What to Buy In October to Save Money
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What to Buy in October if You Want to Save Money

If you’re serious about saving money, then you’ll want to read this list of what to buy in October to help keep money in your wallet.

What to buy in October

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You’ve squeezed out those last days of summer and now it’s time to move into fall and October. That means it’s time for cozy sweaters, fluffy blankets, falling leaves, and cooler temperatures.

Spooky ghosts and skeletons are hanging out on store shelves, but shopping during October doesn’t have to be scary. Read on to find out what to buy in October if you want to save money.

Related: Check out all of my money-saving tips here!

What to Buy in October


Believe it or not, jeans are a great item to buy in October. They have been on store shelves since the back-to-school sales and now they are being discounted so stores can get rid of them.

Old Navy has their jeans priced at 50% off right now, saving you a lot of money. Hollister and Target have their jeans buy one get one for 50% off. Almost every store I have searched has jeans on sale this month.

Outdoor Items

Just because summer has come to an end doesn’t mean you have to stop enjoying being outside. October is the best month to get great deals for outdoor furniture. Walmart has its patio furniture on sale for 40% off and you can find great deals on grills at Lowe’s.

Patio Furniture

Warm Weather Clothing

Most stores have some warm weather clothing, such as t-shirts and shorts, still on their shelves. These items need to go so that cold-weather clothing can take their place. Therefore, the warm weather clothing is placed on clearance racks and in online clearance sections.

Be sure to price check Walmart’s prices. I found a table of shirts that were on clearance for $3, however, when I got to the register it rang up for only $1! I wish I would have bought more, but I wasn’t about to hit cancel and get out of line.

Last-Minute Fall and Halloween Decor

A few days before Halloween most stores dramatically lower their prices on fall and Halloween decor. They want to get those items off the shelves so they can put out the entire stock of Christmas items. Outdoor fall decor starts getting discounted, too.

Another place to search for discounted fall and Halloween decor is craft stores, such as Micheal’s, because they start discounting their fall and Halloween crafts as well as decor. (Plus Michael’s always has great coupons!)

Fall and Halloween

Shop Columbus Day Sales

Here in the US, Columbus Day is October 14 and most stores, as well as car lots, have huge weekend sales. Expect major sales on shoes, apparel, as well as home and garden.

Columbus Day sales weekend is also great if you’re looking for a new car. Dealerships are ready to get the new year’s inventory in the lot so last year’s inventory gets a major markdown. Car buying tip: buy at the end of the month or at the end of the day when the salespeople are desperate to hit their quotas.

In-season Produce

Remember that resolution you made at the beginning of the year to eat healthy? Keep that going by buying healthier fruits and vegetables that are in-season during fall. In-season produce to look for in October is pumpkins, apples, lettuce, spinach, and mushrooms.

In-Season Produce

What’s on your shopping list this October?

See more money saving ideas with these posts:

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what to buy in October


  1. Something I’m attempting to do 😊

    1. That’s great!! πŸ˜€

  2. We are only part way through October and my money has already been spent so no saving happening. $650 for dental tenement and $200 for replacement orthotics for my shoes.

    1. Oh wow. I understand that. It seems like anything medical takes every bit of money we have. πŸ™

  3. I love the saving idea xx
    always love to buy, but saving money are important for me as well πŸ˜›

  4. This is wonderful!

  5. Great tips, Michelle!! I’ve been picking up some summer shirts on clearance but never thought about jeans!! Guess what I’m shopping for this weekend!! My wallet thanks you and so do I!! πŸ₯°

    1. Thank you so much! I hope you were able to get a few pair of jeans for a good price this weekend! πŸ™‚

  6. Thank you for the tips!

    1. You’re welcome! Thank you so much for reading! πŸ™‚

  7. I have noticed beef is deeply discounted in our area. They did that last year around this time also πŸ™‚

    1. Oh thank you for sharing that! I seem to only find good discounts on meat early Saturday mornings around here. I’ll keep on eye out for other days, though. πŸ™‚

  8. Great cost-saving tips! Thanks 😊

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

      1. You are welcome πŸ˜‰

  9. The Eclectic Contrarian

    I couldn’t get on the site.

    But now is an awesome time to get deals!! My wife got me 2 pair of Lucky Brand britches and 2 shirts for the price of 1 pair of britches and 1 shirt!

    1. Oh wow!! That was a great deal! (Funny that you call them britches, too! I drive my daughter crazy with that word. haha!)

      1. The Eclectic Contrarian

        Isn’t that part of the job as parents? Lol😁

        1. That’s what I said! πŸ˜€

          1. The Eclectic Contrarian

            Lol!!! Gosh mom…….

              1. The Eclectic Contrarian

                How’s everything with the renovations?

              2. They’re coming along. We’re still waiting on the guy to come with gravel and we’ll finally be done with the foundation. I’m so over this part!

              3. The Eclectic Contrarian

                Every step may take forever but every step is in the right direction.

              4. 😊 Thank you for the motivation!

              5. The Eclectic Contrarian

                You’re welcome! I try lol!!

  10. Oh I didn’t know that about the jeans, thank you as always great tips.

    1. It’s a great time to find good deals on jeans! πŸ˜€

  11. Great tips! Thanks for sharing! πŸ‘πŸΌ

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ˜€

  12. Such good information. I love finding shopping deals…Summer clearance and jeans, here I come!

    1. Thank you!! I love a good shopping deal, too. Otherwise it stays in the store! πŸ˜€

  13. I like Old Navy’s jeans, and I love Walmart! Thanks for these tips.

    1. Me, too! Old Navy has the best deals on jeans and they’re so comfortable! πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you so much for sharing that with me! πŸ™‚

  14. Great list! What a deal for $1 t-shirts wow!

    1. Thank you so much! I know right!! And of course when I go back they’re all gone. πŸ™

  15. Thank you for these wonderful tips!!!

    1. You’re welcome! Thank you for reading! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much!!

      1. You’re welcome πŸ˜‡

  16. That’s cool about the jeans. A couple of us need some. πŸ™‚

  17. I am so glad you shared this. We are needing an new patio set. Thanks for all the info.

    1. This is the best month to buy a new patio set! πŸ˜€ You’re welcome! Glad I could help!

    2. This is the best month to buy a new patio set! πŸ˜€ You’re welcome! Glad I could help!

    3. This is the best month to buy a new patio set! πŸ˜€ You’re welcome! Glad I could help!

  18. Michelle, I had no idea so many great items were on sale this month! This is a great post! (shared it on Pinterest and Twitter)

    It’s hard to believe Fall is FINALLY here. There are endless reasons to love this time of year. Seeing patio furniture at a great deal right now is very tempting. I’ve just re-done the deck here and this would be the perfect addition.

    I’m also glad to see YOUR shop up and running. If I can help you at all with anything, let me know. I’d be more than happy to. I pray that the Lord’s favor rests mightily upon you and your family for endless blessings and new opportunities. πŸ™πŸΌ

    1. Thank you so much for your support, Holly! I really appreciate it!!

      You should snatch up a new patio set at a great price for your newly refinished deck! πŸ˜€

      Thank you so much! I’m still trying to make sure everything is working ok. Since this is all new to me I keep forgetting things and having to go back and redo stuff, which is taking me forever! I’m sure I’ll eventually get the hang of it. If you have any advice, I’d love to hear it! I truly appreciate your prayers!! πŸ™‚

      1. No thanks needed my friend. Trust me on that! I am more than happy to support what you do here at Blessings by Me. πŸ™‚ Blogging is tough business and a ton of hard work goes in to it. Even though we enjoy it – it’s still a lot of effort. If we don’t support one another, who will?

        You just might be right about that patio furniture. I do love a great deal πŸ˜€

        I think you are doing an incredible job at your website. It looks amazing and flows beautifully. I can see your eye for design naturally shining through with even small details being noticed and finished. (Just like your etsy wrappers and notes). Going back and redoing something because it was forgotten – I know. πŸ™„ But it might spark another, even better idea for you in the process. It does take time and you may always want to add a creative touch here and there. If you ask me, you’ve already got the hang of it!

        Please do email me or send a private message if there’s any question I could possibly answer. I don’t mind at all. I’m here to help! ❣

        1. I really really appreciate that!! Thank you so much!! πŸ˜€

          1. Any time πŸ€—

  19. The caramel apples are finally in season and going on sale. I am waiting for the bags of apples to go on sale so I can make an apple pie. I also will be looking for jeans too this October.

    1. I’m surprised that our local grocery store hasn’t put out bags of apples yet this year. Usually they put those out and on sale earlier. I want to try slow cooker apple butter, but not when the apples are so expensive. I bet your apple pie is amazing! πŸ˜€

  20. Thanks for the great buys…but I’m trying to save money. Trying is the key word. Lol

    1. Lol! I completely understand! πŸ˜€

  21. Great tips as always Michelle! I need another pair of jeans so the timing of my future purchase just might save me some $$.

    1. Thank you so much! This is the best time to buy them. πŸ™‚

  22. I’m going to go get me some jeans! Thank you!

    1. This is the best time to get them so grab a few pair! I need to do the same. πŸ™‚

      1. Yes, I had no idea until I read your blog. So thank you for the awesome tip!

        1. You’re very welcome! πŸ™‚

  23. Nice post. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much!

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