This is a great post from Hot Coupon World – enjoy!
Fall is an important time in a couponer’s world. There are heavy sales that are brand-specific that will roll out for the next two months as we start moving towards the holidays.
With the advent of back to school, you’ll have seen line-wide sales on all things General Mills and Kellogg’s, and Campbell’s and Quaker are going to be just around the corner.
Fall baking sales will be here next month as well, so a good time to restock all your pantry items ahead of the holidays.
You should also keep your eyes open for new product roll-outs. They tend to be in the fall as well, and that means high dollar coupons usually follow.
And if you’re sacking lunches for kids, things like new crop fresh fruit, granola bars, and even pudding cups will be on sale.
So get ready for fall sales – they’re here and it’s a great time to be saving your household money!
Brands to Watch This Week
There aren’t a ton of branded sales happening this week, where whole families of brands are collectively on sale together. Here are a few things to watch.
Quaker -One store in my area is kicking off their Quaker sales early. This usually includes the entire line of cereal, granola bars, oatmeal, and in some areas, Aunt Jemima pancake mix and syrup. If you can get your hands on the $3 off 5 products coupon, depending on the store, you can save a lot of money. The coupons can bring each item to well under $1.
Generics – It’s the third week of the month, which means that most stores will be heavily discounting their generic items, so if you’re light on coupons and need canned goods or pasta, this is usually a good week to snap up some savings.
Frozen Pizzas – Fall means football season is here, so that means frozen pizzas will be on sale over the coming weeks. This will be across brands, so everything from the inexpensive Totinos to the higher end gournet frozen pizzas will go through a sales cycle. It should be a good time to fill the freezer.
Apples – New crop apples are here. That means a wide variety of apples should start rolling in, and at very affordable prices. Your basic apple varieties should be able to be had for under $1 per pound, and specialty varieties like Honey Crisp or Pink Ladies should be under $1.50 to be considered a good deal.
Potatoes – It’s also harvest time for the first round of potatoes. A good price for Russet potatoes on sale would be about .10c per pound. White, gold, and reds are great when you can get them for .50-.60c per pound on sale.
Salmon – We prefer to recommend chasing deals on the wild-caught salmon. It’s better for the environment, and we think better for you. Wild caught is still coming into the stores and you can find Coho and King salmon available. Coho would be cheaper of the two – $5 to $7 per pound is going to be a good price depending on where you live, and $8-$11 for the King salmon would be an acceptable range per pound. The wild caught is a bit more, but if the Atlantic farm raised is what you can swing, you should be paying at least $2 less per pound for the farm raised salmon over the wild.