Vacuum bags get expensive as a lot of you know, so I wanted to let everyone know what I've found out lately. Sam's has a pretty good deal of $60-something for some make-yourself bags last time I looked, but I wanted some that I didn't have to make each bag since I knew I wanted a gallon bag each time. Buying them from Walmart or some such place got pretty expensive. So I started looking around. Uline- it's a great site for most all of your shipping needs. I saw the bags here http://www.uline.com/BL_5563/Vacuum-...s=vacuum%2520b and they're a pretty good price. I called them up and they said they really couldn't tell me if it would work without a commercial food sealer (the kind that evacuates all the air out from under the lid, then seals the bag, then lets the air back in) but were not sure about mine. I have the Cabela's CG-15, which is like a regular food saver type, but leans a bit more toward heavy duty usages. They told me that they weren't sure this type could seal them. Mine has an adjustable sealing time, so they asked if they could send out some samples to let me try. I said NO WAY can you send me free samples! So after I got them , I found out that I couldn't suck them down since they didn't have the "diamond" pattern that mine and FoodSaver type of machines need to do that. However, I had no problem sealing them. Opposite of what they thought would be the case. So, if you need some bags to seal stuff without sucking them down first, these would work great for that. But, onward ho since they weren't going to be what I needed in order to preserve my frozen meats 1 year plus. I found this site http://www.vacmesh.com/ and they said it worked with all FoodSaver type of machines, and even mentioned the CG-15. So at only 29.5 cents per bag for a gallon bag that is even bigger by couple of inches than a FoodSaver bag, I went for it. Even after shipping it comes out to 33.5 cents a bag. Well, I got them (200 of them, on sale right now) a few days ago and so far I've sucked down 19 lbs of turkey, 1 lb per bag, and they have done absolutely fantastic. They don't have the big triangle things like FoodSaver does, but instead of that they have a pretty fine little "mesh" stuff on one side that must do the same thing - allow air to transfer out. That allows me to put my sliced meats in there nice and pretty like, and you can see them very well from either the clear side, or the "almost clear" mesh side. Anyway, hopefully if you're looking for a good deal on these this will help you out. Yes, 200 is a lot of bags, but keep them out of the sun and heat and they don't go bad. This site also offers plenty of other options if you don't need gallon size, and if you have the CG-15 or equivalent, they even offer the 15" wide bags so that you don't necessarily have to go through Cabela's to get them.