Back to Basics: Buy Prices for Refrigerated Staples
Update: I feel the need to add this due to some of the comments. These posts are not meant to make you upset or make you feel bad, instead they are to encourage you to create your own price points and be aware of what you are paying in stores. I NEVER advocate the Keeping up with the Joneses. These prices (or close to it) are obtainable for 85% of the readers of FTM. It takes lots of work. If you cannot do that work because of time and other committments, it is ok to have a higher price point – but know your price point.
However, I would be doing a disservice not to let everyone know what is obtainable should they want to. As I said below in the disclaimer, your price may vary by state, but these deals can be found at almost every major chain store in the country.
Welcome to the Back to Basic Series. This series has included Stock Up Prices on Meat, Stock Up Prices on Household Staples, Stockup Prices on Toiletries , Stock Up Prices on Pantry Staples and finally Refrigerated staples.
Today, I am going to cover Stock Up Prices for Refrigerated Staples. I will list my stock up prices vs. my buy prices for these. Refrigerated items are different from some other items, not at will have a stock up price – because of being perishable.
The buy price is the absolute max I will pay for the product. (unless there is an absolute dire emergency or party, but when you have a stockpile like mine, that doesn’t happen often) The stock up price is my normal buy price – meaning this is what I would pay and I would buy more than 1. Of course, there are always opportunity to do better than these prices. All of these products are based on the average sized containers for each product.
Disclaimer: Dairy Items vary greatly from state to state. Some states have regulations for dairy items – including what you can use a coupon for. Please take that into consideration before figuring your own buy prices.
Cream Cheese block – $1.00 Buy Price , $.50 Stock Up Price *
Shredded Cheese 8oz. $1.50 Buy Price, $1.00 Stock Up Price
Sour Cream 8oz $.75 Buy Price, $.50 Stock Up Price *
100% Juice, 59 oz $2.00 Buy Price, $1.50 Stock Up Price
Butter l lb. $1.75/lb Buy Price, < $1.75/lb Stock Up Price – butter prices have went up drastically in the last six months, this price may need to be adjusted.
Spreadable Butter $1.00 Buy Price,$.25 Stock Up Price
Block Cheese 8oz $1.00 Buy Price, $.50 Stock Up Price
Yogurt (cups) $.35 Buy Price, $.25 Stock Up Price *
Yogurt (4 Packs) $1.25 Buy Price, $1.00 Stock Up Price
Coffee-Creamer $.75 buy price, $.50 stockup price
Cheese Singles (individually packaged) $1.50 buy price, $1.00 stockup price
Refrigerated Bisquits or Rolls $1.00 buy price, $.50 stockup price
Cottage Cheese 8 oz $1.25 buy price, $1.00 stockup price *
Cool Whip $.75 buy price, $.50 stockup price
Eggs $1.00 Dozen
Premade Dip $1.00 buy price, $.50 stockup price
*can be frozen, however, changes consistency – good for cooking/baking
Are there any other items to add?