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Coupons are seasonal.
January & February---> bring a plethora of health food coupons. Frozen diet meals, healthy cereals, protein bars...etc.
March---> is frozen food month. So there are usually a lot of great sales on frozen food items.
April & May---> is generally a good time for candy (Easter) baking coupons, and then in May you are looking at coupons for Mexican fare.
June & July---> great time to stock up on hot dogs, condiments, chips
Aug & Sept. ---> back to school time equals lots of crackers, juice, cookies, sandwich items (pb, jam, lunch meats, Lunchables)
Now that November is here, these are the things to be on the look out for. Stock up now. If something has a long shelf life, get a nice 6 months worth. Yes, I said 6 months. These are the items I am stocking up on during these next two months:
baking mixes (brownie, cake etc)
chocolate chips/baking chocolate
evaporated & sweetened condensed milk
boxed dinner helpers (these are great to donate if your family doesn't eat them)
cream of soups
foils/plastic wrap/ baggies/containers
cold medicines (be careful of expiration dates!)
Build those stockpiles now, when things are at their cheapest price!
**** I know that not every one eats processed foods. Obviously that is an individual/family decision. Think about having one or two for a "just in case" or consider donating them. There is obviously a huge need right now!****