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NEW YORK (MainStreet) – It’s no secret that you can save a lot of money by buying in bulk – big box retailers like Costco have modeled entire business plans on the concept. This week Target is doing something similar with its nationwide “Great Save Event,” offering discounts on big quantities of everything from toilet paper to breakfast cereal.

In sales like these it’s best to focus on non-perishables. For instance, you don’t want to buy 10 gallons of milk that will expire in two weeks unless you drink a lot of milk or have several dozen cats. Fortunately most of the stuff on sale here doesn’t come with an imminent expiration date.

You can get 24 rolls of Scott toilet paper, which should be enough to last you a couple months or so, unless you have a full house. On the food front there’s a 44-ounce value pack of Life cereal (which comes in two 22-ounce bags so it doesn’t go bad) and a 22-pack of Quaker Instant Oatmeal, each for $4.99. You can also get a 32-pack of bottled water for just $3.19.

There are other items available as well, from bedding supplies to a 10-piece aluminum cookware set for $99.99. Most items are available in-store only, but check the circular for exceptions. Plan to get your shopping done sooner rather than later, as the deal expires at the end of the day on Saturday, Jan. 29.

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One more thing: The Great Save Event is not happening at Target’s Waterford, Michigan store, according to the Web site. Sorry, Waterford!

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