Are you ready for Thanksgiving? "Ha, yeah right" you are saying. "There were no 12 Months of Thanksgiving posts!"
This is one of my favorite sales times of year. I often stockpile certain items that go on sale- like Cream of Chicken Soup. It tides us over the rest of the year for certain items and that equates to saving money.
This has nothing to do with anything Christmasy, I'm aware. Hang in there with me.
This is a time where a lot of food item coupons come out and there are a lot of sales. How can you use that?
If you're planning on baking gifts, now is the time to get your baking items! Take advantage of those pie crust deals, the sales on chocolate chips, etc. If you need it, you can usually find it on sale, sometimes as loss leaders to get you in the store!
You can often find great items to go in snack or favorite-food gift-baskets on sale around this time too. If you're buying food items, just make sure they won't go bad before the next year- I like my gift baskets to be good at least through February.
It's also a great time to pick up canned goods for donation to local food pantries. If your Christmas is a little more about giving back than getting stuff, consider how much you can stretch your donation by buying on sale and using coupons.
Catch up on all the 12 Months of Christmas posts here.