According to the USDA, food prices for groceries that you buy at the store went up by 11.4% in 2022 compared to last year, which is a lot higher than usual.
And it can add up quickly for families trying to stay within their budget.
In a recent viral TikTok video, Summer (@summerreignhenning) shared her grocery shopping experience at Sam's Club and Kroger in Atlanta, Georgia, where she spent $1,157.18 on groceries for her family.
The video has amassed over 2 million views.
Here's what happened
While some viewers were surprised by the high bill, many praised her for shopping in bulk and saving money in the long run.
How can you make the most of bulk shopping to save money on groceries?
Bulk shopping can be a great way to save money on groceries. You can often get a better price per unit by buying in larger quantities. Additionally, you'll make fewer trips to the store, saving you time and money on gas.
By purchasing items in bulk at Sam's Club, she saved money on snacks and other things that she knew her family would use regularly. She then went to Kroger to pick up items she couldn't find at Sam's Club or didn't need in bulk.
How can you determine if bulk shopping is right for your family's needs and budget?
Of course, the cost of groceries can vary greatly depending on some factors, including family size, dietary preferences, and location.
In response to Summer's video, some viewers shared their families' grocery expenses, ranging from $500 every two weeks to $1,200 for two weeks.
Several people commented on the post, sharing their own experiences on how much they spend to feed their families.
One user with seven kids mentioned that they spend around $1,600 per month and they also buy organic foods.
Another user shared that they spend $500 every two weeks at Walmart while a third user mentioned that they spent $1,200 on groceries for their family of six that would last for two to three weeks.
As of March, 2023, there are 600 Sam's Club stores in the US. Texas has the most Sam's Club stores in the country, with 82 retail locations.
As grocery prices continue to rise, it's clear that bulk shopping may be a smart way for families to save money and stretch their budgets.
What are your thoughts on this? What are your go-to money-saving hacks for grocery shopping? Share your thoughts in the comments below and let's help each other navigate these challenging times.
Disclaimer: All the information provided in this article is sourced from accredited media reports, and there are no affiliations with any business or organization mentioned.
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