Knowing when stores tend to put certain items on sale can help you budget for bulk purchases, especially when you’re stockpiling supplies. For example, condensed milk typically goes on sale close to the holidays. Many manufactures also put out coupons around Thanksgiving and Christmas since so many baking recipes call for this product. Saving .50 per product really adds up when you’re planning on buying a case or more. Here’s a list of foods preppers should stockpile and when they typically go on sale:
- January: Medicine and Vitamins (New Year’s Resolutions)
- February: Canned foods (National Canned Food Month)
- May: Paper Products (For Cookouts)
- August: Snacks such as granola bars (Back-to-School)
- November: Baking products such as evaporated milk, canned foods (Holidays)
- December: Baking products and canned foods (Holidays)
Knowing when certain foods go on sale is a great way to save money, especially if you can nab them on sale and with coupons. Begin watching circulars for sales at the beginning of the month to find great deals. Also, look for sales at the end of the month for products on sale during each particular month. Stores will stock up on vitamins in January for customer demand; left-over vitamins may be offered at deeper discounts and clearance prices in February or March.