Organic Couponing

Thrifty Thursday: Grocery Sale Cycles Month by Month Guide

January 3, 2013

What better way to start off the new year than with a grocery savings cycle showing you exactly what’s on sale each month to help you save $$! Match your coupons up to your grocery store’s predictable sales and you will be able to stock up your pantry and feed your family for much less!


National Oatmeal Month
Post Holiday Items: Look out for any food items with holiday packaging as these will likely be at a largely discounted down price for fast sale.
Superbowl: Snack items in general including crackers, pretzels, chips, salsa/dips, salad dressings, ketchup, mustard, cheese, wings, and sandwich items.
Diet Foods
Seasonal: Soup, Household Cleaners, Cold Medicines, Vitamins


National Canned Food Month: Canned fruits and vegetables, pie fillings, and fish
National Hot Breakfast Month: Frozen pancakes/waffles, oatmeal, syrup
Valentine’s Day: Chocolates, baking mixes


Frozen Food Month: Frozen fruits/vegetables, frozen breakfast items (waffles/pancakes), frozen desserts (ice cream), and frozen meals/entrees
St. Patrick’s Day: Corned Beef, potatoes, cabbage


Easter: Baking items (sugar, mixes, flour, chocolate chips, pie crusts), ham, eggs


Memorial Day: Grilling meats, condiments, chips, dips, buns, marinades, beverages, paper products
Cinco De Mayo: Salsa, tortillas, beans


National Dairy Month: Eggs, milk, cream, cheese, butter, yogurt, ice cream
(Pre) Fourth of July Sales: BBQ items such as buns, grilling meats, condiments, paper products, chips, and dips


National Ice Cream Month
Additional Fourth of July Sales
Back to School Items: Pens, Pencils, Folders, Notebooks, Binders


Back to School: Cold cereals, bread, lunch meat, cheese, waffles/pancakes, granola bars, individual snack packs, single serve juice boxes
Household Products: Tissues, hand sanitizers, sanitizing wipes/sprays
Clearance: Charcoal, insect repellent, sunblock


Continued Back to School Sales (see above)


Adopt a Shelter Dog Month: Dog food varieties, dog treats, toys, and bones
Baking Items: Canned pumpkin, baking crusts, flour, sugar, evaporated milk, chocolate chips


Halloween Clearance Items: Candy, decorations, etc.
Baking Items: Nuts, chocolate chips, flour, evaporated and condensed milks, cookie/brownie mixes,
Canned Foods: Broths, soups, fruits and vegetables
Thanksgiving Food Items: Turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing mixes, potatoes, rolls, fresh and frozen pies, cranberry sauce, paper products


Egg nog, instant potatoes, frozen/refrigerated rolls, frozen refrigerated cookies
Baking Items: flour, sugar, cream, mixes, chocolate chips, evaporated and sweetened condensed milks
Canned Foods: Broths, soups, fruits and vegetables

Also check out this link for a seasonal produce guide.

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Lisa Weber January 4, 2013 at 1:21 am

    Great info here! I found you on TMB, left a comment to your post in the lounge. Happy New Year!
    Lisa @

  • Reply Peace Love Organic Mommy January 4, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Thanks for dropping by Lisa! I love your site too!

  • Reply Pary Moppins January 4, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Thanks for the list. It’s such a useful thing to know. Found you through Bloggy Moms.

  • Reply Peace Love Organic Mommy January 8, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Thank-you for dropping by! I’m so glad you found the list helpful :)

  • Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.