A great way to fund raise money for a school or group is selling candy. In order to be able to make any profit off of this, you will need to buy your candy in bulk. When bought in bulk, candy is generally a lot cheaper than when purchased individually at a grocery store or convenience store. Bulk candy can be purchased at wholesale membership warehouse club stores like Costco or Sam's Club. So here's how to get started:
In order to buy your bulk candy from these stores, you will generally need to pay for a membership if you do not already have one. At Costco the membership prices are $50 and up, and at Sam's Club they are $35 and up depending on what type of membership you want. Sam's Club also allows you to purchase merchandise without a membership, but they add 10% to all your purchases. Depending on how much candy in bulk you are going to be purchasing, the price of the membership may be worth it.
At these stores, you will have lots of bulk candy options to choose from. The candy will generally come in the standard candy bar or bag sizes, but will be in a case of 20-40 individual packages. Depending on which candy you want, the price can range from $.10 to $.40 per individual package. In a grocery store or convenience store, the price is generally between $.50 and $1 per package, so if you are buying a lot of candy, the savings can really add up. You'll find many different candy choices including the most popular candies, like M&Ms, Snickers, Reese's, Starburst, Skittles, and many more.
Another way to buy bulk candy is online through candy wholesale and vending machine supply websites. From many websites, you find candy that is in individually wrapped packages and also candy that is not. For example, you could buy a case of 24 individual bags of M&Ms or a giant 25 lb bag of M&Ms. These websites have similar prices for the cases of individually wrapped packages as those at Costco or Sam's Club. So, you can purchase online to get around having to pay for a club membership, but you will have to pay for shipping.
The websites help to make buying bulk candy quick and easy, but if you prefer to not have to pay for shipping and wait for the package, then buying bulk candy at a wholesale club store might be your best option.