Inside: Trying to save more money? Check out the top things to stock up on in December to really save. It’s an easy way to save more money without much work.
One of my favorite (and one of the easiest!) ways to save money is by stocking up on foods when the prices are at their lowest. I can buy foods for 50-60% of the regular prices. The best part about stocking up when things are on sale is that it doesn’t take a lot of my time. Just stock up to really save money on your grocery bill. I am able to get my grocery bill to around $50 a week by stocking up and saving.
December is a great month to save. Early in the month, we will see lots of food sales and after Christmas, there will be some amazing sales that are great to stock up. Check out the top things to stock up on in December.
Although we don’t see a lot of in-season produce this month, there will be a few good deals. Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts, Winter Squash, Apples, Oranges, Potatoes, Onions, Beets, Carrots, and Sweet Potatoes will all be in season. We should see a few big sales on apples and oranges before Christmas. If your family eats these you can stock up and make them last longer by storing them in the fridge.
With the holidays and Christmas comes a lot of baking! Making cookies and treats seem to be a big holiday tradition for many families. Because of that, we will see amazing deals on baking items. Flour, sugar, cake mixes, spices, and chocolate will all be on sale this month. Don’t just stock up for Christmas. We probably won’t see more baking sales until closer to Easter so stock up now with enough to last you 3-4 months. It’s an easy way to save a little money.
There are also a lot of sales on canned goods. Stock up on soups, sauces, and veggies. If your family likes canned fruits or veggies now is the time to buy.
Some easy prep holiday meal items will be on sale too. Canned gravy, instant mashed potatoes, frozen pies, and rolls. Stock up on those items that you regularly use.
I love the day after Christmas sales! December 26th is one of my favorite times of the year. The rush of the holidays are over and we can just enjoy our time as a family. Plus, I love to go shopping the day after Christmas for clearance deals. There are tons of deals on wrapping paper, bows, and cards the day after Christmas. It's also a great time to pick out any new Christmas decorations while they are on clearance.
You can also find deals on items with Christmas themes on them. Tissues, Ziploc bags, Tupperware, and kitchen utensils will all be on clearance. I don't mind using Ziploc bags with Christmas trees on them all year long if I can get them for really cheap.
If you use perfumes or cologne now is a good time to stock up too. All those Christmas sets of perfume go on clearance for up to 75% off the day after Christmas. The prices are the best you will find for the whole year. If you have coupons you can even get some sets for free or for only pennies. I like to buy enough to last me all year long.
Saving money doesn’t always have to take a lot of time. Just by stocking up on a few extras when they are at their lowest can save you $100’s. What are your top things to stock up on in December?
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