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What to Buy & When to Buy!!

Have you ever wondered when is the best time to stock up on products? Well the guessing is done. Here you will find a month by month guide to the grocery sale cycles. You may find that these items may be on sale throughout the year, but this month by month guide will show you when they will be at their rock bottom sale price.

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National Oatmeal Month – Quaker Oatmeal

New Years Resolutions – Healthy Choice, South Beach, Lean Cuisine, Special K, Kashi, Smart Start, 100 Calorie Packs, Yogurt, Diet Aides, Granola Bars, Diet Foods, Shakes, Weight Scales, Diet Cookbooks, Exercise Equipment and Weights

Super Bowl Sunday: Pepsi, Coke, Chips, Dips, Cheese, Sandwich Items, Crackers, Snacks, Wings

Seasonal Produce: Avocado, Cabbage, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Collards, Grapefruit, Kale, Kiwi, Leeks, Oranges, Pears, Tangerines, Spinach

Winter Health: Cold Medicines, Cough Syrups, Vitamins, Pain Relief, Health Products, Chapsticks

Organization: Shelving, Plastic Tubs & Containers, Labels

Clearance: Winter Clothes, Christmas Decorations, Toys, Greeting Cards, Stocking Stuffers, Wrapping Paper, New Years party supplies


National Canned Food Month: Canned Fruit, Vegetables, Tuna, Chicken, Salmon, Pie Fillings, Soups

National Hot Breakfast Month: Malt O Meal, Oatmeal, Eggo Waffles, Syrup

Valentines Day: Chocolate, Hershey’s, Perfume, Cards, Stuffed Animals, Gift Sets, Candles, etc

Chinese New Year: Soy Sauce, Teriyaki Sauce, Noodles

Seasonal Produce: Artichoke, Asparagus, Raspberries, Potatoes, Strawberries, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Collards, Grapefruit, Avocado, Spinach

Clearance Items:  After Valentine’s Day  – Chocolates, Flowers, Themed Candies, Greeting Cards and Wrap, Perfumes, and Deodorant Gift Boxes


Frozen Food Month: Frozen Meals, TGI Fridays, Contessa, Foster Farms Chicken, Eggo, Sara Lee, Healthy Choice, DiGiorno, Freschetta, Breyers, Dreyers, Marie Callendars, Ice Cream, Frozen Vegetables, Waffles, Desserts, Juice Concentrates

St Patricks Day: Decorations, Corned Beef, Cabbage

Spring Cleaning: Paper Towels, Cleaning Supplies, Cloths, Garbage Bags and Protective Gloves, etc.

March Madness: Soda Pop, Chips, Dips, Cheese, Crackers, Sandwich Items, Snacks, Wings, Cut Fruit and Veggie Trays

Seasonal Produce: Artichoke, Asparagus, Avocado, Haas, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Collards, Fennel, Kale, Leek, Lemon, Lime, Mushrooms, Onions, Spring, Orange, Peas, Radish, Rhubarb, Spinach, Strawberries, Tangerine

Spring/Easter: Decorations, Baskets, Candy Ham, Eggs, Gifts Sets, Dresses, etc

Clearance Items: After St Paddy’s Day, themed Clothing and Decorations, etc.


Easter: Ham, Eggs, Some Baking Supplies: Sugar, Spices, Baking Mixes, Chocolate Chips, Nuts, Flour, Cake Mixes, Butter, Margarine, etc.

Earth Day: Organic foods, Natural Personal Care Products, Reuseable Bags and Water Bottles, Energy Saving Light Bulbs

Spring Cleaning: Paper Towels, Cleaning Supplies, Cloths, Garbage Bags and Protective Gloves, etc.

Seasonal Produce: Artichokes, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbages, Carrots, Grapefruit, Hass Avocado, Mushrooms, Onions, Peas, Rhubarb, Zucchini

Clearance: After Easter – Decorations, Baskets, Egg Dying Kits, etc


Memorial Day: BBQ Sauce, Ketchup, Condiments, Charcoal, Salad Dressing, Potato Chips, Dips, Buns, Marinades, Burgers

Paper Products: Plates, Utensils, Insect Repellant, Sunscreen

Cinco De Mayo: Salsa, Tortillas, Spices, Liquor, Shredded Cheese, Canned and Refried Beans, Pinatas, Frozen Mexican Entrees

Seasonal Produce: Artichokes, Asparagus, Avocado, Beans,
Green, Beets, Blackberries, Carrots, Onions, Sweet Vidalia, Peas, potatoes, Raspberries, Okra, Pineapples, Apricots, Strawberries

Clearance: After Mother’s Day look for Chocolates, Greeting Cards, Craft Items, Clothing and other themed products.  Ditto for Memorial Day and Cinco De Mayo.   Including Paper Plates, Sunscreen, Insect Repellant, Eating Utensils, etc.


National Dairy Month: Eggs, Milk (Free Milk Catalina, when you buy cereal), Ice Cream, Cheese, Butter, Yogurt, Cream Cheese, Cool Whip, In-store dairy coupons or booklets

Fourth of July Sales Starts: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, BBQ Sauce, Ketchup, Condiments, Charcoal, Salad Dressing, Potato Chips, Dips

Seasonal Produce: Apricots, Blackberries, Blueberries, Boysenberries, Cherries, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Grapes, Honeydew, Nectarines, Peaches, Potatoes, Raspberries, Red Onions, Squash, Summer, Strawberries, Sweet Vidalia Onions, Tomatoes, Watermelon

Clearance Items:  after Father’s Day for themed Ties, Shirts, Boxed Deodorant/Aftershave Sets, Greeting Cards, Tool Kits, etc.


4th of July BBQ Sales: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Steaks, Chicken, Aluminum Foil, BBQ Sauce, Ketchup, Condiments, Charcoal, Salad Dressing, Soda Pop, Potato Chips, Dips, Baking Potatoes

National Ice Cream Month

End of July: Back to School Sales Start: Crayons, Pencils, Folders, Binders, Glue, Paper, Notebooks, etc.

Seasonal Produce: Asian Pears, Bartlett Pears, Beans, Green, Blueberries, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Figs, Garlic, Grapes, Nectarines, Onions, Red, Oranges, Valencia, Peaches, Peppers, Sweet/Bell, Plums, Potatoes, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Watermelon

Clearance Items: After July 4th look for Decorations, Banners, Flags, Toys, etc


Back to School: Pudding Cups, Lunch Meat, Mini-Chip Packages, Cereals, Tissues, Granola Bars, Fruit Snacks, Canned Fruit, Lunchmeats, Cheese Slices, Disinfectants, Hand Sanitizer, Cleaning Wipes, Office Max and Office Depot Penny items, Erasers, Pens, Paper, Folders, etc.

Disinfectant: Clorox, Purell

Seasonal Produce: Apple, Haas Avocado, Beans, Beans, Green, Berries, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Figs, Grapes, Melons, Onion, Peaches, Pears, Bartlett, Pepper, Bell, Plums, Raspberries, Squash, Summer, Tomatillo, Tomato

Clearance: Toys, Insect Repellant, Sunscreen, Swim Suits, Summer Clothes, Gardening Supplies, Fans, Camping Gear, Charcoal


Back to School Sales (start watching for them to clearance): Crayons, Pencils, Folders, Binders

Diabetes Awareness:  Glucose Meters, Diabetic Care, Glucerna Cereal

Seasonal Produce: Apples, Artichokes, Beans, Bell Peppers, Chili Peppers, Cucumber, Lettuce,  Eggplant, Grapes, Onion, Valencia Orange, Asian Pears, Bartlett Pears, Pomegranate, Squash, Tomatillo, Tomatoes, Winter Squash

Baby Items: Major Baby Equipment, Baby Safety

Clearance Items:   Sunscreen, Insect Repellent, Swimsuits, Shorts, Caps, Sporting Goods, Tents, Charcoal, Flip-Flops, Water Toys, Camping Gear, Gardening Supplies, Fans, Air Conditioning, BBQ Supplies.  Back to school items go on clearance after school starts 


Halloween: Candy, Fresh Pumpkin

Baking Sales Start: Canned Pumpkin, Evap Milk, Baking Chips, Pie Crusts, Baking Supplies

Adopt a Shelter-Dog Month: Pedigree, Purina

National Seafood Month: Fish, Shrimp, Lobster, Crab

Breast Cancer Awareness Month:  Save on “pink products”

Seasonal Produce: Almonds, Apples, Artichokes, Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbages, Chard, Chestnuts, Cranberries, Lemons, Parsnip, Pears, Pomegranate, Potatoes, Sweet, Pumpkin, Spinach, Squash, Turnips, Yams

Clearance: Summer items are rock bottom clearance!!


Baking Sales: Chocolate Chips, Nuts, Evaporated Milk, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Coconut, Cake Mixes, Frosting

Thanksgiving: Turkeys, Stuffing, Soups, Canned Yams, Vegetables, Canned Pumpkin, Cranberry Sauce, Marshmallows, Gravy Mixes, Pie Crusts, Flour, Sugar, Broths, Pudding, Betty Crocker, Frozen Pies, Jello, Rolls

Beverages: Hot Cocoa, Coffee, Tea

Canned foods – Soup, Broth, Condensed Milk, Vegetables, Fruits, Spaghetti Sauce, Canned Pumpkin,

Seasonal Produce: Anjou Pears, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbages, Carrots, Celery, Cranberries, Kiwi, Lemons, Potato, Pumpkins

Clearance: Halloween, after Thanksgiving – those items go on clearance too.


Holiday Dinner: Egg Nog, Deli Platters, Instant Potatoes, Gravy Mixes, Rolls, Frozen Pies, Cranberry Sauce, Jello, Marshmallows, Chips, Soda, Ham

Kitchen Items: Foil, Saran Wrap, Disposable Containers

Baking: Flour, Sugar, Butter, Cream, Cake Mix, Brownie Mix, Muffin Mix, Breads, Pie Crust, Marshmallow, Whipped Cream

Canned foods – Soup, Broth, Condensed Milk, Vegetables, Fruits, Spaghetti Sauce

Seasonal Produce: Anjou Pears, Bok Choy, Bosc Pears, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Dates, Grapefruit, Haas Avocados, Kale, Kiwi, Kumquat, Lemon, Napa Cabbage, Oranges, Sweet Potatoes, Red Cabbage, Rutabaga, Savoy Cabbage, Spinach, Winter Squash, Yams, Turnips, White Potato

Clearance: Thanksgiving items and after Christmas Sales

Additional Information:

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