Grocery Shopping {When to Buy What}

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Part of the beauty of freezer cooking is that you can buy in bulk and save money.  Another way to pinch pennies is to buy groceries when they are more likely to be on sale.  Below is a handy list of when to buy what!  For example, December is the month to stock up on baking supplies that can be used throughout the year.  Check out the list and start saving!






January
Chocolate (Christmas clearance)
Soda
Diet foods
Frozen finger foods

February
Chocolate (post Valentine’s Day)
Steak (post Valentine’s Day)
Seafood (post Valentine’s Day)
Oatmeal

March
Frozen foods

April
Candy (Easter clearance)
Eggs
Ham
Cheese
Mustard
Ready-made dough
Dinner rolls
Frozen pies
Cake mix
Cake frosting
Pie crusts

May
Hotdogs
Ground beef
Hamburger and hot dog buns
Condiments (ketchup, mustard, barbeque sauce, relish)
Salad dressing
Chips
Ice cream
Popsicles
Frozen pies
Soda
Bottled water

June
Ice cream
Popsicles
Soda
Bottled water
Iced tea mix and bags

July
Hot dogs
Ground beef
Hamburger and hot dog buns
Condiments (ketchup, mustard, barbeque sauce, relish)
Salad dressing
Chips
Ice cream
Popsicles
Soda
Bottled water
Iced tea mix and bags

August
Cereal
Breakfast bars
Peanut butter
Jelly
Lunch meat
American cheese
Yogurt
Chips
Snack cakes
Cookies
Ice cream
Soda
Bottled water
Iced tea mix and bags
Drink boxes

September
Cereal
Breakfast bars
Peanut butter
Jelly
Lunch meat
American cheese
Yogurt
Chips
Snack cakes
Cookies
Hot dogs
Ground beef
Hamburger and hot dog buns
Condiments (ketchup, mustard, barbeque sauce, relish)
Salad dressing
Canned fruits and vegetables
Soups
Broth
Frozen pies
Soda
Drink boxes

October
Canned fruits and vegetables
Dried fruits (raisins, apricots, cranberries)
Soups
Broth

November
Turkey
Butter
Cheese
Baking supplies (flour, sugar, yeast chocolate chips, baker’s chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, cooking oil)
Pie crusts
Ready-made dough
Dinner rolls
Frozen pies
Cake mix
Cake frosting
Pie filling
Spices
Nuts
Dried fruits (raisins, apricots, cranberries)
Oatmeal
Candy (Halloween clearance)
Marshmallows
Soup
Broth

December
Ham
Butter
Cheese
Baking supplies (flour, sugar, yeast chocolate chips, baker’s chocolate, sweetened condensed
milk, cooking oil)
Pie crusts
Ready-made dough
Dinner rolls
Frozen pies
Cake mix
Cake frosting
Pie filling
Refrigerated cookie dough
Spices
Nuts
Dried fruits (raisins, apricots, cranberries)
Oatmeal
Soda


3 comments:

Kristen said...

And November is also a great time for cream of chicken / mushroom soup stocking up! I bought a case last year, and I'm almost ready to restock. Great list!

Debbie P said...

Will have to keep that in mind!!! Thanks for the tip!

Emily said...

Thank you for this post! This is exactly what I was looking for. I am going to check out the rest of your blog.