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!
I would like to know where do you find most of your coupons, especially the ones you mention for items purchased from Amazon?
A lot of my paper coupons are found in the newspaper circulars or online. For Amazon coupons once you are logged on sometimes they will have e-coupons under the product. They also have sales that have items with coupons on it. 🙂
I dont know if you ever buy these, but do you know what a stock up price for veggie burgers would be?
I usually dont buy them, but I have seen people get them as low as $1.49 for a box of them with a doubler coupon. Hope that helps.
Sounds good, thank you!
Pam Bennett says
I am new to couponing. I am getting the Sunday paper but I am still not getting deals on food. Buy one get one free how do I get those? I also need to know more about rite-aide points, video values, and reward points. Please help me get informed how to get coupons. Thanks,
What size pack of diapers are you referring to and how on Earth do you get it that cheap?! I usually buy diapers at Target and can save about 8 dollars by combining a manufacturer’s coupon with a Target coupon (they accept one of each per item) but it’s never that cheap! I usually buy a 60 count box for around 12 dollars but it doesn’t last! (I’m a single dad so I want to learn all the tricks here! My son is so wiggly that the generic brand diapers really don’t work and with couponing don’t save much money anyway.)
Personally diapers is/was one of those things that I am brand loyal to. Seems as though you will go through twice as many anyway if you go cheap. Just one of my quarks I learned after 3 in diapers. Same way with mac and cheese but I am sure that is just all in my head. LOL
u can try walgreens right now. They have those new slip ons by huggies. they r giving 2 rr each seperate purchase. So add that with the $3 off coupon u hopefully have, not too bad.
Also, where do you get milk that cheap?
Honestly I get my Milk at Rite Aid. Since i have 20% off my purchases, Usually runs me between 1.59 to 1.69 a gallon! ( i do with with my eggs and use rr towards it)
How do u get 20% off at RiteAid?? I am a recently single mother of 2 and I have started couponing slowly but would like to build up to more so that I can save my family as much as possible.