Best Buys for October

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Fall is in the air and so are the deals. October brings sales on summer items that retailers are eager to clear out to make room for cold-weather inventory.


Amazon Holiday Deals

Amazon is having a Holiday sales event in October. “Prime Big Deal Days” is a two-day event scheduled for the 10th and 11th.  Prime members will enjoy special savings on thousands of items in several product categories. Not a Prime member? You can sign up for a 30-day free trial Here.

Columbus Day

October 9th is Columbus Day, also known as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Many retailers, especially department stores have sales on Columbus Day. You should see some great sales on clothing, shoes, home goods, and makeup.

Denim – Jeans that didn’t sell during the back-to-school shopping season go on sale in October. Stores need to clear out inventory before they stock up on winter fashions. Expect to see deep discounts and buy-one-get-one-free offers.

Outdoor Items – With summer behind us, retailers are looking to clear out all their summer gear. Look for deep discounts on camping supplies, sleeping bags, tents, fishing gear, and summer hiking gear. Previous years have seen these items discounted 60% to 70% during end-of-season clearance sales. As well as continued sales on lawnmowers, patio furniture, yard decor, and grills.

Fall Produce – Planning meals around seasonal produce is a simple way to save on food costs. Hit up your local Farmer’s Market to take advantage of all the delicious fruits and vegetables that flourish in fall. Look for deals on in-season produce like pumpkins, figs, apples, pears, citrus fruits, sweet potatoes, squash, mushrooms, beets, cranberries, grapes, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower.

Toys – Retailers are making room for the “hot” new Christmas items. Look for clearance prices on older toys and games starting in October.

Halloween – Prepare now and buy Halloween stuff for NEXT year. There are always huge deals on Halloween items starting October 31st and going into November until everything sells out.

National Taco Day – October 4th is National Taco Day. Check your local taco establishments on social media, many will be offering specials for National Taco Day.


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