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Since many of us are stock pilers. How much will you pay for the item to be cheap enough to buy?
I am willing to pay:
toothpaste- 25c (although I have sooo much now I may just bring that down to 0)
TP (I try to buy cottonelle) 20c a roll
tissues- 75c a box
make up- <$1
Hand soap- 50c
bath wash- $1
Mom to Issac (8/22/99), Carly (8/10/06), and Zack (2/7/11)
Surromom/Aunt to Luke (1/21/09)
As my stockpile has grown the price I am willng to pay has decreased!
I am willing to pay:
Shampoo- right now, zip-we have about 20-25 bottles right now! If my supply dwindles, I'll go up to 50 cents/bottle
toothpaste- zippo again!
deodorant- for husband-zip-he has more stockpiled than I do! for me 50 cents
TP-25 cents at most..right now we have plenty of that too!!!
tissues- probably 75 cents...but we have about 12 boxes right now so I haven't bought any in awhile
make up- don't use
Hand soap- I mix a little dish soap wth water...I can get dish soap pretty cheap...
bath wash- $1
paper towels: 75 cents/roll
toothbrush-zippo-EVER-I won't even pay tax for them...they have to PAY ME! I literally have about 100 of them...besides getting paid to take them my mom works for a dentist so there is never a short supply!!!
I don't have set amounts on most products. But here are the ones I do enforce:
toothpaste--25 cents or less
shampoo--$1 or less
razors-- $2 or under; I got most of my many razors for free though
pads/tampons-- must be practically free (just sales tax) unless I'm using a rebate--then it's maximum amount of rebate if possible
For other items such as toilet paper, paper towels, deodorant, and soap--I'm brand loyal and will pay Walmart prices with or without coupons. If I can get a great deal on them somewhere else, then so much the better.
Items that I will ONLY get if they are FREE or overages:
~Hair care products.
~Razors & shaving cream.
~Toothpaste & toothbrushes.
~Most OTC meds (Tylenol, Aleve, Motrin, GasX, Imodium AD, etc)
~Pads & any tampons other than OB.
Items that I will buy for less than $1:
~Multi pack of soap.
~Toilet paper (no more than $0.15 per regular roll).
Items that I will buy no matter what the price:
~Goat's milk & cheese.
~kiddo snacks (graham crackers, goldfish, pretzels, etc).
~Fresh fruit & veggies (but only what's on sale )
Well, I'm not as frugal as you ladies yet. I pay a little more than you all do. I guess I just see something and decide if I think it's worth it. Not very "planned", I know... I will definitely never pay regular Walmart price for deo, shampoo, pantyliners, toothpaste, or razors again though! Although if I think about it, I have been getting my shampoo for free or very close to it here lately, so I won't need anymore for a while unless it is free. Maybe all of this is something to think about now.
We do have to spend $10 on prescription toothpaste a few times a year though. For some odd reason, we have naturally bad teeth, no matter how often/well we brush.
I'd rather get everything for free. Since that doesn't happen, though...
I spend the absolutely minimum amount possible to get the maximum amount of EB's, while using many coupons, and getting it for next to free. I got the four shampoos, three toothpastes, two things of pads, 2 mayonnaise, 4 spaghetti sauce, one razor, one body wash, one hand soap, two pain relievers (one advil and one tylenol). I spent 4.00 and got another 23.50 in EB's. So that would be practically nothing (or better) for everything. I'd prefer it that way.
I just lowered my prices since my stockpile runneth over. I will not pay more than:
Free for shampoo/conditioner
Free for toothpaste and brushes
Free for deoderant
$1.25 for cereal
$1.00 for most cleaning supplies
$0.16 per diaper (although I may have to revise this since my son is about to go up to size 5)
$0.20 per toilet paper roll
Free for razors
I may raise my price limits if things get run down, but that won't be happening any time soon!