How do you stockpile? I was at the grocery store last night when I heard an argument between a man and his pre-teen daughter. He was picking up the spaghetti and pasta deal (buy 2 spaghetti sauces at $0.99 and get pasta up to $1.50 for free) and she didn’t want spaghetti “again this week”.
That threw me back for a second. Why would they have to eat it this week? Pasta lasts forever. Is that really how most people shop; do most people buy the food they need for a week and nothing more?!
It is no wonder that people are confused by the “make a menu from the sale items” tip listed on almost every coupon blog, website, and article. If you grocery shop for one week at a time then you will have to buy a large amount of items that are not on sale. There are not enough sale items to make 7 good meals. Now, if you have a stockpile of the items you use most often then you can make meals out of the sale meats, cheeses, and grains. You can also pick up the other sale items for future meals.
How do you shop? What questions do you have about stockpiling and “making meals out of the sale items”? I will be writing a post about this in the next couple of weeks and I would be happy to include your questions and stories. Are you a week to week shopper struggling with this sale item strategy or are you an A+ stockpiler? Just reply to this email to email me or leave a comment!
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