How can it be August already?! I swear it feels like Independence Day was about two days ago. Summer always flies by too quickly, but the best we can do is try to enjoy it while it lasts. And I feel like I’ve been doing a lot of that lately! :-)
This month’s edition of my guide to stocking up is very reflective of transition between late summer and early fall. Flavorful summer produce is available in abundance, and stores are preparing to equip students with everything they need for the coming school year.
So what does this mean for you? Savvy shoppers see low prices as the perfect opportunity to stock up, and you’re sure to find low prices on these 7 things during the next few weeks!
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7 Things To Stock Up On In August
1. School Supplies
This is the best time of year to save on school supplies, hands down. If you have school-age kids at home, this is a perfect opportunity to stock up on everything they will need for homework during the school year, like lined paper, pencils, pens, etc.
And even if you don’t have kids to prepare for school, you can still take advantage of low prices by stocking up on notebooks, pens, envelopes, and any other school or office supply you use at home.
2. Printer Paper
Speaking of office supplies, August is also a great time to stock up on printer paper! Printer supplies rarely go on sale, so don’t let this opportunity to stock up on paper pass you by!
3. Antibacterial Products
A new school year often means new germs to contend with, so many back-to-school sales include discounts on antibacterial products too. Stock up on antibacterial cleaning wipes, hand sanitizers, and more this month, and you’re sure to save quite a bit!
4. Swimwear & Water Toys
During August, stores start to clear out their back stock of summertime merchandise to make room for new seasonal items. That means you’re sure to see discounts and clearances on swimwear and water toys!
Stock up on these items for any vacations you have coming up, or just set them aside to use next summer!
5. Breakfast Foods
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that’s especially true for students! Stock up on shelf-stable breakfast products like cereal, granola bars, and more this month to take advantage of low back-to-school pricing.
August is the absolute best time to buy berries, both in terms of ripeness and cost! Stock up on your favorite berries now and freeze them for later. (Frozen berries are great in smoothies and baked goods!)
If you’re looking for even deeper discounts, consider signing up for Driscoll’s rewards program for exclusive offers and coupons.
7. Corn On The Cob
Keep an eye on your local produce stands. If they aren’t full to the brim with fresh ears of corn now, they will be in a matter of days! Don’t miss your chance to stock up on fresh sweet corn this month.
Once you learn how to freeze seasonal produce, you can pack your freezer to the gills with delicious peak season corn to enjoy throughout the winter!
Looking for more information about sales and deals during the month of August? Check out this post for more ways to save!
What will you be stocking up on this month?