Is Bigger Better? Buying Bulk Foods Quiz
by Staff
One of the first rules of saving money on groceries is to buy big. But should you do all your shopping at a warehouse club, or would you better off buying some things at the supermarket? Take our bulk-buying quiz to find out.

What was the name of the first warehouse club?

  • Sam's
  • Price Club
  • BJ's

True or false: Supermarkets often have better prices than warehouse clubs.

  • true
  • false

What's one item that's usually cheaper at a supermarket than at a warehouse club?

  • soda
  • meat
  • milk

Should you buy something that's a great deal if you're not sure you can store it?

  • Of course; put it under a table.
  • No way.

Which of these fruits is NOT a good candidate for buying in bulk?

  • berries
  • bananas
  • pears

True or false: Rice has a shelf life of about 10 years.

  • true
  • false

How long will dried pasta keep in your pantry?

  • a few months
  • a year
  • two years

Will whole wheat pasta keep as long as traditional pasta?

  • yes
  • no

Which of these items is usually NOT a good deal at a warehouse club?

  • meat
  • wine
  • toilet paper

When is National Bulk Foods Week?

  • February
  • July
  • October

If you store nuts in the freezer, about how long will they stay fresh?

  • a month
  • a year
  • two years

Which one of these spirits would be the best choice for a bulk buy?

  • Jim Beam bourbon
  • Bailey's Irish Cream
  • Grand Mariner orange liqueur

How much money can you expect to save when buying food in bulk?

  • 10 percent
  • 30 percent
  • 70 precent

True or false: The meat at warehouse clubs is cheaper than at grocery stores, but the quality isn't as good.

  • true
  • false

Are grains like oatmeal and quinoa good candidates for bulk-buying?

  • yes
  • no

About how much cheaper is alcohol at a warehouse club, compared to a liquor store?

  • 15 percent
  • 25 percent
  • 35 percent

True or false: Many studies have found that Sam's Clubs have the best prices among warehouse clubs.

  • true
  • false

Which pet food is the better value for buying in bulk?

  • dog food
  • cat food
  • neither
  • both

Is it worth the annual fee to join a warehouse club?

  • yes
  • no
  • maybe

Which of the following is NOT available at warehouse clubs?

  • prescriptions
  • fine jewelry
  • automotive tires
  • all of the above
  • none of the above