How to Shop Wisely, Spend Frugally on Food in October

An expert explains what to buy for less

To shop wisely and save on food, says Livingston-based coupon expert and "queen of coupons" Cindy Livesey, keep in mind the food "holidays" for October and the produce in season. "Remember, using your coupons paired with a sale is the best way to save the most money on your grocery bill,"says Livesey. "Knowing sales cycles gives you the advantage of being able to plan your purchases and stock up when those prices hit rock bottom."

Locals concerned about rising food prices have a few strategies in mind; one is to stockpile items (see photos).

Livesey suggests that shoppers take note of upcoming events, and keep following her own "extreme coupon" savings progress at LivingRichwithCoupons.com

National Food Holidays:

  • National Pasta Month
  • National Sausage Month
  • National Pretzel Month
  • National Dessert Month
  • National Cookie Month
  • National Seafood Month
  • National Apple Month
  • National Chili Month
  • National Pizza Month

Produce in Season

  • Arugula
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Chestnuts
  • Cranberries
  • Kale
  • Kumquat
  • Lemons
  • Parsnip
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Turnips
  • Yams
  • Apples
  • Cranberries
  • Pomegranate

Food Sale Items

  • Candy
  • Cookies
  • Baking Products
  • Nuts

Seasonal Sale Items

  • Alarm clocks
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Safety Equipment
  • Car Care Products
  • Customs
  • Halloween Decorations
frink October 06, 2012 at 03:52 PM
I live by Cindy's site, she and her network of contributors have saved me thousands...
Elizabeth October 06, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Sounds interesting. But she should really put things that mice or bugs can get into (given time, they can get into anything. All they have is time) thick plastic bins and containers. Things like cereals and beans. She has excellent ideas and stock piling is a great idea. But they should be contained better. I open boxes of cake mixes etc. and put labels with directions on each. Then contain without cardboard box in a thick bin that keeps them fresh and keeps vermin out. JMO.
Marcia Worth October 09, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Funny enough, that was my first comment when the reader sent in this photo. She told me she has cats "on duty" for that. I am also a stockpiler and loyal to plastic bins. Thanks!
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