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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Consider the Shelf Life

Once you’ve determined that the big box version is a better deal than the store-bought one, you need to factor in the expiration date before you make your way to the register. If you’re buying grocery items or beauty products that will lose their effectiveness, taste, or quality by the time you get around to using them, you may want to avoid making the purchase.

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