What’s best to buy in November?

11:05 am

by Jennifer Freeman

seasonal Sales

What’s best to buy in November?

Have you ever wondered what are the best months to buy certain items? Wonder whats on clearance by month? I have compiled a list of “when is it best to buy” certain items. This list is compiled from years of making the most of my money by purchasing strategically. And one of my big strategies is buy when the best price presents itself. My What’s Best To Buy This Month series will give you the guideline.

During the year, when I make note of things we need to consider replacing in the house I will wait for the seasonal sale. While I am waiting, it gives me an opportunity to stash a little money away to plan for that purchase.

 

What’s Best To Buy In November:

Watch toy sales, most best deals can be closer to Christmas but with the lackluster sales through 2012 many retailers may be ready to offer great deals earlier this year than last years.

November Clearance Sales: After Halloween Sales are the time to stock up for next year. Buy the Halloween candy-alternatives (Halloween crayons, erasers, watches, spinning tops, etc ~Mix this in with next year’s candy bowl).

Veteran’s Day is November 11:  Many restaurants and stores have free meals and discounts for Veterans. Check your favorite restaurants websites and stores for discounts.  Home Depot and Lowe’s have discounts.

Look for sales to get an early start on holiday shopping this month.

Thanksgiving Day is coming!  Only a little over 20 days to get great stock-up deals on broth, pumpkin, evaporated milk, cream soups & more.  See all the things below to stock-up on.

Baking Sales in full swing, look for: nuts, chocolate chips, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, coconut, cake mixes, Canned foods (soup, broth, condensed milk, vegetables, fruits, spaghetti sauce,etc.), turkey, canned pumpkin, stove top stuffing, Betty Crocker boxed potatoes, gravy mixes, Rhodes rolls, frozen pies, cranberry sauce, Jello, and marshmallows.

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving.  But many deals are starting as early as Thanksgiving Day now!  Look for early holiday bargains on: electronics (big screen TVs, laptops, stereos, gaming consoles, etc.), jewelry, clothing, toys, etc. Consider more than holiday gifts! Most people think of holiday gifts this time of year but this is also a great time to buy an item you’ve been wanting.

Wedding dresses tend to go on sale in November.

Also, Cyber Monday is the Monday after Thanksgiving weekend. Look for loads of deals online PLUS free shipping at many online stores. (Amazon.com always has GREAT deals!)

November Seasonal Produce: Anjou pears, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, red cabbage, carrots, celery, Comice pears, cranberries, kiwi, lemons, oranges, potatoes, squash, and yams.

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Oklahoma City Free Coupon Class

12:08 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

Free Coupon Class Oklahoma

Free Extreme Coupon Workshop in Oklahoma City ~ Oct 25 & 26, several times available.  Come on out and learn how the experts save a ton on their grocery budget.  Spend very little time each week to get mega grocery savings!  Learn the secrets at this class taught exclusively by a TLC Extreme Couponer!

Oct 25 & 26, Many times available ~ class is 90 minutes. 

RSVP @ www.oklahoma.com/couponworkshop

Meet Jen Morris from TLCs Extreme Couponing All Stars. Come to the Free Extreme Coupon Class in Oklahoma City and she will teach you how to get real grocery savings easily, saving $100’s every month! It’s a fun, FREE coupon workshop for new couponers and seasoned savers! Get all the tips and secrets to get deep savings. Learn how to save money couponing in Oklahoma!

Bring a friend and let’s have some fun!

More Free Extreme Coupon Classes Available

 

 

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October Seasonal Sales

5:50 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

October Seasonal Sales Cycle

What’s best to buy in October?

Every month has seasonal items hot items: End of season clearance, prime purchase timing and peak season produce/groceries at the best pricing. When you learn what items are optimal pricing each months, you will begin to save your hard earned money by planning purchases around seasonal deals.

During the year, when I make note of things we need to consider replacing in the house I will wait for the seasonal sale. While I am waiting, it gives me an opportunity to stash a little money away to plan for that purchase.

The seasonal items for OCTOBER look like this:

Print Halloween candy coupons and pair them with the Halloween candy  pons and use them t is on Wednesday, October 31, 2012: Look for deals on candy! Printn you see them. Fall season begins, look for sales on winter clothing, fans and air conditioners, grills, auto supplies, appliances, and vacuums.

Christmas is coming up: Get bargains on toys this month as stores get ready for early holiday shopping.

Also take advantage of the Fall wine harvest season as wine shops and liquor stores try to clear their inventory with some of the lowest prices of the year on good quality wine vintages.

Beginning of Baking Sales: canned pumpkin, evaporated milk, baking chips

National Seafood Month: Stock up pricing

Adopt a Shelter-Dog Month: Sales on dog supplies! (Pedigree, Purina, etc.)

Seasonal Produce: almonds, apples, artichokes, arugula, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, chard, chestnuts, cranberries, lemons, parsnip, pears, pomegranate, potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, spinach, winter squash, turnips, yams, and sweetcorn.

Print coupons now and watch for sales~Click Images Below!

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coffee day Free Coffee on National Coffee Day Freebies

No one really knows how National Coffee Day started, probably a coffee addicts way of getting a freebie!  But I don’t care why it’s a free coffee day, I’m just happy that it is!!

List of free coffee and deals for National Coffee Day 2017.  Most of these places participate every year so you should be pretty safe going to these businesses my disclaimer is always double-check.

Dunkin’ Donuts: Buy a medium or larger cup of hot coffee and get a medium hot coffee free at participating locations nationwide. No Coupon Necessary.

Wawa: No coupon is needed to get a free cup of coffee — any size —  on Friday.  Pick your size, pick your brew and you can even come back for a refill if you want.  Also, get a coupon for a free cup when you join Wawa Rewards or by doing a quick survey on Wawa receipts.

Krispy Kreme: Wake up and smell the free coffee all weekend long. Get a free any-size hot coffee or small iced coffee. 9/29 – 10/1

McDonald’s: For a limited time, get a small specialty coffee for $2 at participating locations. Also, there are coupons for a free medium McCafé with any purchase in the McDonald’s smartphone app. Plus, when you purchase any five McCafé drinks you can get one free when a QR code from the app is scanned at checkout.

7-Eleven: 7-Eleven is also extending coffee deals all into the weekend, but there’s a small catch. From Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, 7Rewards members can receive one free coffee per day.

Cinnabon: According to a tweet from the company’s official Twitter account, Cinnabon will be giving out free 12 oz. coffees all day on Friday.

Illy – All month long-Illy’s National Coffee Day celebration goes through the whole month of with the company’s #thanksforthecoffee campaign.  Get 5 Illy coffees for the price of 4 using the promo code CELEBRATECOFFEE.

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Printable Coffee Coupons

Fun Fact —
Today, over 400 billion cups of coffee are consumed each year. It is a world commodity that is second only to oil.  Now, I have no idea if this is true, but I would believe it!!

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seasonal Sales

September Seasonal Sales Cycle

What’s best to buy in September?

Have you ever wondered what are the best months to buy certain items or what’s on clearance by month?  Here’s a list of “when is it best to buy”.   This list is compiled from years of making the most of my money by purchasing strategically.

One of my big strategies is ~ buy when the best price presents itself.  My What’s Best To Buy This Month series will give you the guideline.

During the year, when I make note of things we need to consider replacing in the house I will wait for the seasonal sale.  While I am waiting, it gives me an opportunity to stash a little money away to plan for that purchase.

  • Think about buying items that are non-perishable for next years use.
  • Buy vegetables & fruit in season for optimal pricing and flavor.
  • Stock-pile items seasonally on sale to get you through the next go around of sales.

Watch for coupons to match to clearance items:  Pool Chemicals, condiments, paper products and sunscreen especially.  Clip or print the coupons and keep them with you so you are prepared when you see clearance.  Search the Free Coupon Database by category, product or brand!

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Hispanic Heritage Month Sales Begin:

 

Print these coupons and watch for upcoming sales.  And search the Free Coupon Database for more Hispanic month coupons to clip from your coupon inserts to match with upcoming sales.

What’s Best To Buy In September:

Halloween costumes start showing up.  Get your best selections now.

Watch Sears, Macy’s, Walmart for early Christmas sales especially on bikes!

Diabetes: Bayer glucose meters, Glucerna cereal

Big model appliance sales begin this month. They are making room for new model releases.

Upcoming Holidays:  Labor day and  Hispanic Heritage Month
Paper products, picnic items, barbecue supplies, large packs of meat (purchase and repackage into family meal size and freeze), BBQ Sauce, Ketchup, condiments, charcoal, salad dressing, potato chips, & dips. Mexican themed foods.

September Clearance sales:

Final Round of Back To School Discounts:
office & school supplies,  laptops and small electronics used for school.  Watch for dorm sized furniture, organization/storage items, small appliances, clocks, bedding, curtains, vacuums, wastepaper baskets, desk organizers, shelving, etc.   Anything to set up a small apartment of dorm room!

Garden centers offer markdowns on shrubs, hedges, trees, and summer gardening equipment, planters, fertilizers, etc.   Sunscreen, beachwear, (watch for summer clothing ~think about next year), outdoor cooking supplies, final patio furniture sales, pool chemicals and supplies, kids swimming pools, & paper/plastic tablecloths (think about upcoming holidays/birthdays).

 

September Seasonal Produce: apples, artichokes, beans, bell peppers, chili peppers, corn, cucumber, eggplant, grapes, pears (Asian, Bartlett), pomegranate, pumpkins, spinach, squash, tomatillo, tomatoes

 

Print coupons now and watch for sales~Click Images Below!

NATURAL & ORGANICS ::: CLICK :: HERE

GET SAVING STAR ::: DIGITAL COUPONS::

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Painless Ways to Save on Activities

 

If you are looking to have experiences not expensive excursions you are in the right spot. Date nights and entertaining the kids can be expensive.  We don’t want the guilt by saying no to the kids about activities or the small fortune we spend every time we leave the house for an activity or night out.  Try some of these ideas without the big expense attached while still enjoying life.   Give something new a try once you may love it!

  • Light up the BBQ grill and invite friends over or have a potluck instead of going to a restaurant.  Enjoy your backyard fire pit and roast marshmallows and hotdogs. Skip the theater and have a movie or game night at home with fun snacks.
  • Check community calendars, park and city events, or do a simple internet search to find free activities in your area.  A great place to search is Eventbrite.  There is something for everyone.  You’ll find festivals, public performance, concerts, classes and more.  In the past, we’ve attended a slime making class and a bread making class.
  • Since you were a kid the library has changed- however it’s still free. Books are available digitally. Borrow CD’s, DVD’s; and of course, print books. Check the library’s online calendar for free classes. There’s community groups teaching, children’s classes offered, Teen zone, and free homework help. The library offers a great deal of free resources.
  • When buying sporting equipment first consider resale. With all the apps, local Facebook groups and online places to purchase resale, deals are available.  Earn some money selling the sporting equipment you no longer need.

Apply These Savings to Your Activities: Cancel unused memberships such as magazine subscriptions, gym memberships, video clubs, and online forums.  Review your cellphone bill with recent plan changes and insurance increases savings is possible.

Most importantly, have fun while enjoying the people you choose to spend your time with trying a new less expensive activity.

By Jen Freeman
Published in New Mexico Marketplace Sept 2017 edition
Albuquerque’s Best Shopping Source to Find What you Need   
   

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