Stockpiling is exactly what it sounds like - creating a stockpile of something. I consider the "something" to be a household or food item that you use or consume regularly. Most couponers accomplish their stockpiles by combining sales with coupons. I find, personally, that I am able to stockpile most efficiently and inexpensively at Harris Teeter and CVS but it can be done using a plethora of other stores if those are not near you.
Why stockpile? Well, that should be obvious but for me, my purpose is multifold. 1) I hate shopping (that's right!) 2) I love getting stuff for free or cheap and 2) I hate shopping! Confused about how shopping helps someone who hates shopping? Well, my dear, you see the more I stockpile the less I run out of the stuff the less I have to shop....it's all about how you look at it!
I thought you'd enjoy seeing a few photos of my most useful stockpiles:
|Toothpaste, toothbrushes and floss (you can't see)|
|Deodorant (very important item you don't want to run out of!)|
|Shampoo and conditioner|
|Liquid dishwashing detergent|
|Powder automatic dishwasher detergent|
|Liquid formula concentrate (we don't normally use this but I found it on a clearance rack at Harris Teeter and it turned out to be a better deal than our normal powder so we bought all that they had - 24 cans = 24 days of formula)|