Shop from your pantry by Stock Piling

21 May Shop from your pantry by Stock Piling


Stock Piling = More money in your money envelope!

Stock up on items that are at rock bottom prices –
when combined with a coupon they become super cheap and even free…
this way you will always have enough and you won’t ever have to pay full price.
1) Sales cycles are typically every 6 – 8 weeks.
When you stockpile, you want to purchase enough of a rock bottom deal to last at least 6-8 weeks.
And, if the item is non-perishable, purchase enough to last 6-9 months if not more!
2) Rock Bottom Prices are from matching a great sale with a great coupon.
If you have a Buy One Get One Free Sale and you use two manufacturer coupons,
you are automatically saving over 50% on the two items you purchase.
3) Gather multiple coupons. Buy more than one newspaper every
Sunday and print out more than one of internet coupons.
4) Keep your stockpile organized.
Organize your food by expiration date
keeping the food with the shortest shelf
life to the front. Keep a good inventory
so you know exactly what you have,
what you need and what you don’t need.
5) Know when to say when. Determine your families needs on a monthly,
quarterly and annual basis. Do not become a hoarder. Do not let food go bad.
6) Give it away! These are tough financial times. What is better then to see
a family in need and to give them overflowing bags of groceries – groceries you barely paid for from your own pantry!
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6 Comments
  • Lance@MoneyLife&More
    Posted at 20:04h, 21 May

    These are great tips for those with great attention to detail and some space to store the items. If I see something on sale I will definitely stock up a little bit on it but nothing crazy. Maybe I should change my ways and see how much I save!

    • Cristina
      Posted at 22:35h, 28 May

      Thank you for your comment, I stock up 3 or 4 items at a time – I am by no means like those extreme couponers you see on TLC. I live in a small one bedroom apt about 600 sq. ft – and my pantry space is very limited – but I still manage to have a small stockpile of the food items and products I truly use… I don’t keep or buy food items I don’t use, some ppl may do that because they got a bargain on an item – but that is just wasteful and if I do get something free which I don’t use, I donate it to someone who truly needs it. But you will def save much more if you begin to stockpile a little at a time. Try it – It works.

  • Daisy
    Posted at 02:43h, 22 May

    Those are really great tips that everyone should practice. However, I go easy on food items, since someone might need them more than my family does.

    • Cristina
      Posted at 22:47h, 28 May

      Daisy, thanks for the comment – Stockpiling can be a blessing to people who are on a tight budget and use coupons together with the store sales. I was one of those people who only bought what I needed each week and I was definitely over spending. A small stockpile goes a long way! I used to spend 400 – 500 dollars monthly at the grocery stores I shop at. Now is more like 200-250 per month and I am stockpiling during every trip and getting double if not more of what I used to get on my old “non” budget shopping.

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