Grocery Sales Cycle
Did you know that grocery stores have actual sales cycles, and that if you stock up on the right items at the right time you could save huge amounts of money? Everything has cycles, from the global economy all the way to the prices at your local grocery store. The good news is that grocery sales cycles follow a logical pattern and occur at roughly the same time each year, so as long as you have this guide at your fingertips you will know exactly which items are cheapest when.
Usually the grocery sales coincide with either a holiday, food industries' promotion campaigns, or are simply seasonal occurring in Summer or Winter. For example, in January leading up to the Superbowl chips and dip would likely be on sale, and during frozen food month frozen food would be on sale, and finally in May for summertime burgers, buns and BBQ items are all on sale. You may think this is pretty straightforward, but a lot of these holidays and food months most of us have never heard of. I didn't even know there was a frozen food month, and if I had I would've stocked up a lot more on frozen food in March when it was on sale. That's what makes this sales cycle list so invaluable.
When I was growing up, I used to help my Mom cut coupons, which used to be the best way to save money on groceries. Back then everyone always used so many coupons that it was common to pull out a fistful of them at checkout. However, nowadays coupons are a lot less common, and the best way to save cash on groceries is to follow the sales cycles. By buying extra items when they are cheapest you can stock up, have them in a pinch and save more money in the long term than even by using coupons.
The following are some of the things you will find on sale in the month of November. Items like Holiday baking sales, with nuts, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, cake mixes and coconut. Canned holiday items such as soup and broth. Thanksgiving items, like turkey, canned pumpkin, boxed potatoes, gravy mixes, cranberry sauce, jello, marshmallows, stovetop stuffing and frozen pies. In December the grocery sales cycle will find things on sale like Christmas dinner items such as frozen pies, egg nog, cranberry sauce, jello, crackers,dips, chips, soda, ham, turkey, and instant potatoes.
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