8 Items You Should Not Buy in Bulk

Teri Gault, the CEO and founder of TheGroceryGame.com, a website that offers supermarket savings, advises against assuming that the larger, 28-ounce cans of vegetables are always the least expensive.

Canned Vegetables

Purchasing cereal in quantity is not necessary to get the greatest price. Simply stock up at the grocery store anytime anything is on sale. According to Gault, cereal is frequently on sale for less per ounce in smaller boxes at stores.


Cooking oil has a six-month shelf life, despite its apparent value as a bulk purchase, according to Trae Bodge, senior editor of the price-saving website RetailMeNot. You might not be able to use up a gallon of vegetable oil

Cooking Oil

"Cheaper by the dozen" is a phrase you've undoubtedly heard, and it simply means that items are cheaper the more you purchase. It is really less expensive to buy a dozen eggs than the larger bundles


After you bring it home from the shop, liquid bleach has a shelf life of roughly six months, according to Kendal Perez, a savings expert at the couponing website Coupon Sherpa.

Liquid Bleach

At the warehouse club, a huge roll of toilet paper sounds like a nice deal. However, Perez advises stocking up on toilet paper, paper towels, and related items during grocery deals if your main objective is to save as much money as possible.

Paper Goods

Obviously, the fact that food goes bad before you can consume it all makes buying it in bulk a bad idea. However, there's more: Purchasing more doesn't always result in a discount.


According to Bodge, the efficacy of many skincare products, including face cream, wanes after three to six months. Furthermore, according to Good Housekeeping, the longer a container is left open

Skincare Products