You live with a bunch of people/have a family of 25
Buying in bulk makes sense if you split it with a bunch of roommates or family members. Then you're getting the cost savings without overburdening yourself with a case of something like Cadbury Creme Eggs. We get it, Easter is extremely exciting.
You're about to have a huge party
"When it comes to large jars like salsa, mustard, and ketchup, for the most part it'll go bad unless you can use it all -- like if you're entertaining," Lempert says. "That's a great time to buy in bulk in those large sizes: if you're having 20 people over. Use it, but don't expect to have a storage space for it... or expect to use it up until it's wasted."
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