Do You Remember Case Lot Sales? Have You Ever Heard Of One?


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Brian Reed Profile
Brian Reed answered
Sure just go to Sam.s club or Walmart. They sell cases at a reasonable price.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
We call it Costco, or Sams Club, or warehouse shopping... What do you have way up north?
joyce Profile
joyce answered
Now I understand what you mean. Sure. Big Where House stores like Sam's club will still sell them.
Mary Ann Cassidy Profile
I agree with Sam's Club , Costco, and Walmart. I'm not familiar with any others, but think it's a good idea, especially if you have a large family.
Jo W. Profile
Jo W. answered
Hi Tiggs!

I know exactly what you mean.  I am addressing my statements to all the
families in our town, collectively, and nearly all the families did that where I
grew up.   Many of our dads were in the unions, and we
knew that there would always be a lengthy strike (at least every 2 or 3 years).

It was for this reason (and through their experiences) that our grandmothers
and moms were sure to set aside extra money (always cash in those days) from
each paycheck which remained untouched until there was a strike, no matter how long
it was between, always preparing for the blow BEFORE the strikes came.  Bless their souls!  Now, growing up in a small town, our local supermarket management team consisted of our relatives and close family friends, who could usually be found at one of our dinner tables any given night, so they were really were involved and always knew what was going on.  

These folks were always very helpful to us, "keeping an eye" on us.  If one of the supermarket managers didn't call on us either via phone or by knocking on the front door, all we had to do was show up at the market and when one of the managers saw us he would ask what, how much, and when we needed it.  The food was then ordered for us; there was never a question about payment.  If one of our families didn't have the money to pay for the food at that time, it was ordered and delivered to us on 'credit'.  It gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling just thinking about it.

Thanks for allowing me to share this morning and have a WONDERFUL day!!!    

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Jacquelyn Mathis
Jacquelyn Mathis commented
I know what you mean by all that, I remember being watched by the whole island, the people there were great, they all knew who we were, and if there was ever an issue, they only needed to call my mother or father, who was the assistant fire chief. Times were tight sometimes, but there was always food on the table.
Mati green Profile
Mati green answered
When I was a kid and up until I was in my late 20's, our local grocery stores had annual case sales. They would stock up on all non perishables and sell then by cases.. You could get 12 cans of veggies for $4.oo as opposed to .69 cents per can if you bought then individually. I would stock up on so much I would have to go to the grocery store 2 or 3 times to get it all in the car and home. It was awesome, All I had to buy every week for a year was perishables... Dairy, meat, fresh veggies, etc.
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Jacquelyn Mathis
Jacquelyn Mathis commented
Wasn't it great? I loved them, especially when my dad would get a case of my favorite, at that time it was fruit cocktail. Lol Now, I love baby corn, mixed with a little vinegar, and salt, mmmmmm
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Oh Yeah! I know what you mean now. Sam's club still does those. Big where-house stores
Jim Witness Protection Profile
Yeah, case lot sales are basically warehouse type of operations where you buy like cases of dog food instead of individual cans. Costco, Sam's club are just two. Usually require membership fee to join. Can save some money if you are good shopper
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I don't remember them but I do remember something called "green stamps". I think that is what it was. Some thing my mom used to do when I was a kid. She would save up these stamps and let me put them in a book for her. When she had enough books to get something, she would turn them in. I remember that she saved up enough to get an electric can opener.  Do you remember anything like that?
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
We have Sam's club, BJ's and CostCo.  Usually places like WalMart will sell in bulk also.
John Profile
John answered
Even walmarts does not give a "price break" for a case over a single can of if you buy bulk(oversized)you mite get a break of 4.2 cents off the prices of a regular can...the only store we ever had around here that did this was called fazios. But you had to box your own food even at the  registers...and then you would get a price break of 10 cents per can if you bought a case of a dozen....the only way now to get a big price break from walmarts is if you by their store brands.....i can get a price break of 20-25 cents a can if i buy their version of the same foods.(great value brand)..
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Well heck yea us poor folks have to use them right? Even if your dirt poor they are good. Walmart is a  good cheap place and they dont coast 1k now do they? Walmart is great people who are broke hope this helps

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