November Money Saving Tips 4

We are heading into 6 weeks of holidays, gift-giving, parties, holiday décor, etc.  Most of us intend to fully enjoy the holiday season, but cringe at the amount of money we are faced with spending during this time.  Here are a few November money saving tips to help – some items to stock up on this month to keep your wallet happy, and make you smile.  There are always good buys each month; things that go on sale and we can stock up on for use in the future.

Money Saving Tips – Halloween Costumes and Decorations:

Once the last fun-size candy bar has been handed out on October 31st, the stores immediately switch gears – it’s a mad dash to clear the Halloween merch and put out all the Christmas merch.  So prices are greatly reduced on “all thing Halloween.”

If you want to try your hand at anticipating what your kids want to dress as next Halloween, and what size they will be, you can get good deals on costumes.  Most costume prices are bare bones  see what I did there  after Halloween.  If you feel confident in your ability to forecast the future, then go for it.  Or you can always make a trip to Goodwill next year to put together a custom-made costume.  Here’s my link about buying costumes at Goodwill.

November Money Saving Tips

November Money Saving Tips

Decorations, on the other hand, are a great item to buy in November!  This is one of the best money saving tips:  buy holiday items after the holiday is over –  to have for next year’s holiday.  I walked into our local Craft Warehouse this week, and all the crafty decorations you could want were on sale for 70% off.  I got 4 small pumpkins for $1.50 each; they were originally $5 each.  I will use them, along with other items, next year to create a centerpiece for the dining room table.  For now, they will go in the box marked “Fall Decorations” in the extra bedroom.  And the $14 I saved on them?  That stayed in my wallet.

Money Saving Tips – Grocery Sales:

There will be big sales at the grocery store this month, with Thanksgiving and all.  If there are traditional Thanksgiving foods that your family enjoys year-round (ours is stuffing) then stock up on these items now while they are on sale.  Whether its cranberry sauce, turkey, etc. – fill your pantry/freezer with these foods now and enjoy them year round.  Who says you only eat stuffing at Thanksgiving?!?!

Check for coupons to increase your savings on food items as well.  You can stack a coupon with sales prices and rake in greater savings.  A good website to use is Coupon Mom, or the Totally Target Facebook Page.  Both of these are great!  I even wrote a post about Totally Target here!


What are your money saving tips for November?  What is your favorite thing to shop for this month?

Here are some other helpful posts about saving money:

How To Save Money – Automate Your Savings!

How To Save Money at Safeway

Paying Cash – How I Saved $200 This Month


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4 thoughts on “November Money Saving Tips

    • Post author

      Great ideas, Kristin! Saving time and money is always a great idea. Planning now will make things go much easier throughout the month. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment. Have a great rest of the week!

  • Dana

    These are great ideas! As an Australian, our next holiday is Christmas – which is my very favourite celebration and so I like to plan for it all year (so extreme right?!) – slowly buy gifts and stocking stuffers all year round for family and friends. This way I’m taking advantage of sales but also purchasing things I know they’ll love rather than just last minute gift buying 🙂 Also you just can’t beat 75-90% off christmas decoration shopping in January! But for this month I’m looking out for sales on chocolate (it seems Nov is a time for dieting so chocolate is on sale!) and other items I can put into Christmas hampers to donate and give to neighbours.

    • Post author

      Dana, what great ideas for Christmas! I like buying things throughout the year to be given to my family at Christmas as well. I don’t like being rushed, and I always feel that way when I buy during the Christmas season. HMM … maybe I need to move to Australia for November – I love chocolate! 🙂
      Thanks for the comment and for stopping by to check out the post. Have a wonderful day!