Seasonal Sales Calendar 2009

An effective way to shop for food storage and other household items is to know when items typically go on sale. Some of this is common sense, however, I’ve been gathering information from Consumer Reports, several websites, and store ads, and I am putting together a Seasonal Sales Calendar to help you with your food and general shopping. Be patient and shop for items when they go on sale as this will help you stock up your food storage as well as save money on other purchases.

Seasonal Sales Calendar 2009

JanuaryNew Years, Chinese New Year, Super Bowl Sales
Grocery Sales:
Roasts, apples, grapefruit, oranges, and pears, breakfast cereal, canned chili, soups, dry bouillon, prepared meals, teriyaki and soy sauce, oriental noodles, lotion, toiletries
Seasonal Sales: Winter clothing & accessories, winter boots & shoes, handbags, white sales, dishes, Christmas clearance, furniture, appliances, computers, storage containers, shelf organizers, planners & calendars, filing cabinets, shelving, CDs and DVDs, cookware, humidifiers, stock up on wedding gifts

FebruaryValentine’s & President’s Day Sales
Grocery Sales: Post Valentine’s Day candy, apples, grapefruit, oranges, pears, breakfast cereal, food bars, canned chili, nuts, toilet paper, facial tissue, butter, foil, plastic wrap, trash bags, hair color, razors, diapers, soap/body wash, wheat grinder
Seasonal Sales: Furniture, mattresses, semi-annual bedding & bath sales, curtain, rugs, Valentine gifts, snow blowers, last year’s chain saws & lawnmowers, digital cameras, DVD players, radios, CD players, luggage, athletic shoes & clothes, some swim suits, baby item sales, fitness equipment, small appliances, large appliances & freezers, fireplace items, portable heaters, used cars

March National Frozen Food Month, Macey’s Case Lot Sales
Grocery Sales: Frozen vegetables, meats, breakfast items, and TV dinners. Case lot sales – canned soups, fruit, vegetables, beans, meats, stew, honey, jelly, mac & cheese, Spam, hand grain mill,
Seasonal Sales: Garden supplies & seeds, spring clothing & shoes, last of the winter clothing clearance, toy clearance, jeans, luggage, infant clothing & bedding, winter sports clearance, ski equipment, storm windows, computers, TV’s, Ipods/MP3 players, air beds, laundry appliances, snow blowers, chain saws, Easter clothing, toys, and candy

AprilNational Garden Month, Easter
Grocery Sales:
Eggs, ham, marshmallows, broccoli, cauliflower, Easter candy clearance
Seasonal Sales: Men’s suits/ties, Easter and spring dresses & shoes, paint, digital cameras, luggage, lawnmowers and lawn equipment, chainsaws, vegetable & bedding plants and soil, handbags, jewelry, spring tops and shorts/capris, sandals, trampolines, framed swimming pools, swing sets, pillows, sheets

May – Cinco De Mayo, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day
Grocery Sales:
Taco sauce, enchilada sauce, salsa, Hamburgers, hot dogs, ribs, buns, asparagus, pineapple, BBQ sauce, ketchup, mustard, frozen veggies, baked beans, paper goods, olives
Seasonal Sales: Mother’s Day gifts, spring cleaning supplies, athletic shoes & clothes, tires, home maintenance items, white sales such as linens, blankets, towels, women’s undergarments, sportswear & ties, sunscreens, bug spray, cordless phones

June – National Safety Month, Father’s Day
Grocery Sales:
Bottled water, dairy products, tomatoes, croutons, salad dressing, Gatorade powder, lemonade powder
Seasonal Sales: Summer clothing, dresses, summer sports gear, men’s clothing, refrigerators, TV’s, computers, electronics, fabrics, building materials & lumber (for food storage shelves!), pianos, canning supplies, insect repellent, sunscreen

JulyCanning Month, 4th of July
Grocery Sales: Bottled water, ketchup, BBQ sauce, steak sauce, mustard, croutons, salad dressing, mayonnaise, pickles, relish, hot dogs, ground beef, Jell-O, beef steaks, chicken, paper supplies, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, corn, cherries, squash, watermelons, cantaloupes, tomatoes, plums, peaches, and nectarines, Gatorade powder, lemonade powder
Seasonal Sales: 4th of July sales & clearance, summer clothing clearance, swim suits, sandals, beach towels, camping equipment, hiking boots, summer sports equipment, shade covers, coolers, dutch oven, charcoal, used cars, air conditioners, fuel oil, rugs & carpet, radios, craft supplies, BBQ’s, patio furniture clearance, lawn mower clearance, back-to-school sales begin

AugustBack to School Sales
Grocery Sales: Squash, green peppers, salad fixings, berries, apples, melons, peaches, apricots, and fresh fish, juice
Seasonal Sales: Camping equipment clearance, barbecue clearance, patio furniture clearance, new car clearance, furniture, outdoor sport equipment clearance, lawn mower clearance, air conditioner clearance, fans, yard tools, back to school sales, swim suit clearance, computers and printers for students

SeptemberEmergency Preparedness & Case Lot Sales
Grocery Sales:
Utah Case lot sales (canned soups, fruit, vegetables, beans, meats, stew, honey, jelly, mac. & cheese, Spam, Ravioli’s, Spaghettios, hand grain mill, etc.), apples, broccoli, cauliflower, school snacks, Capri suns, fruit snacks, cereal, peanut butter/jelly, bottled spaghetti sauce
On Sale: jeans, fans, yard tools, 2009 trail bikes bikes, rugs, lamps, dishes & glassware, fall clothing
Clearance Sales: School backpacks (look for a sturdy one for 72-hour kits), BBQ’s, patio furniture, back-to-school supplies, college furnishings, summer sports equipment, comforter sets, summer clothing such as shorts & capris, pajamas, summer athletic clothes, sandals, canvas shoes
Camping Clearance: tents, lanterns, flashlights, camp cook sets, hiking backpacks, hiking boots, camping chairs, 2-way radios, sleeping bags, camping stoves, Dutch ovens, shade covers, coolers, duffle bags

October National Fire Prevention Month, Halloween
Grocery Sales: Vegetable and other oils, canned pumpkins, cranberries, grapes, oranges, sweet potatoes, and yams, instant potatoes, stuffing, canned cranberries, marshmallows, ice cream, pie shells, whipped cream, crackers, candy making supplies, nuts, choc. chips, frozen pizza, corn syrup, soup mixes
Seasonal Sales: Winter coats, school clothing clearance, hosiery, fishing supplies, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, fire escape ladders, glow sticks

NovemberVeterans Day, & Thanksgiving Sales
Grocery Sales: canned cranberries, canned pumpkin, stuffing, olives, whipping cream, cool whip, frozen vegetables, fresh cranberries (freeze for later), cream cheese, chicken broth, turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, yams, and post-Halloween bags of candy, condensed milk, cake mix, frosting, brownie mix, cooking spray, pie filling
Seasonal Sales: Coats, boots, gloves, quilts, blankets, baby blankets, heating appliances, water heaters, appliances, men’s/boy’s suits, Thanksgiving week sales

DecemberChristmas & after Christmas Sales
Grocery Sales:
Candy making supplies, flour, sugar, nuts, choc. chips, oranges, apples, and grapefruit, broth, soups, party foods, baking cocoa, hot cocoa, pasta, vanilla & other extracts, cream of tartar, cooking spray, cold medicine, thermometers, toothbrushes, batteries, vitamins
Seasonal Sales: Winter coats, gloves etc., toys, shoes, gift items, bikes, new cars, quilts & blankets, electronics, small appliances, gift wrap, after Christmas sales, candles, baby furniture, cell phones

(updated 8/31/09)

2 thoughts

  1. Thank you, thank you! I often think about this but am always to harried and rushed to really observe what’s been going on around me – sale-wise.

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