I posted an article the other day on the LHL Facebook page about how the prices of peanut butter are increasing. Peanut Butter has been a long time source of good protein on a budget. It's cheap, healthy(well, most of it!) and it tastes good.
If you are a peanut butter lover, it's time to stock up and here are some ways to help.
Buy Peanut Butter in bulk. Instead of buying the little containers, check and see if you can get it cheaper in bulk. Check your local Sam's Club, Costco, or health foods store. Also cheap your local co-op if you order from one. Another place to watch is Amazon. They often have peanut butter with a 15% Subscribe and Save discount and you can get it for less than $2 a jar.
Consider a Peanut Butter alternative. If prices really do increase drastically on peanut butter, it may be more afforable to go with a peanut butter alternative such as SunButter or Almond Butter. The reason prices are increasing on peanut butter is because the cost of peanuts is increasing, not all nuts, so these prices should remain stead for now.
Watch for Peanut Butter at discount stores. Check your local scratch and dent surplus grocery store for good deals on peanut butter. If your store prices based on what they pay per box the prices on peanut butter should generally remain unchanged. If they priced based on a percentage of retail then you may see prices go up some but they still shouldn't compare to the price in the grocery store. Right now I'm seeing peanut butter for around $1.50 - $2 at the discount stores.
Use coupons with sales. Right now there is still plenty of sales out there for peanut butter. Watch for coupons to be available (they are rare so grab them when you can!) to get a great deal.
Before you put that peanut butter in your cart, check the shelf and make sure you are purchasing the jars with the longest expiration date you can find so it will last longer and you can stock up knowing that it won't go bad before you can use it.
What ways are you planning to do to save on peanut butter?
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