I am happy to be finding some great deals so that I can add to my stockpile! It really is the best way to save money on groceries and personal care items. The trick is to find items when they are really cheap and buy them in as great of quantities as your budget allows. My stockpile is not exactly where I want it to be, but it is growing! I try to spend about $10 a week on stockpiling, depending on what deals are going on. I honestly don't have a specific weekly grocery budget yet. I am just trying to become a smarter shopper and get the best deals I can find. I am staying around $300 a month though, and that works for my family. As I become a little savvier, I hope to see that amount go down even more (from about $500 a month when I began all this).
Today I got more pasta sauce and salsa. Last week I bought canned beans and canned tomatoes.
Pasta Sauce: 45¢ each (here)
My cashier at Fred Meyer wouldn't accept my second coupon for the salsa, so I didn't get overage like I did last time, but how can I complain about free!
Chicken: 69¢ lb
Russet Potatoes 10#: 99¢
Used $5.50 in coupons
Total: $1.40 OOP
I also stopped by Albertsons and picked up a few items on sale through today that I missed on my last trip!