Tag Archives: groceries

Some Help With Grocery Prices

Standard
My sister-in-law ran across this on Life Hacker.  It’s a Month-by-Month Guide to grocery sales. She thought it might be of interest to folks.
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’s, KY Lubricant, 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
March
Frozen Food Month: Ice Cream, Frozen Vegetables (Boxed, Bag, or Steam), Frozen Meals, Foster Farms Chicken, Waffles, Pizza Seasonal Produce: Artichoke, Asparagus, Haas Avocado, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Collards, Fennel, Kale, Leek, Lemon, Lime, Mushrooms, Spring Onions, Orange, Peas, Radish, Rhubarb, Spinach, Strawberries, Tangerine
April
Easter:  Ham, Eggs, Spices, Baking Supplies: Sugar, Spices, Baking Mixes, Chocolate Chips, Butter, Coconut, Marshmallows, Brownie Mix, Cake Mix Earth Day: Organic Foods, Energy Saver, Reusable Totes Seasonal Produce: Artichokes, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbages, Carrots, Grapefruit, Haas Avocado, Mushrooms, Onions, Peas, Rhubarb Clearance: After Easter sales
May
Memorial Day: BBQ Sauce, Condiments, Charcoal, Salad Dressing, Potato Chips, Dips, Grilling Meats, Hot Dogs, Hamburger Meat, Marinade, Salad Greens Paper Products: Plates, Utensils, Insect Repellant, Sunscreen Cinco De Mayo: Salsa, tortillas Seasonal Produce: Artichokes, Asparagus, Avocado, Beans, Green, Beets, Blackberries, Carrots, Sweet Vidalia Onions, Peas, New Potatoes, Raspberries, Strawberries
June
National Dairy Month: Eggs, Milk, Ice Cream, Cheese, Cream Cheese, Butter, Yogurt, Whipping Cream, Whipped Cream, Cool Whip End of June is Fourth or July Sales: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, BBQ Sauce, Ketchup, Condiments, Charcoal, Salad Dressing, Potato Chips, Dips Seasonal Produce: Apricots, Blackberries, Blueberries, Boysenberries, Cherries, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Grapes, Honeydew, Nectarines, Peaches, Potatoes, Raspberries, Red Onions, Squash, Summer, Strawberries, Sweet Vidalia Onions, Tomatoes, Watermelon
July
National Ice Cream Month More 4th of July BBQ Sales: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, BBQ Sauce, Ketchup, Condiments, Charcoal, Salad Dressing, Potato Chips, Dips End of July: Back to School Sales Begin: Crayons, Pencils, Folders, Binders Seasonal Produce: Asian Pears, Bartlett Pears, Beans, Green, Blueberries, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Figs, Garlic, Grapes, Nectarines, Onions, Red, Valencia Oranges, Peaches, Sweet/Bell Peppers, Plums, Potatoes, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Watermelon
August
Back to School: Pudding cups, Lunch meat, Lunchables, Bread, Cold Cereal, Waffles, Lunchboxes Disinfectant:  Clorox, Purell Clearance:  Insect Repellant, Sunscreen, charcoal Seasonal Produce: Gravenstein Apple, Haas Avocado, Green Beans, Beans, Berries, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Figs, Grapes, Melons, Onion, Peaches, Bartlett Pears, Bell Pepper, Plums, Raspberries, Squash, Summer, Tomatillo, Tomato
September
Back to School Sales through Labor Day:  Crayons, Pencils, Folders, Binders Diabetes: Bayer Glucose Meters, Glucerna Cereal Seasonal Produce: Apples, Artichokes, Beans, Bell Peppers, Chili Peppers, Cucumber, Eggplant, Grapes, Onion, Valencia Orange, Asian Pears, Bartlett Pears, Pomegranate, Squash, Tomatillo, Tomatoes, Winter Squash Baby Items: Major Baby Equipment, Baby Safety
October
Halloween: Candy, Fresh Pumpkin Beginning of the Baking Sales: Canned pumpkin, Evaporated Milk, Baking Chips Daylight Savings Time Ends Promotions: Alarm Clocks, Batteries, Safety Equipment, Smoke Detectors National Seafood Month Adopt a Shelter-Dog Month: Pedigree, Purina Seasonal Produce: Almonds, Apples, Artichokes, Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbages, Chard, Chestnuts, Cranberries, Lemons, Parsnip, Pears, Pomegranate, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkin, Spinach, Squash, Winter, Turnips, Yams
November
Hot Cocoa, Coffee, Tea Baking Sales in Full Swing: Nuts, Chocolate Chips, Evaporated Milk, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Coconut, Cake Mixes Canned foods: Soup, Broth, Vegetables, Fruits, Spaghetti Sauce Thanksgiving Items: Turkey, Canned Pumpkin, Stovetop Stuffing, Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes, Gravy Mixes, Frozen Pies, Cranberry Sauce, Jello, Marshmallows Seasonal Produce: Anjou Pears, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbages, Carrots, Celery, Comice Pears, Cranberries, Kiwi, Lemons, Orange, Potato, Squash, Yams Clearance: After Halloween Sales
December
Holiday Dinner: Egg Nog, Deli Platters, Instant Potatoes, Gravy Mixes, Frozen Pies, Cranberry Sauce, Jello, Marshmallows. Sour Cream Dips, Crackers, Chips, Soda, Ham Baking: Flour, Sugar, Butter, Cream, Cake Mix, Brownie Mix, Muffin Mix, Breads, Pie Crust, Marshmallow, Whipped cream Canned Foods: Soup, Broth, Condensed Milk, Vegetables, Fruits, Spaghetti Sauce Seasonal Produce: Anjou Pears, Bok Choy, Bosc Pears, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Dates, Grapefruit, Haas Avocados, Kale, Kiwi, Kumquat, Lemon, Napa Cabbage, Oranges, Sweet Potatoes, Red Cabbage, Rutabaga, Savoy Cabbage, Spinach, Winter Squash, Yams, Turnips, White Potato Clearance: After Thanksgiving and After Christmas Sales
Thanks again to my Sister-in-law.
Take care everyone.
A Proud Daughter of Texas
Advertisements

Paper Prices…Whew!!

Standard

Is it just me, or have you all noticed that the price of paper goods are through the roof?  I just came back from the store and I just couldn’t pay the asked price.  I know…we’ll have to have it sooner or later, but WOW, I’m seriously bummed!  Yes, other prices are going up too.  But this one hits where it hurts.  In case you guys don’t realize it, ladies go through a lot of TP in a week and the blow to the budget is pretty strong.

I read a few months ago about a family who cut up and edged out wash cloths to use instead of toilet paper for “liquid” use only.  They kept a bucket, sort of like a diaper pail, by the toilet and at the end of the day they would run a load of these cloths with soap and bleach.  Sounds like something we all may need pretty soon.  I have actually bought the wash cloths, but haven’t done the prep work to them.  I guess the time is getting closer.  I have a washer that is very water and energy-efficient, so the cost of washing them isn’t high enough to make this idea a loser.

One thing I would like to buy is one of the little countertop washers that kind of look like R2D2.  It doesn’t hold a lot of laundry but it also doesn’t use much water.  It turns by a crank and drains by a hose.  Here’s a link to one at Amazon.  http://www.amazon.com/The-Laundry-Alternative-Wonderwash-SpinDryer/dp/B002C8HR9A    I’m not saying to buy from them and I know I’ve seen better prices, but Amazon usually beats most on shipping.  Anyway, this would be a great little gadget to have.  I know I would rather turn a crank than scrub on a scrubboard!

So, if you have your own beef about a product that you find hard to pay the asked for price, please let me know about it.  It may be something that has slipped by me and we all might need to be thinking of alternatives.

Happy shopping!

A Proud Daughter of Texas