A grocery stockpile is an excellent way for families to survive the hard times.
While you may want to build a stockpile, you may feel that you don’t have enough extra funds to do so. Whether you look for bonus buys or spend just $5 a week, you can build a grocery stockpile on a budget.
Look for Bonus Buys
Anytime you go shopping, look for bonus buys. When you’re able to get bigger packages for the same amount of money, it allows you to put some of the product in your stockpile.
Bonus buys can also be a great way to save on meat. Many grocery stores will give you a better price on meat when you buy what are referred to as family packs. Package and freeze the excess you don’t need that week for your stockpile.
Match Coupons to Sales
Couponing is an incredible way to build your stockpile. You can often match coupons to sales and get items for very little, if not free. This is especially true if you use rebate apps that pay you for buying certain items. Match all three and you can sometimes make money buying groceries.
Buy a Bit Extra
When you see a good sale, buy a bit more than you need. For example, if chicken is on sale for $1.98 a pound, buy 5 pounds instead of four. You can freeze what you don’t need for that week. The same goes for anything else that’s on sale and has a good shelf life, such as canned goods, pasta and rice, etc.
Spend $5 a Week on Your Pantry
Another great way to create a grocery stockpile on a budget is to spend just $5 a week on your stockpile. That’s money in addition to your regular grocery bill. If you can afford to put more than that towards your stockpile, great. If not, it’s still enough to start building your stockpile. Get creative and see how much you can buy without going over your limit.
Look for Clearance, Markdowns, Etc.
Last, but not least, always keep your eyes peeled for clearance, markdowns, closeouts, etc. You can find these deals all over the grocery store. You can even find markdowns in the meat section. Just be sure to check the dates of anything you purchase.
You don’t need a lot of money to build a grocery stockpile. There are so many little things you can do to add items to your stockpile while sticking to a budget.