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Grocery Sale Cycles – When Do Things Go on Sale?




Ever wonder when things go on sale at the grocery store? Well, stop guessing.

Here’s your guide to grocery sale cycles for the entire year! Know when to stock up on certain grocery items and when to wait until things go on sale.

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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

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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

Print what’s on sale for May only here.

Celiac Disease Awareness Month
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

Print what’s on sale for June only here.

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, Summer Squash, 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, Watermelon, 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

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68 Comments on Grocery Sale Cycles – When Do Things Go on Sale?

  1. Rachel
    March 28, 2011 at 6:15 am (4 years ago)

    GREAT resource — thank you so much for sharing this.

  2. Erica
    August 19, 2011 at 7:41 pm (3 years ago)

    Thanks so much for sharing this information. I will print this list out, it is so valuable!

    • Fanny
      August 19, 2011 at 10:39 pm (3 years ago)

      Glad you could use it!

  3. Gwen
    November 2, 2011 at 12:30 pm (3 years ago)

    This is extremely helpful. I’ve always wondered, though, if things like this (extreme couponing, sale cycles, etc) apply to wholesale clubs like Costco.

  4. GoingGreen
    December 1, 2011 at 9:50 pm (3 years ago)

    we need a site like yours in Australia, we dont have coupons here so knowing when things go on sale would help a lot especially as food & pretty much everything is quite expensive here.

  5. Bryan
    January 20, 2012 at 9:22 am (3 years ago)

    Super Bowl Sunday is in February

    • Amanda
      January 30, 2012 at 5:57 am (3 years ago)

      Bryan, Super Bowl Sunday is in February, but the stores have their sales for it in January.

  6. Tabitha
    January 20, 2012 at 12:01 pm (3 years ago)

    Corned Beef also goes on sale the day after St Patrick’s Day…. You can buy 3-4 for the same price as 1-2, freeze them and cook them up on special occasions.

  7. Sammye
    January 23, 2012 at 9:32 pm (3 years ago)

    great info!

  8. femmefrugality
    April 21, 2012 at 10:29 am (3 years ago)

    This is an awesome resource! Thank you!

  9. Robbie_Jayne
    May 30, 2012 at 7:29 am (3 years ago)

    Any info for us Canadians?…lol:)

    • Fanny
      June 3, 2012 at 10:00 pm (3 years ago)

      I guess I have a lot of Canadian readers. =) Do the produce sales, like what’s in season, match up? Just wondering.

      Fanny

  10. kelly
    June 2, 2012 at 8:43 pm (3 years ago)

    I was wondering if this list of when products go on sale is good for every year or just 2011… If it is only good for the year 2011??? Do you know where i can find an updated list for 2012.

    Thanks :)

    • Fanny
      June 3, 2012 at 9:56 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi Kelly, the sales are for every year.

      Fanny

  11. Canadian Budget Binder
    December 30, 2012 at 7:43 am (2 years ago)

    It’s always nice to know the cycles so we can spend our money wisely. I’m sure 2013 will see our grocery budget go up but we’ll keep on saving and budgeting using coupons, flyer deals and playing the grocery game challenge on my blog. We’ve actually added in a category “stockpiling” it’s not big but enough to stock up when the cycles hit with products we can get for less. Thanks for the list. Mr.CBB

  12. Ruby (Real Housewives of MN)
    January 13, 2013 at 5:47 pm (2 years ago)

    This article is great, thank you for sharing! Now I know when to stock up :)

  13. Kim Nowlin
    March 13, 2013 at 5:11 pm (2 years ago)

    Thank you so much for such a detailed list! I use this all the time when I’m trying to coupon. Keyword is trying.

  14. Melissa
    March 24, 2013 at 8:41 am (2 years ago)

    I assume this is not world-wide… where does this apply? The info would be awesome to have!

    • Fanny
      April 9, 2013 at 10:28 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Melissa,

      This is for the US.

      Fanny

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