Buying by the Gross

The word “grocery” comes from the word “gross” which means 12 dozen or 144 of something. That’s because the original grocers were food wholesalers who bought and sold large, or “gross,” quantities of food.

While I would not normally encourage you to do something “gross” I would encourage you to consider buying some things by the gross or at least in large quantities as a way to save time. If it is a nonperishable you are eventually going to buy anyway, like canned goods or paper products you can save time and money by stocking up when you spy a super bargain.

Our family was in Walmart once just as the manager marked down a large pallet of green beans to ten cents a can. We grabbed them up by the gross and enjoyed green beans for months to come.

I could tell many other stories of how God has provided for our family of 14 in similar ways in answer to prayer because I believe He delights in helping His children save money and redeem the time.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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