The technique involves the following rules:

  • Buy only items on sale. Buy nothing that is regularly priced. Make a short route around local grocery stores and spend a few minutes in the weekly flyers to see what’s on sale.
  • Stockpile items that are super sales. These items may take me over my regular grocery budget in the immediate week, however, they will save me lots in the long run.

This means while I am starting this I may not have much variety since maybe there will be only a few worthwhile sales and I stockpile peas and hamburger. But then the next week corn may go on sale and increase the variety, and so on.

After building a stockpile from super sales, our regular grocery expenses should go down considerably. We also have the peace of mind that we have at least a 3-month emergency food supply.