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Todd Dakers drags a steel platform cart filled with paper towels behind him through the warehouse

of Fort Jackson's commissary.

The 20 cases, stacked almost high enough to reach the ceiling, form a large white paper wall,

separating him and his father, retired Sgt. Maj. John L. Dakers, from the other customers running


"We shop like this all the time because we are shopping for four different households," said Todd.

"This is how you get the savings."

Fort Jackson's Commissary held its biannual case lot sale on Sept. 22 -- 24. A case lot sale gives

customers the opportunity to buy items in bulk and also at an discounted price.

Todd and his father saved about $100 buying paper towels in bulk during the sale.

Yvonne Monroe, the grocery manager for the commissary said that this is one of the best times

for people to come shop.

"It really benefits the community to be able to get these savings," said Monroe. "Things are

30 percent and up off."

The key to getting good savings during the sale, according to Monroe, is to get to the sale early.

"The early bird gets the worm.

I seen people in line at 6 a.m. to get in and the sale started at 9 a.m.," she said.

Peggy Fenger, one of the customers who made it to the sale during the morning of the first

day, says she comes to the sale every time. She was able to buy four 16 pounds bags of dry cat

food for just $2, with the help of having coupons and the already cheap sales price.

"I have three outside cats and a raccoon I feed so this was a good deal," she said.

Store Director Bernard Ellison says that next time the sale will be bigger.

"With the construction taking place we did not have the space to have as much stuff as we usually

have ,but next time things will be full scale," he said.