It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner!  Have you started your shopping yet? If not, don’t wait until the last minute. Most people who wait to shop end up spending more money than those who plan ahead because they can’t seem to find the gift(s) that satisfies them.  They end up buying more to make up for it. Not a wise plan! So, get your lists made of the items you plan to purchase and start your comparison shopping before it’s too late!

Also, now is a really great time to watch the grocery store sales for baking supplies. There are usually great prices on these items and many of them can be stored for quite a while.

Last year as I was reading through some of my favorite money-saving blogs, I found a couple of great articles on Frugality is Free.  These are fantastic tips to help your holiday budget so I wanted to share them again.

Frugal Living: 10 Tips For Smarter Holiday Shopping and Gifting

Tips From A Giveaway Insider: Win Your Holiday Gifts

Now on to some other good stuff:

All You Magazine November 2011 Coupon List – Simply CVS has been kind enough to provide a list of coupons that will be in Walmart’s All You Magazine for November.  You can check it out here to see if you want to stop by and pick up a copy. I believe it retails for $2.49 per issue if you buy it at Walmart, but you can get a subscription for $1.66 per issue here.  However, I will tell you that sometimes the subscription version has fewer coupons than the newsstand version.

Walmart Deals – If you’re a Walmart shopper, I highly recommend checking out Iheartthemart.comfor the best deals.

For local calendar events:

For Delray Beach, click here.

For Boynton Beach, click here.

For Boca Raton, click here.

Now, on to the deals this week!

Know the Lingo BOGO – Buy one, get one free SS – Smart Source (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers) RP – Red Plum (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers) PG – Proctor & Gamble (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers) GM – General Mills (occasional coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers) Blinkie – coupon dispensers in stores Peelie – coupons found on products that you peel off Hangtag – coupons found hanging on bottles All You – Magazine sold at Walmart or via subscription

Whole Foods:  Click here for their coupons. If you prefer to shop at Publix, they should accept these as competitor coupons.

Publix Greenwise:  Click here for their weekly ads.

Many thanks to IHeartPublix for their great tips on shopping at Publix!

For Publix “super deals” for 11/3-11/9/2011, please click here.

For Publix full sale list with coupon match-ups 11/3-11/9/2011 please click here.

For Publix ongoing sale list, please click here.

For Publix Advantage Buy Flyer sales, please click here.

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