When you're trying to stock up, budget is almost always an issue. I'm a pretty hardcore coupon gal, which has been tremendously helpful when adding to my short term stockpile. If you're not into coupons, at least consider the cycle of sales that occur. Below is a clever monthly breakdown of when items are typically on sale or clearance. A little organization and good timing can help you be a more budget friendly prepper!
Grocery Sale Cycles - When Do Things Go on Sale?
January National Oatmeal Month: Quaker Diet Foods: Healthy Choice, South Beach, Lean Cuisine, Special K, Kashi, Smart Start, 100 Calorie Packs, Yogurt Super Bowl Sunday: Pepsi, Coke, Chips, Dips, Cheese, Sandwich Items, Crackers, Snacks, Wings Seasonal Produce: Oranges, Pears, Grapefruit, Tangerines, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Collards, Kale, Kiwi, Avocado, Cabbage, Spinach Clearance: Christmas Decorations, Toys, Wrapping Papers, Winter Health: Cold Medicines and Vitamins
February National Canned Food Month: Canned Fruit, Pie Fillings, Vegetables, Meats: Tuna, Chicken, Salmon National Hot Breakfast Month: Malt O Meal, Oatmeal, Eggo Waffles, Syrup Valentines: Chocolate, Hershey, etc Chinese New Year: Soy Sauce, Teriyaki Sauce, Noodles, Canned Water Chestnuts Seasonal Produce: Artichoke, Asparagus, Raspberries, Potatoes, Strawberries, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Collards, Kale, Kiwi, Avocado, Spinach