Consumers eagerly anticipate activities of November (Food Month)

Author : teriann

Teri Ann Renee Paisley, Gleaner Online Writer

Okay I have a confession to make. I love food. No it’s not as simple as that, I really can’t pass up on any opportunity to sample my favourite treats.

This love affair I have with food has put many dents in my pocket and has led to many meltdowns when the scales reveal my weight. I have often put myself on a determined hunger strike so as to alleviate my food addiction and save my money.

However I can’t break up with food entirely, after all we all need to eat. So every once in a while I splurge and buy the treats I long for all year but restrain myself from purchasing.

I mark the month of November on my calender and eagerly countdown as I prepare to enjoy gastronomic delights.

Why choose November?

While some may choose other months I have a special relationship with the month of November. This month is being celebrated as Food Month. A number of sponsors, including The Gleaner have come together to present discounts of various food items for consumers.

Everyday from November 1-30,2013 consumers can cut coupons from The Gleaner and The Star for a variety of products.
These include baked goods,canned meats,cereal,baby foods, personal care items and much more.

The promotion for November is being advertised as ’30 deals in 30 days’ and certainly we need some good news amid all the terrible news we have been hearing recently.
The increased traffic to the stores offering discounts will also translate into increased sales.

This all leads up to Restaurant Week, which is an annual reduction of prices at selected restaurants in Kingston, Ocho Rios and Montego Bay. The date for this special event will be November 8-16, 2013.

Some of these restaurants are also offering three course meals at a fraction of the original cost. It’s great to see that despite the economic pressure the restaurants are still able to participate in this wonderful event.

I especially liked that the cost of the ‘Nyam and Scram’ option was very affordable with one restaurant offering jerked chicken and two festivals for $380.

Click here to follow the link to see a list of participating restaurants

My advice is to plan ahead. If you are a foodie like me and want to make the most of the Restaurant week experience check out their website and choose the restaurants you would most like to visit.
It’s a good idea to make reservations if your choice is a popular eatery. Remember to plan in your budget for eating out at least twice during this week.

So ‘food month’ here I come! How will you plan for November?

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