Monday, May 2, 2011

$5 Food Storage: week 1

I am starting something new. A few years ago I got an email from a friend about $5 food storage. Basically, you set aside $5 each week to purchase a few items (keeping what is left over in a kitty for other weeks) and after a year you have easily and cheaply built some food storage. This list is for 2 people, so you might need to double or triple the money and amount of items you need. These items are "everyday" type items that you can buy in a grocery store. The idea is after you have your year of storage, use these items and replace them as needed. They are food your family is used to eating and pantry items that you will normally use. If you would like a complete list of the food items, send me an email and I will send you the document. Thanks and I hope this helps you in your preparedness.

For my part each week, I will compare prices and find you the best deal. Note: this list is several years old, so I am not sure if we can really stay under $5 each week...but as couponers, we will sure try!

Week #1: (remember this is for 2 people)

1. 2 cans of tuna fish
  • best price Fred Meyer: Chicken of the Sea Chunk Light Tuna 3 for $1 (with in ad coupon)
  • Update: Costco, 8 cans for $10.99=$1.37 each (these were Chicken of the Sea Chunk Light)
  • Update: Sherms Western Family tuna 55 cents
2. 2 containers salt
  • best price Fred Meyer: 39 cents each
  • Update: Costco (Roseburg, OR did not carry "ordinary" salt)
  • Update: Sherms salt 50 cents
Price for this week: $1.44 (per 2 people), save $3.56 for later on.


  1. Cool! Are these deals compared to Sherms and Costco as well? I have been trying to find best deals on food storage items. Thanks for posting.

  2. These prices will beat Sherms, but since they are sale prices, they will differ week to week. I didn't get a chance to get to Costco, but I will do a comparison of there too. You do have to buy in large bulk at Costco though, which kind of defeats the purpose of spending $5 per week. I do however plan on putting in my posts.