Did you know that your local grocery stores and drug stores have sales cycles. And, did you know that there are specific items that go on sale every month? Furthermore, can you believe that it’s already June?! Well, this month you can find lots of great summer deals. Check out this month’s sales and clearance items.
National Dairy Month. I bet you didn’t realize that June is National Dairy Month. I don’t think we have that on our family calendar 😉 Look for deals on milk, milk-cereal combos, ice cream, cheese, butter, eggs and yogurt. Sometimes, stores will display the “discount” by offering a store coupon for those products. So, keep your eyes open for either discounts or coupons on all dairy products.
Fourth of July. Expect to find deals on all things related to summer cook-outs, especially Fourth of July. That’ll include: Hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, barbeque sauce, ketchup, charcoal, salad dressing, potato chips, dips, mustard, mayonaise, relish, ice cream, popsicles, frozen treats and soft drinks.
Seasonal produce. This is my favorite. We like to eat the fruit and veggies that are in season and, therefore, on sale! So, be looking for sales on apricots, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cherries, corn, cucumber, eggplant, grapes, honeydew, nectarines, peaches, potatoes, raspberries, red onions, summer squash, strawberries, sweet Vidalia onions, tomatoes and watermelon.
Summer Stuff. Summer stuff includes insect repellent, sunscreen, outdoor furniture, shorts, sun hats, beach toys, lawn mowers, barbecues and grilling utensils, swim wear, kid pools, sandboxes and sandals.
Gardening. Well, for those of us whose temperatures have already started lingering in the 90s, our gardening season is just ending. For those of you who live in places where people can actually enjoy being outside and do some gardening in the summer, be sure to check out deals on plants, flowers, seeds, watering cans, plant food, soil, weed killers, mulch, compost buckets and water hoses.
Clearance. Clearance this month looks more like an early preparation for fall and winter: jackets, sweaters, umbrellas and rain boots as well as wreaths from Memorial Day.
Are you in the market for any of these June deals?
We are a week into November, which happens to be the month we celebrate Thanksgiving and partake (if you do) in Black Friday. That means you can expect lots of deals this month. Here are some things to lookout for.
Chocolate Chips (I’ve already seen these on sale at my local grocery store!)
Make a list of items you may be interested in buying on Black Friday and look around at prices over the next few weeks so that you know whether the Black Friday deals are really deals.
Will you take part in Black Friday? Or, will you leave the Christmas shopping for December?
It’s Fall! Even for those of us who are still waiting for the temperatures to catch up with the calendar, weather reports say that it will actually feel like Fall in a week! Yay! (Enough with the humidity, already!) I baked some sweet potato last night because I’m making some Fall comfort food plans! 😉
So, if you are like me and are planning on fun Fall foods and activities–all while saving money– you might be interested in finding out what will be on sale this month. Here are highlights of what you can expect.
All Things Halloween! That means you’ll see candy, costumes and accessories, fall decorations, pumpkin carving kits, autumn-scented candles in sale throughout the month in most stores. On Halloween day, restaurants will often have deals for customers in costume also.
Baking Goods. This one is my favorite…and it will go through December (because of all the holidays). Holiday baked goods include canned pumpkin, evaporated milk, baking chips, pie crust (boxed mix and ready-made frozen), cream cheese, sugar, flour and all other baking related items will be discounted. Last year, the price of chocolate chips dropped so much that I was able to stock up and not have to buy chocolate chips for quite some time into the new year!
October is National Seafood Month. Did you know that? Well, if you’re a seafood lover, keep your eyes peeled for deals on fish, shrimp, lobster and crab!
October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Look for promotions and deals featuring participating “pink” products.
Apples & Pumpkins…uh, I mean, Seasonal Produce. Apples, artichokes, arugula, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, chard, cranberries, parsnip, pears, pomegranates, potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, winter squash, turnips and yams are among the seasonal produce to expect to see on sale this month.
Is there anything you will stock up on this month, in light of the sales cycle?
Happy March! Spring is just around the corner. Are you as ready as I am? Here are some sale items to tide you over until Spring comes.
1. Digital cameras. I guess they want to get you ready to take pictures in the Spring and Summer 😉
2. Humidifiers. Less sick people means overstock of these little jewels.
3. Small electronics like MP3 players, DVD/Blu-ray, TVs etc.
4. Winter sports gear. Check out used places too because since the new stuff is going on sale the used will be even more!
5. Frozen meals. There should have been a lot of freezer meal coupons in the Sunday circulars.
6. St. Patrick’s Day clearance. March 17th is the lucky day and so the 18th is the day to stock up on next years decorations and apparel.
7. Corned beef and cabbage. It’s a Saint Patty’s thing again. Stock up and enjoy.
I’m amazed at how quickly decorations go from “Trick or Treat” to “Merry Christmas” in drug stores and grocery stores every year. I was out looking for costume items for my children when I noticed Christmas decorations already up in one store. Now, I’m a huge Christmas fan; but, even I think it’s a shame that Thanksgiving so often gets less love in its place in the holiday line up! Thankfully, this month’s sales should help us in our preparation of the big Thanksgiving feast!
This is my favorite category…every month! This month look for nuts, chocolate chips, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, coconut as well as cake and brownie mixes to be on sale.
There are always deals on turkeys! Unfortunately, they are usually specific brands and are not usually the all-natural or organic. Nevertheless, expect to see promotions on turkey, canned pureed pumpkin, stuffing mix, boxed potatoes, gravy mixes, ready-to-bake rolls, frozen pies, cranberry sauce, gelatin, marshmallows, hot cocoa, olives, fried onion topping and broth.
Keep in mind that even with produce that is usually discounted at this time of the year, it may vary from one store to another. I’ve been looking for apples to be on sale for a while now at my local grocery store. But, to no avail (so far). I won’t stop looking. Here are a few things you can expect to be discounted in November: apples, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celery, cranberries, kiwis, lemons, oranges, pears, pomegranates, potatoes, pumpkin, squash and yams.
The best time to get great deals on holiday items is the day after that holiday! So, get your Halloween decorations now. Look for door decorations, spider webs, candy bowls, yard and outdoor props, plates, cups, napkins and tablecloths, window clings, pumpkin carving kits, streamers, confetti, string lights among other Halloween-related items. And don’t forget to pick up next year’s costumes while they’re on clearance!
This is the yucky but necessary category. We should see deals on cough drops, flu/cold medicine, tissues and lip balm.
Black Friday/ Cyber Monday
Deep savings on doorbusters and advertised items ranging from clothing and toys to electronics and appliances. Do your homework to make sure you are getting the best deal!
What’s your favorite November sale category?
The next few months make up my favorite time of the year! The weather is cool; the food is warm; and, the deals are hot! And, here is what will be hot this month.
Be on the look out for deals on candy, costumes and accessories, fall decorations, pumpkin carving kits, candles and Halloween day restaurant deals (usually for customers in costume).
If you love to bake (like I do), this category makes you smile! Expect canned pumpkin, evaporated milk, baking chips, pie crust (boxed mix and ready-made frozen), cream cheese, sugar and flour to all be discounted starting this month through the end of the year.
National Seafood Month
Did you know that it’s National Seafood Month? If you like seafood, this is good news. We should see fish, shrimp, lobster and crab all on sale this month.
Adopt a Shelter-Dog Month
Here’s another one you may not have known. This one may help you out if you have a dog. You can expect to see promotions on wet and dry dog food, dog toys and chews.
This is always my favorite category. Because it’s harder to get coupons for produce, I always look to see what’s on sale. So, this month look for apples, artichokes, arugula, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, chard, cranberries, parsnip, pears, pomegranates, potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, winter squash, turnips and, of course, yams to be discounted.
What are you favorite October deals?
We are already a few days into September. But, we can still benefit from a little heads up as to what we can expect to be on sale this month. Here are a few highlights:
We probably have just one more week for back to school and office supply sales: pens, pencils, paper (filler and printing), backpacks, erasers, folders, binders, dividers, markers, composition notebooks as well as tissue boxes and disinfecting wipes.
Diabetes Awareness Month
Look for glucose meters, Glucerna cereal, diabetic socks, test strips, sugar free products, vitamins and weight scales should all be discounted this month.
This is one of my favorite categories to look for each month. This month we will likely see deals on the following produce: apples, artichokes, beans, berries, cucumbers, eggplant, grapes, onions, peaches, pears (Asian and Bartlett), peppers (bell and chili), potatoes, squash, tomatillo and tomatoes.
End of Summer Sales
I’m on the lookout for some discounted or clearance patio furniture at about now. It’s a great time to get items that will still work for those of us who will be able to spend lots of time outdoors through the winter. Or, if you have space, you can always store your summer/outdoor items for later. Here’s what you can expect to find on sale: restaurants deals, shoe and apparel store promotions, BBQ sauce, condiments, hamburger buns, chips, soda, camping supplies and outdoor recreation items.
Are you ready for the fall or hanging on to summer as long as you can?
Time continues to fly as we near the end of summer and the start of the school year. I love that couponing and discount shopping never gets old because stores have to move into the new seasons too. And, that means deals for you and me. Here’s what you can expect to see on sale or clearance this month.
You’ll see everything from Erasers, pens, crayons, paper, binders, backpacks, notebooks, markers and note cards to USB flash drives, glue, tissue boxes, paper, sticky notes, scissors and staplers on sale this month. Keep in mind that if you can wait (or if you’re just stocking up), the deals will get better later.
School lunch items
Lunch foods and snacks will be on sale. You’ll see pudding cups, lunch meat, single serve juices, Lunchables, PB&J, crackers, chips.
This includes, but is not limited to, Clorox and Lysol wipes and sprays and hand sanitizer.
You’ll see lots of fun produce on sale this month. You should see good prices on avocados, berries, cherries, corn on the cob, cucumbers, eggplants, figs, grapes, green beans, melons, onions, peaches, peppers, plums, summer squash, tomatillos, tomatoes and watermelon. I love summer produce!
Summer Clearance Items
This will include insect repellent, sunscreen, charcoal, swim suits, gardening supplies and seeds, fans and camping gear.
So, as you prepare to get your children ready for school, don’t lament the end of the summer (or simply celebrate the start of the school year). Rather, enjoy all the great deals.