I got an email today with a common question about case lot sales. Instead of just replying to Corrinne, I thought I'd share the answer with you all, in case someone else had the same question.
Q: When do the case lot sales here in Utah start? Any info you can share?
Answer: Case lot sales happen twice a year- end of March/ beginning of April and end of September/ beginning of October. The Fall sale is consistently less expensive than the Spring sale and year after year, Smith's has the best prices. Other stores tend to start their sales before Smith's as well, so don't rush- it will be worth it to wait an extra week or so. The sales last 2 weeks and inventory is limited- it's on a first come, first served basis. The really great priced items do run out before the sale ends.
I normally purchase at least a few items from each case lot sale, trying to hold off until Fall whenever I can. This Fall, I have peanut butter, sugar and flour on my list. When the prices come out for the sales, I'll post a spreadsheet showing a quick comparison of popular items, as well as the prices at Costco.
If we have coupons available for the items, you can technically use them on case lot items. However, I've only had success with this at Smith's.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on our case lot sales! Leave a comment!