It has been a long time since I have run a teaching series. This time I have decided to take it to another level. On a daily basis I receive emails and comments from readers asking me about couponing, stockpiling, and how to get started. Saving money can be a daunting task. Especially if you are a beginner. It can be overwhelming when trying to figure where to start, what stores to shop at, how many newspapers to buy, etc…

So starting in May we are going to BUILD OUR STOCKPILE TOGETHER!

I will be starting my stockpile from scratch. With my move I have almost emptied out my closet and it’s time for me to build my family’s stockpile back up. There is strength in numbers so we, you (my readers) and myself, are going to build up our stockpiles. In the month of May we are going to start with the basics and build up our beauty and health care stockpiles. This will include items like:

  • toothpaste
  • deodorant
  • toothbrushes
  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • soap
  • body wash
  • makeup
  • diapers/diaper wipes
  • washing powder
  • dish detergent
I am going to scour the sales ads each week and record a video, as well as write a detailed post, about the items that I plan on buying that week for my stockpile and the coupons that I will be using.

You can join with me. I will only use coupons that you can get in the month of May’s newspapers or coupons that you can print off of the internet. That way everyone will have the opportunity to participate fairly. The stores that I will be shopping at to build our stockpiles are:

  • Walgreens
  • CVS
  • Rite Aid
  • Family Dollar
  • Dollar General

I feel as if the majority of these stores can be reached by the majority of my readers. So if you are ready to start building up your stockpile I hope you’ll leave a comment below stating that you will be participating and check in with the blog on Sunday’s, Wednesday’s, and Saturday’s to report your progress.

Here is a breakdown of participatory days:
  • SUNDAY: The weekly savings video, along with the weekly savings article and shopping list, will be posted.
  • WEDNESDAY: A mid week check in post will be made where we can post our successes so far, as well as our frustrations, and ask for tips/help.
  • SATURDAY: A week’s end post will be made where I’ll show not only my purchases for that week, but the purchases of anyone who is willing to send me a picture of their shopping trip.

I can’t wait to get started and I hope to see you there!

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  1. I am so down! I don’t know why, but I’m having a difficult time stockpiling certain items (toilet paper, laundry detergent) while I’m beyond stocked with others (body wash, toothpaste). I’ve actually wanted to begin stockpiling makeup, but it’s just too much for my brain to handle with all of the other couponing. I’m excited…let’s do this!

  2. Thank you sooooo much for helping us with this Shynea!! I am currently in the process of moving back to Chicago from Arizona and I need to stockpile most of the items you listed.

    Thanks again and I TRULY appreciate your videos and blogs.

    Raven Funches.

  3. I am in because when I see this extreme couponing on tv it amazes me of all the toilet paper, toothpaste, and etc. that is stockpile.

  4. that sounds great!!!!!

  5. I am so excited!!! I have been watching extreme couponing and wonder how they do it.. I just brought myself a coupon binder because I am serious about saving yes indeed. So I will be tuned in Sundays Wednesdays and Saturdays!

  6. I am sooo ready to do this!!! I really need to learn to this effectively! Thanks Shynea! 😀

  7. I’m in….and so excited!!!!

  8. I’m in too! I have a college student coming home for the summer and I need to prepare for his return to college and survive the visit.

  9. Awesome, i’m in!!

  10. Great,count me in.

  11. I’m in also

  12. So excited to start this!! I want to learn how to do it. Thanks!

  13. I love this. Thank you. I love your blog, so I will definitely be participating. Can’t wait.

  14. Sounds great count me in…

  15. I’m in! I’ve been watching extreme couponing and I get so upset because they don’t tell me step by step what I need to do to get started. I’ll be printing your handy coupon notebook templates this weekend to get ready for the fun!

    Thanks for doing this!

  16. I’m in!! Looking forward to saving lots of cash! Thanks Shynea and I LOveee your website!

  17. I am so in!!!!!

  18. I can’t wait to start! Have you ever thought about holding classes/seminars on couponing? I know several women here where I live do it and charge a small fee to the attendees. Just a thought.

  19. I am in. Ready to learn how to get the most out of my coupons. Got Sunday’s inserts and my coupon binder.

  20. count me in!!!! I am all for the step-by-step team stockpiling goal!! I already have my binder with your TOB and sheets, with coupons and ready to rock!!!

  21. I am soooooo in this partay!!! My husband has gotten addicted to cheap name brand body wash, so now I don’t have to hide stuff…lol

  22. I just came across your site today and I’m soo ready to “catch-up” and continue with you!! Thanks for what you do…

  23. I’m tired of being broke! Let’s do this!

  24. I got in on this one late because I have a senior that I’m trying to get graduated and off to college, so I really could use the help with savings right now. I clipped and clipped and finally did a test run with my daughter at Target this afternoon.

    I started out small, but with the link you provided for Target store coupons and the manufactured coupons I got a great start on my stock pile. With a BOGO manufactured coupon and a $0.75 Target store coupon, I was able to purchase two 32 ounce size bottle of Suave lotion for $2.24 for them both (regularly $3.99/each). Caress Tahitian Renewal Body Wash was on sale also for $2.99. I used my $0.75 off manufactured coupon along with a $1.00 off Target store coupon and ended up paying $1.24; a small feat on the surface, but without the coupons I would’ve paid more than $12.00 for everything I got but ended up paying just $5.18!

    And I gotta tell you that really made my day after waving bye-bye to a $300 check to secure my daughter’s spot in her freshmen dorm in the fall. Thanks for the tips, Shynea! If I don’t learn anything else from you this year, at least we’ll have enough toothpaste, lotion, deodorant, and body wash to keep my baby clean for her first two years of college. LOL!!

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