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How to Save Money on Everyday Essentials

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My family has grown tremendously over the past few years. We just welcomed our fourth child to the world in October, and prior to two years ago when my daughter was born I never thought we’d have more than two kids. Of course things seldom go just how you plan, and that isn’t always a bad thing!

family pic

When we had our first son eight+ years ago I was ecstatic to be a mother, and the joy and happiness of meeting your child for the first time can never be matched (no matter how many kids you have, the first time you meet each child is such a wonderful experience). 

How do you make room in your heart for more than one child?

After my son was born I was quite content just being his mother and his alone. I mean how could you possibly have room in your heart for another child?  

A lot of moms probably go through this same thought process, but as soon as you have that second child you realize, as many moms have before you, that there is always room in your heart for another child — no matter how many that may be. Love multiplies, it doesn’t divide.

More mouths to feed!

So as I said, we just welcomed our fourth child to our family and I’ve come to realize that with a lot of bodies to clothe and mouths to feed, we need to shop a bit differently. 

When we had only two children (about 2 years ago) we would go through a lot less laundry soap, and shampoo, and paper towels, etc. When we made meals we also had leftovers that I would use for my lunch the next day. 

Full home, happy home.

Now that we are a family of six quite a bit has changed — and the baby isn’t even eating real food yet! The thing I have to get used to the most is that we rarely have leftovers anymore. This means more meals to plan and prepare every day. 

We also have more laundry. A LOT more laundry. 

The one thing that hasn’t changed is how we shop. I used to shop at Sam’s Club so I could keep stocked up on my everyday essentials and always have a few month’s supply. I still shop at Sam’s Club, but now I shop there to meet the needs of a larger family. Shopping at Sam’s Club helps me maximize my budget so that we can get more of what we need for less by buying in bulk. It is where I’ve found the best value. A full home, is a happy home!

According to Sam’s Club, members who take advantage of purchasing participating holiday essentials will save about $97! Shopping at Sam’s Club this holiday season will allow you to maximize your dollar without compromising quality or convenience and will free up more of your money for gift buying and memory making.

Because of the savings by buying everyday essentials at Sam’s Club, I was able to buy my son an awesome Christmas present with that $97 I saved. I know I won’t need to spend any additional money on laundry soap and Swiffer dusters for quite some time, so I got this awesome EA Sports 2 Player Basketball Game. I don’t have it set up yet since it will be a Christmas present, but I cannot wait to give it to him!

ea sports basketball game

The simple things.

I’m probably not the only one, but I love when things save me time and money. Shopping online is usually my go-to lately, so I love that I can shop online at Sam’s Club and use the club pickup feature to simply grab my items and go. This is truly a lifesaver for a busy on-the-go family like mine.

Club Pickup

You can use the Sam’s Club app and have your items ready and waiting for you when you get there, or you can head inside and check in at the Club Pickup kiosk. In either case you don’t have to spend time shopping in-store if you are really busy — just shop online and your selections will be ready when you are.

club pickup kiosk

If you could save $97 on Everyday Essentials at Sam’s Club what would you buy for yourself?!



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Disclaimer: Vendor calculation based on proprietary methodology comparing average non-promoted retail price per unit from a combination of leading U.S. retail outlets vs. average retail price per unit at Sam’s Club® for 2 months ending September 26, 2015. Pricing and item availability may vary in Alaska, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Wisconsin, and on SamsClub.com.




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25 Responses to How to Save Money on Everyday Essentials

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) December 11, 2015 at 8:18 am #

    I am heading to Sam’s later today to stock up as a matter of a fact. We are almost out of TP…YIKES!

  2. OurFamilyWorld December 11, 2015 at 8:53 am #

    You have beautiful children! I just read about this great service earlier. I wish there is a Sam’s Club near me, so I can also save time and money when shopping.

  3. Kara W December 11, 2015 at 9:13 am #

    The real question is what WOULDN’T I buy! I am a huge Sams club fan, and keep meaning to order online and pick up! It would save me so much time, plus I am trying to be a women on a budget so it would keep me to my list! It is super easy to find items not on a list but at a have to have price!

  4. Vickie Gallup December 11, 2015 at 9:21 am #

    I would buy some new things for our grandbaby due to be born in the next couple of weeks. I am making a trip to Sam’s today to scout out what we can get for the baby. We are so excited!

  5. Jennifer December 11, 2015 at 9:47 am #

    Sams is my go to for all my holiday essentials. It keeps me from having to go so often and the prices are way better because I am buying in bulk.
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  6. Paula H December 11, 2015 at 9:55 am #

    So sad our Sams club closed, this is a great service they’re offering it will save so much time! What would I buy for myself? so hard. never done. lol I’d probably buy a new purse 🙂
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  7. Jennifer December 11, 2015 at 10:13 am #

    We shop at Sam’s Club all the time. I love that I can schedule a pick up now. That’s so cool!
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  8. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle December 11, 2015 at 10:46 am #

    Sam’s Club is the best store ever. We get everything that we can there. You have to have a little more space, but the savings are so worth it.
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  9. Jeanette December 11, 2015 at 11:48 am #

    Totally loving the idea of pick up! That makes life so much easier when you have kids that hate shopping unless it is for toys.
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  10. Shaun McGahey December 11, 2015 at 1:24 pm #

    With baby #2 coming at the end of the month, I might have to put a Sam’s Club membership on my wish list!

    I’d honestly buy baby stuff. Cause diapers, wipes, and formula are expensive!

  11. Aubrey December 11, 2015 at 1:34 pm #

    What an awesome service. I like Sam’s club.

  12. Stacie December 11, 2015 at 3:03 pm #

    It’s great that Sam’s Club now offers a pickup option. I’m not a fan of shopping when it’s busy. Considering the time of year I would put the $97 towards a Christmas gift.
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  13. Shauna December 11, 2015 at 3:31 pm #

    I love that they have that pickup section. i am all for ordering online and just running in to pick up. Thanks so much for sharing and for the giveaway

  14. Autumn @Mamachallenge December 11, 2015 at 4:33 pm #

    Sam’s Club is a great place to shop! I love the new pickup option!

  15. Meagan December 11, 2015 at 4:40 pm #

    I struggle just taking my two children to the store with me! Love this pickup option!!!

  16. Kathy December 11, 2015 at 6:05 pm #

    I love Sam’s Club! I haven’t been there in so many years though. I’d love to go again because I’ve always saved so much when I went there. I loved buying in bulk. I would probably put that extra $97 towards gifts for my girls for the holidays.

  17. Jeanine December 11, 2015 at 6:18 pm #

    Wow this is pretty awesome. I wish we had a Sam’s Club here! What great service!

  18. Kelly Hutchinson December 11, 2015 at 7:21 pm #

    Sam’s club is our go to place to save money. They have great produce too!
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  19. Ann Bacciaglia December 11, 2015 at 8:04 pm #

    That is a great photos of your kids. I love to shop at Sam’s Club. It is smart to stock up on all your essentials.

  20. Liz Mays December 11, 2015 at 8:11 pm #

    I definitely like being able to stock up on essentials and save money at Sam’s Club. I can see those savings helping tremendously when you have a big family!
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  21. Vera Sweeney December 11, 2015 at 8:45 pm #

    I love being able to stock up in bulk like this!! I had no idea that Sam’s club has order pick ups like this!
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  22. Lori Jackson December 12, 2015 at 8:22 am #

    I love Sam’s club! I would be stocking up on meats! They have the best meats around!

  23. dawn December 12, 2015 at 8:30 am #

    what a cute name for a blog. i love it. i didn’t know sam’s club has order picks ups i think that is really awesome. i used to shop there all the time when i lived in michigan, but this is something that I never knew about. thanks for sharing.

  24. Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations December 12, 2015 at 10:33 am #

    I love saving money. With a family, it is absolutely essential. Thanks for this!

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