What to stock up on in July. This is my huge list of everything you’ll want to buy in the month of July. Shopping in July for your pantry, seasonal items, what’s on clearance and so much more. Let’s go shopping!
What to Stock Up on Each Month:
This stock up series or shopping by sale cycles started in November 2018. Make sure you go back and save each of the months so you can be prepared all year long.
I will be creating shopping lists for every month of the year until I have them completed. You will always know what to stock up on by each month. I strive to have the most comprehensive list for you!
Make sure to read the tips first, especially if this is your first stockpile / sale cycle shopping month!
What to Stock Up on in July
This What to Stock Up On series is so much more than a guide to groceries. I have included bigger ticket items like appliances, grills and other seasonal sale items as well. Some great deals can only be found once or twice a year.
Shopping Sale Cycles – What You Need to Know!
When it comes to stocking up in July, or really any month, it is understanding a store’s sale cycle. What is a sale cycle? I’m so glad you asked! A sale cycle is how stores generally rotate discounted items by areas of interest in a particular month. Generally the sales are retails-wide, meaning all stores will have similar items on sale. I have taken the time to do the research for you, so you’re prepared each month to shop.
What Does it Mean to Stock Up?
For me, stocking up means to “over-buy” items, that I will use all year long, while they are at the deepest discount. I’d say a supply of 3 months or more would be optimal (if your budget allows). Then you are shopping your pantry / garage / attic when you need said item/s instead of paying top dollar at the store.
How Do I Know if it is a Stock Up Price?
Well this will differ from item to item of course; especially when talking grocery vs big ticket. As a general rule I’m looking to save 50% or more for buying multiples for my stockpile.
How Can I Stockpile Without Going Broke?
No matter how great the deals are you NEVER want to put anything on a credit card; that defeats the purpose of saving money. Look for ways you can cut or reduce spending in other areas (like going out for coffee), so you can make a budget for stockpiling. Even with as little as $10 – $20 a week you can start saving up for these amazing sales.
Does Stocking Up Require Coupons?
Absolutely not! I’ll be honest, I am not a huge fan of coupons anymore (see 5 Reasons I Quit Using Coupons ). I find most of the time I’ll buy products that I don’t really use or need because I have a coupon. However if you happen to have a coupon that deepens the discount on the list, use it!
The Stock Up in July List
Seasonal Produce on Sale in July
- Bell Peppers
- Cantaloupe (How to Grow Cantaloupe)
- Corn (How to Grow Corn)
- Green Beans
- Red Onions
- Summer Squash (How to Grow Summer Squash)
- Tomatoes (How to Grow Tomatoes)
BBQ Items to Stock Up on in July
Watch for even deeper discounts AFTER the 4th of July (in the US that is).
- Hot Dogs
- Paper goods like plates, cups and napkins.
Other Grocery Items to Stock Up on in July
- Ice Cream
- Powdered Milk
Stock Up in July on Camping & Beach Items
- Bug spray
- Camping Gear
- Pool Items like towels, flip flops, noodles, etc will start to be discounted to make room for fall items.
School Supplies to Buy in July
Stores are gearing up for everyone going back to school so you’ll see school supply sections starting with deep discounts. I have a whole article on this topic! See: Back To School Sales.
- Binders / Folders
- Pens, Pencils, Erasers
- Staplers and Staples
- Crayons, Markers and Colored Pencils
- Loose leaf paper
- Construction paper
- Lunch Boxes
Consider buying extra to donate to local church that give supplies to kids in need. Also school supplies can make great stocking stuffers, gifts and are wonderful to include in boxes for Operation Christmas Child!
July Sales – Patriotic Items
- Fireworks (after the 4th of July)
- American Flag themed items
Amazon Prime Days in July
Every year Amazon has a 2-day sales event, called Amazon Prime Days. In 2019 these are set for July 15th and 16th. This is like a summer version of Black Friday! Check out the Prime Day Guide for more information!
I share deals BOTH DAYS on my Facebook Page.
So there you have it; everything to stock up on in July. I hope you are able to find these great deals in your area. And don’t forget to set a reminder for the Amazon Prime Days (great tip to start shopping for Christmas!).
What will you be shopping for in the month of July?