What is bulk and group buying?

Bulk and group buying is a simple, convenient way for you, your family, friends, and neighbors to obtain discounts by ordering together in bulk.


What is a Bulk/Group Special?

Each month Emergency Essentials offers 4-8 items at a significantly discounted price when you or your group order a minimum required quantity.

These are unique or unusual buys we get that allow us to pass exceptional savings on to you. We receive great prices on these items because we purchase them in large quantities. We often get special discounts from our vendors, and we pass those savings on to you!

Required minimums keep costs down so products can be offered at low prices. Under some circumstances, we will make exceptions to minimum order requirements. If you have questions, please call Customer Service at 1-800-999-1863 or email at Group@beprepared.com.

Why order Bulk/Group Specials?

  • DISCOUNTS: Discounts on bulk purchases are the best discounts we offer-typically 35-70% off! You or your group will get the bulk price once the minimum quantity is added to your shopping cart.
  • FREE SHIPPING: There is no shipping cost for the entire order when you or your group meet the minimum purchase requirement on at least one bulk item (regardless of the size of the order; within the contiguous 48 states).


Do I have to order with other people to get the discount on a Bulk/Group Special?

Not at all! In fact, individuals are encouraged to order our Bulk/Group Specials as well as groups. As long as the minimum required quantity is met on the Group Special product, you get the full discount and free shipping for your entire order!

What is a Group Leader?

Some Groups formalize the process and appoint a Group Leader. Group members combine their orders through their Group Leader to meet the minimum requirements on Bulk/Group Specials. The Group Leader collects money from the group members and places the order with Emergency Essentials. The order will ship to the Group Leader’s address unless otherwise specified.

Informing group members is the key to a successful group. When the Group Leader provides Emergency Essentials with the name, address, telephone number, and email address (if available) of each group member, we will then send them information in the following ways:

  • We will email all Bulk/Group Specials once a month-usually in the first 10 days of the month.
  • We will send a copy of the monthly catalog (specials are on page 5) to the Group Members. Group Members’ names may be added by mail, fax, telephone, or email.

What is a group member?

A group member is any individual with whom the Group Leader shares the monthly Group Specials. When group members are signed up under the Group Leader, they receive the Bulk/Group Specials information directly through email each month and through our monthly catalog or sales flyer. This information is also available online at beprepared.com/groupspecials.

How do I place an order for Bulk/Group Specials?

Ordering Bulk/Group products from Emergency Essentials is easy. Whether you order by mail, phone, or online, you can always use personal checks, money orders, or a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover Card) to pay for your order. Remember to place orders as soon as possible to avoid missing out on items with limited quantities.

Can I order other items in bulk?

Custom Bulk/Group Specials are another way in which Emergency Essentials helps you prepare. Group Leaders or individuals can assess any special preparedness needs and receive a quantity discount. If there are items in the catalog that your group would like to focus on, contact us and give the estimated number you will purchase. We will then give you a quantity bid. Email your custom requests to Group@beprepared.com.

Planning a preparedness fair?

Planning a preparedness fair for your group, neighborhood or church? Emergency Essentials has resources that can help. Our Family Preparedness Plan Video/DVD, handouts, catalogs, products, and other information are available. Call us toll free at 1-800-999-1863 or email Group@BePrepared.com for more information.

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