Want to build a stockpile but not sure where to start? We’ve got your back.
You’ll first want to read How to Build a Stockpile for Less Than $10 a Week, then start focusing on finding deals for the 11 products listed below.
These items go on sale often and, when matched with coupons, are super cheap and sometimes free! When one of these products falls below the minimum stock-up price listed, buy enough to last you at least 3 months until the next sales cycle begins.
1. Toilet Paper
Toilet paper coupons come in an abundance each week and range in value from $0.25 – $1.50, depending on the brand. Find deals almost daily at the drugstores and big-box retailers like Walmart and Target.
When comparing prices, always calculate price per square foot to get the best deal as roll size varies among retailers — even among the same brand. For instance, a 30-pack of Charmin double rolls at Costco and a 30-pack of Charmin double rolls at Target are not the same size. Be prepared to feel betrayed when you read this: How to Never Pay Full Price for Toilet Paper Again.
Stock-up price: $0.01 per square foot
Detergent coupons come aplenty as well and can be up to $2 off, depending on the brand. The best deals will be available at Target and the drugstores and will often involve a Target gift card promotion or drugstore rewards points promotions that can be stacked with coupons and rebate app offers.
Stock-up price: $1.50 per bottle
3. Toothpaste & Mouthwash
Stock-up price: $0.25 per tube
4. Tampons & Feminine Hygiene Products
Kotex, Playtex, and Always feminine hygiene brand coupons are released frequently and are valued at up to $2. You bet we’ll tell you when there’s a killer deal available, because, like all women, we know how much it sucks to buy tampons and pads at full price when you really need them. Find the best deals at drugstores, Walmart, and Target.
Stock-up price: $1.50 per pack
5. Shampoo & Conditioner
Find shampoo and conditioner coupons for brands like Pantene, Garnier, Herbal Essences, Suave, Tresemme, L’Oreal, Aveeno, Nexxus, Dove, Head & Shoulders, and John Frieda. Values range from $0.50 to $2.00 off, but expect to find deals that allow you to score $0.35 bottles of name-brand product. Sometimes you can even make money when you use a coupon that’s worth more than the selling price!
Stock-up price: $1.00 per bottle
6. Dish soap
Dawn, Palmolive, and Seventh Generation coupons are often valued up to $0.50 and work really well with sale prices, and gift card and rewards points promotions to get you bottles of dish soap for as low as $0.45!
Pay attention to a coupon’s fine print and size restrictions, then buy the smallest, cheapest size to get the biggest savings.
Stock-up price: $0.45 per bottle
Razors can be pricey without coupons! Thankfully, we often see razor coupons valued up to $4 that can be stacked with sales and promotions at Target, Walmart, and the drugstores.
Stock-up price: $2.50 per pack
8. Canned Soup
Canned soup deals are frequent, and coupons can range from $0.50/can to $2/4 cans. Search coupons by brand — for example, Progresso and Campbell’s — and don’t forget to check your local dollar store for your favorite soups at huge discounts.
At Dollar Tree, you’re allowed to use one manufacturer coupon per item (up to two Internet manufacturer coupons per transaction).
Stock-up price: $0.75 per can
Cereal coupons are super easy to find and use at your favorite stores. The best coupons are worth at least $0.50 but can be up to $1.50 off one box.
Stock-up price: $1.00 per box
Deodorant coupons, depending on the brand, vary from $0.50 off to $2.00 off. Look for the best deodorant coupon deals at Target, Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid.
Stock-up price: $1.00 per stick
For new and expecting parents, stocking up on diapers with coupons is a must — and is definitely not difficult to do if you keep your eyes peeled for deals on the Krazy Coupon Lady. Coupons can be as high as $3.00 per jumbo pack and, when combined with sales and promotions, can sometimes cost you less than $4.00 a pack!
Stock-up price: $4.50 per pack