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September Seasonal Sales Cycle

What’s best to buy in September?

Have you ever wondered what are the best months to buy certain items or what’s on clearance by month?  Here’s a list of “when is it best to buy”.   This list is compiled from years of making the most of my money by purchasing strategically.

One of my big strategies is ~ buy when the best price presents itself.  My What’s Best To Buy This Month series will give you the guideline.

During the year, when I make note of things we need to consider replacing in the house I will wait for the seasonal sale.  While I am waiting, it gives me an opportunity to stash a little money away to plan for that purchase.

  • Think about buying items that are non-perishable for next years use.
  • Buy vegetables & fruit in season for optimal pricing and flavor.
  • Stock-pile items seasonally on sale to get you through the next go around of sales.

Watch for coupons to match to clearance items:  Pool Chemicals, condiments, paper products and sunscreen especially.  Clip or print the coupons and keep them with you so you are prepared when you see clearance.  Search the Free Coupon Database by category, product or brand!

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Hispanic Heritage Month Sales Begin:

 

Print these coupons and watch for upcoming sales.  And search the Free Coupon Database for more Hispanic month coupons to clip from your coupon inserts to match with upcoming sales.

What’s Best To Buy In September:

Halloween costumes start showing up.  Get your best selections now.

Watch Sears, Macy’s, Walmart for early Christmas sales especially on bikes!

Diabetes: Bayer glucose meters, Glucerna cereal

Big model appliance sales begin this month. They are making room for new model releases.

Upcoming Holidays:  Labor day and  Hispanic Heritage Month
Paper products, picnic items, barbecue supplies, large packs of meat (purchase and repackage into family meal size and freeze), BBQ Sauce, Ketchup, condiments, charcoal, salad dressing, potato chips, & dips. Mexican themed foods.

September Clearance sales:

Final Round of Back To School Discounts:
office & school supplies,  laptops and small electronics used for school.  Watch for dorm sized furniture, organization/storage items, small appliances, clocks, bedding, curtains, vacuums, wastepaper baskets, desk organizers, shelving, etc.   Anything to set up a small apartment of dorm room!

Garden centers offer markdowns on shrubs, hedges, trees, and summer gardening equipment, planters, fertilizers, etc.   Sunscreen, beachwear, (watch for summer clothing ~think about next year), outdoor cooking supplies, final patio furniture sales, pool chemicals and supplies, kids swimming pools, & paper/plastic tablecloths (think about upcoming holidays/birthdays).

 

September Seasonal Produce: apples, artichokes, beans, bell peppers, chili peppers, corn, cucumber, eggplant, grapes, pears (Asian, Bartlett), pomegranate, pumpkins, spinach, squash, tomatillo, tomatoes

 

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Painless Ways to Save on Activities

 

Date nights and entertaining the kids can be expensive.  We don’t want the guilt by saying no to the kids about activities or the small fortune we spend every time we leave the house for an activity or night out.  Try some of these ideas without the big expense attached while still enjoying life.  Give something new a try once you may love it!

Light up the BBQ grill and invite friends over or have a potluck instead of going to a restaurant.  Enjoy your backyard fire pit and roast marshmallows and hotdogs. Skip the theater and have a movie or game night at home with fun snacks.

Check community calendars, park and city events, or do a simple internet search to find free activities in your area.  A great place to search is Eventbrite.  There is something for everyone.  You’ll find festivals, public performance, concerts, classes and more.  In the past, we’ve attended a slime making class and a bread making class.

Since you were a kid the library has changed- however it’s still free. Books are available digitally. Borrow CD’s, DVD’s; and of course, print books. Check the library’s online calendar for free classes. There’s community groups teaching, children’s classes offered, Teen zone, and free homework help. The library offers a great deal of free resources.

When buying sporting equipment first consider resale. With all the apps, local Facebook groups and online places to purchase resale, deals are available.  Earn some money selling the sporting equipment you no longer need.

Apply These Savings to Your Activities: Cancel unused memberships such as magazine subscriptions, gym memberships, video clubs, and online forums.  Review your cellphone bill with recent plan changes and insurance increases savings is possible.

Most importantly, have some fun while enjoying the people you choose to spend your time with trying a new less expensive activity.

      

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Seasonal Produce Month by Month List

6:30 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

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Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables Month by Month

The number one way to save on produce is with simple strategy! Let me explain further because it is just a tiny bit of planning to make your produce savings happen.

First, would you agree the very best and most flavorful produce is when the fresh vegetable or fruit is in season? I sure hope you do! It only stands to reason if the produce is in season it’s at peak flavor and its bounty will keep the cost lower. It’s supply and demand!

Now, the strategy for saving on fruits and vegetables is to know what produce is in season and shop those items first. I would not plan a watermelon salad at Christmas time, it is way too costly! Instead I would stick to watermelon in the summer!

Since we are having most of our produce come from outside the US produce month by month is a bit trickier because of the different and longer growing seasons elsewhere.  Some of the items I list you certainly will still find during different times at decent prices.  Just be sure to jot down your “Buy” price point to know what is a great deal for you, no matter the time of year!

Buy Produce With Strategy – Purchase What’s in Season!

Check out my list of seasonal produce month by month, season by season. When looking at the sales ads you will see the produce sales and most likely, the sale will coincide with the seasonal best deals. Plan your menu around those fruits and vegetables FIRST, then add a bit extra for variety.

TIP: Consider freezing or canning the seasonal produce to have for future use.
Pick it up now at the rock bottom price and prepare it for upcoming months.
See my DIY California Blend

What vegetables and fruits are in season month by month.

Celery, potatoes and bananas have pretty consistent pricing all year long. My seasonal produce list may be slightly different in your climate. Some produce will be a seasonal best for a few months, try some new recipes and enjoy!

Print this Seasonal Produce Month by Month list for future reference.  Go as far as making notes of the last price you paid and try to beat that price.

Seasonal Produce In January:
oranges, pears, grapefruit, tangerines, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, collards, kale, kiwi, avocado, cabbage, & spinach.

Seasonal Produce In February:
artichoke, asparagus, raspberries, potatoes, strawberries, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, collards, kale, kiwi, leeks, avocado, & spinach.

Seasonal Produce In March:
artichoke, asparagus, avocado, Haas, broccoli, blood oranges, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, collards, fennel, kale, leek, lemon, lime, mushrooms, onions, orange, peas, radish, rhubarb, spinach, strawberries, & tangerines.

Seasonal Produce In April:
artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, grapefruit, Hass avocado, mushrooms, onions, peas, & rhubarb.

Seasonal Produce In May:
apricots, artichokes, asparagus, avocado,green beans, cherries, beets, blackberries, carrots, onions, sweet Vidalia onions, peas, edible pods, English/Shelling peas, new potatoes, raspberries, rhubarb, strawberries.

Seasonal Produce In June:
apricots, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, broad beans, cherries, corn, cucumber, eggplant, grapes, honeydew, nectarines, peaches, peas, potatoes, raspberries, red onions, Roma tomatoes, summer squash, strawberries, sweet Vidalia onions, tomatoes, & watermelon.

Seasonal Produce In July:
Asian pears, Bartlett pears, green beans, blueberries, cherries, corn, cucumber, curly lettuce, eggplant, figs, garlic, grapes, nectarines, red onions, Valencia oranges, okra, peaches, peppers (sweet, bell), plums, summer squash, tomatoes including Roma tomatoes & watermelon.

Seasonal Produce In August:
Apple, Hass avocado, beans, green beans, berries, corn, cucumber, eggplant, figs, grapes, lettuce, melons, okra, onion, peaches, pears, bell pepper, plums, raspberries, summer squash, tomatillo, & tomatoes.

Seasonal Produce In September:
apples, artichokes, beans, bell peppers, chili peppers, corn, cucumber, eggplant, grapes, pears (Asian, Bartlett), pomegranate, pumpkins, squash, tomatillo, tomatoes

Seasonal Produce In October:
almonds, apples, artichokes, arugula, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, chard, chestnuts, cranberries, lemons, parsnip, pears, persimmons, pomegranate, potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, spinach, winter squash, turnips, yams, & sweetcorn.

Seasonal Produce In November:
Anjou pears, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, red cabbage, carrots, celery, Comic pears, cranberries, kiwi, lemons, oranges, persimmons, squash, and yams. Watch for potatoes priced special for Thanksgiving!

Seasonal Produce In December:
broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, grapefruit, kale, leeks, mushrooms, oranges, papayas, parsnips, pears, persimmons, pomegranates, rutabagas, sweet potatoes, tangelos, tangerines, turnips

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What’s best to buy in August?

9:35 am

by Jennifer Freeman

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What’s best to buy in August?

Have you ever wondered what are the best months to buy certain items? Wonder whats on clearance by month? I have compiled a list of “when is it best to buy” certain items. This list is compiled from years of making the most of my money by purchasing strategically. And one of my big strategies is buy when the best price presents itself. My What’s Best To Buy This Month series will give you the guideline.

During the year, when I make note of things we need to consider replacing in the house I will wait for the seasonal sale. While I am waiting, it gives me an opportunity to stash a little money away to plan for that purchase.

 

What’s Best To Buy In August:

Back to school: look for pudding cups, lunch meat, lunchbox snacks, etc.   Find KRAFT Coupons, Mott’s Applesauce Coupons and lunchbox snack coupons!

Back to school / office supplies sales offering lots of bargains on kids clothes, school backpacks and laptops. Keep an eye out for Staples and Office Depot penny items.

Also look for disinfectant products like Clorox and Purell. Search for coupons to get more savings and learn to how to find the coupons easily!

Buy office/school supplies, enough to last the upcoming year. Buy cheap tape for holiday gift wrapping. Poster board for upcoming school projects.

Also look for money-saving deals on camping gear, backyard pools, yard equipment, lawn mowers, AC units, playground sets and patio furniture.

August Clearance sales:  insect repellent, sunscreen, charcoal, etc.

August Seasonal Produce:   Stone fruits (apricots, peaches, plums, nectarines) Apple (Gravenstein), Hass avocado, beans, green beans, berries, corn, cucumber, eggplant, figs, grapes, lettuce, melons, onion, peaches, Bartlett pears, bell pepper, plums, raspberries, summer squash, tomatillo, & tomatoes.

Print coupons now and watch for sales~Click Images Below!

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GET SAVING STAR ::: DIGITAL COUPONS::

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Summer Shopping Can Offer Discounted Prices

7:49 am

by Jennifer Freeman

Find a Bargain in July

Would you like to save as much as 75 to 90 percent on items during July? Between Christmas in July and Back-to-School sales, it can be a great month to save on shopping.

The Christmas in July theme began in the 1940s, marking the time of year to send Christmas cards and packages to servicemen and women overseas to give ample time for them to arrive by Christmas. Nowadays, though, it represents the time of year for major sales as retailers, including online and mail-order, reduce current inventory and clear the shelves to make room for new incoming merchandise and the latest models that will be arriving soon.

Keeping with tradition, July can be a great time to do your Christmas shopping. Buy now and stash the gifts. What can you find on sale? Look for deals on toys, household items, movies, camping gear, summer items, and items for men or women. Also, mail order retailers begin selling new Christmas items at reduced prices during July.

Hot Back-to-School deals start now, too. Look for kid’s clothing and school supplies, including pencils, rulers, glue sticks, erasers, folders, paper, markers and more for pennies on the dollar. And don’t just buy for now; purchase extra for restocking through the school year or for your home office.

Remember to use your coupons and savings apps with these purchases to get even greater savings.

 

By Jen Freeman
Published in New Mexico Marketplace July 2017 edition
Albuquerque’s Best Shopping Source to Find What you Need

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