How to save money on cheese WITHOUT clipping coupons

How to save money on cheese WITHOUT clipping coupons

Whether you have a big family or prefer to buy in bulk this is a cheesy good deal you won’t want to pass up! {I know that was a terrible intro but I couldn’t resist!}

I used to be one of those crazy couponing ladies…the real deal! I had the binder. I had the coupons. I had my trips planned out. I even taught people how to coupon. And I loved it! But once our online business took off I didn’t have the time to do it anymore. I didn’t have time to bounce from store to store, scour the sale ads for the best deals, and mindlessly clip coupons. So I had to explore other money saving options. That’s when I found SAMs club!

Back in my couponing days I would stock up on shredded cheese when it was $1/8oz bag, $.12/oz. I would buy enough to last us till it was it’s season to go on sale again {yes, this is a real thing but I’ll save that for another post}.  Now that I’m not couponing I still try to find the best deal but not nearly as good as the deals I used to score. I am excited to say have gotten pretty darn close to that stock up cheese price at SAMs and I don’t have to spend HOURS searching for the deal! Everything is bulk buy there, which is great for big families like ours. We go through cheese like a bunch of crazy cheese obsessed people! But it’s just SO darn delicious!

How to save money on cheese WITHOUT clipping coupons

SAMs sells a giant 5 POUND bag of colby/jack shredded cheese for about $12/bag, $.15/oz…seriously affordable! The bag doesn’t come with a fancy zipper but it does have a sticky tab you can use to close it. I’ve found that if you have kids this doesn’t work so great. Someone will move things around in the fridge, the cheese will fall over and the next thing you know you’re sweeping $10 worth of cheese into the trashcan. 

How to save money on cheese WITHOUT clipping coupons

Here’s what I do. I buy gallon sized zipper bags from Walmart and divided the cheese into 3 different bags. We typically will go through a bag before its expiration date so I don’t usually bother with freezing it. But, if your family won’t go through all 5lbs of cheese in that time, pop a couple bags in the freezer and pull them out when you need them. Shredded cheese is perfectly ok to freeze. However, you don’t want to freeze sliced or block cheese, it will crumble once it’s thawed.

How to save money on cheese WITHOUT clipping coupons

Then once you’re done rebagging and storing you’re done! Super easy and it’s that price every single week! 

If you don’t have a SAMs membership ask your family and friends if they do. I am sure you will find someone that would be willing to let you take a shopping trip with them. Then you’ll see for yourself that getting one of your own is a GREAT investment for your family too.

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