Earlier this year I decided to rebuild my stockpile after letting it run right down. I’d love it if we had coupons here in Australia ( I watch Extreme Couponing with much envy!) but we don’t unfortunately. But I built up our stockpile by shopping online at Woolworths and only buying the specials. I also am now using a Woolworths credit card which gives gift cards each quarter for the points I’ve accumulated. I budget $100 a month for the stockpile and this week is typical of the savings:
Total cost: $53 Total savings $43.32.
I start by checking out the half price specials. I’m getting used to the regular cycles now and that makes it easier to know how many of a product to keep on hand. I like the Woolies site because I can see the total and whats in my basket as I shop, I can search by ‘my favourite’ products to see if they are on sale – great time saver as all my stockpiling products are in my favourites.
I start by checking out the ‘half price’ items and then move on the ‘specials’ It’s rare now for us to pay full price for any groceries. I always collect mine as delivery is $13. I am totally hooked on shopping this way, and it’s even more important for me while I am still having difficulty getting about as there is no way I could stand long enough to do go shopping and it’s going to be that way for quite a while yet. I’m going to continue to stockpile in preparation for possible layoff. I’m also saving all my survey gift cards for the time being as they will come in handy to reduce the grocery budget further. Here’s a peek at my stockpile shopping basket for this week:
Sanitarium Weet-bix Original 1.2kg was $4.95 now $4.00
Heinz Baked Beans Tomato Sauce 420g x 6 was $1.88 now $0.87
Dairy Farmers Heart Active Light Milk 1litre x2 was $2.90 now $2.55
Energizer Max AA Batteries 4pk was $8.01 now $3.72
Homebrand Glass Cleaner Refill 750ml was $2.03 now $1.39
White King Multipurpose Power Cleaner Lemon 1l was $4.46 now $2.07
Quilton Classic Toilet Tissue 3ply White 190sheets 24pk was $12.90 now $10.00
Tresemme Colour Revitalising Conditioner For Colour Treated Hair 900ml x2 was $10.74 now $4.99
Tresemme Colour Revitalising Shampoo For Colour Treated Hair 900ml x 2 was $10.74 now $4.99