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Do You Buy Food in Bulk and Save?

Buying in bulk almost always saves money, but rarely saves space in your house! While some pet parents purchase big bags of food to limit the trips to the store, others choose to shop more frequently to safely store less excess (from nosy noses) or lug lighter loads into their homes. Which type are you?


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klacny klacny 8 years
We buy a large bag because the brand that we buy has a reward program that with your 5th bag or so, you get a free bag.
akrsouth akrsouth 8 years
We used to buy the biggest bag available but now that we are on the road it is ten lbs or under :(. That is just a cost that must be bared.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
I buy enough wet and dry cat food to last me 3 - 4 weeks.
vitisva vitisva 8 years
I'm willing to buy as large a bag as I can carry.
outofhere outofhere 8 years
It's a pain but I do buy the big bags. I have a large container with a lid that I empty one of the bags into, so the food stays fresh.
misslilad misslilad 8 years
With 2 dogs, I wish that I could buy the 40+ bags, but my kitchen is so small that I really don't have the space. The 20-40lb. bags do nicely, but I do seem to go through them quickly
Dollylo Dollylo 8 years
Sorry I don't know what a pound represents but I can tell you that I buy Polka's food by 20 kilos bag ;)
thelorax thelorax 8 years
Yep, I buy Scout a 40 lb bag of food every couple of months, and I'll only buy Science Diet, Nutro, or Eukanuba - whichever one of those is on sale.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 8 years
I buy the 25 lb. bag and I have a container to store it in and keep it fresh. I was so sick of going to the store once a week when I bought the smaller bags.
Jyramiah Jyramiah 8 years
Buy the big bags. I let the boyfriend haul it into the house. That's what they're for! But really, my rottweiler chomps down onhis food and his brother's. And my chihuahua nitpicks unless it's something from my own plate.
HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
A 40-pound bag of dog food goes pretty quickly for us, and we just have one (big) dog! He eats and eats, but he hasn't gained any excess weight, so I don't care.
Bksuga Bksuga 8 years
I buy the small bad of doggie food and mix it with some rice and maybe left over chicken, so it last maybe a little more than month, and keep it in the frige. i wonder if this keeps it fresher longer?
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
We have a big dog so it makes sense to buy a bigger bag.
Berlin Berlin 8 years
Rarely do I give my pup packaged dog food, it's mainly fresh chicken, rice and veggies.
ladyr ladyr 8 years
For my big dog, I buy a big bag cause he goes through it pretty fast. My little pooch takes a long time to get through hers, so I buy little 5 lb bags for her so she won't have to eat stale food. The guy at my local pet store told me that dry food starts to lose some of it's nutrients after having been open for about 1 month. I don't know if that's true or not, but I decided to be more conscious of it nonetheless. And we also keep their food in those big tupperware things once we open it, in hopes that it will stay fresh and no pests will get into it.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
We buy smaller bag so because he doesn't eat enough to go through a bigger bag fast enough.
moonlissa moonlissa 8 years
It is hard to keep Sadie interested in her food. I buy small so that I can rotate.
DarlingDA DarlingDA 8 years
We bought Ladybird, our 14 lb doxie, a bag of food that was 25 lbs and ended up throwing out the last couple pounds, just because it got old and stale, and we were worried about the bugs.
cubadog cubadog 8 years
Cuba is small and it takes him forever to go through a bag of dog food plus to store a 30 pund bag of dog food would be a nightmare!
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
I try to buy in bulk, not to save money, but because I don't have a car. As a result, I try to make the most of friends' offers to drive me to the store, or the occasional zipcar/car rental.
GretelGirl GretelGirl 8 years
I always by a small bag of dog food - Gretel eats her food with a little more vigor when it is still fresh.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
I think I buy a 30lb bag but I have two dogs so it gets eaten quickly.
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