The biggest shopping season of the year kicks off on Thanksgiving, but look for Black Friday deals throughout November. Expect discounts on big and small appliances, and vacuum cleaners. Check Amazon, Walmart, and Target for vacuum cleaners. Likewise, keep those same retailers in mind for small appliances, too. This is also a good time to buy laptops, TVs, tablets, digital cameras, smart-home devices, video games, and other electronics with Best Buy and Amazon as the heavy hitters for TVs and cameras. Sales abound on food storage containers to help store leftovers, and cookware. Think Walmart when shopping for plastic and glass food storage containers. As people prep for holiday guests, home service providers such as house cleaners lower their rates. November is also a good time to buy clothing, but it brings a lull in the wedding business, and bridal shops want to clear out older inventory. Also on sale: Halloween candy and trappings.