Fall is in full swing and that means holiday deals are right around the corner. But you don’t have to hold your breath until Black Friday. One, that’s dangerous. Two, there are plenty of October deals you can take advantage of right now. Here’s our complete guide on what to buy in October to get the most out of your hard-earned moolah.
Halloween Costumes – Obviously, Halloween is the best time to buy costumes for the whole family (or for you and your Wolf Pack, however you like to get your ghoul on). But hold your horses just a tad and wait for the very last week of October to get the best savings of the month. Cash Back Stores to Watch: Costume SuperCenter, Anytime Costumes.com, BuyCostumes.
Cars – New cars come out every September and by now, car lots are filled to the brim with 2016 models, giving 2015 models the spotlight in prime time clearance events. October is indeed the best time to buy a car.
Camping Gear – Only the most hardcore outdoor enthusiasts will dare to camp in the colder months. Be on the lookout for fantastic clearance on tents, hiking gear, sleeping bags and more to get a head start on next summer’s adventure planning. Cash Back Stores to Watch: Backcountry, REI.
Patio Furniture – Again, this is another benefit to warm-weather goods becoming a tad less in demand. Get yourself an entire patio furniture set so you’re ready for next summer’s BBQs in a snap. Cash Back Stores to Watch: Sears, Lowe’s.
Denim – Jeans are a big part of Back to School sales but they still seem to have lingering discounts to make for great October sales on designer and discount denim. Slip into your perfect pair at great prices this month! Cash Back Stores to Watch: Lee Jeans, Wrangler.
HDTVs – If you’re waiting for Black Friday to buy a 55″ HDTV, stop right now. They are not predicted to drop any lower than they are priced right now since their demand is still going strong. The good news is that you can enjoy 1080p with Cash Back at Ebates sooner than later. Cash Back Stores to Watch: Kmart, Crutchfield.
European Vacations – October officially marks the start of Europe’s off season, meaning you are now more likely to find cheap lodging. Added Perk: Less tourists crowding the streets mean you can meet more locals and get the real European experience. Cash Back Sites to Watch: Expedia, Orbitz.
Pizza, Pizza, Pizza! – Order a ‘za or 10 during National Pizza Month this October and enjoy big savings. Some major pizza chains have been known to have BOGO specials, which means you can have one heck of a Halloween movie night and be able to feed all those horror hounds on a dime.
Prices and Cash Back Percentages are subject to change.
Briana is a shopaholic whose newest obsession is matching top-and-skirt sets (but she also can’t resist a good jumpsuit). She loves rock music, horror movies and is an all-around pop culture junkie. She is, without fail, always down for karaoke. Her blog, Mamafierce, is a chronicle of personal fashion, body positivity and the adventures of motherhood. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, three-year-old son and tortoiseshell cat, Divvy.