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Stockpiling 102 – Super Stockpiling

Have you ever gone into the grocery store and instead of buying toilet paper for two weeks, you buy an entire pallet of toilet paper that will last you two years? All the while spending around $10 for the pallet of toilet paper? Welcome to Super Stockpiling! If you understand the basic principles of stockpiling, then you can probably guess that Super Stockpilers are taking it to the extreme and saving thousands of dollars by doing so every year.

Super Stockpiling is a way of life and it isn’t easy, but the financial rewards are worth the trouble in my opinion. I am a self admitted Super Stockpiler. When I go to the store, I buy hundreds of items! I get stares and questions, but in the end, I spend almost nothing!

So How Do You Start?

Like anything, Super Stockpiling takes time to learn. My stockpile started out with around 5 items and now I have around 5,000 items in my basement and garage. It takes time and a personal commitment to maintain and grow your stockpile! I started slow, buying around 10 to 20 of an item I found for FREE. This was easy because it did not affect my grocery budget each week and I generally could get my hands on that many coupons by spending time on Saturdays looking in dumpsters! After months of doing this, I actually ran out of a stockpiled item that I purchased for FREE, and I had to pay for it at the grocery store! I was upset because I should have purchased more when they were FREE, so I started buying more! Each week I would buy as many FREE items as I could and I started buying around 20-30 of a given product each week. Slowly I started to build my stockpile!

Methods on How Much Should You Buy?

This question is a little misleading. I used that title intentionally because I am asked this question a lot! The question really isn’t how much you should buy, but how much CAN you buy! If an item is FREE, you need to buy as much of it as possible. Super Stockpilers don’t look at what they need, they look at the amount of product they can obtain FREE! I personally don’t care if I’m going to use it or not, if it’s FREE, it doesn’t affect my grocery budget for that week!

Most Super Stockpilers have a minimum of a year’s supply of a particular product on hand. If a product doesn’t have an expiration date, then I buy as much of that item as I possibly can! Shampoo, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, paper towels etc., all of them never expire. So if you can find them for FREE...…BUY, BUY, BUY! When you stockpile these items, you can take them off your grocery list for years to come! Not having to be at the mercy of a store and their price does an amazing thing to your wallet!

With products that expire, I buy as many as I think I will use plus 20. A good example was Kraft Mayo which was on sale for FREE at a local store, but it was only good for 7 months. My family uses around 2-3 bottles of mayo a month. So I purchased 20 bottles for myself, and then added 20 more just to be safe! That cushion allows you to be extremely generous with your stockpile! If family or friends are in need, you are able to provide items to them!

Stores and Stockpiling

Often times I get strange looks when I put 20 relishes, 30 hand soaps and 25 blocks of cheese in my cart, but I simply explain that I’m getting them all for FREE, so why not!! Here is something that I have learned by Super Stockpiling, I have 150 coupons for the hand soap, but I would not buy all 150 at a single store. I split it up into smaller more manageable transactions at different stores. Why do I do this? Well first, I wouldn’t want to walk into a store and take everything off their shelves! Shelf clearing is bad because it hurts the store and couponers. Management gets upset because someone who wants to buy just one item can’t! So not only does the management get mad, so does other customers! Another good reason to limit your purchases is to 'fly under the radar.' We all hate a hassle and whether you are buying 2 or 20, sometimes this inevitably comes with an unfriendly cashier. Remember, as long as you’re using your coupons correctly, you are doing nothing wrong!

Obtaining Coupons

So where do you get all these coupons? We all know that if you want to purchase hundreds of items you must have hundreds of coupons! I generally purchase the coupons on eBay or use a coupon clipping service. In the past, I looked in dumpsters but now I purchase hundreds of products every week and dumpster diving was killing my Saturdays! Buying coupons is an art and please be aware of what you are doing. I always find a seller that combines shipping, and buy multiple sets of coupons from that seller. If you get the sales ad on Sunday and then order your coupons, they might not come until Thursday or Friday! You may only have 2 or 3 days to purchase hundreds of items. Know where your coupons are coming from before you order hundreds of them, if you are worried about the coupons arriving on time, make sure to go to the store, and if they are out, get rainchecks!

Another way to get tons of coupons is to buy tons of papers. I don’t feel this is an effective solution, but part of Super Stockpiling is finding out what works for you!!

What Do You Do With All This stuff?

When you become a Super Stockpiler, you will quickly realize you won’t be able to use all the items you purchase. You don’t want the products to go to waste, you really have two options:

Give it Away

Before you became a stockpiler, you probably had the heart to give, but your wallet was resisting. You’d be able to give here and there, but not really like you wanted to. Well, get ready! Stockpiling is not only a financial winner for you, but a blessing to so many others. You are able to help family and friends in these hard economic times. You are able to give to food banks and charities that desperately need the contributions! Super Stockpiling is an amazing way to help others around you!


Super Stockpiling isn’t for everyone. You must have space and a commitment to really save money! In the end Super Stockpiling is one of the most effective ways to save money with coupons!! If you are curious or would like to know more, please check out the super stockpilers section on WeUseCoupons.com!!

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