How to Save on Peanut Butter

Love peanut butter but hate the high prices? Here are some great ideas on how to save on peanut butter!

Love peanut butter but hate the high prices? Here are some great ideas on how to save on peanut butter! #peanutbutter #savingmoney #savemoney

How to Save on Peanut Butter

Have you ever noticed how the price of peanut butter just cheaps on going up and up? 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 and need to stock up, here are some ways to help.

Buying Bulk Peanut Butter

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. I’ve seen peanut butter in bulk at Sam’s and Costco and both seem to have a fair price. I’ve also seen it in bulk for an even cheaper price at Amish bulk sotres.

Also, check your local co-op if you order from one. Azure Standard seems to have a good price. Another place to watch is Amazon. They often have peanut butter with a 15% Subscribe and Save discount.

Cheapest Place to Buy Peanut Butter

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, even if prices increase. 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.  I usually see peanut butter for around $1.50 – $2 at the discount stores.

Use coupons with sales. 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.

The Dollar Store. While you might not always be able to find it here, it’s worth checking for. You ever know!

Other Ways to Save on Peanut Butter

Consider a Peanut Butter alternative. If prices ever really do increase drastically on peanut butter, it may be more affordable to go with a peanut butter alternative such as SunButter or Almond Butter. The reason price would be increasing on peanut butter is because the cost of peanuts is increasing, not all nuts, so these prices should remain steady.

Make your own peanut butter. This is a great way to save money on peanut butter, especially if you enjoy natural kinds. Here’s my article on How to Make Peanut Butter!

Before you put any 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. Get more tips on Stocking Up here!

Enjoy making yummy things with peanut butter? Here are some yummy peanut butter recipes we have on Little House Living:

What ways are you planning to do to save on peanut butter?

This post on How to Save on Peanut Butter was originally published on Little House Living in October 2011. It has been updated in October 2019.

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12 Comments

    1. I’m not sure that it would be cheaper since the price of peanuts is going up, but it might be an idea if you can find some for very cheap…might not be worth the trouble though!

    1. I’m not sure that it would be cheaper since the price of peanuts is going up, but it might be an idea if you can find some for very cheap…might not be worth the trouble though!

  1. If I buy in bulk, is it a possibility to can it into smaller jars? I’m very interested in learning how to make or buy in bulk and stock up!

  2. If I buy in bulk, is it a possibility to can it into smaller jars? I’m very interested in learning how to make or buy in bulk and stock up!

  3. Im wondering why all the comments are in duplicates!!

    I put peanut butter in to glass jam jars and keep in the freezer. Also, I use the cheaper peanut butter in baking and save the natural stuff for our sandwiches.

  4. Hi there. This may sound odd but I make my own peanut butter out of peanuts you get for bird feed. A huge bag of peanut splits, about 20# is $18. The ingredients states “shelled peanuts.” I rinse them really, really well until the water runs clear. Then roast them in the oven at 200 deg until golden. When they cool a bit I put them in the food processor with just a touch of salt and drizzle oil in while they’re spinning away. It’s a lot of work but it tastes so good. This country reveres animals so much that sometimes the quality in pet and animal food is better than people food. Just saying.