If you’re active duty military or a veteran, make sure to take advantage of Veteran’s Day Freebies…lots of free meals! Also this year, enjoy a free night stay at a participating Bed & Breakfast Inn on Monday, November 12th…hurry to make reservations because it’s based on space availability.
Plan Ahead for Birthday Gifts:
Check your calendar for upcoming birthdays, so you’ll have time to find a great gift at a great price. If your weekend social calendar is filled with children’s birthday parties, consider starting a gift closet since November is the best time to buy toys.
Plan Ahead for Parties:
The Christmas party season will soon be in full swing, so start shopping now for a party dress at a pretty price! Have you ever shopped a consignment store or thrift store in a nice part of town? You’ll be amazed how many fabulous dresses you will find, and the prices can’t be beat!
Plan Ahead for Christmas Gifts:
Christmas is a wonderful (& busy) time of the year. Avoid overspending by setting a budget and making a list before you hit the stores. If your family draws names for Christmas, don’t delay! The Budget Diet girl has all sorts of variations on drawing names for Christmas that will work with any budget. If you want to spend less this Christmas, my article on 7 Simple Ways to Save Money is a must-read!
Plan Ahead for Holiday Travel:
Now is the time to plan ahead and start researching airfares, hotels and rental cars. The Budget Diet’s Top 10 Budget Travel Deals is a great source for all the best travel bargains, and it’s updated weekly.
Shopping Calendar – Best Time to Buy
Thanks to my friends at FreeShipping.org for reminding us which items are typically on sale in November!
- Electronics – especially black Friday
- Kitchen Gadgets
- Produce – citrus and squash
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