Last week when I bought groceries I bought a big industrial size can of whole tomatoes for $3. It was a great deal, as the little cans are .60 at Wal-Mart. Today I'm tackling that can of tomatoes. I'm making chili in the crockpot for dinner tonight, bolognese sauce and pizza sauce for lunch today and tomorrow and I've frozen 4 bags with 8 tomatoes and sauce in each for future sauces/stews/soups.
I'm going to keep watching for deals in the industrial sizes. With a family of 6, it makes perfect sense to watch for the larger sizes to be on sale.