The Big Box Store Shopping Guide

Find out what to buy when buying in bulk.

The Big Box Store Shopping Guide

Big box stores can often feel like an endless treasure trove of tempting goods. With so many money-saving items, it can be tricky figuring out which ones are worth buying and which ones you can pick up somewhere else. Luckily, investigative retail journalist Hitha Herzog has the inside scoop to help us navigate the aisles and take home the essentials. Read on to find out her top tips for being a shopping pro.

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Buy Frozen Baked Goods

A lot of big box stores have large baked goods sections, with some of these items made on location. However, others arrive at the store frozen, and they are then thawed and sold for more money. To avoid the added expense, buy the items frozen and thaw them on your own schedule at home.

More: Healthy Frozen Food Guidelines

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