Tuesday, March 3, 2009

progress?

so we have been at this stockpile thing for a while now. how is everyone doing? what are the percentages that you are saving each week? what are the stores that are most beneficial? has this changed your family's life for the better? what items do you find are easiest to stockpile and which are the most difficult?
~type to you soon~

6 comments:

soccermom said...

Hi Le!
Yes this has definitely been very helpful for our family as we are spending less $ and getting more items! One of my favorites is the free TP from cottonelle! I save on average 40-50% each week at Kroger with using paper coupons and loading my Kroger card. Soup, cereal, deordant/shampoo easiest to stock pile. This has been great!

LouAnn said...

I'm very excited about this, I've been saving average of 70% at Kroger (just shop coupons there) and 50-60% at Meijer. I still do my "main" shopping at Meijer for things I don't have a coupon for. We're slowly adjusting to not being so brand-loyal, that helps. We have a good stock of cereal, snacks and poptarts(which I never bought before!) and of course toilet paper and the soap buddies. Starting to stock toothpaste, deoderant and razors. Now there isn't anything that we really "need" - which I love. I'm just getting the best deals and relaxing some on the time I was spending searching every store for the deals. I do need to organize our storage area better, things are sort of all over - but since we are in the middle of finishing the basement it will just have to be this way a while! Thanks again for all your help, this has been wonderful!

the stones said...

Hi Le! I attended your class at Shannon's house about 5-6 weeks ago. I have been saving around 45-50% at Kroger. I've found that it's easiest for me to stockpile meats and other things that I can freeze. I've also added to my bathroom stockpile - toothpaste, toilet paper, soaps, etc. By shopping the sales, I've added a little bit of variety to our meals (and snacks) and it's been fun to find new recipes and try new meal ideas out! Thanks for all of your help - you are a blessing!

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Sally said...

TP, soap,razors,toothpaste(lots of colgate) dishwashing liquid is easy to stockpile. I also have TONS of Kraft cheese in the freezer. I do most of my shopping at Kroger and CVS. For some reason it seems to me like there's lots of fine print with Walgreens. I have to have at least as many items as I do coupons (which they do count RRs as coupons). I've had to buy lots of candy in order for my transactions to work. Anyone else have a problem with this?

Amy Coomes said...

oh yes, this has definately changed our family! I didn't use coupons at all before this, how crazy was I?!! I save at least 40-50% or more each week and bring home so much more! Toiletries is easiest to stockpile. I always wonder why Walgreens and CVS would sell groceries and other items, and thought who would go there for that stuff! Now I know why!!! I have also become more concious of what I am buying at other stores. I either want a coupon or a great sale, and if not, I'm waiting till I get that! Thanks Le!