The day after Thanksgiving is a perfect time to start stocking up on some seasonal food items at majorly discounted rates. Check out our tips on reloading your stockpile!
The Budget-Friendly Way to Reload Your Stockpile
A typical grocery store only has enough food for 72 hours, if you are lucky enough to even get there in time before the shelves are picked bare. Don’t wait to start stocking up on storable food items!
Stocking Up On Seasonal Items
The holidays are a time for cooking things that are otherwise not seen throughout the year. Stores tend to buy a major excess of the seasonal items that they are then stuck with unless they can offload them. Luckily, what may be bad for the stores is a windfall for the practical prepper. Check out the shelf lives of popular seasonal items in the list below.
Shelf Life of Seasonal Items:
- Canned Pumpkin: 2-5 years
- Cranberry Sauce: 12-18 months
- Apple Pie Filling: Up to 3 years
- Pie Crusts: Up to a year (frozen)
- Canned Green Beans: 2-5 years
- Boxed Stuffing: Up to 18 months
- Shelled Pecans: Up to 2 years (frozen)
- Cream of Mushroom and Cream of Chicken Soup: Up to 5 years
- Canned Sweet Potatoes: Up to 5 years
Taking advantage of a store’s excess holiday inventory doesn’t have to be limited to food. Many paper goods and disposable dishware comes in a limited seasonal print that just doesn’t sell well outside a given holiday.
Also be sure to keep an eye on sales for heavy duty foil roasting pans, pie pans, plastic forks, spoons and knives. Odds are, the store will run into an excess inventory on these, and within a few weeks of the holidays will end up with some type of sale. Check in at your local dollar stores for great deals on these items, as the ones that don’t sell in the big chains will tend to be purchased by the smaller dollar stores and sold at a discount there.
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