It’s that time of year again. Halloween has passed and we anxiously await Thanksgiving and Christmas, along with New Year’s Day and Valentine’s Day.

While all 4 will likely require invading your bank account, there are ways to lessen the impact.

Before you start digging out the survival gear in preparation for Black Friday, here are some ways to avoid the pushing, shoving, and long lines and still save a few bucks. This article from Wisebread will show you how: What to Buy (and Avoid Buying) in November