Thursday, August 10, 2017

Tis the Season (for savings)

Back to school time is here.  Gardens are growing at maximum speed.  Stores are getting in the mindset for the holidays.  Labor Day is coming up (summer's last hoorah).
Sooooooo, there are deals to be found every where - if you take the time to look.
Now is the time to stock up on all those sales.

GARDEN PRODUCE is at it's cheapest right now.  If you don't have a garden - think of buying at farm markets or from farmers direct and can or freeze that wonderful produce.
PEACHES are coming in all over - now is the time to buy.
APPLES are starting to ripen - depending on the type.
MELONS are every where.  Jams, jellies, fruit leathers, etc. can be made with them.

Labor Day will be here before you know it.  This means a lot of GROCERY STORE deals!
MEATS - hamburgers, hotdogs, anything for grilling
CONDIMENTS - will be on sale
POP - and other type of drinks should be great deals
PICNIC SUPPLIES of all types.  Beans, buns, eggs, potatoes, etc...............
Cookouts and picnic times make some great sales.  Now is the time to take advantage and freeze  or stock up on non-perishables

**Undies, shoes, jeans, t-shirts, etc. are on sale for back to school clothes.  Stock up - if necessary get a larger size when the price is right.  Always be prepared for those growing kids.
**Buy stuff and keep it as gifts for the holiday - nothing says you have to buy winter clothes - especially for teens!!!
**SUMMER CLEARANCE is starting at all discount stores.  ALL summer goods are getting marked down as the stores are getting ready for the fall/winter holidays (UGH).
Buy beach supplies, swimsuits, beach towels, picnic stuff (neat idea for gifts), shorts.............

Office supply stores are having great deals.  Stock up for the kids entire school year, the office, or just for home.  Notebooks, pens, pencils, copy paper, markers, etc. are dirt cheap now.  Many grocery stores are having sales on these items as well.
I always get notebooks, markers, folders, pens & pencils as part of the kids stocking stuffers.  I like putting them in a little bin or storage container that they can use in their rooms.

Take some time and look around for the best bargains.  It is a wonderful time to help fill the pantry and to get the young-ins decked out for school, and to buy gifts for later.

What goodies do you stock up on this time of the year?


  1. I am waiting to get peaches to can and tomatoes buy the end of August.

    1. Good for you - you will sure be enjoying them during the winter!

  2. Definitely school supplies and when my daughter was younger this was a good time of year to stock up on peanut butter.

    1. Absolutely - peanut butter, jelly, snacks, crackers - all those goodies.
      I'll watch labor day sales - but don't really need much.
      I may get a few things for stocking stuffers.

  3. Our summer apples are ready right now. I stocked up on school/art supplies and will be giving some to the little boys for Christmas to do their crafts with. I really want to go and buy new underwear while it is on sale right now.

    1. Sounds like you are working it for sure. Summer apples here as well - my favs come in the fall.
      Good luck with the undie sales!!!!!

  4. I got what you mean , thanks for posting .Woh I am happy to find this website through google.

  5. Glad you found us. Hope you enjoy and get good ideas.

  6. Great advice. Always be looking ahead!

    1. Thanks Laura - we all need to help each other out. SAVE, SAVE!