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. In August back to school deals are in full swing. Check out what to buy (and skip) in August.
Even though summer is coming to an end we will still see plenty of good produce deals. There should still be good deals on corn, cucumbers, eggplant, tomatoes, green beans, lettuce, watermelon, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. You can freeze corn and green beans for later in the year. You can also make strawberry, blueberry or raspberry preserves to enjoy all year long.
Kids are headed back to school and there will be tons of lunch items really cheap this month. We will see lots of deals on frozen pancakes and waffles, pudding cups, and lunch meat. Peanut Butter, Jam and Crackers will also be on sale. Ziploc bags and lunch packing supplies will be cheap, too. I try to buy enough ziploc supplies to last until Christmas. You can really stock up on foods and treats and save a lot of money.
As we get closer to Labor Day we will see hot dogs, ketchup, mustard and other BBQ items on sale. Usually, it’s the last sales for chips and ice tea for a while, so if you like to eat or drink these regularly you will want to stock up.
Check the fliers each week for the best office and school supply deals. You can often find school and office supplies for as low as a penny. Don’t forget to stock up on things for around the house while they are on sale. I try to buy pens, scotch tape, glue, and post-it notes while they are really cheap.
Furniture and Bedding
With kids heading off to college we will see some great deals on dorm furniture and bedding. This is a great opportunity to get some furniture and bedding for a low price. If you are thinking of redoing a kids room now is the time to do it.
What To Skip
There are back to school sales everywhere and you may be tempted to start buying jeans and coats. But hold off for another month or two. There really won’t be any good sales on jeans, sweaters, or coats until the end of September. As long as the weather stays warm try to put off buying those fall clothes and you will save.
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 favorite things to buy in August?
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