Tuesday's Tip 27: Shop to Stock

by Beth Montgomery on January 1, 2009 · 5 comments

in Frugal Series, Tips & Basics

Each week, I use part of my budget to buy items like produce and dairy that I need to get through the week, but the other part of my budget is to stock up on whatever is a great deal that week.
If you have a $100 weekly grocery budget, use $80 to buy what you need to get through the week and use the other $20 to stock. If toilet paper and chicken breasts are an amazing deal that week, buy as much as you can with the coupons you have on hand and the $20 you’re using to stock.
Eventually, you’ll get to a point where you realize you have enough of everything on hand to get through the week and all you need is a little produce or dairy that you have to buy weekly. At that time, you can lower your grocery budget dramatically and use almost all of it to just replenish your stock.
Where do you find room to stock all the great deals you find? Share!
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