Finding the lowest price possible is the best way to create a stockpile of grocery and household items. To stockpile the best items each month of the year, you need to know about two things: Krazy Coupon Lady’s Stock Up Price List for each item and when to expect a stock-up price to happen.

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, I’ve seen Quaker Best Bowl Instant Oatmeal for just $0.87 a box at Target.

I 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 two-liter Pepsi bottles for well under stock-up prices — think $0.50 each.

KCL Stock-Up Prices:

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

Related: Smartest Things to Buy in January

 

2. Asian cuisine is one of the best foods to stock up on ingredients for 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.

I’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 ounces: $0.99 – $1.49
  • Ramen: $0.10 per package
  • Success Rice, 21 ounces: $1 – $1.50
  • Uncle Ben’s Rice, 6 ounces: $0.50 – $0.75

Related: Top Things You Should Stock Up On in February

 

3. Make a stockpile of cold cereal and cleaning supplies in March.

March 7 is National Cereal Day, so look out for sales on cereal, and stack low prices with coupons (especially those from Kelloggs.com and General Mills.com).

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

And 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: $0.50 – $1
  • General Mills cereal: $0.50 – $0.75
  • Windex, 23 ounces: $0.75 – $1

Related: Top Things to Stock Up On in March

 

4. Get stocked up on eggs and Easter clearance items in April.

In the past, I’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 for the rest of the year.

KCL Stock-Up Price:

  • Eggs, 1 dozen: $0.50 – $1.50
  • Easter gifts and candy: 50 – 90% off the retail price

Related: Best Things to Buy in April

 

5. Seasonal produce is the best food to stockpile 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 Checkout 51, SavingStar, or ibotta rebates on orchard fruit, various lettuce greens, berries, citrus fruit, melon, vegetables like artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, and more.

These rebate apps often have fresh-produce offers that can sometimes even get you fruits or vegetables for free.

KCL Stock-Up Prices:

  • Various fresh produce: 50% off the retail price

Related: Items to Stock Up On in May

 

 

6. In June, pain-relieving medication is what to stock up on for emergencies.

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: 20 – 50% off the retail price
  • Tylenol, Aleve, Excedrin: 40% off the retail price

Related: Things to Stock Up On in June

 

7. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and buns are what to stock up on 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 2019, I bought one 8-pack of Ball Park hot dog buns for $1.39 and received a $1.39 Coupons.com app credit, so they were free!

KCL Stock-Up Prices:

  • Hot dogs, 8-pack: $0.50- $1.49
  • Hamburger, 6 – 8 ounces: $0.50
  • Hot dog and hamburger buns, 8-pack: $1

Related: Things to Buy in July

 

8. Stock up on back-to-school supplies in August.

Once summer hits, KCL spends a lot of time posting back-to-school 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, 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. You can use KCL’s back-to-school stock-up price list to compare and gauge what the best deals for you are.

Related: Top Back-to-School Supplies and Groceries to Stock Up On in August

 

9. Get stocked 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.

In 2019, I saw tons of coupons for razor brands, and I was able to stack with crazy good sales. I was even able to use rebate apps to make $0.73 a package on Bic Soleil razors at Walmart.

When stocking up on razors, look for the price per shave to find out how much you’re actually saving.

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. I’ve seen them up to 25% off.

KCL Stock-Up Prices:

  • Cartridge razors, 3-pack: $3.99 – $4.99
  • Disposable razors: $0.99 – $4.99
  • Oscar Meyer Beef Franks, 16 ounces: $0.85

Related: Things to Stock Up On in September

 

10. Seafood is one of the best foods to stock up on 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. Plus, October is also National Pizza Month.

Watch for a Target app 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 the retail price
  • Pizza: $0.75 – $4.50
  • Halloween candy: 75% off candy (e.g., $0.44 per king-size candy bar)

Related: Things to Stock Up On in October

 

 

11. Best food to stockpile in November? Turkey and pumpkin spice!

The best way to stock up on turkey is to shop stores that offer a free turkey with a purchase. Or you can find a Turkey for $25 – $30 off — savings you’ll love when you’re going on multiple big grocery shopping trips.

Also, watch for sales on canned pumpkin toward the end of November, and combine with a coupon (like the $1/3 manufacturer coupon from last year) to get the best prices.

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, 1 pound: $0.80
  • Creamer, 16 ounces: $0.50 – $1.50
  • Libby’s Pumpkin, 15 ounces: $0.50 – $0.99

Related: Things to Stock Up on in November

 

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, 5 pounds: $0.75 – $1.99
  • Sugar, 4 pounds: $0.50 – $1
  • Cake mixes: $0.50 – $1.50
  • Christmas clearance: 70 – 90% off the retail price

Related: Things to Stock Up On in December

 

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