Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Stockpile Idea

  • 3 in 1 Oil $3.49, used $1 coupon and will submit for TMF rebate = $1 profit
  • 4 Expo Dry Erase Markers (2 pk) $0.99 each, used two $2 off 2 coupons = FREE/$0.04 profit
  • Total was $2.97
  • 4 Osteo Bi-Flex Glucosamine Tablets $7.99 each (with addt'l $10 purchase), used four $7 coupons (8/7 RP) = $3.96 or $0.99 each
  • 4 Finish Powerball Tablets $2.99, used four $0.75 coupons (7/31 SS) = $5.96 or $1.49 each
  • SR hot dog and hamburger rolls $1 each (WYB 2)
  • Used two $5 catalinas, total was $2.45 after $0.10 bag discount
I had an idea the other day - those little stickers folks use at yard sales would be a great way to identify expiration dates on items. I usually handwrite the date on the box with a sharpie, but that's easy to overlook, especially if the packaging is a dark color. I picked up these stickers at Rite Aid for about $2 (and there's a $1 rebate when you buy three school supply items this month). There's no way these pills will still be lying around in 2014, but this will help ensure we use up other vitamins that are expiring sooner than that. How do you organize your stockpile?


Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

That is an awesome idea. I may have to steal that if I could get my stockpile built up better. Four kids seem to go thru things faster than I can get them stockpiled.

seasonofplenty said...

That's an awesome idea! I have no organization system for perishable items, so maybe I'll steal yours!

Sheila said...

Great idea! I love the labels ;)

frugalsuz said...

A lot of my stuff goes so fast I don't need to worry about expiration dates either.

Pubbler said...

Great idea!!
The 6ct Expo markers will be free at WAGS next week $3.99 - $3 IVC - $2/2 Man Q.

Michelle Parker said...

Great idea!

Leanna said...

I like the sticker idea - like you said a lot of times it's hard to see when you write on an item.

P.S. Something about your post is a little off. I think you meant you used 2 Expo coupons, not 4.