Friday, June 5, 2009

Something else for the locals . . .

Although this time, I'm not asking you to help me. I'm hoping that this will help my local readers a bit.

On Wednesdays, starting next Wednesday, I'll be posting the deals that I've found for food storage items/stockpile/non pre-packaged food from the local grocery stores (I'll be posting about Wal-Mart, Meijer, Kroger, Jewel and Schnucks. I'll only post about Cub Foods if there is something really extraordinary. Same with Aldi's. I will not be posting about Sam's Club because their prices don't really fluctuate. And not everybody has a membership.) I would recommend that you go to these stores though and look at prices on things that you buy often and could stockpile, and decide if it makes sense for you to buy certain things there. (For example, I buy most of canned goods and pasta at Aldi's. And almost all of the food that I provide for lunch at Montgomery Academy.) I will also post about deals from Walgreens, CVS, and KMart and Target. I won't list every store every week, just if they have at least two items that could be used in your food storage.

If there is an internet coupon for these items, I will also put a link for them here. (Sort of like the coupon links on Money Saving Mom or Common Sense With Money but more specific for food storage type items instead of just a big list of every deal/coupon.)

Now, you are sort of at the mercy of what I think is an item worth putting in your food storage/stockpiling. For me, it is meat on sale for under $2.00/pound, really good deals on fresh produce, baking supplies, oatmeal, pasta, water, broth, toothpaste, soap, shampoo/conditioner, toilet paper, first aid items, etc. However, if something is a super great deal, and doesn't necessarily fit the criteria of being a "staple" in food storage, I'll still list it. Just remember though, just because it is a deal, only buy what you can use in a reasonable time. No need to buy 50 of something just because it is nearly free!


Whacky Wheelers said...

I will tell you something about Sam's Club Membership that not too many people know about . . . because they don't advertise it. A one year membership is $40 . . . you can share that with a member of your family who does not live in the same household! Example: You pay $20 and get your own card and Lisa pays $20 and gets her own card. Depending on whom you talk to . . . they don't even have to be a member of your family.

AFarCryFromNormal said...

I think she already has a membership. We did have one but it expired and we haven't renewed it but would like to. Maybe I should post it and see if anyone would like to join with me!

If I see something I may post it in the comments when you post but most likely you will post what I would post. I am looking forward to it!

Stacey said...

Thanks Andrea! I will be checking to see what you put on here! I am seriously impaired when it comes to food storage. I need all the help I can get.