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The Grocery Retailers Sale Schedule

Depending on where you live, seasonal fruits and vegetables will differ by region. Keeping a price book will help clue you in as to when you should stock up on a good deal. The format that I use is Sean's posted over there on the right. You can grab the download also.

Typically grocery stores’ prices will cycle every 12-15 weeks, meaning you should stock up on a 3-4 month supply of non-perishable goods when you see prices hit rock bottom. Be sure to use any coupons you have on those sale items and get them even cheaper than rock bottom prices, a lot of times they will be either FREE or pennies on the dollar.

Holidays, long weekends, and other occasions are also reason to look for certain deals.

Do you know when certain things go on sale throughout the year so you can be prepared; getting your coupons ready and having the extra money needed.

Here is a general guideline to sales (although every store is different):

Fruits: oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit
Pre-Superbowl: Snacks like chips, salsa, pretzels, and soda

Valentines’ Day: Candy

St. Patrick’s Day – Corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots
and frozen foods

Easter – Ham, potatoes, etc.
Kosher foods

Cinco de Mayo: Mexican foods
Pre-Memorial Day Sales: Buns, hot dogs, meats for grilling, ketchup, mustard, pickle relish, sodas
Fruit: cherries, pineapples, apricots

Meats for Grilling, soda, other “summer” theme items like ice cream
Dairy products
Fruit: Berries like raspberries, strawberries, blueberries
Veggies: corn, lettuce

Meats for grilling
Ice Cream (National Ice Cream Month)
Fruit: watermelon, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, apricots, kiwi, raspberries, plums, tomatoes
Veggies: cucumbers, summer squash, corn, green beans, lettuce

Back to School: Lunchables, drink boxes, snacks, etc.
Fresh fish
Fruit: Watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, peaches, tomatoes
Veggies: cucumbers, corn, tomatoes, summer squash, green beans, lettuce

Fruit: apples
Veggies: pumpkins, tomatoes

Fruit: cranberries, apples, pomegranates, grapes
Vegetables: sweet potatoes, pumpkins, winter squash, broccoli, spinach, lettuce

Leftover candy from Halloween (freeze to use in holiday baking)
Thanksgiving: Turkey, stuffing, cranberries, green beans, jell-o, etc.
Baking supplies: sugar, flour, frosting, nuts, etc.

Baking supplies: sugar, flour, frosting, nuts, etc.
Holiday Meats: Turkey, ham, beef brisket
Veggies: sweet potatoes, mushrooms, potatoes, canned veggies

Thanks to Mommysavers for the guideline!

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