There are great deals to be had at Costco, Sam's Club, and BJ's, but you still have to keep a close eye on the bottom line. Use these tips to make sure you're saving (and not losing) money when shopping at big-box stores.
By Jonna Gallo Weppler
You may have to invest in a high-quality vacuum sealer, but it'll allow you to buy large packages of meat and poultry and break them down into quantities right-sized for your family. Over time, the savings versus local supermarket prices can more than pay for the machine. And with a stocked freezer, you're less prone to order pricey takeout.