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. In 2021 I’ve been updating each month so you have the most up-to-date information for money savings each month.
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
- Garlic (DIY Natural Homemade Garlic Powder)
- Red Onions (Easy Pickled Onions Recipe)
- Summer Squash (How to Grow Summer Squash)
- Tomatoes (How to Grow Tomatoes)
BBQ & Grilling Items to Stock Up on in July
July is a great time to stock up on meats, condiments and paper goods.
Watch for even deeper discounts AFTER the 4th of July (in the US that is).
- Hot Dogs
- Paper goods like plates, cups and napkins.
July is National Ice Cream Month
Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? President Ronald Reagan made it official in 1984 and the 3rd Sunday of the month is National Ice Cream Day! So in July, you’ll find even deeper discounts on these creamy desserts!
- Ice Cream
- Powdered Milk
Stock Up in July on Items for the Pool, Camping & Beach
Since many of us will be poolside, swimming at a beach or camping during July, you’ll find many of these items on discount all month long.
- Bug spray
- Camping Gear
- Pool Items like towels, flip flops, noodles, etc will start to be discounted to make room for fall items.
- Patio and outdoor furniture
School Supplies to Buy in July
Stores are gearing up for everyone going back to school this time of year. So, you’ll see school supply sections starting with great 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
Grocery stores will have discounted prices on these items in July!
- Fireworks (after the 4th of July)
- American Flag themed items
What to Buy in July
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.
What will you be shopping for in the month of July?