Kelly the Culinarian: September Savings Day Seven: Start a Stockpile

Monday, September 7, 2009

September Savings Day Seven: Start a Stockpile

I’m not talking about prepping for Y2K here. Grocery stores run on a 12-week cycle. At one point in that cycle, any given product will be at its cheapest. At that point, you should stock up with enough for 12 weeks.

What’s even easier is when you’re couponing, stock up on things when they‘re free or super cheap. I have enough laundry detergent, shampoo, soap and toothpaste for the next year and perhaps beyond. I know that in the next month, I’ll need to purchase tampons and shaving cream for the following three months. I know in the next two months, I’ll need to purchase toilet paper, vinegar and baking soda. When I see a good price, I’ll swoop in like a couponing ninja! If I really need something in the meantime, it’s off to ALDI.

You'll see my stockpile includes dog food and treats, soup, condiments, pasta, spaghetti sauce and household stuff like dish soap, napkins and dishwasher soap.

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