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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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January Grocery Store Trends

on 12.30.2014 at 7:51am

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january trends

Can you believe January is already here again? It’s an exciting time for many as they begin a New Year and start fresh with those New Years resolutions. There are lots of great fruit and veggies in-season, as well as sales on diet foods, organizational tools and more to get the year started off right. If you happen to come down with a winter cold, at least it’s the right time to stock up on vitamins and medicines too!

Tip: 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.

What should you be stocking up on this month?


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Diet Foods (meal and granola bars, diet shakes or drinks, etc.)
Resolution Aids (Diet Cookbooks, exercise equipments, budget books, cleaners)
Organization Tools (shelving, labels, calendars)
Oatmeal (National Oatmeal Month)
Season Passes (early bird passes to zoo, amusement parks)
Winter Health (cold medicines, vitamins, cough syrup)

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    • Tracie Dougherty

      Hi! First of all, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the help you give to others on here! I have, and still continue to learn so much from you! My question is, with my family consisting of myself, my boyfriend, and our 2 yr old son, is there a way to stock up on fruits and veggies and not have them go bad quickly?
      Canning perhaps? Any ideas greatly appreciated!

      • Gina

        I have never tried this but my grandmother would wash apples she picked in water with a little bleach. Dry them off good. Then she would individually wrap each apple in paper towel and store in a shoe box under the bed. Apples picked late summer, early fall, still sweet and crisp in December.

    • Jamie

      Tracie, canning is a great way to save money! A food saver is also a great way to save money. Just be sure to buy the supplies for the food saver when they r on sale.