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Everyone knows November and December are the busiest retail months, but consumers are often left wondering how to shop for the best deals throughout the holiday season.
Look no further than this calendar of savings to help stretch your dollar further this holiday season!
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- November 10th: Fill Your Toy Chest Day. Toy retailers are expected to have the highest percentage of items go on sale two weeks before Thanksgiving!
- November 15th: Clean Your Refrigerator Day. How can you stock up on all those Thanksgiving Day favorites without first making room in your refrigerator? Clear space for the turkey and all the necessary ingredients and don't forget to make room in the freezer for all those yummy leftovers!
- November 18th: Get Your Frozen Turkey Day. The average turkey (feeding 10 people) weighs 16 pounds, which equates to four days of thawing time. Purchase your turkey the weekend before Thanksgiving to allow plenty of time for thawing. Buying fresh? Pick up your bird by Tuesday, November 20th.
- November 23rd: Black Friday. You won’t necessarily need your tent and sleeping bag to snag the best deals this year. More retailers will be offering Black Friday door busters online. While it’s still a gamble, you can try your luck grabbing one of these rock-bottom deals from the comfort of your own home.
- November 24th: Small Business Saturday. Visit neighborhood shops for unique and personal gifts you can’t find elsewhere in support of your local economy.
- November 25th: Deck the Halls Day. Thanksgiving is over, Black Friday has passed, and you showed support for your local businesses. Now it’s time to enjoy a spirit-filled Sunday! Gather up the family, hang those holiday decorations and relax by the fire; rest easy knowing holiday deals will still be around next weekend!
- November 26th: Cyber Monday. With everyone searching online for the best holiday deals, online scammers come out of their caves. Protect yourself and shop only from trusted sites. For added security, type in website URL addresses instead of following email links. When you’re ready to check-out your online purchase, look for “https” at the beginning of the URL; the “s” indicates a secure checkout.