Monday, November 23, 2009

Walmart Trip 11/22

At Walmart I was able to stock up on some items that are at their lowest price (being that it's that time of year) and now I have a year's supply. It may seem excesive, but these items do not expire for a year or more, so I got what my family will use over the course of the year until they are on sale again next year. The stuffing, for example, I got 16 boxes for $.78 each. That seems like a lot of stuffing, but that's only one box per month for the next year, plus two for Thanksgiving and two for Christmas. Soon this stuff will go back up to $1.97/box, where it will remain until Thanksgiving time next year, and I would have to pay that just to buy it until Thanksgiving next year. So, over the course of a year, if I bought the same amount of stuffing, I would pay $19.04 MORE! I know, that may not seem like a lot over a whole year, but that's just ONE item from my grocery list. If I were to pay about $19.04 more for EVERY item I regularly buy by having to buy it at regular price...well, you can see how much it adds up! That is why part of what makes this system so great is stockpiling items when they are at their LOWEST price! This is an item I didn't even have coupons for, but was still able to just shave about $19.04 off of my yearly grocery budget. Where do I store all of that stuffing? Well...that's TBD. :)
Here is a list of what I bought:
12 cans Carnation evaporated milk
3 - Welch's Sparkling Juice cocktail
16 boxes Stovetop stuffing
12 cans Eagle sweetened condensed milk
18 cans Swanson chicken broth
1 can French's french-fried onions
These items would normally cost $99.81. By combining sales and coupons, I stocked up on all of these items for...$41.83. I saved 57.98, or 58%! Beyond all of the saving I did...I now have a YEAR'S supply of stuffing, chicken broth, evaporated milk, and sweetened condensed milk. I will not have to buy these items until they go back to their lowest price next year. Not only that, but at any given time, if a recipe calls for these items, I have them on hand. I just need to go into my stockpile and get them. I LOVE that!

1 comment:

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