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A long list of things to buy in November including grocery items, retail deals and miscellaneous services.

Everyone who shops looks forward to November. Black Friday Sales, Thanksgiving…what more could you ask for? The day after Thanksgiving kicks off the official holiday shopping season. Retailers both online and off strive to outdo one another with huge savings. I hope you’ve got your shopping list ready.

Here are some of the things you will want to check out during the month of November:

Retail Deals

  • Halloween Clearance
  • Thanksgiving Food Items
  • Electronics
  • Fall Clothing
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Appliances
  • Tools
  • Home Improvement Supplies

November is the month to shop for just about everything. Get your Energy Star appliances now at great savings. You can get a tax credit for these purchases. While holiday shopping is the main reason to shop in November, you can also save a great deal of money on home improvement items. Keep in mind while shopping that electronics and video games often have specific requirements. You may need additional accessories or adaptors for them.

Grocery Deals

  • Turkey
  • Ham
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Baking Items
  • Candy

Thanksgiving is a food holiday! Sure you get to spend time with the family and be thankful, but really it’s all about the food. Grocers have wonderful sales all month long on holiday foods. Stock your freezer and pantry now and you can avoid repeating the trip for Christmas dinner. Halloween candy is on clearance in November. Stockpile some sweets to get your through all the cooking you’ll do later in the month.

In-Season Produce

  • Apples
  • Artichokes
  • Avocado
  • Chestnuts
  • Celery
  • Cranberries
  • Oranges
  • Pears
  • Potatoes
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Winter Squash
  • Yams

Thanks to the great selection of produce that is in season in November you can prepare a wonderful Thanksgiving Feast. Why settle for frozen broccoli casserole when you can have fresh broccoli? Celery and cranberries, apples and chestnuts; you can make an amazing turkey dressing. Don’t forget to pick up fresh yams for your sweet potato casserole.

Miscellaneous Buys

  • Cookware
  • Kitchen Gadgets

While you are cooking up a storm in November you may find that you need some extra stuff in the kitchen. Food processors are helpful. Having extra bakeware and cookware will help organize your big Thanksgiving feast. There is nothing worse than finding out you don’t have enough pots and pans to make a meal!

Additional Notes

All year long shoppers wait for November to arrive. As soon as the Thanksgiving meal is over, many prepare to stand in line for Black Friday sales. Keep in mind that holiday preparation goes on all month long. You don’t have to wait until the last weekend of the month to save money. Visit the grocery store often to get weekly specials to stock up for the holiday. Keep an eye on online sales to save money on the purchase and shipping costs.

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About Andrea Deckard

Andrea Deckard is a personal finance expert and speaker. She lives by the following motto, "save on what you need so you can spend on what you want." She started Savings Lifestyle in 2008, and long-time readers remember the site as Mommy Snacks. Andrea is a go-to resource on frugal living for local news outlets such as WDTN, WGRR, and as well as national outlets like Good Morning America. She has also been featured in multiple national publications.

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