Posted by: thesavinghabit | November 4, 2010

Planning Ahead for Holiday Savings / Weekly deals 11/4-11/10

It’s hard to believe that November is already here. And it may still seem a bit early to plan for Christmas or Hanukkah, but the key to not going over-budget through the holidays is to plan ahead. Here are some simple steps to help. 

 Make a list of the people for whom you need or want to buy a gift.

  1. Make a list of gift ideas for each person, including the dollar amount you plan to spend on them.
  2. Start researching prices on these items.  Perhaps you don’t intend to shop yet, but by knowing the prices now, you can determine if the sales are really a good deal or not.
  3. If necessary, consider placing items on layaway, or buying a couple of items with each paycheck to lessen the impact on finance.
  4. Consider giving gifts from the heart – baked goods, home made crafts, etc.

I realize many of you like to wait until Black Friday to get the great deals, but knowing the prices of items on your list ahead of time will help and can save you time, money, and aggravation! You might find better deals online and many online retailers offer free shipping.

The holidays are supposed to be a joyful time. Don’t ruin the joy by overspending!

 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 for their great tips on shopping at Publix!

For Publix “super deals” for 11/4-11/10, please click here.

For Publix full sale list with coupon match-ups for 11/4-11/10, please click here.

For Publix ongoing sale list, please click here

For Publix Advantage Buy Flyer sales, please click here.

Renita’s Favorite Money-Saving Sites

E-Book now available!

I’m excited to tell you that my book is now available as an e-book! So, you can save money while you learn to save even more money by purchasing an e-book instead of a traditionally bound book! For more information, please click here

Renita is a resident of Palm Beach County, and author of “Wow! You Saved How Much?” For more information, visit her website at

“Copyright © Renita R. Perrone All rights reserved. Permission granted to reprint this article on your website without alteration (excluding the weekly deals)  if you include this copyright statement and leave the hyperlinks live and in place.”



  1. “I hope I win the Wow! You Saved How Much? giveaway at Frugality Is Free.”

    Brooke Anna

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