stocking up while it's cheap, how much have you got?

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  • tootles_2
    tootles_2 Posts: 1,143 Forumite
    I am just coming to the end of a giant box of surf bought last August and loo rolls bought at the same time, ok, they were from Makro and I only use half the amount of powder they tell you to on the box, I use washing soda with the powder and vinegar as a softner.

    Once every three months I run my freezer down, that gives me meals for about 10 days before I need to start stocking it up again.



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    Total so far £14.00!!
  • Big_Nige
    Big_Nige Posts: 144
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    112 loo rolls from makro, 7 boxes of 100 dishwasher tablets from costco (bogof) 11 shower gels (bogof from safeway) 6 deoderants (3 for 2 in boots) 9 shaving foam/gel (3 for 2 in boots) all stored neatly in spare bedroom & utility room cupboard.
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  • summerday
    summerday Posts: 1,351 Forumite
    Does anyone happen to know if the Makro loo rolls offer is on at the moment?

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  • System
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    Three large packets of Luxana luxury (18 to a pack) loo rolls for £9.99.
  • squeaky
    squeaky Posts: 14,130
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    For finding special offers there's a site called FixtureFerrets that could help you. They keep an up to date list of offers by various chain stores.
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  • Sarahsaver
    Sarahsaver Posts: 8,390 Forumite
    I don't buy things in bulk as i have not had the money to be able to do so. In fact I saved more on my weekly grocery bill by not buying 'one spare' of things I used to get.
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  • squeaky
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    Me neither when it comes to bulk - I just don't have the purchasing power, but I do in a small way take advantage of BOGOF's and 3for2's where I can. One or two things per shopping trip if I can find them. It's an extra penny spent now but a penny saved later.
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  • nearlyrich
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    I have a couple of purpose built storage areas for bargains, my huge cupboard in the family bathroom has a section for loo rolls, toothpaste, shower gel, shampoo (Trevor Sorbie reduced from £5 to £1 per bottle in Oct 2003 I bought all 27 bottles) I also have a cupboard in my utility room with space for cleaning products, I hate paying full price for dishwasher tabs, bleach, washing up liquid etc

    I have some BOGOF Scampi & King Prawns in the freezer and a cupboard full of BOGOF soft drinks. Like some of the other posters I don't go mad with crisps and choccie biscuits cos we just eat more. I have lots of tea bags too, I love the Twinnings Assam Tea and there was an offer in Tesco where 2 of the 50 bag packs were about £1 cheaper than a 100 pack so I cleared the shelf, still got 6 boxes to go.

    I reckon we could live on the contents of the freezer and the tin cupboard for a few weeks, I do rotate it so it doesn't go out of date but I like to feel secure with a well stocked larder.
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