Random post…bear with me.
I’ve researched these containers online and between 3 places (Amazon, eBay and webstaurantstore) eBay had the best price for 50 sets @ $0.64 per set (container + lid). Free Economy Shipping included.
These are the heavy duty Newspring containers (#5 Plastics) that are good for holding hot foods. I wanted them specifically for their multi-purpose use of storing leftovers, frosting, sauces, blueberries, soups, nuts, and even as storage containers.
However…before plunking down $32.00 for these puppies (do I really need 50 32-oz. containers?), I decided to visit my neighborhood grocery store to see if they were willing to sell some to me. And they did!
I had 15 sets at first (containers + lids) – the price was sooooo right at $2.00 for the whole lot (that’s $0.13 per set, peeps!) – that I asked for 20 more. I was then told that the $2.00 was a one time deal since it was an odd request and if I wanted more it would be $0.25 per set. Hell-o!
So I got 20 more for $5.00! Suh-weet!
Not bad for $7.00 worth of 35 32-oz. containers (no tax, no handling fees).
The moral of this story is, none really, (how does “How to save some moola” sound?) but it’s definitely worth the effort to ask your grocery store if they are willing to sell non-related food items like these deli containers for storage purposes. Or… those 4.5 gallons food-safe frosting/preserves buckets in the bakery section to keep your 20 lbs. of flour or rice in.
Can’t wait to fill these babies with yummi-liciousness.