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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Strategic Shopping

This is good information, for each month of the year. See the rest here. (I found this site via Instapundit.)
The information is good for the family shopping, and also to plan for giving to the local food pantry.

By knowing what goes on sale when, you can save a lot of money at the grocery store. And that frees up money to spend on other essential preps.


  • After Christmas Sales
  • National Oatmeal Month
  • National Beef Month
  • National Meat Month
  • National Tea Month
  • National Soup Month
  • Super Bowl
January is a good month to purchase winter clothes. You can catch sweaters and other cold weather gear as much as 70 percent off. You can also pick up Christmas wrap, bows and ribbon. 

January is National Oatmeal Month. You can expect to find oatmeal BOGO (Buy One Get One free). It’s a good idea to buy year’s supply of oatmeal in January (or February for National Hot Breakfast Month). If you under calculate how much oatmeal your family will eat, don’t worry. Oatmeal will go on sale again in September for National Better Breakfast Month.

January is also the month to stock up on tea and canned soups. You can usually find these deeply discounted.
Keep an eye on the meat sales. If you have a pressure canner, set aside some time to put up meat.
January also brings Super Bowl sales. You can expect excellent prices on chips, salsa, soda and snacks.

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