This week I will be posting my 2012 Stock Up Price Lists.
You can see the stockpile price lists for toiletries here.
I want to make sure you are aware that these prices are based on national averages. I believe that 85% of the readers of FTM are able to obtain these prices using coupons, combined with sales and store rewards. Many of these prices are obtained by shopping sales cycles and require time and effort. These price points may not be the prices that you are willing to shop at. They are to give you a starting point to creating your own.
You will notice some drastic increases from my early 2011 price lists. This is due to several things:
- Increased awareness of couponing
- Increased cost of food
- Decreased values of coupons
- Tightening of coupon policies
- More people using coupons
- Less BOGO sales and less BOGO coupons
The buy price is the max I will pay for the product – unless I have a dire emergency . The stock up price is my normal buy price – meaning this is what I would normally pay and I would buy more than 1. Of course, there are always opportunity to do better than these prices. You will also notice that this years Buy Price may be higher than last year. This is due to decreased opportunities to save. Since sales are less frequent lately and less stock available, you may have to purchase products in between stock up opportunities.
Your prices may vary. This is just a starting point for you to develop your OWN price list.
How do your stock up prices compare?