Stock up on Holiday Sale Items

Memorial day savings

Every holiday has food items associated with it. Whether it is hot dogs on the 4th of July, ham at Easter or Turkey at Thanksgiving, these holidays are a great time to stock up on sale food items that have a longer shelf life. Memorial day is only a few days away so some of the items that were on sale this week that I thought would be good to stock up on are hot dogs, sausages, chips, salsa, baked beads, condiments and salad dressing. This general food selection for the Memorial day is not an expensive one, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't save where you can. For example for Memorial day Safeway has a coupon that allows you to buy 2 packs of hot dogs for $1.98. Pretty much every store has specials that allow you to stock up on hots dogs and sausages for next to nothing. Salad dressing specials range right now from $5 for 5 bottles of Ken's at Superfresh to $4 for 3 bottles of Kraft at Safeway. 

Turkey is obviously a great purchase around Thanksgiving. Granted after eating turkey on Thanksgiving you might not want it for a while, but if you eat a lot of turkey sandwiches or like to put turkey on salads this is a great time to buy an extra one to keep in the freezer. Turkey sells for as low as $.49 a pound. If you compare that to the $6 you pay per pound for lunch meat (granted your not paying for the weight of the parts you aren't eating) or the prices you pay for turkey breasts the rest of the year, it can add up to big savings. Turkey can be kept in the freezer for at least 2 months. 

As other holidays come to pass I will mention some of the best products on sale that you can stock up on and save for the rest of the year. Please feel free to pass along ideas of your own as well.