In order to stockpile grocery and household items, you have to buy at the lowest price possible. And to do this, you need to know two things: KCL’s Stock-Up Price for each item and when to expect a stock-up price.

To stock up, Download the KCL app, look for the stock-up icon (a yellow square with black dots) and then be on the lookout for coupon deals, discounts and regular sales for these items during the year:


1. Stock up on oatmeal and snacks like chips and soda in January.

January is National Oatmeal Month, so watch for coupons to combine with sales. In the past, we’ve seen Quaker Best Bowl Instant Oatmeal for just $0.87 a box at Target.

We usually see chips like Pringles, Lay’s or Tostitos for stock-up prices (look for Ibotta offers!) because of the Super Bowl. Also, watch for 2-liter Pepsi bottles for well under stock-up prices — think $0.50 each.

KCL Stock-Up Prices:

  • Quaker Instant Oatmeal 10 count: $1.50 per box
  • Chips (Pringles, Lay’s, Tostitos): $0.75-$1.50 per bag
  • Pepsi or Coca-Cola 2 liter bottles: $0.75 per bottle

Find out how to stock up on January’s top 10 items.


2. Stock up on Asian food ingredients in February.

Chinese New Year starts at the beginning of February and goes into March, so during this time, look for deals on items like soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, noodles, rice and more.

We’ve scored stir-fry sauce for just $0.50 at Kroger by stacking coupons with sale prices.

KCL Stock-Up Price:

  • Kikkoman Soy Sauce 10 oz: $0.50 per bottle
  • Ramen packages: $0.10 per package
  • Success Rice 21 oz: $1.50
  • Uncle Ben’s Rice 6 oz: $0.75 per box

Find out how to stock up on February’s top 10 items.


3. Stock up on cold cereal and cleaning supplies in March.

March 7th is National Cereal Day, so look out for sales on cereal, and stack low prices with coupons (especially those from Kellogg’s and General Mills‘ websites).

Cereal reaches as low as $0.25 at Dollar Tree, and Kellogg’s brand cereal hits just $1 at Target.

And with spring beginning late March, look for sales on cleaning supplies that you can stack with coupons to get deals like $0.12 for Soft Scrub at Rite Aid, $0.34 for Windex at Target, and $0.50 for Clorox at Dollar Tree.

KCL Stock-Up Prices:

  • Kellogg’s cereal: $1.00 per box
  • General Mills cereal: $0.75 per box
  • Windex: $1.00 per bottle

Find out how to stock up on March’s top 10 items.


4. Stock up on eggs and Easter clearance in April.

In the past, we’ve seen eggs hit as low as $0.50 a dozen at stores like Target where there’s a sale you can combine with your REDcard 5% discount.

Plus, you can freeze eggs and use them later, so definitely stockpile!

April is also the month to stockpile small gifts and candies you can repurpose or use the rest of the year.

KCL Stock-Up Price:

  • Eggs: $0.99-$1.50 per dozen
  • Easter gifts and candy: 60% off retail price

Find out how to stock up on April’s top 10 items.



5. Stock up on seasonal produce in May.

In May there’s a lot of produce in season, which means it’ll be at lower prices than normal.

Look for sales you can combine with a Checkout51 or Ibotta rebate on orchard fruit, various lettuce greens, berries, citrus fruit, melon, vegetables like artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli and more.

It’s possible to get some produce free when there’s a rebate offer available!

KCL Stock-Up Prices:

  • Various fresh produce: 50% off retail price

Find out how to stock up on May’s top 10 items.


6. Stock up on pain-relieving medication in June.

June is National Migraine and Headache Month, so it’s an ideal time to stock your medicine cabinet with Tylenol, Aleve and Excedrin.

Aside from coupons and sales, one of the easiest ways to save on meds is through mail-in rebates. Look for them on manufacturer websites and in-store.

KCL Stock-Up Prices:

  • Generic Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen: 60% off retail price
  • Tylenol, Aleve, Excedrin: 40% off retail price

Find out how to stock up on June’s top 10 items.


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7. Stock up on hot dogs, hamburger and buns in July.

July is peak grilling season, so plan to score meat and buns when they’re on sale, and load up your freezer.

For example, in the past, we’ve combined Ball Park manufacturer coupons and an Ibotta offer for a final price that’s under $0.50 per pack of hot dogs and buns.

KCL Stock-Up Prices:

  • Hot dogs: $1.00-$1.50
  • Hamburger: $2.00 per lb.
  • Hot dog and hamburger buns: $1.00 per 8-pack

Find out how to stock up on July’s top 10 items.


8. Stock up on school supplies in August.

Once summer hits, we spend a lot of time posting deals on school supplies like crayons, paper, notebooks, glue, scissors — all the things.

But August is the month to really get serious and stock up.

If you’re prepared to make multiple trips to the store, you can get enough school supplies for this year and next year, all while saving up to 70%.

The trick is to take advantage of penny loss leaders. These are items stores like Office Depot or Staples sell for one penny, hoping you’ll buy a lot more while you’re there.

KCL Back-to-School Stock-Up Price List

Find out how to stock up on August’s top 10 items.


9. Stock up on razors and grilling steaks in September.

In September, Schick, Bic and Gillette coupons abound, and you can stock up for at least six months when you stack coupons with a sale at Walgreens or CVS.

When stocking up on razors, look for the price per shave to find out how much you’re actually saving. Learn how to do this and never pay full price for razors again.

Also, September is your last opportunity to save on grilling meats. Look for a Circle offer from Target for a percentage off a meat purchase. We’ve seen up to 25% off!

KCL Stock-Up Prices:

  • Cartridge razors: $0.42 per shave or less
  • Disposable razors: $0.04 per shave or less
  • Steak: $5.99 per lb.

Find out how to stock up on September’s top 10 items.



10. Stock up on seafood in October.

October is National Seafood Month, so it’s a great time to find a discount on expensive and rarely discounted items like shrimp, salmon, clams, oysters and more.

Watch for a Target mobile coupon offer like $5 off any $20 meat or seafood purchase, and buy as much as your freezer can hold!

KCL Stock-Up Price:

  • Shrimp, salmon, clams, oysters: 50% off retail price

Find out how to stock up on October’s top 10 items.


11. Stock up on turkey and pumpkin spice items in November.

The best way to stock up on turkey is to shop stores that offer a free turkey with a purchase. To get a free turkey, you typically need to spend a couple hundred in groceries during the weeks of the turkey promotional period.

Also look for coupons on turkey brands like Jennie-O and Butterball that you can stack with a sale.

If you’re a fan of pumpkin spice, November is a good time to stock up on treats like creamer, pastries and more because it’s not available the rest of the year.

KCL Stock-Up Price:

  • Turkey: $0.80 per pound or less

Find out how to stock up on November’s top 10 items.


12. Stock up on baking supplies and Christmas clearance in December.

Baking supplies like flour, sugar and cake mixes are usually discounted during the holiday season.

Kroger and Walmart are your best bets for steep discounts on baking items, especially if you can stack them with a coupon from popular brands like Domino, Gold Medal, Duncan Hines or Betty Crocker!

Watch for 50-75% savings on toys in late December — Rite Aid had toys at 50% off retail price just two days after Christmas last year.

KCL Stock-Up Price:

  • Flour: $1.25 per 5 lb. bag
  • Sugar: $1.00 per 4 lb. bag
  • Cake mixes: $0.50-$0.75 per box
  • Christmas clearance: 70-90% off retail price

Find out how to stock up on December’s top 10 items.


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