By Megan Capone
While we absolutely love going on impromptu summer picnics, we simply loathe the idea of making last minute runs to the grocery store or (gasp!) grabbing to-go food for our feast. As luck would have it, grocers across the country hold annual sales on summer picnic specialties. Keep your eye out for picnic-worthy goodies on sale. And use these coupons to increase your savings
Here are a few summer staples you’ll want to grab the moment they're on sale to get your picnicking stash ready for summer and coupons to save even more!
From the time summer starts everyone is in a mood to celebrate. So be on the lookout for sales on picnic supplies like condiments, hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, cheese, potato chips, soda, charcoal, paper goods, coolers, insect repellent and sunscreen.
When it comes to the non-perishables, stock up for the whole summer when you see a good sale. Hot dog and hamburger buns can be frozen, so when you see a great deal there, don't skimp.
Around July 4th and other super-summer weekends take note of explosive deals on picnic necessities like BBQ sauce, baked beans, ketchup, mustard, marinade, hot dogs, hamburgers, buns and soda. Remember that condiments can last for practically ever, so when you see great savings or a valuable coupon, buy, buy, buy!
Think About Next Year
Although your warm weather festivities may still be in full swing, come August most retailers are deeply discounting summer stock to make way for fall fare. Take advantage of clearance prices on BBQ supplies, charcoal, lighter fluid, sunscreen and insect repellent. If you've got room, anything that won't go bad and is priced lower than it will be next May is a good purchase.
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