Best Deals in November 2019 (and What to Avoid!)

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With Black Friday just a few weeks away, you may have instituted a shopping moratorium until then.

After all, isn’t Black Friday the kick-off of the holiday shopping season? Yes and no…while the concentration of deals is undoubtedly the heaviest at the end of the month, retailers are having sales all month long that should not be ignored.

Throughout November, we are seeing discounts on items for the kitchen and also lots and lots of electronics deals.

When we get closer to big Black Friday, the deals in those categories will really heat up, and there will be plenty of other categories in the mix, including apparel, beauty and a wide variety of giftable items, just in time for your holiday shopping.  

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Deals on Kitchen Necessities

November is a great time to save on everything you need for your kitchen, which is handy, given all the entertaining many of us do around the Holidays! Cookware is a big winner this month, with deals on brands, like Anolon, Rachael Ray and Circulon, and we’re also seeing discounts on snack foods, giftable foods, kitchen tools, and small appliances. 

Amazing Grass: This Kansas-based retailer of organic, plant-based supplements and powders is offering 30 percent off site wide from Nov. 29 – Dec. 1. Email subscribers will receive 40 percent off and early access, beginning Nov. 23.  


Anolon: Get the home chef’s favorite Advanced Graphite 4 Qt. Covered Square Sauté with Helper Handle for $39.99 (43 percent off) through Dec. 31.


Baked by Melissa:

  • From Nov. 29 – Dec. 2, receive up to 30 percent off the Latest & Greatest Packs.
  • Receive 10 percent off Latest & Greatest Cupcakes 25-Pack (discounted price: $27)
  • 20 percent off 50-Pack (discounted price: $48)
  • 30 percent off 100-Pack (discounted price: $84). Deal available online only (NYC customers can place online orders for in-store pick-up or Manhattan delivery)


BlendJet: This USB-charged portable blender is great for travel and available in 14 colors. Buy one, save 15 percent, buy two, save 20 percent, buy three or more, save 25 percent. Free 2-day shipping in the US. Valid Nov. 29 – Dec. 2. 


Circulon: You can rely on design and innovation from Circulon! Get the Symmetry Chocolate Twin Pack Skillet Set for $29.99 (10 percent off) through Dec. 31. 


Crazy Cap: Caps and cap/bottle combos that use UV LED sterilization technology to purify water on the go. Save 25 percent off with code BFCM. 


GelPro: GelPro mats provide relief for your legs and back while you cook and clean in the kitchen. From Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, save 30 percent off and free shipping.


Farberware: Creating exceptional cookware for over 100 years!

  • Get the stackable Neat Nest 3-Piece Skillet Set in Black $29.99 (15 percent off) through Dec. 31.
  • Get the nesting Neat Nest Aluminum 6-Piece Saucepot Set in Red for $39.99 (20 percent off) through Dec. 31. 


Harry & David: This gourmet food gifting site is offering up to 50 percent off select items from Nov. 28 – Dec. 2. 


Jack Link’s: These protein snacks are easy, on-the-go fuel. Save up to 25 percent off from Nov. 28 – Dec. 7 on Amazon.


Kitchen SinkShroom from Juka Innovations: This anti-clog sink strainer from the makers of TubShroom is 20 percent off on Amazon (originally $11.99) with code 206ME7MW. Valid Nov. 20 – 30.


Lorissa’s Kitchen: Save to 25 percent off these tasty meat snacks on Amazon. Valid Nov. 29 – Black Friday.


Meater: The collection of Meater products brings smart home technology to meat preparation. On Black Friday, get the Meater Block for $199 (originally $269) and save 20 percent off all other products.  


Nielsen-Massey Vanillas: From Nov. 29 – Dec. 2 on Amazon, save 30 percent off the Holiday Flavors Bundle, which contains Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract, Pure Almond Extract and Pure Peppermint Extract. Available in 2oz. (originally $29.95) and 4oz. (originally $44.95) sizes.  


Rachael Ray: From celebrity chef, Rachael Ray, the 2 Qt. Oval Stoneware Baker in Pumpkin Orange will be $14.99 (50 percent off) through Dec. 31


Wine Nook: Handcrafted accessories for serving wine! On Black Friday, save 15 percent off the Original and Metro nook styles (originally $95 each) with code BFNOOK15.


Wolferman’s Bakery:  This site, which offers delicious food gifts created with time-tested recipes, is offering up to 50 percent off select items from Nov. 28 – Dec. 2.


Deals on Electronics & Accessories

We all know that Black Friday is prime time for discounts on TV’s and other electronics. With the recent release of the new iPhone 11’s, we’re seeing deals on smartphone companion items, like cases and headphones as well as phones from competitors, like Nokia. While the deals will increase in volume later in the month, we are seeing plenty now if you feel like getting a jump on things and avoiding the crowds.  

Breadcrumb Bluetooth Location Marker:  This 2×2” Bluetooth-enabled tracking device attaches to any bag or belt loop and can be used to locate a person or an item, regardless of available cell service. Save 30 percent on Black Friday with code BLACKFRIDAY.


Case-Mate: Case-Mate is known for their stylish phone cases and mobile accessories. From Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, save 30 percent off iPhone 11, 11 Pro, Pro Max Cases, and add-on accessories on Amazon.   


Cleer Audio:  The Flow Headphones offer of up to 20-hours of noise-canceling playback. Save $50 off (originally $279.99) through Nov. 24 on Amazon.  


Decluttr: This certified refurbished tech seller is offering 10 percent off all tech, including smartphones, laptops, tablets and more with code FRIDAY10. Valid through Dec. 2.


Definitive Technology:

  • From Nov. 28 – Dec. 2 on Amazon, save $300 on the Studio Slim, a soundbar system with built-in Chromecast that delivers high-quality home theater sound.
  • Save $500 off the Studio Advance, a soundbar system with Chromecast, wi-fi streaming and voice command technology for Google Assistant and the Google Home app.



  • On Amazon, save $250 off the AVR-X2600H receiver, which provides a 3D audio experience and 4K video. The receiver is also Amazon Alexa- and Google Assistant-compatible. Valid Nov. 24 – Dec 2.
  • Save $100 off the DP-400 turntable, which features a modern design, reduced distortion and precise sound. Valid Nov. 23 to Dec. 2.
  • Save $110 off the DP-450USB turntable, which allows you to easily digitize vinyl collections via USB. Valid Nov. 23 – Dec 2. 


Grip2U: Phone cases with a flexible built-in strap!

  • Save 25 percent off on Amazon from Nov. 18 – 24 with the promo code GRIPGOBBLE25.
  • On Black Friday, save 50 percent off on Amazon with the promo code FOODCOMA50.


Gryphon Online Safety, Inc: This maker of digital security and online parental control solutions is offering 30 percent off the new Gryphon® Guardian, a compact WiFi security router and parental control system ($83, originally $119). Valid Nov. 28 – Dec 31.


iTouch Wearables: Affordable fitness trackers and accessories! Buy an iFitness or iFitness Pulse and receive a free iFitness or iFitness Pulse. Valid Nov. 25 – 29.


JLAB Audio: This award-winning designer of personal audio is offering $10 off their Studio Icon BT headphones (originally $40) and their Rewind Icon headphones (originally $25) on Amazon. Valid Nov. 28 – 30.  


LG: LG is offering some amazing members-only TV deals at BJ’s Wholesale Club and on from Oct. 28 – Nov. 20. 


LifeShield (an ADT company)LifeShield is offering its best deal ever on DIY smart home security systems. Save $100 off any system between $200-$399, $200 off any system between $400-$799 or $300 off any system $800+. Valid Nov. 28 – Dec. 1.


Muse: On Amazon, save $40 off the Muse 2 wearable meditation headband (originally $249) and 40 percent off the Muse app subscription ($94.99 annually, $12.99 monthly).  Valid Nov. 22 – Dec. 12. 


Nokia:  The Nokia 9 PureView, a phone which features five cameras, edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass and Zeiss optics, will be $399 ($100 off) at Best Buy Nov. 11-17.


PhoneSoap: Kills 99.99 percent of germs on your phone using powerful UVC lights. On Amazon, save 30 percent off all products from Nov. 29 – Dec. 2.


Plugable: Known for its USB, Thunderbolt, Bluetooth and power-related devices, Plugable is offering the following sales on Amazon from Nov. 27 – Dec. 2.


Polk Audio: On Amazon, save $100 off the Command Bar, which is an Alexa-enabled soundbar with a huge sound. Valid Nov. 23 – Dec. 2.


Relay: This screenless smartphone and GPS tracker for kids will be 50 percent off on Amazon from Nov. 24 – Dec. 7.


ROKiT: This forward-thinking telecommunications company is offering $100 off their ROKiT iO 3D and iO Pro 3D smartphones with code BLACKFRIDAY. Valid  Nov. 16–Dec. 2.


Samsung: Samsung is offering some amazing members-only TV deals at BJ’s Wholesale Club and on from Oct. 30 – Nov. 20.


Singing Machine: Known for its consumer karaoke products, Singing Machine is offering $20 off the Groove Cube (regularly $69.99) at Target. Valid Nov. 29 – Dec. 2. 


Skylight Frame: Send photos or videos to your loved ones by email to be viewed in this fashionable frame! Save $20 off with MSN20 (originally $159.99) from Nov. 28-Dec. 2.


Tile & Amazon Echo Dot bundle: This pair makes it easy to find everything from keys to TV remotes within the home. Get the Amazon Echo Dot + Tile Sticker 4-pack for $59.99 ($110 value) and the Amazon Echo Dot + Tile Mate & Slim (includes 2 Tile Slims + 2 Mates) for $74.99 ($125 value). Valid through Dec. 25.



  • Save $600 on the 75” P-Series Quantum TV on Amazon. This TV features Quantum Color technology, voice control, and built-in Apple AirPlay 2 and Chromecast built-in. Also, all VIZIO SmartCast TVs come with WatchFree, giving you over 150 free channels. Valid through Nov. 6. 
  • On Nov. 9 at Sam’s Club, save big on several models, including the 65” P-Series Quantum X TV (PX65) for $979. (originally $1,399) and the 55” VIZIO M-Series Quantum TV (M557) for $399. (originally $429.77).


Black Friday Deals

At last – the biggest shopping day of the year is here! Retailers are coming out swinging with amazing deals on gifts for everyone on your list, plus substantial savings on everything you need to stock up on. Discounts are as deep as 75 percent off, but the sweet spot is in the 25-30 percent off range. The biggest categories are electronics, apparel & accessories and beauty, but the options are endless, with sales on everything from DNA kits to CBD products.


Note: While we’re seeing a ton of sale info right now, the number of deals will multiply as Black Friday approaches. Many of the bigger retailers will keep their Black Friday sales secret as long as they can, with the “leaks” beginning around mid-month. This site that sells beautiful floral arrangements, plants, and gifts, is offering up to 50 percent off select items. Valid Nov. 28 – 30.  


Alchimie Forever: This Swiss skincare brand that offers clean formulations with clinical results, is offering 30 percent off all full-size items with code F&F2019. Valid Nov. 27 – Dec. 3. 


Allswell: This mattress and bedding line is offering 20 percent off sitewide (excluding mattress toppers) with code THANKS20. Valid Nov. 26 – Dec. 2. 


Ancestry: AncestryDNA kits will be on sale for $59 (regularly $99), and 6-month gift subscriptions will start at $79 (regularly $99). With a subscription, members can access online historical records for in-depth family information. In addition, members will receive free custom question cards from Tabletopics. Valid through Nov. 30. This site that stocks beautiful, American-made goods is offering 25 percent off the Green 3 Candy Cane Scarf, Owen Glass Collection Bright Red Glass Earrings and Woosh The Fold Out Face makeup palette. Valid Nov. 26 – Dec. 6. 


Authentic Agility: This engaging game is a great way to get you thinking while you connect with friends and family! On Amazon, get 50 percent off one game with code BlkFriday50 on Amazon. Valid Nov. 23 – Dec. 3.


Baabuk: These Swiss-designed, responsibly-sourced wool sneakers, boots, and slippers are 20 percent off sitewide on Black Friday. This Los Angeles-based apparel, jewelry, décor, and wellness brand is offering 30 percent off sitewide from Nov. 25 – Dec. 2.


Blue Lagoon Iceland: Silica, algae and lava-enriched skincare from The Blue Lagoon in Iceland. Save 25 percent off the entire site. Valid Nov. 29 and Dec. 2.


Buddha Board: Relax and create with this re-usable painting board! On Amazon, save 15 percent off on Black Friday with code BLACKFRIDAY. 


By Gina:  Smart, infrared technology hot tools and vitamin-rich Biogen complex hair products from celebrity hair artist Gina Rivera. Save 50 percent sitewide with code HOLIDAY.  Nov. 29 and Dec. 2.


C’est Moi: This clean, cruelty-free, dermatologist-tested beauty brand is designed with the needs of teens and tweens in mind. On Amazon, save 30 percent off all products from Nov. 23 – Dec. 7.


Certain Standard: These makers of ultra-stylish umbrellas are offering 30 percent off all solid color umbrellas from Nov. 28 – Dec. 2. Free domestic shipping and returns on all orders.


CHI for Ulta Beauty: Chi for Ulta Beauty will be offering $40 off the All That Shimmers Flat Iron, the Beauty Teal Tinsel Flat Iron and the Beauty Fairy Dust Flat Iron for Black Friday (sale price $59.99, originally $99.99). 


Dara Senders: Feminine and sophisticated accessories and apparel for women. Save 15 percent off during the Black Friday & Cyber Monday sale. Valid Nov. 29 – Dec. 2.  


Delegate: This service that offers its clients access to personal assistants is offering 50 percent off the first month (the monthly fee is $50). Valid Nov. 1-30. 


Demeter Fragrance: From Nov. 1 – Dec. 1, save 15 percent off hundreds of Demeter’s fragrances, which are inspired by everyday objects and experiences. Deal excludes already discounted sets. 


Dogwood Botanicals: Dogwood Botanicals is offering a Black Friday/Small Biz Saturday/Cyber Monday sale. Save 25 percent off site wide with code SHOPSMALL. Their star product is the Calendula Rose Face + Body Cream with 175 mg Full-Spectrum per ounce CBD.  


Ecolips: For Vegan Month, this certified organic and fair trade lip care brand is offering 15 percent off their Vegan products, including ECOLIXIR Facial Oils, Lip + Cheek Tints and Bee Free Lip Balm. Valid Nov. 1 – 30. 


Elizabeth Stone: This jewelry brand blends precious gemstones with mixed metals and cubic zirconia. Save 30 percent off sitewide with code HOLIDAY30. Valid Nov. 29 – Dec. 2.


Evolis Professional: Save 25 percent off these hair products that promote hair growth.  Valid Nov. 29. 


EyeQue: At-home vision tests for ordering glasses online! On Amazon, save 25 percent off Personal Vision Tracker Plus and Personal Vision Tracker bundle. Valid Nov. 28 – Dec. 2. This online retailer of lingerie, swimwear, and sleepwear with more than 130 bra sizes is offering 30 percent off all Figleaves-brand items from Nov. 28 – Dec. 2.  


FJackets: This online leather retailer is offering up to 56 percent off men’s Leather Jackets through the end of November. Save an additional $10 OFF with code SAVE10. This beauty brand provides everything for your beauty needs, from cleanser to lipstick. Get 20 percent off your entire purchase of $100+ with code BLACKFRIDAY19. Valid Nov. 26 – Dec. 1. 


Gold & Honey: Save up to 40 percent off stylish handcrafted Lucite jewelry.  Valid Nov. 28 – Dec 3. 


Gorjana: This Laguna Beach-based jewelry brand known for its layering styles is offering the following Spend More/Save More offers: Receive $25 off $100+, $50 off $150+ and $100 off $250+. Valid Nov. 28 – 30, both online and in-store.


Grooming Lounge: This collection of upscale men’s grooming products is offering 30 percent off Grooming Lounge brand products on Amazon from Nov. 29-Dec. 2.  


Hush Puppies: This maker of casual, comfortable shoes is offering 40 percent off select styles, plus an extra 20 percent off with code BLACKFRIDAY. Free hat with purchase of $99 or more. Through Jan 5. 


I Love Tyler Madison:  Faux leather and vegan suede pants that are as comfortable as leggings. Save up to 40 percent off sitewide from Nov. 29 – Dec. 2. 


Janet Mavec: Whimsical, nature-inspired jewelry. Save 30 percent sitewide from Nov. 29 – Dec. 3 with code Blackfriday2019.


Jemma Sands: This SoCal based designer jewelry line is offering 40 percent off sitewide from Nov. 26 – Dec 2. 


Kidpik: The subscription box for girls who love fashion. Save 50 percent off your first full box. Valid Nov. 29 – Dec. 2. This Seattle-based gifting company offers gift set ideas from experienced curators. You can also customize your own gifts. Save 10 percent and receive 2x Insider points from Nov. 29 – Dec. 1.  


Lascana: On Black Friday, this new women’s clothing, swim and lingerie brand is offering 40 percent off your highest-price item with code BLACK19. For orders $100+, get a free tote (while supplies last), plus free shipping.


Life Elements: Known for their high-quality CBD bath bombs, Life Elements will be offering 20 percent off their new facial collection, including serums, facial wash and facial mask. Valid on Black Friday. 


Little Saps: A fun, eco-friendly gift item, these evergreen seedlings are packaged with an inspirational quote. Save 30 percent with code BF30. Valid Nov. 29. 


Liverpool Los Angeles: The apparel brand, known for its denim and comfortable fashions for women and men, is offering 40 percent off select fall merchandise. Valid Nov. 28 – Dec. 2. 


Living DNA: This DNA kit, which is known for its privacy policies and accuracy, is offering its Genealogy kit for $69 (originally $99) from Nov. 22 – Dec. 2 on Amazon. 


Lucyd: The Lucyd Loud line of prescription and non-prescription glasses allows you to access your phone, music and a voice assistant. On Black Friday, save 40 percent off frames and lenses with code GETLUCYD.


Lulu Dharma: Chic handbags, scarves, jewelry and more at 40 – 75 percent off site wide. Valid Nov. 29.


MantraBand: This inspirational jewelry brand is offering 30 percent off sitewide from Nov. 22 – Dec. 1. 


Masqueology: This skincare brand that combines a traditional k-Beauty approach with modern technology is offering Buy 3, Get 2 free when you purchase select treatments, including these favorites:  Charcoal Pore-Purifying Rubber Mask, PUCKER UP! Lip Plumping Kit and Jeju Volcanic Ash Charcoal Pore Cleansing Bar. Nov. 28 – Dec. 2.


Moderne Monocle: Who needs readers when you can use a stylish monocle? Save 30 percent off all monocles with code BFRIDAY. Valid Nov. 29 – Dec. 2.   


Natalie Mills Jewelry: Save up to 50 – 75 percent off this chic collection of baubles on Amazon. Valid Nov. 26 – Dec. 3. 


Nocking Point:  This premium wine club offers a variety of proprietary blends each month. On Black Friday, save 40 percent off sitewide. 


Pai Skincare: Rare sale! This certified-organic, London-based skincare line is holding their once-yearly sale, offering 25 percent off from Nov. 28 – Dec. 2. 


Petsies: Petsies are custom stuffed animals or custom stuffed pillows made to look like your pet. From Nov. 25 – Dec. 2, save 25 percent off Petsies and Petsies Pillows on Amazon.  


PishPoshBaby: This baby gear destination will be offering 15-25 percent off on strollers, bassinets, car seats, baby carriers and more, including brands such as Britax, Halo and Stokke. Valid Nov. 24 – Dec. 8.


PLAE: Save up to 60 percent off stylish footwear for kids and adults, inspired by play. Valid

Nov. 29 – Dec. 2.


Pointe StudioSave 30 percent off sitewide on fitness socks for yoga, barre, pilates and more. Valid Nov. 27 – Dec. 2. 


Revtown: For Black Friday only, this denim brand is offering a $100 mini Revtown Crate for men or women, which will include your choice of Revtown Jeans and the brand new French Terry sweater (value $128).  


Richer Poorer:  The basics brand known for its California-style cult favorite tees, bralettes and more is offering 30 percent off site wide from Nov. 27 – Dec. 2. 


RICH Hair Care:  Decadent Argan oil-infused hair care as well as the Rich by Rick Ross Men’s Collection! Save 25 percent off the entire site with code: BLACK. Nov. 29 only. 


Rollplay: These outdoor ride-ons are a blast to play with!

  • The 12V Nighthawk will be 33 percent off ($99, originally $149)  at from Nov. 28-Nov. 29. 
  • The 6V Audi R8 Spyder will be 50 percent off ($99, regularly $199) on on Nov. 29. 


Sand Cloud: This eco-friendly and socially-conscious lifestyle brand is offering 50 percent off sitewide from Nov. 22 – Dec. 1. 


Serta: Between Nov. 6 – Dec. 2, save up to $200 on select Serta iComfort Foam or Serta iComfort Hybrid mattresses and receive an additional $400 off the Serta Motion Perfect Base.


Shoe Jewelz by SSY Designs: These handmade shoe accessories allow you to create a new look with your existing shoes to suit any occasion. From Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, get 75 percent off one full-priced Shoe Jewelz with code TRAE75.


Skin Authority – This results-oriented skincare line is offering up to 45 percent during Black Friday week. Just register on their site to qualify for the discount, VIP pricing and a free live video session with a certified skin coach.


SKYN: The #1 non-latex condom brand is offering thirty percent off several items on Amazon, including Elite Condoms, Selection Condoms and Intimate Moments. Valid Nov. 25 – Dec. 4.


SkinOwl: This clean beauty brand is offering 25 percent off site wide, plus free shipping from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday.  


SmileDirectClub: Smile Direct offers access to clear aligner therapy through the mail. From Nov. 25 – Dec. 6, save $200 off your clear aligner purchase and receive a free trackable aligner and retainer case powered by Tile with your purchase (no more lost retainers).  


Soul Journey Jewelry: Save 40 percent off handcrafted, bohemian-style jewelry with code SOULBF19 on Amazon.  Valid Nov. 29 at 5 am – Dec. 2. 


Statement Cards: This greeting card company that celebrates women’s ambitions and milestones beyond marriage and motherhood is offering 25 percent off sitewide with code STATEMENTSALE. Valid Nov. 28 – Dec. 2.


Stationery Studio:  This online stationery retailer is offering 30 percent off their beautiful, Personalized Post-it® Notes, which are great for gifting yourself or others. Valid Nov. 23 – Dec. 2.


Sterling Forever: This jewelry sells pieces inspired by celebrity favorites and high-end designers.

  • From Nov. 28 – 30, save 30 percent off sitewide, plus an extra 20 percent off all sale items.
  • From Nov. 19 – Dec. 2 on Amazon, all resin earrings will be on sale for $19.99 (regularly $68) and Constellation necklaces and bracelets will be 50 percent off.


Sun Child: Save 20 percent off one-of-a-kind, luxurious silk apparel made from recycled saris.  Valid Nov. 29 – Dec. 2. The brand will also be donating 10 percent of sales to Animal Hope & Wellness in Los Angeles for “Giving Friday / Giving Monday.”


Tani USA: This luxury loungewear company for men and women is offering 30 percent off sitewide from Nov. 25 – Dec. 2. 


TIEM: Tiem offers cycling shoes for the modern athlete. Save 10 percent off sitewide during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale. 


Veil Cosmetics: These multi-tasking makeup products take good care of your skin.  Save 20 percent off all products, including the Complexion Fix Concealer, one of Amazon’s top-selling concealers. Valid Nov. 29 – Dec. 2.


UCO: This site stocks products that are great for the outdoors! Save 25 percent off sitewide with code FRIDAYSALE19. Valid Nov. 29 – Dec. 2.


VOLO: These microfiber towels absorb 10x their weight. On Black Friday, save 25 percent off orders of two or more with code blackfriday1. 



  • The only volumizing hair iron on the market is offering 20 percent off sitewide with code BF2019. Valid Nov. 28 – Dec. 1.
  • On Nov. 28-29 only get a free holster with the purchase of a VOLOOM Iron or VOLOOM Iron Kit.


We Dream in Colour: This handmade jewelry brand based in Salem, MA, specializes in the use of recycled metals. Save 30 percent off with the code DREAMON. Valid Nov. 23 – Dec. 2.  


W!NK: CBD Skincare made for women by women. Buy one item, save 50 percent on another. Valid Nov. 29 and Dec. 2.


Wren + Glory: Rare sale!  Save 20 percent off made-to-order, hand-painted denim jackets. Valid Nov. 29 – Dec. 2. 


Yes Cocktail Co: On Black Friday, spend $100 on these delicious, handcrafted craft cocktail mixers and syrups and receive a free holiday gift set valued at $45. Use code MakingSpiritsBright.


What Not to Buy in November


You may think that Black Friday is the best day for toys, but you’d be wrong! You’ll find deals here and there, but the sales won’t really be exciting until early December. 


Holiday Decor

If you can hold off until next month, do. Stores like Hobby Lobby, Kmart, and Macy’s will be anxious to clear space, so the discounts will deepen throughout the month, reaching clearance levels right after the holiday. 


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