Ever wonder when grocery items go on sale at your local grocer store? It’s called a grocery sales cycle. Save even more money by shopping the sale cycles.
Saving Even More Money By Shopping the Sales Cycles!
The Big secret to saving money on groceries is not the couponing. Seriously, did I just say that? Yes, I know it is hard to believe.
The secret is knowing what price you should pay for an item. It’s very easy to get swept up in a sale, especially that famous B1G1 or 50-60% off sales.
Grocery stores and manufacturers work hard to push out their best sale prices to you on a weekly basis through their store circulars. If you follow along closely, you’ll notice that most products operate on an 8-12 week sales cycle. You’ll also find that “product families” all go on sale at the same time.
For example; P&G products will be discounted the same weeks and will return to their regular prices for a few weeks, then go back on sale together.
At the very least, you need to know what price is the everyday price, a good price, and a great price. If you are the primary grocery shopper and well aware of pricing this should come easily to you. However, if you are not sure, the next time you go to the grocery store for a little shopping make a point to start keeping a mental list of the items you purchase regularly. You can even go one step further and start a list at home. After all, who could know the best price for every item from memory?
Saving Even More Money
When your favorite items are at their lowest rock bottom price that is when you purchase them and stock up for the next sale. Remember that prices in food fluctuate every 6-8 weeks. What that means is there will be another sale on those items you just purchased (maybe not the same brand name).
The time to use coupons is when food pricing for an item is at its lowest price. Spending your money wisely and making the best possible decisions while shopping, will greatly improve your savings at the store.
There are seasonal exceptions to this sale cycle rule
Shopping the Sales Cycles – Seasonally
- January – Diet foods, cold medicines & vitamins, Quaker products, party foods (Super Bowl Sunday), and Christmas clearance
- February – Candy, chocolate, canned foods (veggies, fruit, tuna.)
- March – Frozen Food Month, Easter candy/baskets, cleaning supply sales begin,
- April– Easter dinner foods, Easter clearance
- May – Party foods, BBQ/Camping supplies
- June – National Dairy Month, BBQ/Camping supplies will continue, Gift Card Promotions
- July – MORE BBQ foods, school supply sales begin.
- August – School supply sales continue, school lunch items, Kraft
- September – Labor Day BBQ items and the end of school supply sales, Campbell’s sale, more “school food” items
- October – Halloween candy, toy sales begin
- November– Halloween clearance items, and all Thanksgiving dinner and baking items, Gift Card Promotions,
- December – Thanksgiving clearance items (decorations, napkins, etc.) and all Christmas dinner and baking items.
I have a more comprehensive list here, that goes over in more details all the grocery sales month by month.
Want an easy way to notice your “ROCK” bottom Prices”
I know most of you heard me say time and time again…..that FAVADO can help you save up to 70% off your grocery bill and all in the palm of your hand.
Favado helps by…showing you when your favorite products go on sale so that you can purchase them when they are on sale and not have to pay full price in between sales cycles. Over time, you’ll learn how much to purchase to last you until the next sale.
Now you are equipped with this money saving tip – it is now your turn to Save Even More Money By Shopping the Sales Cycles!