Saturday, September 4, 2010
Case Lot Sales
STOCK UP WHEN ITEMS ARE ON SALE!!
That is your mission this month. September is case lot sale month and you have the chance to buy food almost as low as coupon users can get with a good sale and a coupon. Don't buy only one item this month, buy a few or a whole case. Only purchase items that your family will use and stay within your budget. This month one of our goals is to store fruit. Now is the time to buy canned peaches, pears, and mandarin oranges at the case lot sales.
If you would like to view a great price comparison list, click HERE to download or print a Case Lot Price Comparison list from preparedldsfamily.blogspot.com. You will find the link in the box on the left side of the blog under case lot sales. I keep this list in my purse so I can check prices often.
I don't have prices as of yet, but Smiths sales start on the 8th. Look for these items:
55-Gallon water containers (at Macey's)
Cake mixes and brownie mixes
I will post the prices on Wednesday! Are you excited as I am? (probably not, but that's ok)
Case Lot Sales: This is the month for case lot sales at most grocery stores. It is a great time to stock up on items that you will use all year long. I love to get broth, cream soups, chicken noodle soup, canned fruit, mandarin oranges, honey, paper towel, toilet paper, etc. Smiths stores start on the 8th and Macey's starts at the end of the month on the 29th.
Fruit: The recommended amount of fruit for a one year storage is 185lbs per person. This is a great month to get canned fruit at the case lot sales. Dehydrating fruit is another way to store fruit. Tell your friends and neighbors that you will take their extra bounty off their hands for them. Then you can dehydrate the fruit and store it is mason jars that are vacuum sealed with a Food Saver. Think of things like raisins, canned mandarin oranges, canned pears & peaches, dried apples, etc.
Non-Food Goal: Sewing Supplies-This month you will need to collect thread, scissors, needles, buttons, zippers and extra fabric. We could see a time when we will be wearing and using our clothing items a lot longer than we are used to. Kids grow fast and knowing how to sew and repair clothing will be a necessity.
Enjoy the Journey!
Enjoy the Blessings!
Feel the Peace!