Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Using Your Stockpile

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We did 2 shopping trips during the entire month of March (except 2 quick $10 mini-trips to get fresh items like milk and fresh produce). It was really nice to just use the things in our stockpile- especially since money is really tight for us right now. We spent $264.50 OOP during the month of March. That averages $66/week and $8.84/day. Our home feeds me, my husband, my 6 month old baby, the guy that rents a room from us, a few times a week my father in law come over for dinner. I'm pretty happy with that daily average! And I don't know if I've mentioned this, but we rarely eat out. I never do, unless may once every couple months my hubby and I will go out for an "expensive" $20-$30 dinner date. My husband packs a lunch to bring with him to work every day. We are always so surprised when we go out to eat anywhere and a meal costs $15 per person. We keep thinking about how that much money could feed our entire family for 2 full days! 

Anyway, getting off subject...lol. The point I set out to make is that it's great to stockpile when you find amazing deals on stuff. There are so many benefits to it. But you don't have to do it constantly. You don't have to stockpile every single great deal out there. It's nice to take a couple weeks off and just eat through some of the things you have. You can save even more money by not shopping at all! 
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