Have you ever noticed that spices are expensive? Well, they are. Not only are they expensive, but I have found that some spices sit in my cabinet so long that they end up expiring and I throw them away. Did you know that some stores sell spices in bulk? Winco is one of those stores! Back in the bulk section, there is a spot for bulk spices. You can fill a bag with as much or as little spice as you want/need, and you pay a set price/pound.
I snapped the above picture at Walmart the other day. It is of a .8oz bottle of ground ginger, and it costs $2.38. At Winco, 1 oz. of ground ginger works out to about $.32. That's a huge difference!
Here's the math for a pound of this spice:
- 1 pound of ground ginger in the bulks at Winco= $5.06
- 1 pound worth of containers at Walmart (with the $2.38 for .8 oz price)= $47.60
This is just an example of the savings for one spice. Imagine if you started to buy all your spices in the bulk section! If you cook a lot, you will save a TON of money! And the best part about this: no coupon required :)
Update: Go HERE to see pictures (and a tutorial) of some old glass olive jars that I refashioned into beautiful spice jars! Now my spice cabinet is frugal AND beautiful!