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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • 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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August is a time to stock up not only on obvious things like school supplies, but also to take advantage of the fruits and vegetables that are in season. Summer produce is still in full swing, so make sure you check this list of what to buy in August before you head to the store!

Two Big Savings Tips: 

Many states are running tax free weekends this month.  Check the list to see when that is running in your area.

For large ticket items (other than computers) you really want to wait until Labor Day.  August doesn’t have any three-day weekends and really isn’t a great month for big purchases.  Labor Day is also when we start to see the best clearance deals on all things summer!

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 look at buying and stocking up on this month?

What to Buy in August | Grocery Store Trends

Fruits

Cantaloupe

Cherries

Figs

Grapes

Mangoes

Melons

Nectarines

Peaches

Plums

Raspberries

Strawberries

Tomatoes

Blackberries

Blueberries

Vegetables

Eggplant

Garlic

Green beans

Green onions

Okra

Onions

Peas

Potatoes

Radishes

Scallions

Shallots

Summer squash

Zucchini

Avocados

Basil

Bell Peppers

Beets

Cilantro

Corn

Cucumbers

Other Stuff

Grills

Laptops and Computers

Patio Furniture (late August)

SCHOOL & OFFICE SUPPLIES

Summer Apparel

Swimwear

Wondering what to eat this month? See our August 2020 monthly meal plan!

Make the most of your budget by following grocery store trends. Here's a list of what to buy in August, including fruits, vegetables, and other items!