Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I have finally got to that point.

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 !!!

12 comments:

santu said...

I envy you! My short term goal is to get to the point you are at now. Every new can of tuna or box of pasta gets one a little closer to that feeling...

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Good grabs, Bullseye. Our local foodie-Spot has dental crap at bargain rates; lotsa folk forget simple little "comfies" like tartar-free snappers.

Nice work on stocking up, my man!

www.GreenvilleRoad.info said...

Kroger is awesome for it's meat superiority & deals + the .10 cent discount on gas per every $100 spent.

Another place is big lots, not for food but deals.

Take it easy!

Catman said...

Awesome, man!

HermitJim said...

Hey, my friend...you done good!

scoutinlife said...

Great Job Bullseye!

Bullseye said...

Santu, thank very much for that. And man you are right, everything you can buy extra helps a lot in the long run. Thank you for the comment and I hope you come back often.

Cygnus, thanks my brother. Hey man, we use this stuff anyway I might as well stock up when I get it for next to nothing. This toothpaste is the good stuff too, Crest and Colgate, regular over 3 bucks each. Gotta love that.

GreenvilleRoad, Kroger is great man, I get a lot of great bargins there. And I get Treet meat (A spam like product) for $1.00 a can at Big Lots everyday. There also have great prices on Tarps. I love Big Lots. Thanks for coming over, appreciate it.

Catman, thanks buddy. Good deals make my life complete...LOL

Uncle Jim, thank you my friend. I am very happy with my goods.

Scout, thanks buddy. Now if I just just get those great flea market finds like you do. lol

Thank you all for your great comments. You guys are great.

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Our Wally-world has the crest/ colg. usually ~2.00 for the big 'un. You made out, man!

Ken said...

...last few months i'm on the other end of the spectrum,i haven't bought any 'groceries'(et-al)been on my stores for a while now,sad but true...
...good job Brother,because if it wasn't for my preps,we would have been 'hungry' a while ago...

Bullseye said...

Hey C, thanks man, it was a great deal. Stopped by there today and was gonna get a few more, all gone.

Ken, that is the very reason we all prep. I could live on our stores for sometime if need be. Been lucky enough so far to not have to. Good thing you were smart enough to prep for times like these or things would be much worse for you brother. Hang in there man, it's got to get better. Always got you on my mind and praying things will turn around for ya.

erniesjourney said...

LOL Bull - you prep like we do - we have like 20 tooth brushes that we got at Dollar General! Stocking up on soap shampoo. The only thing i do not have enough of is pet food - will be working on that too.
Ernie

Bullseye said...

Ernie, my HOT pistol packin mamma, thanks and we need to get more soap too. I never feel like we have enough of anything, I always want to get more. LOL