Memorial Day is just around the corner which means that grilling season will be in full force! So what does that mean for couponers? It is time to stockpile condiments!
Condiments that will be free or very inexpensive:
— Barbecue Sauce
— Salad Dressing
Condiments will continue to go on sale throughout the summer months. Plus coupons for condiments are prevalent this time of year. The goal should be to stockpile enough for the winter months when the sales are not as prominent. My family goes through a lot of ketchup and salad dressing. I will be stocking up on those items when I see a good deal, which there are several this week at Harris Teeter and Kroger.
A couple of things to keep in mind when stockpiling:
- Look at the expiration date before you buy the item. Only stockpile when the expiration date is way down the road.
- Don’t over do it! Remember there will be another sale at some point. Most likely you will not need 20 bottles of barbecue sauce before the next sale!
- Organize your stockpile. Use a Sharpie marker to write the expiration date on the label. Make sure to rotate your stock so that old items are used first.
Learning to stockpile items can lead to big savings for your family. Always make sure that you are only stockpiling items that your family will use! Otherwise, your “big savings” will turn in to waisted money! Make dollars out of change by stocking up on condiments at the rock bottom summer price.
What items will you be adding to your stockpile list?
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