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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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stock up on baking and pantry supplies

Unlike most items, baking supplies don’t follow a typical 6-12 week sale cycle.  They are really only on sale during the Thanksgiving-Christmas season and then again around Easter time.

Stocking up on essential ingredients when they are on sale is the single easiest thing you can do to save money. I know many of you plan out menus meticulously each week, and while that works most of the time, sometimes it’s nice just to throw something together too.

I’m not saying to go out and buy 100 pounds of flour, but if you do a lot of baking, you want to finish getting your pantry stocked this week.  Think about how much sugar, flour, butter, baking powder and other key items you’ll need over the 4 months until the next deals are available. Seize the opportunity to stock your pantry and cross those items off your list at a fraction of their normal cost!

Here are some items you want to be stocked on.  Use the ingredient search on Southern Savers to see where they are on sale this week if you are running low on any of these items!

Baking Staples

Flour (All Purpose, Whole Wheat, Bread Flour)
Granulated Sugar
Confectioners Sugar
Brown Sugar
Butter (unsalted – you can always add salt to taste)
Baking Powder
Chocolate Chips
Cocoa Powder
Baking Soda
Corn Syrup
Canned Fruits
Whipped Topping
Spices (replenish yearly)
Eggs/Egg Substitute
Dried Fruits
Rolled Oats
Evaporated Milk
Sweetened Condensed Milk

Other Pantry Necessities (Available Year Round)

Chicken Broth
Canned Tomatoes/Veggies
Bread Crumbs
Peanut Butter
Corn Meal
Cream Soups

Are there any other items you stock up on near the holidays?

    • Barbara

      Wrapping paper right after Christmas and sprinkles!

    • Sheila Anderson

      canned pumpkin, maraschino cherries

    • Sheila Anderson

      chocolate bark- vanilla and chocolate, chex cereal, pretzels, marshmallows or marshmallow creme, fresh cranberries (freeze)

    • Melanie

      any baking supplies, especially cookie cutters, sprinkles, pans, cupcake liners, and ziploc or containers are perfect stock-up items the day after Christmas.

    • Anna

      why unsalted butter?

    • Lynette

      Pumpkins are so easy to clean out and cook! You just need a day for devoting to baking it, putting it through the blender or processor and then bag it and put it in the freezer. I have done this with pumpkins for the past 6-7 years. I was so amazed at how easy it is and, more importantly, how cost effective! Thanks for all you do Jenny!!!