October is an odd month when it comes to shopping deals, however, there are still some great buys out there if you look hard enough. Check out this extensive list of the best things to buy in October.
When it comes to shopping, October is stuck in the middle of back-to-school deals and the holiday shopping season. Plus, the Coronavirus threw everything off this year. Especially with Amazon, which is holding its Prime Day event four months later than usual (October 13-14).
However, there are still some good deals to be had this month, even without major sales events. Be on the look out for deep discounts on summer items.
I’ve put together an extensive list of the best things to buy in October to help you save money this month.
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Best Things to Buy in October
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Amazon Prime Day Deals: Amazon struggled this year to keep up with pandemic orders. They moved their Prime Day Event to October 13 – 14 instead. You can expect to see deals on technology, kitchen equipment, and a lot of other items as well.
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Columbus Day Deals: Columbus Day is October 12 and most department stores host sales leading up to the holiday. Keep an eye out for Macy’s and Kohl’s because they have been known to have the best deals in the past.
Denim: Retailers are desperate to get back-to-school jeans off their shelves to make room for the winter trends that will be hitting stores soon. Be sure to keep an eye out for denim discounts this month. Belk has jeans for women, men, and junior sizes starting at just $15!
Summer Items: More than likely this is the last month you’ll be seeing patio furniture, yard tools, and summer-themed décor in stores. Get ready for next summer for less this month!
Air Conditioners: A lot of stores end up with leftover air conditioners after the summer months. Now is a great time to buy one for next year.
Cars: New car models are already hitting the car lots so they’re desperate to get last year’s models out of the way. On top of sales, they may offer other incentives such as no down payment. Do your research and shop around.
Here’s a tip from a car salesman: Shop at the end of the week or end of the month to get the best deals and incentives. They have goals they have to meet every month. If they aren’t hitting their goal they’ll be more than willing to work out a deal with you.
Vacations: Vacations may look a little different this year with the pandemic. But, October is the best month to purchase plane tickets, bus tickets, and cruises.
Camping Gear: Camping gear will be on sale this month. Expect to find deep discounts on tents, sleeping bags, and other camping equipment. Check Dick Sporting Goods for the best deals.
Halloween Costumes & Décor: Most stores overstock what they actually need for Halloween. With the pandemic this year and trick-or-treating not recommended, more than likely there are going to be some extremely discounted Halloween deals closer to the end of the month. Check department stores such as Walmart and Target for the best deals.
Seasonal Produce: Fruits to look for this month include apples, cranberries, grapes, honeydew melon, oranges, and pears. Vegetables this month include lettuce, leeks, yams, sweet potatoes, spinach, squash, beets, cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli. And don’t forget the pumpkins!
What’s on your shopping list this month?
Are there any deals that you would like to add to my best things to buy in October list? Feel free to let me know about more great deals in the comments.