Extreme Couponing Tip: Stocking Up After Power Outage
If you live in the tri-state area or along the East Coast, your fridge might look like mine in the picture above, after being in the dark from Hurricane Sandy for 8 days! I know so many of you still have no power, but when you do get it back, I know your fridge and freezers will look like this too–completely empty! I’m trying to see the bright side…I now have a very clean fridge 🙂
Now it’s time stock up on everything! Here are a few tips to help make this process as smooth and stress-free as possible:
- Take your time: Don’t feel the need to restock every single item that was in your fridge before the power outage. Be patient and start out just getting the essentials you need such as milk, eggs, butter, etc. Wait for a sale or a good deal on other items such as mayonnaise, juice, cheese, etc. This will help you to not break the bank while trying to replace everything all at once.
- Survive on your stockpile for a while: This is a great time to take advantage of all our hard work stockpiling non perishable foods. Be creative and try and come up with meals using just items in your stockpile until you can completely replenish your freezer and refrigerator.
- Coupon now more than ever: Now is a great time to really sit down and commit to strategically planning your best shopping trips yet because you need so much. Consider shopping at more than one store to pick up the best deals at each store. Be sure to check the various Coupon Match Ups provided each week to help you strategically plan your shopping trip. Just visit the LRWC homepage and scroll over the “Find My Store” tab to select your store!
What are your tips for restocking after a power outage?
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