If you’re a bargain shopper, and all SurvivalMom’s are!, then you’ve noticed that the holiday food ads feature some pretty impressive sales at this time of year. Grocery store owners, and their marketing departments, know full well that ingredients like chicken broth, flour, sugar, and chocolate chips are in high demand, so they lure us into their stores with great bargains on those items and more.
Right now, I can buy a frozen pie for $3.99, canned veggies for 39 cents each, a pound of butter for $1.99, and five pounds of flour for 99 cents. There are also some great deals on turkeys and ham. Last year, I bought enough chicken and beef broth to last for most of the year, and that’s the point of this Instant Survival Tip. This season’s bargains are perfect for preppers and anyone motivated to have extra groceries on hand. Chrystalyn, our resident food storage expert, says she stocks up on white flour and sugar at this time of year, and stores it in sealed buckets with oxygen absorbers. She buys enough to last the year.
Now, this Instant Survival Tip isn’t just for the holidays. You may have noticed that around Memorial Day and Independence Day, the stores are flooded with bargains for condiments, soda, and hot dogs (for freezing). In August they know that parents will be shopping for food items to pack in their kids’ lunchboxes, so you’ll see some great bargains on things like juice boxes and snack packs of cookies and crackers. Just make sure you check expiration dates and rotate the groceries accordingly, but when you stock up on seasonal bargains, your dollar can really stretch!
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