Our family, like many others, is planning a special meal this coming weekend. I was looking through the ads from the major supermarket chains. Amazing bargains are to be had. The price for ham is nearly free at one store. And pies can be had for nearly nothing. The solution, it would seem, would be to go forth and purchase huge amounts of food, especially the non perishable stuff, and buy, buy, buy. And then don't buy another thing until the next major holiday. Save a fortune.
Alas, there aren't that many holidays when the stores open the floodgates of savings. Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter are the ones where you get major deals if you look for them and play their games of buying flour if you want a cheap turkey, as an example. Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day are more limited in their knock your shoes off savings--usually just hot dog and hamburger buns or possibly some watermelon or other summer fruit. So, fill your freezer with Easter savings and remember Memorial Day may not have quite the savings, but there will be countless mattress sales to make up for it.