I have finally got to the point where I don't need to buy anything unless it's on sale now. I have been buying extra when things were on sale over the last year or so and have a good stock of everything we use on a regular basis now. The great part of this is that I can wait until things come on sale again and I can stock up again and wait it out until the next big sale. This saves in many ways, the most important being I don't have to pay full price when I need something. I just walk to the stock room to get another. I don't have to make a special trip to town (cost of fuel there and back) and I won't be tempted to buy something else that I don't need while I'm there. (This happens often when I don't make the trip to town with them).
Here's a few things I scored today. Went to Kroger because they were having a sale on many things that I also had coupons for. One thing I got was pasta shells and spaghetti, final price .75 per box. 10 boxes of each went into my food storage. A good friend of mine's wife works there and told me that they had a entire cart full of toothpaste and toothbrushes all for .50 each. 20 tubes of toothpaste and 10 toothbrushes into storage on those items. (Well over a years supply of toothbrushes and toothpaste) Total savings today at Kroger with coupons and Kroger Plus card, $100.66, that was a savings of 52%. Not bad at all. Also bought gas at Kroger, you get an extra .10 cents off per gallon with your Kroger Plus card, saved another $1.60 there. That price was .09 cents cheaper per gallon than any other station in our area.
Then on to Walgreen's Drug store. Fructis shampoo or conditioner on sale for $2.99 per bottle, now that's not a good price for me. But, you get an extra $2.00 off each bottle at the register for a total price of .99 cents a bottle for the shampoo that my girls use all the time. I usually have to pay $7.00 for 2 bottles and that's usually the best I can find it so this was a hell of a score for us. Got 20 bottles to put in storage. That's a savings of at least $40.00 there.
Doing things like this over time has got me to the point where I can wait until I get a great price before I buy. These numbers are great I think but even better when you factor in the fact that I don't have to make a trip to get them, that is a big savings too.
Adding to my storage is the best move I have ever made. It saves me a bunch of money and time and gives me the peace of mind knowing I have the things I need right here at home. When money is tight I don't worry about these things anymore thanks to my long term storage. If you are a prepper you know the good feeling I'm talking about. If your not a prepper, long term storage of the things you use the most is a good way to get started. You'll be glad you did.
This is Bullseye...OUT !!!