What To Stock Up On In July

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It’s all about what to stock up on in July today. This post is part of my ongoing monthly savings plan. We can save money on those items we need or want if we are aware of the month they are at the lowest price possible.

Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

The summer is hot and the fruit and vegetables are plentiful this month. Corn, cantaloupe, blueberries, strawberries, plums, peaches, and watermelon are all in season right now. Watch for coupons and really good buys, even at Target. I bet you can almost taste those fresh strawberries, right? Be sure and grab some whipping cream!


If your community allows fireworks, you already know July is the month to buy the leftover fireworks after the holiday to use for the New Year. You can store them in a safe and secure dry place and pull them out to welcome in the New Year or other holidays.

Hot Dog and Hamburger Buns

Most grocery stores stock up for that 4th of July barbecue and they don’t want to run out of the hot dog or hamburger buns. It’s a perfect time to stock your freezer with all kinds of buns for the fall and winter months. Condiments will be drastically reduced, a great time to stock up on mayo, mustard, and other goodies. This is the month to stock up on paper plates, cups, and napkins for picnics and possible emergencies.

Meat To Barbecue

Here’s the deal with meat in the summer time, grocery stores stock up big time hoping to sell a lot of meat for those barbecues! You will see drastic discounts, and it’s the best time to stock your freezer with hot dogs, hamburger meat, and steaks.

July Is National Ice Cream Month

Ice cream in every form will be on sale this month. I have seen huge discounts in July, and I stock up on all the ones we love the most. Don’t forget to watch for coupons at your local stores, and even the pharmacies.


July is a great month to find that swimsuit you have been looking at that was maybe too pricey. I bet it is on sale, if it’s still available. You will see 40%-60% off all swimsuits, beachwear, beach towels, floating devices, goggles, and pool toys.

Designer Clothing

If you like to buy designer clothing, July is a great month because Nordstrom’s and Dillards typically have their half-year clearance sales going on with drastically reduced prices. Just be prepared to stand in line, just giving you the heads up. The stores are gearing up for the fall clothing lines and back to school stuff coming in and they need to unload all the summer items. Don’t forget to look for great buys on sandals, and designer flip flops.

Garden and Patio Items

This is a great month to pick up an outside table and chairs or those outside rocking chairs you have been wanting. These will be about 40%-50% off the original price. The stores are looking to clear out the summer fun items and getting ready to stock space heaters and fireplace inserts.

Artificial Christmas Trees

I know, I hear you, who needs to see those trees on sale in JULY! But they will be in several stores marked down for a quick sale. Grab one or two and stash them in your closet so you can pull them out after Thanksgiving! I really hope they don’t start the Christmas music in the stores in July, right?


Because Father’s Day was in June, you will now see specials on the tools the stores have stocked up on and didn’t sell as expected. Grab those tools you need to start that project you have been needing to do.


You probably know how expensive sunscreen can be. I stock my hall closet big time for family and guests. Every once in a while I see it for 30%-50% off the retail price. Because we live in Southern Utah (the desert) and I don’t want anyone getting sunburned, it’s critical I have several containers on hand. Check your mailbox for coupons to Target and your local grocery stores. My favorite brand is Aveeno 50 SPF. I go right to the section where it’s marked down every July.

School Supplies

If you have kids going back to school, July is the first month to stock up while the best supplies are fully stocked on the store shelves. You will see rock-bottom prices on items you need to fill those backpacks. The prices will go back up the closer it gets to the first day of school because the supplies will be depleted. It’s all about supply and demand.

You will see binders, calculators, pencils, pens, paper, pencil boxes, etc. They will have glue, glue sticks, you name it on sale!

Final Word

I hope today’s post helps you with what to stock up on in July. It’s a great time to buy those items we need at the very lowest price available this time of the year. May God bless this world, Linda

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4 thoughts on “What To Stock Up On In July

  • June 24, 2019 at 8:35 am

    One terrific item to stock up on this month is dry milk from the Home Storage Center (HSC). HSC milk is already substantially cheaper than similar products from every other company out there (14 cents per serving as opposed to 66 cents per serving for Thrive, or 32-50 cents per serving for Augason Farms, depending on source), but now it’s on sale, for June and July only, bringing the cost per serving down to 11 cents. Improve the taste with a little bit of vanilla and/or sugar, and it tastes every bit as good as the expensive stuff.

    But wait! There’s more! HSC milk is also much higher in vitamin and mineral content than all the other major brands, giving you even more bang for your buck.

    For information on using dry milk in your everyday cooking, check out my blog–PrepSchoolDaily dot blogspot dot com.

  • August 4, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Linda, thank you for this informative post. I try to never pay full retail. Your post has some very good suggestions! The back-to-school sales are also good for the office supplies we need. I love spiral bound notebooks with attractive covers, like old-school Lisa Frank and cute animals. When they are on sale now, I will pick up some for use during the year. Why do I have to use boring office supplies? I want to enjoy looking at my tools, especially when using them .

    • August 4, 2019 at 8:32 pm

      Hi Teddy, I love your comment! Life is so good when we can buy those things we need at a discount! Plus, if we go at back-to-school times there are way more choices! Great comment! Linda


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