I used some of my flex spending card that my insurance provides to restock my first aid kits. Also I found a six gallon jerry can at a garage sale for 2 dollars, so I filled and stashed that. My goal for this season is to stay ready, just in case we gotta bug out.
I don't know if this was mentioned here or not but, I have twitter linked to my phone and that provides me with constant news and weather updates. I highly recommend using that service, NOAA updates and various other gov agencies update thru twitter as well. This is probably the cutting edge of preparedness, as most updates are sent out hours before you see them on the news.