Sunday, July 10, 2011
Yeah, you can here me yelling that across the store along with a mild happy dance as the cashier hands me my booty. This was the setting of the scene playing out yesterday at CVS. My husband could hardly believe it when I came home with 4 new tooth brushes and a candy bar for only . . . oh wait, they paid me $2 to take this from them???? Yes, you heard me correctly. I was paid $2 to shop! What is even crazier is that I should've paid them $24.85 for the whole thing.
Now, if you are like my husband and can't seem to wrap your mind around why I would need 4 toothbrushes at once when I already have like 8 more at home, then let me explain what we couponers refer to as stockpiling.
It is not just the fact that they are paying me to take items from them. It is not because I am a hoarder. If you really know me, you know that I am FAR from being a hoarder . . . typically I am on the other end. As a matter of fact, I would rather do without, if it meant a clean and happy home. Alas, I digress. Let's get down to the nitty gritty.
Stockpiling 101 -
How you stock pile.
Collect coupons and use them only when you know you are getting that item at the very lowest possible.
Use as many coupons as they will allow you, or as many as you have, and purchase a bundle of the same item at its lowest cost.
Designate a specific area of your home to organize and store your stock pile.
Why you stock pile.
Most of you are wondering why on earth you would ever need to purchase so many of the same items at once. You don't need those items at this very moment. Aren't you spending alot of your grocery budget on one item? Well, the answer is that I do not need all of those items at this very moment, but I will in the future. And, no, I am probably spending the same amount of money on multiples of that one item as I would have on a single purchase of that same item at full price. The purpose of stockpiling is to never have to pay full price for items that you and your family need.
So, the next time our family needs new toothbrushes, we just go to our stock pile instead of having to go to the store and pay the $5.99 they were worth. Trust me when I say that this is a habit that will bless your family abundantly!