Grocery Sales -stock up starting before Thanksgiving through Christmas

Here are items that will be at the lowest price of the year during the holidays, so stock up!


  • Poultry –   Chicken and cornish hens will be on sale with turkey, and the weeks after the holidays will see even better prices as stores need to get rid of them to make room for new product. Buy to freeze for  stews, stir-fry, Mexican dinners and other quick meals.
  • Bacon   freezes well so stock up.


Baking aisle

  • boxed pudding and Jello
  • cake, cookie and brownie mixes
  • dried fruits
  • nuts -check bulk retailers and grocery stores along with containers of “holiday nut varieties”. Store in a cool, dark place away from light or heat.
  • sugar (including  brown sugar and powdered sugar)
  • Chocolate chips
  • Jello cheese cake
  • Jiffy cornbread mix
  • Oil (Don’t forget that hardware stores (that sell turkey fryers) have great deals on oil. Get a gallon for $20 instead of $30-35!)
  • Flour- White, all-purpose flour will last in an air-tight container in the fridge.


  • potatoes (Aldi had 10# for .99 in 2012)
  • celery
  • cranberries


  • Pumpkin pie and other pies (watch for coupons)
  • Cool Whip and dairy toppings
  • Reames noodles
  • Frozen Vegetables stock up stir-fries and soups.


  • cream cheese
  • butter –  it freezes well ;some buy it by the case.


  • soups- Campbells’s cream of tomato,  chicken, mushroom
  • vegetables
  • fruits (Libby’s coupons)
  • olives
  • Heinz gravy
  • canned pumpkin
  • sweet potatoes
  • Swanson’s broth


  • Potatoes au Gratin Betty Crocker
  • Stovetop stuffing

CANDY (watch for candy coupons)

  • Pot of Gold candy

Aldi has great prices all year, of course!

Party Food

  • Crackers –  snack crackers or saltines


  • Plastic bags, Aluminum Foil, Parchament Paper, Reusable Storage Containers  all go on sale for super low prices.
  • Cupcake Liners –  You can also get them at the Dollar Store or
  • make liners from parchment paper by cutting  parchment into squares and pressing  into each space!


Price Match your groceries and use coupons for the best savings…..

Click to see if the item you are looking for  is on sale at any of the following:    Walmart ~ Target  Kmart ~ Walgreens  ~ CVS ~ Family Dollar ~ Dollar  General ~  Aldi ~  Whole  Foods (It does require you to register so you can get in quickly each time) or scroll down and scan the short list we have made. Make a list of what is needed then take your ads to Walmart….but if you don’t have them some of them will take your word for it.

Create a list of lowest-priced items to price match at Walmart. (Hint: If you are looking for toilet paper it seems to be under “bath tissue” or the brand name.

Look to see if the item you need is on sale anywhere else


Hot, price match, price-matching ,etc.

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3 Responses to Grocery Sales -stock up starting before Thanksgiving through Christmas

  1. Dena says:

    With the sugar and butter you are buying you can make these so-easy recipes:

    Caramel Dipping Sauce:

    1 cup granulated sugar
    6 Tbsp unsalted butter
    1/2 cup sour cream
    2 tsp kosher salt

    1. Heat sugar on medium-high in a heavy-bottomed 3-quart saucepan. As soon as sugar begins to melt, stir vigorously with a whisk or wooden spoon. When sugar comes to a boil, stop stirring.

    2. After sugar crystals have melted (and sugar is dark amber in color), immediately add butter to pan. Whisk until butter has melted, then remove from heat.

    3. Slowly add sour cream and salt and continue whisking until incorporated. Whisk until caramel is smooth. Let cool in pan for a couple of minutes before pouring into a mason jar. Let cool to room temperature. Store in fridge for up to 2 weeks. Warm before serving.

    Oh, and if you want the recipe for Carla Hall’s Pumpkin Beignets that go with the Caramel Dipping Sauce


    • Dena says:


      Always, when making candy stir only with wooden spoon or wooden paddle.

      Make sure it is not too humid in your home when you make this. (I have a humidifier I
      use in the winter and I cannot make candy when it has been on or when it is rainy or snowy outside)


      Butter 9×9 inch or 7×11 inch metal pan generously. Do NOT use glass.
      Scatter about 1/2 c. coarsely chopped nuts of your choice in the bottom. (Some like to toast
      the almonds or pecans first.)

      In heavy 8 inch skillet let melt 1 stick real butter and 1 c. brown sugar, well packed,
      over low heat. Increase heat to medium and cook to 275 stirring constantly.

      Spread in buttered pan. Scatter bits of broken milk chocolate bars (about one 4 oz bar)
      on top and spread over top.



      1 c. sugar
      1 stick butter
      1/4 c. water.
      Boil til caramel colored. Spread over 1-1/2 c. broken pecans. Let cool. Break into pieces.

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