Why You Should Stockpile

Stockpiling is a critical tenet of a Krazy Couponer. Read below to find out why!

To Save Money: Spend a little money now and save a lot later! By stockpiling while something is at a Rock Bottom price, you won't have to pay full price when you have to have it. Instead of running to the store when you’re out of something, simply walk over to your stockpile and grab products you got for pennies.

Catastrophe: In the face of a multitude of natural disasters and war, it pays to be self-sufficient and not have to rely solely on other people or organizations to take care of us in time of crisis.

Fluctuating food prices: There are many unpredictable problems that can affect the price and availability of food. Your stockpile can buffer you from fluctuating prices. When you’re prepared, there’s no need to panic.

Skyrocketing gas prices: The price of oil directly affects the price of food. If truckers go on strike, if gasoline prices quadruple, you can insulate yourself from the effects by having a stockpile.

Job loss: If your source of income stopped tomorrow, would you be able to keep you and your family clean and fed for months with what you currently have? Stockpiling makes sense in case of job loss, pay cuts, or a shrinking commission.

For the spontaneous cook inside you: Having a variety of food on hand allows you to whip up a meal or treat just because you can. You'll never be making those last minute dashes to the store for that one missing ingredient. Check out our post on meal planning for more on how to shop weekly deals and stockpile at the same time!

To help others: When you become an independent Krazy Couponer and stockpile products for a fraction of retail price, you can start helping others out by donating extras to those in need, including neighbors, extended family, churches, relief agencies, and shelters.

Peace of mind: Essentially, this is the whole reason to stockpile: being able to tell fear and anxiety to hit the road. Knowing you're prepared for whatever the future holds is priceless.

Helpful Links:
How to store your stockpile
Stockpile amount guidelines
When to stock up