If you are like me, you procrastinate what you need to do until the very last second. This means you wait until the week before Thanksgiving to do all your Thanksgiving shopping.
What to Buy Before Thanksgiving Week
Well, I am here to tell you that even though many stores mail out their ads for huge sales that week, it pays to shop for Thanksgiving dinner well in advance. You may still need to get items Thanksgiving week, but it is a quick in and out process. Here’s what to buy before the week of Thanksgiving:
The week before Thanksgiving, turkey may sound like it’s on sale. All the ads say they are having a sale. If you buy your turkey in September or October, you can get your turkey for as little as $10 instead of the outrageous $30. Buy your turkey a month or two before Thanksgiving and plop it in the freezer. You will be glad you did.
Some families have ham and turkey for Thanksgiving. Whether you do or not, Christmas is around the corner as well. Buy your ham a few months before Thanksgiving. Did you know you could get a nice size ham for as little as $8? Spend less and get it now.
If you like to make your home festive for Thanksgiving, you want to buy decorations early. As it gets closer to Thanksgiving, everyone is scouring the shelves for the perfect decorations. Get out there and buy your decorations before the pickings are slim.
You can stock up on corn, Yams, green beans, cranberry sauce, and any other canned good you can think of. This stuff really doesn’t go on sale, and you can get it for the same price most of the year.
Bakeware You can’t cook a Thanksgiving dinner without all the supplies. Bakeware tends to go up in price as Thanksgiving draws near. You can get disposable bakeware at local dollar stores, or you can buy glassware from box stores near you.
Breads and Non-perishables
Rolls, macaroni, and other non-perishables.You want to get most of your shopping list done and out of the way before the week of thanksgiving. Buy as many non-perishable items as you can.
Paper and Plastic Products
Paper plates, plastic forks, and knives. Cleaning up plates and glassware can get overwhelming if you have a large family. Instead, stock up on paper and plastic to use for your Thanksgiving dinner. You can find great deals on these at party shops around your area.
The Week of Thanksgiving
Of course, you can’t get all the items you need in advance. Sometimes you forget things, things get eaten, or you have to do some last minute shopping. Here’s a list of last minute items you may have forgotten:
- French’s Fried Onions
- Salad or fruit trays
Being prepared and shopping early really pays off. Often you will have a better selection and you most certainly have less stress.
What other items do you buy before Thanksgiving week? Share your Thanksgiving shopping tips in the comments below for others to benefit!
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