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Update: The price on the bulk Bob’s has gone up a bit since I wrote this, I’ll update comparison soon! Still the best price per lb. in my area.
You can save $200 a year per person just by changing the way you buy oatmeal! (For Bob’s Red Mill!)
My husband eats oatmeal every morning for breakfast, and by buying it in bulk, it is only 6¢ per serving! (Cost is for oats only; toppings not included in price comparison). I usually eat oatmeal or muesli for breakfast.
Our cheapest source for oats is in a 25 lb. bag for $16.98 that we purchase at US Foods Chef’Store (formerly named Smart Food Service). This calculates to $.68/lb. For many years, I was able to often buy oats on sale for $.50/lb. But, it’s been about a year since I’ve seen that price. The increase in price per pound only bumped up the price by 1¢ per serving, so still a great deal! The oats we currently buy are Bob’s Red Mill, which I feel is a high quality product.
(I know there has been concern about GMO’s in regards to oats, and you can read Bob’s Red Mill’s letter about their products HERE.)
These very same oats cost $6.39/32 oz.=$3.19/lb., or 63¢ per serving at my local grocery store!
I save 79% by buying oats in bulk.
Over time, this adds up to a lot of money saved! You would save $200 a year just by changing the way you buy oatmeal! You can use this same strategy for other items on your grocery list, and you will save an incredible amount over time.
You can even order bulk items for Home Delivery:
Storage: Since we buy our oats in 25 lb. bags, we bought large food-grade airtight buckets that we keep in our hall closet. For other grains we buy in bulk, I keep most in the freezer to keep fresh.
Happy Saving! 🙂