Grocery Stockpiling 101: 10 Tips to Help You Get Started

Grocery Stockpiling 101: 10 Tips to Help You Get StartedGrocery Stockpiling 101: 10 Tips to Help You Get StartedLearn how to save money on groceries and keep your pantry fully stocked with tips from Kelly Hancock, author of Saving Savvy: Smart and Easy Ways to Cut Your Spending in Half and Raise Your Standard of Living...and Giving! and money-saving website Faithful Provisions.

By Kelly Hancock

1. What is Stockpiling?
Maybe you've seen those couponers on TV with their carts piled high with more mustard or toothpaste than any family could go through over the next 20 years. That is not what I'm talking about when I use the term "stockpiling." Stockpiling means learning how to take advantage of store sales to only purchase the items you use and enjoy when they are at their lowest price. (If you're unsure what those rock-bottom prices are, use the Provisions Price List on my website, available as a free download and as a free iPhone App. Or you can create your own personal price list with this free download.)

2. Never Run Out
Stockpiling means you won't run out of those everyday items your family needs. You'll purchase items like deodorant and shampoo at a fraction of the retail price, stashing them away so that they are available when you need them. You won't have to make a middle-of-the-night run for milk or bread.

3. Know What to Buy When
You can be most effective in stockpiling when you learn the seasonal sales cycles. Discounted prices go hand in hand with what retailers consider to be people's greatest needs during different times of the year. When you know what to buy when, you have a definite advantage in your purchasing power.

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