Dry Ice, how to store it and should I wait to buy it?!

Question: Dry Ice, how to store it and should I wait to buy it!?
I will be using food-grade dry ice for a party this coming Saturday!. I want to go ahead and pick up the dry ice b/c I have the fear that if I wait until the day of that the store could be out of it! BUT, I think I once read that you cannot store dry ice in freezer!.!.!.so, how do you store it!? Should I wait until the day of!?
AND- if you do NOT sincerely know anything about dry ice, I will delete your answer- no points for you!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

You could buy it the day before, wrap it in newspaper, and put it in an INSULATED cooler!. You'll need to buy much more (+10lbs) than what you want for the party!.

The reason you don't put it in the freezer is the Dry Ice will actually cool the freezer to the point below your thermostat setting and the refrigerator will turn off the condenser, therefore use the dry ice to cool your freezer and refrigerator!.

Per the website - As a general rule, Dry Ice will sublimate at a rate of five to ten pounds every 24 hours in a typical ice chest!. This sublimation continues from the time of purchase, therefore, pick up Dry Ice as close to the time needed as possible!. Bring an ice chest or some other insulated container to hold the Dry Ice and slow the sublimation rate!. Dry Ice sublimates faster than regular ice melts but will extend the life of regular ice!.

Have a great party!Www@FoodAQ@Com

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