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I need some help with my stockpiling. I have prices of things I bought from Winco back in June 2010, but I have not had the opportunity to go back there again. So I was wondering if anyone could give me prices per pound on the items listed below. I can then figure if it is really worth it to drive 309 miles (one way!) to the closest Winco or if I should just buy the stuff online. Thanks for your help! (These are all bulk bin items that they had last year.)

Oat Bran
Flax Meal
Wheat Bran or Germ
Dried Dates
Honey
Dried Strawberries
Dried Berries
Dried Apricots
Dried Peaches/Apples
Dried Blueberries
Dried Cranberries
Raisins
Dried Mango
Dried Papaya
Beans (Kidney/Black)
Pinto Beans
Lentils Yellow or Green
Lima/Soybeans
Rice (brown or black)
Split Peas
Elbow pasta
Dried Milk
Dark Chocolate
Trail Mix (Mt Hood or Rainier)
Hot Cocoa Mix
Peanut Butter
Ramen Noodles
Bulk Spices
Real Bacon Bits
Soy Nuts
Almonds
Walnuts
Peanuts
Shredded Coconut

By bulk spices I mean the normal ones like cinnamon, pasta seasoning, red pepper flakes, oregano, pepper, salt, basil etc.

Thank you!
 

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Laura,

I pm'd you a coupon board that has Winco coupons and could help you. I don't think I can put the link here. I know there are lots of blogs with Winco deals of the week as well. Hope that helps. You might be better off buying some bulk online through Azure Standard out west, if you are on their route you don't have to pay a delivery I believe you meet them at a pick up spot.
 
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I have heard of Azure, but I doubt there are any pickup places around here.

I don't do coupons as they are for name brand stuff, and these are all bulk item foods.

Do you have the link for the winco forum, I do not see it. I do know they have a facebook page, but I did not see anywhere on the website a forum page.

I appreciate your response so quickly though.
 

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Happymama- would you mind sharing your coupon site name?

Lauransasha- I snould be heading to winco later this week. I can look the prices up for you if that is soon enough
 
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Brandi, thank you very much, that would be fabulous. I so envy your ability to go to one. I just need the per pound price. Thank you!

I will keep this thread up and if you want to put them on here, that way others know too, that would be great!

Thank you again! :hurray: :cheer4:
 

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Yeow...that is quite a list.

Some prices are posted on-line........but don't know how recent some of them are..........

Prices will also be different in diff. areas.........I discovered that with a friend when we were comparing.

Here is one price list listed..........but not any more recent than your past one.........

My Young Single Adult Life: Winco Bulk Price List Updated 5/7/10

Think this one is a little more recent...........

http://ysalife.blogspot.com/2010/08/winco-bulk-price-list-updated-8310.html
 

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Thank you FrugalFanny.

I will check out the August list, to see how different it is to my June one. I always (when buying in bulk) have the prices in my spreadsheet. But it is now 8 months old, and I am not sure if buying online would be better than the Winco prices.

I have been looking on Bulk Food at Bulkfoods.com and their prices are pretty good, once you start buying it in 5 lb sizes. Any larger sizes and it is a little overwhelming. And after you have spent $75, it only costs $5 in shipping! So much better than paying for diesel. But right now I have no idea how much better the Winco prices are.

I will have to check the August prices against mine and see if there are any changes.

Winco website is www.WincoFoods.com
 

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Laura,

Pm'd you the site name, and will be glad to pm others as well it shows up as spam here. It is a coupon board , I am a mod and member.
 
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Thank you FrugalFanny.

I will check out the August list, to see how different it is to my June one. I always (when buying in bulk) have the prices in my spreadsheet. But it is now 8 months old, and I am not sure if buying online would be better than the Winco prices.

I have been looking on Bulk Food at Bulkfoods.com and their prices are pretty good, once you start buying it in 5 lb sizes. Any larger sizes and it is a little overwhelming. And after you have spent $75, it only costs $5 in shipping! So much better than paying for diesel. But right now I have no idea how much better the Winco prices are.

I will have to check the August prices against mine and see if there are any changes.

Winco website is www.WincoFoods.com

I have bought from Bulkfoods but wasn't sure about how much shipping would be for you. I also know Honeyville is supposedly well price and efficient. Your pantry items look similar to mine, I buy most of my bulk through a Co-op as I want large amounts and no sulfite's or additives to my dried fruit.
 
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HappyMama,
BulkFoods must be doing a special, $5 for delivery is a great deal. I can definitely spend the $75 for food. Last June I spent $314 on just one trip to Winco. But it was all to stock up for the rest of the year.

We write the dates on the cans and jars of food (to figure out what to eat first.) So I still have mayo from June, cans of oysters (what were we thinking, we rarely eat that!) cans of tuna, and a bottle of sauerkraut! But the dried fruits are almost gone, I can last probably a month more on what we have, but then we will be in Canyonlands National Park and it will be that much harder to get food, either delivered or with us going to get it.

I guess I am just trying to think and do ahead of the lean grocery time.

I have heard of Honeyville but found their prices are a little expensive - maybe will check them out again to see how they are. Must say though that Bulkfoods does have an amazing amount of different kinds of food.

Thanks for your help!
 

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Laura,

Pm'd you the site name, and will be glad to pm others as well it shows up as spam here. It is a coupon board , I am a mod and member.
Would you please pm it to me also...I haven't seen a coupon board forever...thank you!
 

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Happymama- would you mind sharing your coupon site name?

Lauransasha- I snould be heading to winco later this week. I can look the prices up for you if that is soon enough
Hi Brandi,
Have you headed out there yet? I plan on buying some bulk foods soon, especially as the prices of diesel and gas go up, the delivery prices and food prices will go up too. The quicker I get them, the less I have to deal with later.

We did go to Costco and stocked up on some stuff, oatmeal and some dried fruits, and now we need to see if the prices bought would be comparable to the bulkfoods.com website. I think it will be lower.
 

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hey laura-

sorry i haven't forgotten about you! I was expecting to have enough gas to get to winco this last week, but it looks like it will be monday before I get there. Its not that far or anything, just had to save the gas for DBF to get to work lol I'll update as soon as i get there!
 
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Just wondering if you went? I think I might be asking our BIL if he can go to the Winco in Ogden, UT before he comes out to visit. We will have to send him money for it, and I would love to get an idea of how much to send.
 

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I can help you with a few of the prices. I shopped at winco yesterday.



Honey -- 3.51/lb
Dried Strawberries -- 4.04/lb
Dried Blueberries -- 9.33/lb (I didn't buy them)
Raisins - $1.78/lb
Dried apples -- 2.74/lb
Split peas -- $0.50/lb
Bulk Spices
Minced onion - -3.29/lb
Walnuts -- 3.98/lb for halves and pieces

That is all that I bought that was one your list.
Julie
 

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Thank you Julie, that is very helpful!

WOW are the blueberries expensive or what? That is more expensive than the Costco price of $6.95 a pound!
And Costco's raisins beat the price as well at $1.55 a lb
Costco honey - is $2.00 a lb.

Too bad they do not have dried strawberries or dried apples :)

Thanks again!
 

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I apologize for this taking so long. DBF had a terrible gout attack and I've been in and out of the doctors and hospital all week.. anyhow. I got your prices. I'm in SE idaho so i'm not sure what the difference is in your area.. but here ya go.

Oat Bran- ours didn't have this
Flax Meal- ours didn't have this-
Wheat Bran- .41 cents
or Germ .90 cents
Dried Dates- $2.40
Honey- $3.32
Dried Strawberries$4.04i
Dried Berries- didn't have
Dried Apricots- $4.38
Dried Peaches/Apples $2.07
Dried Blueberries $9.36
Dried Cranberries $3.67
Raisins $1.78
Dried Mango $2.75
Dried Papaya $1.82
Beans (Kidney .77
/Black .77
Pinto Beans .54
Lentils Yellow .86
Lentils Green 1.34
Lima .89
soy beans .75
Rice (brown or black) brown .61
Split Peas .51
Elbow pasta .79
Dried Milk 2.71
Dark Chocolate 3.07
Trail Mix (Mt Hood or Rainier) 7.73
Hot Cocoa Mix $1.28
Peanut Butter 1.78
Ramen Noodles .20
Bulk Spices
basil 2.93
chives 13.77
cream of tarter 5.67
minced garlic 4.68
chopped onion 3.38
onion powder 2.76
Real Bacon Bits 1.58 (they only had imitation)
Soy Nuts- they didn't have these
Almonds- 3.90
Walnuts $5.08
Peanuts $1.68
Shredded Coconut $2.36


I hope this helps!
 
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