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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Few Suggestions for Stock Shopping This Week

Some of you are familiar with what I call "Stock Shopping", and some of you are not.  Just as a brief review, stock shopping involves buying specific items in larger quantities when they are at their lowest price.  Using this method, you can save a lot more money over a period of time because you don't ever have to buy the item right when you need it (probably at a higher price), because you already have a stock.  Over the past 18 months, I've really focused on this type of purchasing power, and our family has literally saved thousands of dollars because of it.  So I've decided that each week I'm going to try and add a brief post with some suggestions for items you might want to consider stocking up on for the week.  Hopefully it will help you and your family save lots of money too!

So the suggestions for this week:

1.  Eggs!!!  Yep, I said eggs!  Both large and medium dozens are priced at $.59 this week.  We haven't seen that price in quite some time, and it might be a long time before we see it again.  So now's the time to stock up.  Until recently, I had no idea that you could stock up on eggs.  I'm looking forward to taking my own advice on this one this week.  There are a few things you need to know about stocking up on eggs.  First, eggs can be frozen.  Did you know that?  I had no idea!  Now they don't freeze well in the shells, so the only way to really stock up on eggs is to take them out of the shells and beat them like you're making scrambled eggs.  Then you can store them in an air-tight container.  Save up your margarine or sour cream containers for this!  After you've transferred them into a container, just freeze them!  When you're ready to use them, just let them thaw completely in the fridge first, then whip them up as usual!  I understand these eggs work great for breakfast casseroles, quiches, french toast, etc.  So stock up this week and save big later!

2.  Meat!!!  There are two types in particular that are at stock-up prices this week.  First, whole chicken fryers.  If you can make it to the store today to purchase at Sunflower Market or price match at Walmart, $.67 per pound is an unbelievable steal.  Imagine those rotisserie chickens we buy at $6-7 each.  They'll only be about $2 each with this deal!  You can freeze them for later or bake one up tonight!  You can also throw them in the crock pot and pull the cooked meat off the bone for other dishes!
The second meat that we should stock up on this week is the rump roast for $1.79 per pound during the Saturday sale at Fresh Market.  This isn't the best price I've ever seen on rump roast, but it is a pretty great price for the last few months.  Grab them in package sizes that your family will use and throw them in the freezer.  I love to drop one or two in the crock pot, shred the cooked meat and freeze it in baggies.  Then I can easily add it to whatever is on the menu without the hours of cooking.

So those are my suggestions for this week.  Have some suggestions from what you've seen on sale?  Share with us in the comments!

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