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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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October Grocery Store Trends

on 10.3.2013 at 9:03am
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A complete guide on what to buy in October!

It’s October which means it is officially fall! With October comes some of my favorite things: homemade Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Pumpkin Bread, Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter, Pumpkin Pancakes… are you starting to see a theme here? Thankfully pumpkin will be on sale this month! In addition to pumpkin, here is what you should buy this month based on October grocery store trends.

If you are looking for a source that constantly updates, check out the National Fruit & Vegetable Retail Report issued by the government every couple of weeks. This report gives the top 10 fruits and vegetables and the national percentage of which fruits and vegetables are in store ads.

One big note: October is NOT the month to buy any electronic equipment.  All of these will go lower in November and December and you will regret the price you pay this month.

What should you look at buying and stocking up on this month??

Fruits

Apples
Cantaloupe
Cranberries
Grapes
Pears
Pumpkins

Vegetables

Beets
Bell Peppers
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cauliflower
Chard
Eggplant
Sweet Potatoes
Turnips
Winter Squash
Zucchini

Other Items

Candy
Spices
Pumpkin Items
Sugar
Flour
Clearance Grills & Patio Furniture
Clearance Summer Toys, Swim etc.
Vacations (buy ahead for next year)
Camping Gear

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    • Jenni P.

      Thank-you! Been wondering about just this subject.

    • Stephanie

      Unfortunately, the Government shutdown has effected the National Fruit & Veg website. Bummer on so many levels.!

    • Jaime

      Thank you! This is very helpful to me to know what items are the ones to stock up on. Thanks again