It’s a new month – can you hardly believe it’s November already? I adore fall – the scents, the crispness, the coziness of it all! It’s also a time you’ll usually find me cooking and baking more. It’s also a great time to start stocking your pantry with essentials that will last you for months to come.
Here are my thoughts on some of the items we should watch for to go on sale this month:
- Holiday Baking Items. Think chocolate chips, evaporated milk, yeast, flour, marshmallows, cake mixes, and cookies.
- Canned Goods. We should find all kinds of soups on sale this month, including an uptick in “cream of” type soups which lots of folks like to use in cooking. Believe it or not, this is also a great time of year to watch for sales on canned fruit, in particular, pineapple, which some people enjoy with ham.
- Broth (all kinds!). For the cans, $0.50 or under is a strong price and for the 32-oz cartons, $1 or less is good. In years past, I have even found the 32-oz organic broth cartons for as low as $0.49 after sale and coupon. Broth is usually a fixture in store Mix and Match sales.
- Cranberry Sauce and Pumpkin. A good benchmark price for these items would be $1. Anything less than that? Stock up, baby! We don’t typically see coupons put out for these hot items, however there was a Libby pumpkin/Carnation Milk coupon in last week’s inserts and last year we saw a hot Ocean Spray Cranberry sauce printable coupon. If you find them, snag them!
- Coffee/tea/cocoa/cider. Who doesn’t love a hot drink to warm up? This is an exceptional time to start stocking up on cocoa, tea, and coffee if you drink them. I think a good stock up price in years past has been $0.50 for the boxes of Swiss Miss or Nestle Cocoa, but I consider anything under $1 worth looking at. (The cocoa is sometimes a part of Mix and Match sales!)
- Turkey. I’m going to do my best to share the best turkey deals as I find them. I would say $0.29/lb is a good price to shoot for. Many stores will give you a price like this with additional grocery store purchase of say, $50 or more. So always weigh the cost involved to get the deal. Remember too that waiting too long to score the best deal may mean you have a frozen bird on your hands with not enough time to defrost. Plan accordingly!
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Happening at The Coupon Project in November
Here are some of the fun things you can expect to see here at the blog during November:
- How to Use Coupons. I have four posts left to finish my October series, How to Use Coupons. I hope this series is proving helpful for you!
- Making Holiday Wishes Come True. Were you as touched as I was from the stories last year from the Making Holiday Wishes Come True contest? Well the folks at Fred Meyer were also touched and I’m so delighted to say they’ll be sponsoring the contest again this year! I’m in the process of working out the final details, but stay tuned. If you or someone you know is in need of a little magic this holiday season, you won’t want to miss this opportunity.
- Holiday Series – December. This year, I’m collaborating with some blogging buddies of mine to bring you a very special holiday series. I’m not honestly sure if the series will run late November or start December, but stay tuned!
- Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Get ready – you’ll likely notice an uptick of deals reported here at The Coupon Project in an effort to help you cross of those names off your holiday list! If there are particular deals you’re looking for, please leave a comment so I can keep this in the back of my mind.