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 pie 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 Christmas 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 in anticipation of the pending holidays.
November 3rd is National Sandwich Day
Now, if you have a favorite sandwich shop, they may have a special like two 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 on the model you want.
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 of many items.
Halloween Leftover Stuff
This is when you’ll want to grab some leftover candy and use your FoodSaver to remove the air in the containers for 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 also 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?
We all need to keep garden seeds so we can grow our food. My favorite place to buy my garden seeds is SeedsNow I have two of these containers below. They are perfect for storing my garden seeds. Photo Case 4″ x 6″ Photo Box Storage and my label machine is easy to use to organize my entire house. Brother P-Touch Label Maker
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 someone can alter the sleeves or length if you need something a little different. It’s all about saving money while getting something nice at the same time.
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
Did you know you can freeze whipping cream in the carton as shown below? Buy it at rock-bottom prices and thaw in the refrigerator the day before you need it. Gotta love it!
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 during 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 ahead 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 100% and Pumpkin Pie Mix
- 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.
What to Stock Up On Each Month:
- What to Stock Up On In January
- What to Stock Up On In February
- What to Stock Up On In March
- What to Stock Up On In April
- What to Stock Up On In May
- What to Stock Up On In June
- What to Stock Up On In July
- What to Stock Up On In August
- What to Stock Up On In September
- What to Stock Up On In October
- What to Stock Up On In November
- What to Stock Up On In December
Unique November Holidays
- November 1: All Saint’s Day
- November 2: Deviled Egg Day
- November 3: Sandwich Day
- November 4: King Tut Day
- November 5: Men Make Dinner Day
- November 6: National Nacho Day
- November 7: Bittersweet Chocolate with Almond’s Day
- November 8: Cook Something Bold Day
- November 9: World Freedom Day
- November 10: Forget Me Not Day
- November 11: World Origami Day
- November 12: Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
- November 13: National Indian Pudding Day
- November 14: World Diabetes Day
- November 15: Clean Your Refrigerator Day
- November 16: National Fast Food Day
- November 17: Homemade Bread Day
- November 19: Have a Bad Day Day
- November 20: Beautiful Day
- November 21: World Hello Day
- November 22: Go for a Ride Day
- November 23: Eat a Cranberry Day
- November 25: National Parfait Day
- November 26: Thanksgiving
- November 27: Black Friday
- November 28: French Toast Day
- November 29: Square Dance Day
- November 30: Stay at Home Because You’re Well Day
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
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