Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Stockpiling from CVS Shopping

Here is chapter eight of CVS 101:  Simple Steps to Super Savings.  Learning the strategy of having a stockpile will help you never having to pay full price again.  And you will come to find several items you will never pay anything for again (toothpaste, razors, shampoo and lotion are some on my list).


 STOCKPILING
One advantage to shopping the CVS sales weekly with extra bucks and coupons is it is easy to start stockpiling.  You will be transferring CVS stock from CVS shelves to your own shelves.  So you may want to start thinking where you can store extra supplies at home.  Couponers come up with creative ways to store their extra supplies.
Stockpiling is having a little(or large) stock of non-perishable items in your own home.  Hoarding would be an extreme of stockpiling.  When wanting to save the most money possible, a stockpile is necessary--it assures you will never have to pay full price for any basic, non-perishable item.  CVS is a great place to build your health and beauty stockpile.  I also keep some foods stockpiled from CVS.
If you are squeezing out the last bit of toothpaste in the morning before work you will need to stop where it is convenient to pick up a tube on the way home.  You will pay a high price this way.  If you have a stockpile, you will have another tube waiting, which you probably got free or for pennies at CVS.

It is important to decide how much stockpile is reasonable for you.  A month's worth?  Six months?  A year?  Maybe you have a space issue so you will fill three shelves and that's it--but you still need to decide how much of each item you will stock.
Toothpaste is a great example.  I never pay for toothpaste any more and there are so many deals on it at CVS that I have all the stock at home I need.  So I either get it and share it--with other family or friends or donate it to needy charities--or I need to pass up all the future deals until I use some up.
Remember, with the coupons, sales and extra bucks at CVS, many items are free or pennies on the dollar so you don't need a lot of money to build a stockpile.  And you will save a lot of money over the year.

A stockpile builds slowly at first as you learn how to shop at CVS, but before you know it you will have more than your family can use and you will be able to share with others.





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