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      Queens of Q's: Monthly Sales Cycles

      Monthly Sale Cycles That Will Help You Save! Stock up when the prices are rock bottom!


      National Oatmeal Month: quick, old-fashioned, rolled, and steel-cut oats, ready to cook oatmeal packets,Diet Foods including: cereal, frozen entrees, meal and granola bars, diet shakes/ drinksHealthy Choice, South Beach, Lean Cuisine, Special K, Kashi, Smart Start, 100 Calorie Packs,diet aids: shakes, weight scales, diet cookbooks, exercise equipment & weightsOrganization aids- shelving, plastic tubs & containers, labelsSuper Bowl Sunday: Soda, chips, dips, cheese, sandwich items, crackers, snacks, wings, cut fruit & veggie traysSeasonal Produce: oranges, pears, grapefruit, tangerines, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, collards, kale, kiwi, avocado, cabbage, spinachClearance: Christmas- decorations toys, lights, stocking stuffers, artificial trees, ornaments, wrapping paper, gift bows, New Year's party supplies- noise makers, hats, party favors, wines & sparkling juicesWinter Health: cold medicines and vitamins, cough syrup


      National Canned Food Month: canned fruit, vegetables, pie fillings, soups, meats: tuna, chicken, salmonSuper Bowl Sunday: Soda pop, chips, dips, cheese, sandwich items, crackers, snacks, wings, cut fruit & veggie traysNational Hot Breakfast Month: oatmeal, Cream of Wheat, frozen waffles, syrup, waffle & pancake mix, hash browns, bacon, sausageValentine's: boxed and bar chocolate, lubricants & KY jelly, perfume, cards, stuffed animals, gift sets, wine/ sparkling cider, flower arrangements, candlesSeasonal Produce: artichoke, asparagus, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, collards, grapefruit, kale, oranges, parsnips, pears, potatoes, turnips


      Frozen Food Month: frozen meals and entrees, veggies, side dishes, desserts, juice concentrateMarch Madness: soda pop, chips, dips, cheese, crackers, sandwich items, snacks, wings, cut fruit & veggie traysSt. Patrick's Day: decorations, corned beef, cabbage, Irish soda breadClearance: winter clothing, snow shovels, ski and sledding equipmentSpring/ Easter: Decorations, baskets, candy, ham, eggs and egg dyeing kits, gift sets, dresses and accessories.Seasonal Produce: artichoke, asparagus, avocado, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, grapefruit, grapes, lemon, lime, mushrooms, onions, peas, radish, rhubarb, spinach, strawberries


      Easter: ham, eggs, dyeing kits, stuffed animals, candy, chocolate, baskets, decorationsBaking supplies: sugar, spices, baking mixes, flour, chocolate chips, refrigerated cookie doughEarth Day: natural and organic foods and personal care products, reusable bags and water bottles, Energy Star appliances, CFL and LED lightingSpring: gardening equipment and seeds, bird feeders, spring cleaning supplies, allergy medicineSeasonal Produce: artichokes, asparagus, avocados, beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, grapefruit, mushrooms, onions, peas, rhubarb, strawberriesClearance: After Easter sales are the time to stock up on decorations, baskets & grass, egg dyeing kits & stickers etc for the next year!


      Cinco De Mayo: salsa, shredded cheese, tortillas, tortilla chips, canned & refried beans, shredded lettuce, pinatas & pinata fillers, frozen Mexican entrees & snacks (taquitos, mini tacos, chimichangas)Mother's Day: bouquets, gift sets, perfume, chocolate, photo frames and crafts, jewelry, candlesMemorial Day: BBQ sauce, ketchup, condiments, charcoal, salad dressing, potato chips, dips, paper plates, plastic utensils, sandwich fixingsSummer needs: insect repellant, sunscreen, outdoor furniture, shorts, sun hats, beach toys, bird feeders, lawn mowers, barbecues and grilling utensilsGardening: plants, flowers, seeds, watering cans, plant food, soil, weed killers, mulch, compost buckets, water hosesSeasonal Produce: artichokes, asparagus, avocado, beets, blackberries, carrots, corn, green beans, onions, peas in the pod, potatoes, raspberries, strawberries


      National Dairy Month: eggs, milk (free milk Catalina, wyb cereal), ice cream, cheese, butter, yogurt, Cool Whip, in-store dairy coupons or bookletsEnd of June is Fourth of July Sales: hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ sauce, ketchup, condiments, charcoal, salad dressing, potato chips, dipsSeasonal Produce: apricots, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cherries, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, grapes, honeydews, nectarines, peaches, potatoes, raspberries, red onions, summer squash, strawberries, sweet Vidalia onions, tomatoes, watermelons


      National Ice Cream MonthMore 4th of July BBQ Sales: hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ sauce, ketchup, condiments, charcoal, salad dressing, potato chips, dipsEnd of July, Back to School Sales begin: crayons, pencils, folders, bindersSeasonal Produce: Asian pears, Bartlett pears, green beans, blueberries, corn, cucumbers, eggplants, figs, garlic, grapes, nectarines, red onions, Valencia oranges, peaches, sweet bell peppers, plums, potatoes, summer squash, tomatoes, watermelon


      Back to school supplies: erasers, pens, crayons, paper, binders, backpacks, notebooks, markers, note cardsSchool lunch items: pudding cups, lunch meat, single serve juices, lunchablesDisinfectants: Clorox and Lysol wipes & spraysSeasonal Produce: Avocados, beans, berries, cherries, corn on the cob, cucumbers, eggplants, figs, seedless grapes, melons, onions, peaches, pears (Bartlett), peppers (sweet bell), plums, summer squash, tomatillos, and tomatoesClearance: insect repellent, sunscreen, charcoal, swim suits, gardening supplies and seeds, fans, camping gear


      Back to School Sales through Labor Day: pens, pencils, paper (filler & printing), backpacks, erasers, folders, binders, dividersLabor Day Sales: restaurants deals, movie theater perks (free popcorn, soda, concession candy), shoe & apparel store weekend passesDiabetes awareness: glucose meters, Glucerna cereal, diabetic care- socks, test strips, sugar free products, vitamins, weight scalesSeasonal Produce: apples, artichokes, beans, cucumbers, eggplant, grapes, onions, pears (Asian & Bartlett), peppers (bell and chili), squash, tomatillo, tomatoesClearance: camping gear, gardening supplies, bug spray, fans & air conditioners, BBQ supplies- grills, charcoal, lighters


      Halloween: candy, costumes & accessoriesBaking sales (mid-October to late December): canned pumpkin, evaporated milk, baking chips, pie crust (mix and ready-made frozen)National Seafood Month: fish, shrimp, lobster, crabBreast Cancer Awareness Month: promotions & deals featuring participating "pink" productsAdopt a Shelter-Dog Month: wet & dry dog food, dog toys & chewsSeasonal Produce: apples, artichokes, arugula, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, chard, cranberries, parsnip, pears, pomegranates, potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, winter squash, turnips, yams


      Baking goods: nuts, chocolate chips, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, coconut, cake & brownie mixes, Chex cereal (for homemade Chex mix)Canned foods: soup, broth, vegetables & fruits, spaghetti sauceHoliday staples: turkey, canned pureed pumpkin, stuffing mix, boxed potatoes, gravy mixes, ready-to-bake rolls, frozen pies, cranberry sauce, gelatin, marshmallowsSeasonal Produce: apples, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celery, cranberries, kiwis, lemons, oranges, pears (Anjou & Comice), potatoes, pumpkin, squash, yamsHalloween Clearance: The best time to stock up on things for the next year: door decorations, spider webs, candy bowls, yard & outdoor props, plates, cups, napkins & tablecloths, window clings, pumpkin carving kits, streamers, confetti, string lights, Halloween candy-alternatives to stretch next year's candy bowl supply. Also party favors like: spider rings, erasers, plastic fangs, pencils, bookmarks, stickers, and bouncy balls.Costumes: Generic items like witch hats, gloves, tiaras/ crowns, play swords, pet costumes, capes & cloaks, fangs, and fairy wings are best, especially when you have children whose preferences change year to year.Black Friday/ Cyber Monday: Deep savings on doorbusters and advertised items ranging from clothing and toys to electronics and appliances. Research sales, make a list, and stick to it for the best results.Seasonal clearance: rakes, outdoor furniture, bikes


      Holiday Dinner: egg nog, deli platters, instant potatoes, gravy mixes, Rhodes rolls, frozen pies, cranberry sauce, Jello, marshmallowsBaking: flour, sugar, butter, cream, cake mixes, brownie mixes, muffin mixes, breads, pie crusts, marshmallows, whipped creamCanned foods: soup, broth, condensed milk, vegetables, fruits, spaghetti sauceClearance: Buy all your Thanksgiving decorations, extra table settings, and turkey carving products now once they're at least 50% off.