What to Buy in November
We’re on the tail end of Autumn and the holiday deals are starting to ramp up. This is a great time to stock up on baking supplies, Autumn is here! Back to School Deals are over and Christmas deals are gearing up, but don’t miss the great fall deals October has to offer. This is a great time to stock up on pantry staples and take advantage of summer’s leftovers.
The month of November is also:
- National American Diabetes Month*
- National Peanut Butter Month Month*
- National Gluten Free Diet Awareness Month*
*expect to see sales centered around these promotions
- Veteran’s Day – Many retailers will offer Veteran’s Day savings and many restaurants offer free or deeply discounted meals to Veterans.
- Holiday/Thanksgiving Dinner Foods – Look for sales and coupons on items like turkey, ham, canned pumpkin, stuffing mix, gravy, bread/rolls, frozen pies, cool whip and more.
Savings Tip: While turkeys and hams are priced so low, pick up a couple extra. Cook and freeze meat in ziploc bags to use in casseroles, soups and more all for the next several months.
- Baking Supplies – Baking season is in full swing. Look for great prices on items like chocolate chips, sprinkles, vanilla, corn syrup, nuts, evaporated milk, baking powder, baking soda, flour, sugar, brown sugar, powdered sugar and more!
- Hot Beverages – Colder weather calls for warmer drinks so look for sales on coffee, hot tea and hot cocoa.
- Large Appliances – Manufacturers roll out new models in time for the holidays, so stores are working hard to make room for fresh stock by discounting 2012 models of dishwashers, dryers and more.
- Toys – Black Friday is now mainly focused on electronics, computers, appliances, and loss leaders like DVDs and Blu-rays so retailers are slashing prices on toys earlier in the month.
- Kitchen Gadgets – With so much cooking going on in the next couple of months, bargains on the kitchen aisles abound!
Black Friday is just four weeks away. Unless you find a rockin’ deal or just absolutely need a big ticket item, it’s best to wait until then to take advantage of deeply slashed Black Friday prices.
WAIT TO BUY
- Winter Clothing – Don’t stock up on winter apparel and outerwear just yet. Try to hold out until January when prices will plummet.
- Halloween – Look for closeout prices on candy and costumes during the first week of November.
- Summer Footwear – Winter styles are flooding the shelves so retailers are trying to move out their summer shoe styles. Save big on sandals and sneakers.
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