What to Buy When

What to Buy When


Grocery stores run their promotions on a cyclical basis which is typically every 6-12 weeks.  Therefore, when items are on sale, the goal is to stock up on the rock bottom prices with manufacturer’s and store coupons.  The following is a general guidelines for what will be on sale and when:

JANUARY: National Oatmeal Month, New Years Resolutions, Super Bowl Sunday

  • Cheese
  • Chips
  • Crackers
  • Diet Products: 100 Calorie Packs, Bars, Shakes, etc.
  • Dip
  • Granola Bars
  • Oatmeal
  • Wings
  • Yogurt
  • Seasonal Produce: Avocado, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Collards, Grapefruit, Kale, Kiwi, Leeks, Oranges, Pears, Spinach, Tangerines
  • Brands: Cheez-It, Coca Cola, Healthy Choice, Kashi, Kraft, Lean Cuisine, Nabisco, Pepsi, Smart Start, South Beach Diet, Special K
  • Miscellaneous: Chapstick, Cold Medicine, Cough Syrup, Diet Cookbooks, Exercise Equipment and Weights, Labels, Pain Relief, Plastic Tubs and Containers, Shelving, Vitamins and Weight Scales
  • Seasonal: Clothes, Christmas Decorations, Toys, Greeting Cards, Stocking Stuffers, New Years party supplies and Wrapping Paper

FEBRUARY: National Canned Food Month, National Hot Breakfast Month, Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year

  • Canned Chicken
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Salmon
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Chocolate
  • Noodles
  • Soup
  • Soy Sauce
  • Syrup
  • Teriyaki
  • Oatmeal
  • Pie Filling
  • Waffles
  • Seasonal Produce: Artichoke, Asparagus, Avocado, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Collards, Grapefruit, Potatoes, Raspberries, Spinach and Strawberries
  • Brands: Creamette, Hershey’s, Kellogg’s Eggo, Malt O Meal, Quaker
  • Miscellaneous: Candles, Cards, Deoderant, Gift Sets, Perfume, Stuffed Animals,

MARCH: Frozen Food Month, St. Patrick’s Day, Spring Cleaning, March Madness, Easter

  • Cheese
  • Chicken
  • Chips
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Corned Beef
  • Crackers
  • Deli Trays: Fruit and Veggies
  • Desserts
  • Eggs
  • Frozen Meals
  • Frozen Vegetables
  • Garbage Bags
  • Ham
  • Juice Concentrates
  • Ice Cream
  • Paper Towels
  • Pop
  • Waffles
  • Wings
  • 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
  • Brands: Breyers, Cheez-It, Clorox, Contessa, DiGiorno, Dreyers, Eggo, Freschetta, Glade, Healthy Choice, Kraft, Lays, Marie Callendars, Oreo, Old Dutch, Sara Lee, TGI Fridays
  • Miscellaneous: Easter Baskets, Decorations, Dresses and Gifts Sets, and St. Patrick’s Day clothing, decorations and party supplies










Thanks, Mega! Foods


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