Do you know what the lowest price an item can get when it is on sale? Do you find yourself thinking that the price you see is great now and buy it but come back to the store the next week only to find it even lower? Trust me. It happens.
I created this list because I was tired of that happening to me. Going to the store and finding something way cheaper that what I had bought it for a week ago is very discouraging when you are trying to save money. Makes you feel as though you are playing a game with your money–but you are losing. My stock up guide is simply a guide to follow that gives you the lowest price that an item can possibly be–it’s rock bottom price. Everyone’s stock up price is different. For example; I know in Southern California the cheapest I can find Boneless Skinless Chicken breasts is about $1.97 lb–There are times that it goes lower but that happens maybe once a year. At this price, I stock up. I usually buy several pounds to feed my family of 5 for about 6 weeks so I don’t have to go back to the store in another 2 weeks and only to find myself paying full price!
The idea of stocking up is to have enough until that item goes back to it’s rock bottom price ($1.97 lb for our example) and usually this happens every six weeks.
So I’ve compiled a list of things and the rock bottom price that I stock up on. Yes, I may have to buy a lot at one time but I will never have to pay full price as long as I am consistent with what I will ONLY pay for a particular item. You can use this list if you would like but in different parts of the country you may not be able to find these prices or yours may be lower.
- Chicken Breast Boneless/Skinless $1.70-$1.97 lb
- Ground Turkey $2.50 20 oz package
- Ground Beef $1.88 lb-$1.97 lb
- Cheese: $1 per bag (shredded)
- Hot Dogs .25
- Chips: $1 a bag
- Crackers: Free- .75/box
- Yogurt .25 a cup
- Cereal: Free-.50 box
- Juice: $1 a bottle
- Milk: This one is hard but I try not to pay more than $2.50/gallon
- Canned Veggies: Free-.25
- Condiments: free- .25 bottle
- Bananas: $.57 lb
- Apples: $0.60 lb
- Avocados $0.50 ea
- Strawberries $1.00 lb
- Shampoo: Free
- Toothpaste: Free
- Deodorant: Free
- Razors: Free-.50
- Make-up: Free
- Baby wipes: Free-.25 a tub
- Diapers:$3.50 a bag or less than .17 a diaper
- toilet paper: .35 a roll
- Paper Towels: $2 for a 8 pk
- Cleaning supplies: Free-.50 a bottle
- Dish washing Detergent: Free-$1.00 a bottle
Without using coupons these prices are almost impossible to achieve! So you can see why coupons are totally worth it!
This list is a work in progress! Let me know you your stock up prices are–I’d love to know what a GREAT price is for you