Thursday, May 10, 2012

Buy the Big Bottle

I'm not super crazy about bulk shopping. I have see those 'extreme coupon' people on TV who have about 30,000 rolls of paper towels and enough canned goods to feed the neighborhood for six years, and I have to shake my head. Sure. I'd love to be trapped at their house during the Zombie Apocalypse, but living like that? Nuh-uh.

That being said, we do have a membership to BJ's Wholesale Club. While I have no desire for a 20 lb jar of mustard, I have found it helpful to buy some things in bulk - like diapers, peanut butter, jelly, and especially olive oil.

The bottle on the left cost about $7. The bottle on the right cost about $21. We've refilled the bottle on the left from the bottle on the right about 5 times.

I love this. It means that I have good quality olive oil on hand for things like pizza, vapor rub,
and of course, experimental beauty treatments.

The only trick is to fill the bottle VERY SLOWLY. Otherwise, you are likely to have to grab some spray cleaner and a wash cloth to clean your table.

I love links.


  1. I must say that with all of these great cheap/wise combos that you have, I'm very surprised that you don't cloth diaper! Maybe a consideration for the next one??

    1. I did for a while. I am ashamed to say that I fell of the wagon. The Toddler Terrorist is almost potty trained, so we've bought our last box of diapers. If we ever decide to take the plunge and have kid #3, I will be cloth diapering.

    2. Yes! Go cloth diapers!! :D

  2. Thanks for the great tip on the olive oil. I too, agree that some of the extreme couponing things are excessive and crazy- but this tip makes sense :)