It’s all about what to stock up on in November today. Here’s the deal, if we have a list of things we need, let’s purchase them at rock-bottom prices.
Every month stores reduce their inventory by marking down products we may need or want. If you haven’t signed up for newsletters from the stores you shop at the most, do it now. They notify their loyal customers before the public hears about a sale.
This month is no exception for saving money, a lot of money. Just think Thanksgiving and all the trimmings, yay!
You can buy fresh or frozen turkeys to start with, then add the stuffing mixes and the crusts.
Before you head to the store to save money, organize your pantry and freezer. Be ready to stock up big time with just about anything you can use in November and December.
If you have plans for New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day be ready to stock the food, snacks, and appetizer fixings.
What To Stock Up On In November
Everything you need for that special day you can find on sale this month. Everything from turkeys, spiral hams, yams, potatoes, whipping cream, etc.
I absolutely love this month as I fill my freezer and pantry with things marked way down from the original price.
November 3rd is National Sandwich Day
Now, if you have a favorite sandwich shop, they may have a special like 2 sandwiches for the price of one! Watch Facebook and Instagram for specials.
Don’t forget to watch for coupons in your email and the weekly flyers in your mailbox. The stores will send out emails to their customers, so sign up for their newsletters today.
November is a great month to look at buying the low-end laptops. If you don’t need a super-fast laptop, you can look for great buys for a starter laptop.
It may fit into your budget if all you’re looking for is a computer that you use to check your emails, do some word processing, or following your favorite blogs.
TV’s and Electronics
If you’ve been wanting a new TV with more gadgets, or your current TV is on its last leg, watch the Sunday paper or your weekly ads in the mailbox.
You will see specials on televisions, so keep an eye out for what you want to buy before the sales hit.
In other words, shop BEFORE you need the TV. Then be patient and watch for the rock-bottom prices.
You will find discounted prices on some of your favorite small electronics as well. Watch for stocking stuffers or Christmas gifts at reduced prices on last year’s models.
Halloween Leftover Stuff
This is when you’ll want to grab some leftover candy and use your FoodSaver to remove the air on the candy you love to eat. Please remember, if they have nuts in the candy, I would freeze them.
Nuts have a high oil content and can go rancid very quickly. Yes, even in candy. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
- Leftover Halloween candy
- Halloween masks
- Halloween lights
Pumpkins and Winter Squash
Watch for pumpkins after Halloween and winter squash. They will be marked way down in price. You can store the squash and enjoy it throughout the next couple of months. Have you tried cooking a pumpkin in your Instant Pot or Fagor pressure cooker?
Yes, the stores markdown wedding dresses. Just think of it this way, out with the old and in with the new spring styles. The long sleeve dresses have to go and the new summery dresses are on their way to be hung up for the warmer weather.
If you know any bride to be, tag them about sales on wedding dresses, they are out there. Be ready to save a lot of money. In some cases 70% off.
Yes, the supplies may be limited, but have someone alter the sleeves if you have to. It’s all about saving money.
Veteran’s Day Sales
Woohoo! This is the holiday weekend people wait to snag a large appliance they need for the kitchen or laundry room. You will see markdowns on this year’s models.
The stores want to get rid of the old to make room for the new models coming in December.
We bought our gas stove with a huge 50% off discount. It was truly worth the wait to get an older model. I didn’t need one with all the bells and whistles, so to speak.
If you have been looking for a sale on a special baking pan, look at your local stores this weekend and save a lot of money.
Look for mailbox flyers with coupons galore and emails from your favorite grocery store to save money throughout the month. This is the month I stock my freezer with butter and my pantry with canned pumpkin.
I typically buy ten packages of cream cheese this month when it hits around $1.00 for an 8-ounce package.
- Cream cheese
- Canned pie filling
- Chocolate chips
- Baking mixes
- Pie shells
- Canned pumpkin
If the turkeys get down to $.89 a pound or less, I like to buy three or four of them and fill the freezer. I love baking a turkey on Sunday and freezing the leftovers in 2 cup freezer bags.
Then let’s talk about making soup with the carcass, life is so good. It’s all about saving money and this month rocks with savings.
- Whipping cream
- Turkeys (if you live by a Winco, the last 2-3 years if you spend $100.00 they will give you a free turkey in November)
- Cranberries-Cranberry Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip
- Russet potatoes
- Sweet potatoes/Yams
Here again, if the turkeys get down to $.89 cents or less per pound, I grab a few for the freezer. Cool Whip isn’t my favorite choice for cream, but if the large container goes for less than $1.00 I buy 4 or 5 for the freezer.
I have a few salads I use Cool Whip in like this Watergate Salad.
- Cool Whip
- Pie crusts
Canned/Boxed Items For Your Pantry
It’s a great month to stock up on some of these items. With the holidays I will be using several of these, so it’s a great time for me to stock my pantry.
- Canned soups
- Green beans
- French’s Fried Onions
- Stuffing mix
- Cranberry sauce
- Pumpkin donuts
- Pumpkin cookies
- Pumpkin cake
- Olives, green and black
- Canned vegetables
Small Appliances-Black Friday & Cyber Monday
This is a great time to find that special gift for someone at Christmas time. You will find just about every kitchen appliance for holiday gifts, wedding gifts, and house warming gifts.
If you need a FoodSaver, this is the month to watch for one.
These two days you will find the lowest sales of the year, literally. Watch for Amazon, Target, and Best Buy to start with as you look for prices below cost, sometimes. You may call them “teasers,” but they are real. I bought the camera for my blog that way, it was a great deal.
Let me know your thoughts on what to stock up on in November, I love to hear! What do you have on your need list? Let me know what you hope to buy in November that will save you a lot of money.
It’s all about being prepared for the unexpected. May God bless this world, Linda