Stocking Up to Save Money
We have been seeing some pretty great grocery deals lately and it has got me thinking about how important it is to take advantage of these great deals and stock up! Stocking up can be a huge benefit for your budget!
Do you remember the Safeway Cereal and Milk deal we posted about several week ago? Well, I took advantage of this deal and I now have 16 boxes of cereal which is enough to last my family several months, plus several weeks worth of milk, all for a small amount of money (just $18.64). Additionally, I took advantage of a $0.99 per pound chicken sale that they were having and I bought 30 pounds of chicken to store in my freezer! 30 pounds of chicken is a lot of dinners!
Wondering how to store all of that food? If you have room in your budget, I would highly recommend splurging on a freezer, even a small one, that way when you do see these deals, you can easily store them. I personally have a small chest freezer that serves my family quite well. These freezers can be found relatively cheap. Here are several examples:
Danby DCF700W1 7.0 cu.ft. Chest Freezer – White $308 shipped
There are several types of food that are just plain difficult to stock up on such as fresh produce, some dairy, etc. But here is a list of foods that you should always try to stock up on when you are able to find at a great price:
- Peanut butter
- Cheese (shred before freezing, it maintains its texture better)
- Bread (some people do not like bread once it has been frozen, my family does not complain)
Stocking up is also great in case of emergency! I hate seeing stories of people being stuck without food during heavy storms and natural disasters, being stocked up can prevent such a tragedy.