Now is a great time to stock up on fall decor.
Thanksgiving is just over a week away, and you’re all probably thinking about roasted turkey and pumpkin pie. While I’m also excited about the upcoming holiday, I’m also looking at the opportunity to stock up on other things.
This one is obvious. This is the one time of year turkeys go on sale for 20 cents a pound, which is a FANTASTIC price for any kind of meat or poultry these days. If you have a freezer, consider buying an extra turkey. You can eat it at Christmas or Easter, or you could roast it and chop it up for broth, casseroles, salads, or anything else that normally calls for cooked chicken.
Thanksgiving is also a great time to save on canned pumpkin. I stock up to make pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pancakes, and of course, pumpkin pie. I love to slip pumpkin into my baked goods. The kids don’t notice that they’re eating something good for them!
Other baking ingredients are also on sale this time of year, and glancing through last Sunday’s coupons, there are good coupons out there as well. Make sure you print free coupons at sites like coupons.com, too. Things to stock up on include sugars, flour, chocolate chips, and other candy making ingredients.
Don’t wait for the Christmas sales on baking ingredients, because my experience has always been that the November sales are better than the December sales. One year I made the mistake of waiting for the Christmas deals, and they never came.
I went to Walmart this week and bought a whole bunch of fall decorations for my Thanksgiving table at 50% off. I’m sure after Thanksgiving the prices will drop even more, so if you’re set for this year, wait a week or so, and then buy for next year. You can find things like decorative pumpkins, apples, fall leaves and wreathes. Combined with real gourds and pumpkins and a candle or two, these items make great table centerpieces.
If you need roasting pans, dishes, tablecloths, or other cooking and baking items, watch the sales over the next month. Our local Fred Meyer store has a Kitchenaid Roasting pan with rack on sale for $39.99 (regularly $59.99). On top of that, there’s a $20 rebate, so the total cost is $19.99. Not a bad deal!
If you know you’ll need kitchen and dining room items over the next year, look for sales now! I’m on the lookout for a basic white tablecloth, so if you know of a great sale, let me know!
By always thinking ahead, you can make sure you buy items you’ll need at the lowest possible prices. You get more for your money, and you’ll be prepared for the next season.
Are you stocking up on anything this year? Have you found any good sales this week? Please share!
Photo by Elin B.
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