October marks the transition from fall to holiday shopping. You will see stores setting up their holiday displays, and it’s a great time to get end-of-the-season clearance. It is also time for Halloween, so there are plenty of deals on costumes, decorations, and candy.
Here is what is on sale the month of October:
:: Grocery & Drugstore Deals in October
In-season produce in October: artichokes, apples, almonds, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, chestnuts, cranberries, cabbage, lettuce, pears, sweet potatoes, pistachios, pomegranate, pumpkins, squash, turnips, yams.
Halloween sales: costumes, Halloween decorations, candy, baking goods, treat bags, taffy apples.
National Frozen Food Festival: frozen pancakes and waffles, pizzas, ice cream, individual meals, appetizers, family-sized entrees.
National Pork and Seafood Month: sliced ham, bacon, pork chops, pork tenderloins, honey hams, shrimp, scallops, fish, crab, lobster.
Columbus Day: frozen pizzas, pasta, spaghetti sauce, garlic bread, Italian sausage, olive oil.
National Dental Hygiene Month: Toothpaste, dental floss, mouthwash, toothbrushes, baking soda.
:: Other October Sales
Back to school clearance: pens, paper, notebooks, XL twin sheets, student desks, office supplies, memory cards, dorm accessories.
Summer clearance: lawn and garden tools, grills, lawn mowers, patio furniture, swimming pool accessories, bathing suits, summer apparel.
Appliances: Stores are getting new appliance models in ahead of the holiday season, and many retailers discount the older models. October is the best time to buy a new washer and dryer, dishwasher, or refrigerator.
Televisions and digital cameras: HDTVs go on sale in October to make room for holiday deals. You can get great deals on a new television and any cables you need as well. This is also the best time to shop for a new digital camera for capturing photos of your family during the holidays.
Kitchen cookware and utensils: Retailers expect that people will start buying kitchen items to prepare for holiday cooking. You’ll find great deals on pots and pans, tabletop accessories, and kitchen utensils throughout October.
Cars: Car dealerships are making a final push to get rid of last year’s models, and you can get a bargain on a new car if you do your research and negotiate a price. Dealers want these cars off of their lots, and they are more willing to make a deal in October.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: There are lots of great deals for items with a cause throughout October. Retailers support breast cancer research in October, and a portion of every dollar you spend on these special sale items goes to a noble cause.