Bachelor Savings

@kathy77 (7488)
Australia
February 11, 2007 9:45pm CST
Hi Friends, This one is from my son when he was a bachelor, I encounter many challenges when shopping. Due to lack of time and for convenience I used to buy meat at supermarkets or from my local butcher. One day I went to a place where prices were dramatically reduced when buying in bulk. Unfortunately, it is costly when living on your own to buy large quantities even though the prices are substantially cheaper, and besides, most bachelors don't have a large freezer to store foodstuffs. I contacted a few friends in a similar situation and we decided to get together once a month and combine our efforts. We buy bulk quantities of quality tender meat, we share the meat in equal portions and we all save. I noticed that my budget improved dramatically. This can be done for other items also, particularly fish and fruit and egetables. We go to the Fish and Meat Market in Wises Road in Maroochydore in Queensland and to Cocos Markets, which have great specials when buying in bulk. I am sure you can find similar places anywhere in Australia. So, bachelors, awake and save! He wanted to send my friends and members this to try and help them. I hope you enjoy it
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@lifeiseasy (2292)
• United States
12 Feb 07
just a great idea all the way around...everyone saves money and you all can have fun shopping for the foods too ...I am sure you can swap recipes as you shop and ideas for dinners too ...really nice ideas...
@rx4life (1932)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Excellent idea...I'll have to pass it along to some single friends..I visited Australia 2 years ago and fell in love with it..I really want to go back and spend at least 1 month...my husband and I just spoke about this last night!!!
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
12 Feb 07
Yes sure pass this discussion along to your friends, and I have just added you to my friends list so if anytime you would like to message me in regards to Australia then please feel free to do this as I would love to get to know you more, and to find out where you have been here.
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• United States
12 Feb 07
That is a great idea. I sometimes split the cost with my parents when they buy in bulk, and it saves all of us money. Your son is a smart man.
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@dopey22girl (3324)
• United States
12 Feb 07
I am not living on my own yet...but that sounds like a really good idea, especially for students in college. It is a great way to save on money, and then you and your friends kind of have a sure way to keep in touch lol. Do you live in Australia? Or does your son? I haven't really heard of this where I live, but I'm sure it is possible. We do have Sam's Clubs where you can buy food in bulk.
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