliance section. I found K-Cups - you know the little cups you put in the Keurig Coffee Machine and make that perfect cup of coffee - and I decided to put the price of the entire box to the test. 

Starbucks French Roast Coffee K-Cups 54-pack- The price was $39.99, so I divided it by 54 and it came to $.74 a cup.

Donut House Collection Caffeinated Coffee for Keurig Brewing Systems, 80 K-Cups- $44.99 divided by 80 = $.56 a cup.

Yesterday I compared the toothpaste 3, 4 and 5 pack and divided it by the price. For example- Colgate Cavity Protection, regular flavor, 8.2 Oz., 5-Pk- priced at $9.99- divided it by 5 = $2.00 a pack.

So next time you are at BJ's, look at the price, divide it by pack and you will get $.XX a cup/package. Buying in bulk could help you save money.

This is Peter J. Wiggins reporting for Norton Patch News.

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something