Best Things To Buy In November (and what not to buy)

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Sooner or later just about everything goes on sale. Knowing when items are at their lowest prices and buying them before you need them is a shopping technique that can save you hundreds of dollars every year on all kinds of items from groceries to gifts!

Black Friday is known to be a Super Deal Day, but you don’t have to wait till the end of this month to shop! There are many deals the month of November brings that fall on the other 29 days as well!

Best Things To Buy In November:

From the Grocery Stores:

  • Candy
    The beginning of November will bring clearance prices on Halloween candy. Think about your upcoming holiday baking. Does a pumpkin on the package of Hershey’s Kisses make them any less delicious to use in your Christmas Cookie recipe?  We didn’t think so!!!
  • Turkey
    The grocery stores will be buying in bulk to stock up for the high turkey demand this month. That enables them to pass along the lowest prices of the year to their customers!  Pick up a few extra turkeys to keep in your freezer for the months to come.  A turkey sandwich is great any month!
  • Aluminum Foil and Plastic Wrap
    Homemade baked goods make amazing gifts, and grocery stores will be ready with sales on the containers to put them in.  Manufacturer’s also release high-value coupons on foil and plastic wrap now, too! It’s the perfect combination to produce stock-up prices!  This stuff won’t spoil, so get enough to last several months.
  • Baking Supplies
    Flour, sugar (white, brown & powdered), baking soda, corn meal, baking powder, cake/cookie/brownie mixes, frosting, chocolate chips, sprinkles, flavorings and extracts, nuts, evaporated milk and MORE are all at low prices in November and December.
  • Seasonal Foods
    Canned pumpkin, cranberry sauce, Stove Top Stuffing, gravy (jar, canned & mixes), broth and canned dried onion toppings are some of the items to buy now.

In Season Produce

The cheapest produce in stores and at local farmer’s markets is always what’s in season. Here are November’s in-season fruits and veggies:

  • Apples
  • Broccoli
  • Cranberries
  • Mushrooms
  • Oranges
  • Pears
  • Pomegranates
  • Pumpkins
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tangerines
  • Winter Squash


Costumes don’t just have to be for Halloween. Get 50% off or more now. Discounted costumes make great dress-up play clothes for small kids year round.

Home Furnishings

New styles are introduced by manufacturers in February, so January will bring some furniture deals. However, for the past 2 years November prices have been even lower. You can get that guest room ready right now!

Current Season Apparel

Many online apparel stores offer their best coupon and discount deals on winter clothing in the month of November.  Keep an eye out for discounts 20% – 40% off!  January clearance prices may be slightly lower, but price and selection are at it’s best in November.


Shop early this month for the best prices on cookware. Waiting till the last minute to buy that new serving platter or roaster won’t get you a better price.


Many TVs will hit their lowest prices late this month even before Black Friday.  The price of almost every size category of HDTVs starts dropping in the weeks leading up to Black Friday.  Even though prices on Black Friday will be lower, the rock-bottom offerings are usually on off-brand or out-dated models (still great deals, but if you want the latest and greatest there is no need to wait for Black Friday).

Movies on Blu-ray Disc

Along with all the big ticket items, Blu-ray discs are at their lowest prices around Black Friday.  Add to your movie library or pick up a few for stocking-stuffers or gifts for friends.

Laptop Computers

It’s finally the month to replace that old, slow laptop! Do wait for Black Friday for the best laptop prices!

Wedding Dresses & Wedding Supplies

The decrease in demand for wedding dresses in the months of November and December brings the prices down. Shop now even if your wedding is still months away!

What NOT To Buy in November:

Here are a few of the items you’ll want to wait to purchase later:


We know you’ll be tempted with toy offers this month, but December 11-24 will bring the lowest toy prices as stores try to clear out their Christmas inventory.
If you’re shopping for a new game console, the newly released versions of Xbox and Playstation will push the retail price of the previous systems way down.

Christmas Decorations  – If is isn’t a must-have decoration, don’t buy it yet!

Jewelry and Watches  – Better prices will be coming in December!

Calendars – Wait till next month for the lowest prices!

 ~ Happy November Bargain Shopping!

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