The best way to save money on your groceries and household items is to stock up when items hit their rock bottom prices. If you are just getting started with stockpiling, you’ll want to figure out how much you and your family use in a 3-6 month period of time. Do you want to start saving big money but don’t know what you should be stocking up on in each? Here is a list month by month of what to stock pile on for the entire year!
The Best Things to Buy Every Month of the Year
Be on the look out for sales on items such as ornaments, candy, decorations, stocking stuffers, stockings, gifts, wrapping paper, gift cards, gift wrap, toys, bows, and bags.
Electronics and Small Appliances:
You can score some of the best deals of the year in January as stores will be making room for the newest models.
Be on the look out for sales on items such as Healthy Choice, South Beach, Lean Cuisine, Special K, Kashi, Slim Fast, etc.
Super Bowl Items:
Be on the look out for sales on items such as soda, chips, cheese, sandwich items, crackers, dips, snacks, wings, frozen appetizers etc.
Buying seasonal produce can save you big on your grocery bill. Be on the lookout for rock bottom prices on these foods oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, broccoli, carrots, pears, cauliflower, celery, chard, kale, kiwi, avocado, cabbage, and spinach.
Winter is flu season, so be on the lookout for great sales on cold medicines, cough drops, and vitamins.
Be on the lookout for great deals on planners, organizers, storage containers (especially Christmas clearance), and calendars.
Start looking for great sales on winter apparel items including winter coats, vests, and jackets.
One of the most popular new year’s resolutions is to lose weight, which means you can expect great deals on gym memberships, workout DVDs, and sporting equipment.
Superbowl Sunday is in February so be on the lookout for deals on chips and salsa, party food, pizza, fries, dips, cheese, sandwich items, wings, fruit and veggie trays, etc.
February is also national hot breakfast month so be on the lookout for breakfast foods such as waffles, pancakes, syrup, oatmeal, etc.
February is national canned food month, so be on the lookout for deals on canned food such as fruit, vegetables, tuna, chicken, pie fillings, and salmon.
New electronics will be rolling out around January, so be on the lookout for great deals on last year’s cell phones, TVs, home theater equipment, etc.
One of the best ways to save money on food is by buying seasonal produce. Be on the lookout for deals on artichokes, asparagus, avocado, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, collards, kale, kiwi, potatoes, raspberries, spinach and strawberries.
February 14th is Valentine’s day, so be on the lookout for special deals, and after Valentine’s day deals such as chocolate, flowers, candles, cards, seasonal candy, and decorations.
Cleaning Supplies and Home Fragrances
March is the start of spring cleaning! Be on the lookout for great deals on cleaning supplies and home fragrance items such as diffusers, candles, and room sprays.
March is National Frozen Food month which means great deals on items such as frozen meals and entrees, vegetables, fruit, side dishes, and desserts.
Game Day Food
March brings March Madness! Items such as soda, chips, cheese, crackers, wings, fruit and veggie trays, and dips will be on sale this month.
Spring is just around the corner, so be on the lookout for great deals on garden supplies such as shovels, plants, seeds, fertilizer, and spring flowers.
March’s seasonal produce includes artichokes, asparagus, avocado, beets, beans, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, collards, fennel, head lettuce, kale, leeks, lemon, lime, mushrooms, onions, oranges, peas, radishes, rhubarb, spinach, strawberries, sweet peppers, turnips, and tangerines.
St. Patrick’s Day Clearance
Be on the lookout for St. Patrick’s Day Clearance items such as decorations, clothing, and Irish food.
Be on the lookout for great deals on winter clothes this month, especially outerwear. Be sure to grab items such as winter coats, hats, gloves, scarves, and boots.
This month be on the lookout for great deals on baking supplies such as cake mixes, chocolate chips, flour, and refrigerated cookie dough.
Earth Day is April 22nd so be on the lookout for great deals on items such as natural or organic food and personal care items, reusable bags, reusable water bottles, Energy Star appliances, and LED lighting
Easter is April 16th, so be on the lookout for great deals on ham, eggs, and food coloring. Also be sure to checkout the Easter clearance sales the next day for decorating items, baskets, plastic eggs, and more for next year.
Be on the lookout for produce that’s in season this month such as artichokes, asparagus, avocados, beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, grapefruit, mushrooms, onions, peas, rhubarb, and strawberries.
Cinco de Mayo
This month you’ll find great deals on Mexican food items such as tortillas, sauces, salsa, corn husks, and seasonings.
Spring is in full swing, and you’ll find great deals on flower and vegetable seeds for gardening. This month, you’ll also find deals on gardening supplies like sprinklers, hoses, gardening gloves, fertilizer, weed killer, mulch, watering cans, plant food, mulch, compost, and potting soil.
Memorial Day Supplies
Memorial Day brings great deals on summer food staples such as condiments, chips, dips, salad dressing, s’mores supplies, hamburger and hot dog buns, and grilling meats. Other items such as suntan lotion, charcoal, and insect repellent are also on sale this month.
With May also comes Mother’s Day! Be on the lookout for deals on flowers, jewelry, special meals, and more.
Be on the lookout for great deals on paper products such as paper plates, cups, plastic utensils, napkins, and paper towels.
Be on the lookout for good prices on artichokes, asparagus, avocados, beets, corn, green beans, onions, peas, potatoes, raspberries, strawberries, and sugar snap peas.
With summer approaching, you’ll begin to see spring apparel going on clearance. Be on the lookout for deals on spring attire and shoes this month.
June also marks the beginning of barbecue season! This month you’ll find great deals on barbecue foods as well as supplies such as charcoal, paper plates and cups, plastic silverware, grilling meats, condiments, and buns.
June is National Dairy month. Be on the look out for great deals on dairy products this month such as cheese, eggs, ice cream, milk, and yogurt.
Father’s Day Food
Father’s Day is June 18th, so be on the lookout for deals on food for Father’s Day such as meats and steaks.
Fourth of July Foods
With the Fourth of July just a month away, find great deals on BBQ sauce, charcoal, condiments, hamburgers, hot dogs, ketchup, potato chips, and salad dressing.
Be on the lookout for great deals on gardening supplies such as seeds and other tools.
June is the beginning of wedding season, and also graduations, which means there will be plenty of sales for home goods. Anything for the home will be on sale such as silverware, dishes, and even some small appliances.
There will be great deals on men’s clothing this month with Father’s Day also being in June. Be on the lookout for great deals on jackets, shirts, and ties.
Be sure to stock up on seasonal produce this month such as apricots, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cherries, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, grapes, honeydews, nectarines, onions, peaches, potatoes, raspberries, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, and watermelon
Back to School Snacks
Items such as cereal, deli meats, granola bars, fruit snacks, fruit drinks, jelly, peanut butter, pudding cups, and ice cream.
Back to School Supplies
Items such as erasers, crayons, binders, backpacks, crayons, pens, paper, notebooks, markers, index cards, etc.
Clearance Summer Items
Items such as charcoal, insect repellent, patio sets, sunscreen, etc.
Jackets and Coats
Outerwear items will start to go on sale this month with summer coming to an end and fall approaching.
Items such as avocados, beans, berries, cherries, corn, cucumbers, eggplants, figs, onions, melons, grapes, peaches, peppers, and pears.
Baking products- Baking is more popular this time of year, so be on the lookout for deals on baking items and supplies such as chocolate chips, canned pumpkin, cake mixes, cookie mix, cooking sprays, cupcake liners, evaporated milk, marshmallows, nuts, pie crust, shredded coconut, sugar, sprinkles, etc. These items will have a long shelf like, so stock up.
Daylight Savings Products- October means daylight savings ends, which means savings for you! You can find really low prices on batteries, carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, clocks, and more.
Dog Food- In celebration of Adopt a Shelter-Dog Month, many dog food brands will be on sale.
Halloween items-Check out deals on Halloween items such as candy, costumes, makeup, candles, and decor
Seafood- In celebration of Natural Seafood Month, many seafood items will be on sale.
Seasonal produce- Fall fruits and vegetables are in great abundance this time of year. Stock up on items such as almonds, apples, artichokes, arugula, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, turnips, cabbage, chard, cranberries, chestnuts, grapes, lettuce, lemons, spinach, winter squash, parsnip, pears, pomegranates, potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, and yams
Thanksgiving staples such as broth, canned pumpkin, cranberry sauce, fruit, gravy mix, ham, pies, potatoes, dinner rolls, soup, spaghetti sauce, stuffing mix, turkey. *Note: the week before Thanksgiving is the best time to score the best deals in time for the holiday.
Seasonal produce such as apples, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celery, cranberries, kiwis, lemons, oranges, pears, pomegranates, potatoes, pumpkin, squash, tomatoes, yams
Grocery items such as crackers, cocoa, coffee, tea, cheese, butter, and salami
Baking supplies such as boxed brownie and cake mixes, chex cereal, chocolate chips, coconut, cream cheese, evaporated milk, nuts, and sweetened condensed milk.
Halloween clearance take advantage of Halloween clearance sales to stock up on items for next year such as candy bowls, decorations, paper plates and cups, spider webs, window clings, pumpkin carving kits, Halloween themed candy and baking mixes, party favors, and costumes.
Canned foods such as soup, broth, vegetables and fruits, spaghetti sauce, etc.
Cooking gear such as cookware, flatware, knives, pots, and pans.
Cold and flu medicine flu season is back! Be on the lookout for sales on a number of over-the-counter medicines such as Nyquil, Hall’s, Dayquil, tissues, and more.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday check sales flyers for extreme savings on doorbusters and advertised items in a number of categories such as clothing, toys, electronics, and appliances.
Diabetes supplies such as insulin and blood glucose monitors, free screening programs and risk tests.
Healthy foods November 5th is National Eating Healthy Day so keep your eyes peeled for deals on healthy meal plan programs and healthy food.
Wedding supplies December is one of the most popular month’s for getting engaged, making November a great time to be on the lookout for sales on items for your wedding.
Baking items such as baking powder, baking soda, breads, brownie mixes, butter, cake mixes, cream, Crisco, flour, muffin mixes, pie crusts, seasonings, sugar, cooking spray, pie crusts, and whipped creams.
Canned foods such as beans, broth, condensed milk, evaporated milk, fruits, soup, spaghetti sauce, and vegetables
Holiday dinner items such as cranberry sauce, crackers, cheese, deli platters, eggnog, instant potatoes, frozen pies, gravy mixes, Ham, Jello, marshmallows, party trays, and rolls.
Snack food such as candy, cereal, chips, Chex mix, crackers, and soda.
Seasonal produce such as avocados, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, clementines, dates, grapefruit, kale, kiwi, lemon, oranges, spinach, sweet potatoes, turnips, winter squash, white potatoes, yams
Thanksgiving clearance such as Thanksgiving decorations, table settings, and turkey products
Miscellaneous items such as batteries, photo deals, and toys