Can you answer the question below?Anyone know how to figure out if it is worthwhile to invest in a stand alone freezer. the pros and cons I see are as follows:
- The ability to buy in bulk when items are on special. For example, Wal-mart usually charges $9 for a 2.5lb bag of chicken breasts (something we eat A LOT of). When they go on special they can go for as low as $3.67 a bag. A savings of over $5 per bag on that one item.
- With one or two children to enter our household sometime in the next 6 months or so we will need more freezer room for ice pops, meat, etc.
- Energy costs to run a freezer 24/7.
So in the long run do I win or lose? Does it cost more money to run then I save, or does it save more money than it costs?