This weather is giving us fits with its ups and downs, rain or sunshine. The urge is to get outside on the warmer days. On the days when it is raining, take advantage of the old favorite household job.

That is right. It is time once again to start spring cleaning and planning for the expansion of your pantry or stockpile. First, determine your area for your stockpile.

Any available space can include kitchen shelves, pantry, broom closet, garage and basement. When you clean out those nooks and crannies, it gives you the opportunity to make extra room for your stockpile.

Additionally, rotate your pantry or stockpile using your oldest items first. This will prevent items becoming outdated and keep the newest items in the back of your stockpile. There will be times when reading the dates on items can be difficult. Keep a marker handy to place a larger date on the packaging.

Do not purchase items that have dents, cracks, bulging or rust. You do not want to have any items spoil in your stockpile.

This defeats the purpose of couponing and saving money.

Remember, as you save money with couponing, make sure you take advantage of your savings with the 52-week money saving plan. This is the 17th week of the year. Place $17 into your savings program. This would leave a new savings balance of $153 toward your year-end goal of $1,378.

Walgreens

Revlon Slant Tip Tweezers $3.49, Smart Source 04-08 $1, store coupon $2,

Final Price: 49 cents

Boost Drinks 6 count, buy one get one 50 percent, depending on protein grams, price ranges from $8.99 to $9.99, Smart Source 03-04 $3,

Final Price: $3.74

Buy four and receive $4 in balance rewards points store money

All Laundry Detergent $1.99, RMN (Retail Me Not) Insert 04-22 $1,

Final Price: 99 cents

Celestial Seasoning Tea and Nice Pure Honey two for $5

Add another Celestial tea box, $2.99 use two coupons from Smart Source 02-25, one for $2.50, the other coupon for 50 cents,

Final Price: $1.66 each

Allegra Children’s $9.99, Smart Source 04-15 $4,

Final Price: $5.99

CVS

When you spend $15 receive, $5 Extra Buck store money

Dove Shampoo or Conditioner, two for $8 and use two coupons from Retail Me Not insert (RMN) 04-15 $2/2,

Final Price: $3 each

ALDI

Hass avocados, 49 cents each

Organic grape tomatoes, $1.99 a pint

Kroger

Four Day Sale, Thursday through Sunday

Doritos or Ruffles $1.49 each

Gatorade or Propel, when you buy 10 will be 59 cents each

Tyson Frozen Chicken $5.29, Select Varieties, Red Plum 03-11 $1.25,

Final Price: $4.04

Fresh Simple Truth Organic Whole Fryers, Bone In, $1.49 pound

Food Lion

Red seedless grapes, 99 cents per pound

Vidalia onions, 89 cents per pound

Buy Five and Save $5 Event Sale

Pompeian Olive Oil, 16 ounces, Event Price $3.49

Dove Body Wash $5.99. Red Plum 04-15 $1.50,

Final Price: $4.49

Food City

It’s Midnight Madness this Friday

Maxwell House Coffee. Event Price $4.99

Value Time Paper Towels, eight count, Event Price $2.99

Life or Cap’n Crunch Cereal, Event Price $1.79

Bland Farms Vidalia sweet onions, 49 cents per pound

Holly Farms Split chicken breast, 99 cents per pound

Vine tomatoes, 99 cents per pound

Certified Angus beef bottom round roast, $2.99 per pound

Frozen Grown in Idaho potatoes, $2.50 bag, Smart Source 02-25 $1,

Final Price: $1.50

Sargento Cheese Snack Bites $3, Smart Source 04-22 75 cents,

Final Price: $2.25

Dannon Yogurt Activia $2.50, Smart Source 03-18 $1/2,

Final Price: $2 each

Flonase Allergy Relief 60 count $13.99, Retail Me Not (RMN) 04-22 $4,

Final Price: $9.99

Hildred Lewis is a bargain hunter and purchaser. Visit her online at www.facebook.com/hildredcoupons.easily.

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