A Typical Yearly Sales Cycle: What Goes On Sale & When?

When should you stock up?

My wonderful friend from Become A Coupon Queen wrote up the most awesome Sales Cycle list EVER! So rather then re-invent the wheel, I’m just going to share her list with you.

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January:

 

National Oatmeal Month

  • Quaker

 

Diet Foods including

  • Healthy Choice
  • Special K
  •  South Beach
  • Kashi
  • Lean Cuisine
  • Smart Start
  • 100 Calorie Packs
  • yogurt

 

 

Super Bowl Sunday

  • Pepsi
  • Cheese
  • Dips
  • Coke
  • sandwich items
  • snacks
  • Chips
  • crackers
  • wings

 

Seasonal Produce

  • Avocado
  • Collards
  • Leeks
  • Broccoli
  • Celery
  • Pears
  • Cabbage
  • Grapefruit
  • Spinach
  • Carrots
  • Kale
  • Oranges
  • Cauliflower
  • Kiwi
  • Tangerines
  • Chard
  • Lemons
 

 

 

Clearance

 

  • Christmas Decorations
  • Toys
  • candles
  • Wrapping Papers
  • ornaments
  • computers

 

Winter Health:

  • Cold Medicines
  • Vitamins

 

 

Seasonal Sales

  • Soup
  • Chili
  • White Sales
  • Furniture

 

 February: 

National Canned Food Month

 

  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • tuna
  • Beans
  • Cherry pie filling
  •  

 

Meats

  • Tuna,
  • salmon
  • chicken
 

 

National Hot Breakfast Month

  • Malt O Meal
  • Eggo Waffles
  • Oatmeal
  • Syrup

 

Valentines

  • Chocolate
  • Hershey’s
  • KY Lubricant, etc
  • Condoms
  • Monistat
  • Candy

 

Chinese New Year

  • Soy Sauce
  • Teriyaki Sauce
  • Noodles
  • Water chestnuts
  • Bamboo shoots
  • Stir fry

 

Seasonal Produce

  • Cauliflower
  • Spinach
  • Collards
  • Celery
  • Avocado
  • Kale
  • Chard
  • Kiwi
 

 

March: 

Frozen Food Month

  • Frozen Meals
  • TGI Fridays
  • Contessa
  • Foster Farms Chicken
  • Eggo, Sara Lee
  • Healthy Choice
  • DiGiorno
  • Freschetta
  • Breyers
  • Dreyers
  • Marie Callendars
 

 

 

 

Other Seasonal sales

  • Corned beef
  • Irish foods
  • potatoes
  • Gardening supplies
   

 

Seasonal Produce

  • Artichoke
  • Collards
  • Peas
  • Asparagus
  • Fennel
  • Radish
  • Avocado
  • Kale
  • Rhubarb
  • Haas
  • Leek
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Lemon
  • Strawberries
  • Cabbage
  • Lime
  • Tangerines
  • Carrots
  • Mushrooms
  • Chard
  • Cauliflower
  • Onions
  • Oranges
  • Celery

 

 April: 

Easter

 

  • Ham
  • chocolate chips
  • Food coloring
  • Eggs
  • baking mixes
  • butter
  • sugar
  • spices
  • horseradish

 

 

 

Earth Day

 

  • Organic foods
  • Energy saver
  • Reusable bags

 

Seasonal Produce

  • Artichokes
  • Grapefruit
  • Peas
  • Asparagus
  • Hass Avocado
  • Cabbages
  • Beets
  • Mushrooms
  • Carrots
  • Broccoli
  • Onions
  • Rhubarb

           

            Clearance

  • Easter supplies

 May: 

Memorial Day

  • BBQ Sauce
  • dips
  • charcoal
  • Ketchup
  • potato chips
  • condiments
  • salad dressing
   

 

Paper Products

  • plates
  • insect repellant
  • utensils
  • sunscreen

 

Cinco De Mayo

  • Salsa
  • tortillas

 

Seasonal Produce

  • Artichokes
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Asparagus
  • Sweet Vidalia
  • Raspberries
  • Avocado,
  • Peas
  • Strawberries
  • Beans
  • Edible Pods
  • Beets
  • Blackberries
  • Carrots
 

 

June: 

National Dairy Month

  • Eggs
  • In-store dairy
coupons or booklets
  • Milk (Free Milk

Catalina, wyb cereal)

  • cool whip
  • Ice Cream
  • Yogurt
  • Cheese
  • Butter

 

Beginning July 4th Sales

  • Hot Dogs
  • Ketchup
  • salad dressing
  • Hamburgers
  • condiments
  • potato chips
  • BBQ Sauce
  • charcoal
  • dips

 

Seasonal Produce

  • Apricots
  • Nectarines
  • Tomatoes
  • Blackberries
  • Peaches
  • Watermelon
  • Blueberries
  • Potatoes
  • Vidalia Onions
  • Boysenberries
  • Honeydew
  • Grapes
  • Cherries
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Corn,
  • Red Onions
  • Eggplant
  • Cucumber
  • Squash
 

 

July:

 

National Ice Cream Month

 

4th of July Sales

  • Hot Dogs
  • charcoal
  • Hamburgers
  • salad dressing
  • BBQ Sauce
  • potato chips
  • Ketchup
  • dips
  • condiments
 

 

End of July Back to School Sales begin

  • crayons
  • binders
  • pencils
  • folders

 

Seasonal Produce

  • Asian Pears
  • Figs
  • Peaches
  • Bartlett Pears
  • Garlic
  • Peppers
  • Beans
  • Grapes
  • Sweet/Bell
  • Blueberries
  • Nectarines
  • Plums
  • Corn
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Valencia Oranges
  • Summer Squash
  • Eggplant
  • Watermelon
  • Tomatoes

 

August: 

Back to School

  • Pudding cups
  • Clorox
  • Lunch meat
  • Purell
  • Staples and Office Depot Penny items

 

Clearance

  • Insect Repellant
  • Sunscreen
  • charcoal

 

Seasonal Produce

  • Apples
  • Melons
  • Tomatillo
  • Hass Avocado
  • Onion
  • Tomato
  • Green Beans
  • Peaches
  • Grapes
  • Berries
  • Pears
  • Summer Squash
  • Corn
  •  Bartlett
  • Raspberries
  • Cucumber
  • Bell peppers
  • Figs
  • Eggplant
  • Plums
 

–         

September:

 

Back to School Sales through labor day

  • crayons
  • binders
  • folders
  • pencils
   

 

Diabetes

  • Bayer Glucose Meters
  • Glucerna Cereal

 

Seasonal Produce

  • Apples
  • Squash
  • Winter Squash
  • Artichokes
  • Tomatillo
  • Grapes
  • Beans
  • Eggplant
  • Tomatoes
  • Bell Peppers
  •  Valencia Orange
  • Pomegranate
  • Chile Peppers
  • Asian Pears
  • Bartlett Pears
  • Cucumber
  • Onion
 

 

October:

 Halloween:

  • Candy

 

Beginning of the baking sales

  • Canned pumpkin
  • baking chips
  • evaporated milk
 

 

National Seafood Month

 

Adopt a Shelter-Dog Month

  • Pedigree
  • Purina

 

Seasonal Produce

  • Almonds
  • Yams
  • Parsnip
  • Apples
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Lemons
  • Artichokes
  • Chard
  • Pomegranate
  • Arugula
  • Spinach
  • Turnips
  • Beets
  • Pumpkin
  • Squash, Winter
  • Broccoli
  • Chestnuts
  • Potatoes
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cranberries
  • Pears
  • Cabbages
   

 

November: 

Baking Sales in full swing

  • nuts
  • cake mixes
  • coconut
  • chocolate chips
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • evaporated milk
  • Baking powder
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Baking soda
  • vanilla
 

 

Canned foods

  • soup
  • fruits
  • spaghetti sauce
  • broth
  • vegetables
  • condensed milk

 

Thanksgiving Foods

  • Turkey
  • rhodes rolls
  • jello,
  • canned pumpkin
  • frozen pies
  • marshmallows
  • stovetop stuffing
  • gravy mixes
  • cranberry sauce
  • betty crocker boxed potatoes
   

 

Seasonal Produce:

  • Pears Anjou
  • Carrots
  • lemons
  • Beets
  •  Celery
  • orange
  • Broccoli
  • Comice pears
  • potato
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • cranberries
  • squash
  • Cabbages
  • kiwi
  • yams

 

Clearance:

  • After Halloween sales

December: 

Holiday Dinner:

  • Egg Nog
  • gravy mixes
  • cranberry sauce
  • Deli Platters
  • rhodes rolls
  • jello
  • Instant Potatoes
  • frozen pies
  • marshmallows

 

Baking:

  • Flour
  • Brownie mix
  • Breads
  • Sugar
  • Cake mix
  • Pie Crust
  • Butter
  • Whipped cream
  • Marshmallows
  • Cream
  • Muffin mix
 

 

Canned foods

  • soup
  • spaghetti sauce
  • fruits
  • broth
  • vegetables
  • condensed milk

 

Clearance

  • Thanksgiving Decorations

 

 

A big thanks to Become a Coupon Queen for this awesome list!

 

2 thoughts on “A Typical Yearly Sales Cycle: What Goes On Sale & When?”

  1. Huge thanks to her! I’ve been wondering when insect repellent and sunscreen go on clearance or sale because we need to stock up for our trip! 🙂

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