November may be all about holiday gift shopping but don’t forget that you still have plenty of time to check off your list. In order to stretch your budget as far as it can reach, you may want to jump on certain items this month and leave others for December. Here is our complete guide on the best things to buy in November.
Kitchen Goods – Restock your own cook’s corner or plan gift-buying for all the foodies and chefs on your list this month. Experts report that nearly half of all kitchen sales have featured the lowest prices of the year on top items like Pyrex containers and even KitchenAid mixers. Stores to watch:Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond.
Major Appliances – Black Friday has been known to feature the hottest appliance sales on items like Dyson vacuums, washers, dryers, dishwashers and refrigerators. However, the entire month of November is fair game. So while you may not be planning to gift an entire washer/dryer unit, you may consider taking this time to upgrade your own. Stores to watch:Sears, Best Buy.
Tools – Expect to see amazing deals on select hand tools and power drill sets. This is usually typical for the colder months when people are less likely to take on household projects. However, beware. Some purchases may require in-store pickup while others will offer free shipping. Always be clear on the purchase terms before checkout. Stores to watch:Ace Hardware, Lowe’s.
Tablets – Tap into savings with rock bottom prices on cheap tablets including Android and Windows models. Believe it or not, you may be able to score off-brand Android tablets for as low as $20 and Windows tablets for as low as $45! Want to save even more? Go with a refurbished model. If you’re an Apple user, don’t fret. The iPad mini 4 and iPad Air 2 are projected to drop significantly in price with the upcoming release of the iPad Pro. Stores to watch:Lenovo, Best Buy.
Clothes – Start shopping for clothes on the Monday before Black Friday to see the most savings on apparel for the whole family. The average clothing sales for this time of year can take off over 50% while some can go as low as 80% off. Also, be on the lookout for clothing coupons that can take up to 60% off. Stores to watch:Kohl’s, J.Crew.
Console Bundles – Black Friday is slated to bring the best prices of the year on console and game bundles including PlayStation4 and Xbox One. The best bundles will include two free video games normally priced at around $60. If you’re tempted to buy a refurbished console to save money, it may actually be a better deal to go with a bundle so be sure to weigh the costs. Store to watch:The Hut, Game Stop.
15″ Laptops – Expect to see amazing price drops on big-name laptops that use either Intel’s current generation Core i5 processor or the Broadwell Core i5 CPU. These laptop sales will also extend to generic laptops, however, you may want to opt for higher quality at a great deal. Big names will go for about $300 while bargain bin, 11″ laptops will be as low as $150. Stores to watch:Kmart, Microsoft Store.
Candy! – Need we remind you that Halloween has passed leaving lonely Halloween candy on shelves just waiting to be eaten? Fill those candy dishes with fun-sized errthang at next to nothing!
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Briana is a shopaholic whose newest obsession is matching top-and-skirt sets (but she also can’t resist a good jumpsuit). She loves rock music, horror movies and is an all-around pop culture junkie. She is, without fail, always down for karaoke. Her blog, Mamafierce, is a chronicle of personal fashion, body positivity and the adventures of motherhood. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, three-year-old son and tortoiseshell cat, Divvy.