As a couponer for a few years now I have become aware of what prices are good enough for me to stock up on. And I get emails often asking me what I personally will pay when things go on sale. So this is typically what my stock up prices are.
Note: Every region is different. Some areas you might not be able to get things as cheap as these prices/or can get even better deals on certain items. When you have been sale shopping for awhile you will start to see your own price points and begin to know what you will and will not pay for items.
Items I get for FREE : these items I will wait until they are FREE or money makers only usually.
Shampoo, Conditioners & Stylers
Deodorants: both Mens & Womens
Scented Items:candles, plug-ins ect
Staples & Pantry Items
Bread .89-.99 loaf
Eggs .99 dozen
Cheese $2.99-$3.99 for 2 lb loaf
Lunch Meat $2 lb for sliced ( I often buy packaged kinds & Freeze)
Real Butter 1 lb: $1.60 lb
Flour: 5 lb bag $1.00- $1.29
Cereals: .49 box
Peanut Butter: $1.00 or less
Campbells Cream Soups .40/can
Granola Bars .50 box
Fruit Snacks .50- $1 box
Juice 64fl oz $1.50 or less
Milk, gallon $1.79 or less
Chocolate Chips $1 per bag
Pam sprays $1 or less
Canned Tomatoes .50 can
Van Camps Pork n Beans .39 can
Spaghetti sauce .75 – $1.00 per jar/.50 per can
Sugar, white $1.99 for 5 lb bag (or .39 lb)
Sugar, brown & confectioners .60-.70 lb
Jell-O gelatin (boxes) .25 each
Jell-O Pudding (boxes) .45 each
Toothbrushes (Free from Dentist) or fancy ones .20
Hand soap .20
Toilet Paper 12 double rolls $3.50
Paper Towels 8 roll $3.50
Diapers $2.99 package
Garbage Bags: Costco 200 bags $11.99
Reynolds Foil: used to get FREE, now .90
Ziplock Bags $1.25 or less
Plastic Wrap: I buy the Costco 2-pack, it lasts forever!
Dog Food: Atta Boy Costco $14 for 50 lbs.
Chinet 32 ct. Paper Plates .49
Chinet Cups .49
Silverware:Costco best price
Napkins: dont ususually buy too much of, even when free. I usually use my paper towels more as napkins.
Kleenex/Box Tissues : .59
Laundry Detergent: $1.50-$2.50 (for 32-50 loads)
Lettuce .49 head
Apples .49 lb
Oranges .39 lb
Grapes $1.29 lb
Avocados .25 each
Bananas .33 lb
Carrots $1 per lb
Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts & Tenders $1.88 lb
Ground Beef $1.50 lb
Steaks, Roast $1.99 lb
Pork Chops $1.19 lb
I am sure there are more..so if you want to know the most I would pay on something please leave a comment and I will update this list!
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