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What to Buy and What to Skip in October


There are no big shopping holidays on the calendar this month, but you can still pick up a scary-good deal in October. Here’s what to buy, and what to skip.

Buy: Jeans

Shop your favorite retailers and check out some new ones you thought you couldn’t afford for incredible savings on jeans this month.

Skip: Winter apparel

Warm-weather wear won’t start dropping in price until Thanksgiving at the earliest, and the best markdowns will only appear on shelves around the holidays.

Buy: Outdoor gear

As the weather cools down and people head indoors, prices on all things outdoor will start dropping. This includes patio furniture, gardening tools, grills, camping gear and so much more.

Skip: Cleaning supplies

Are you in the market for a new vacuum? Looking to score a deal on a robot sweeper? You’re best off waiting a bit until Black Friday. On the biggest shopping day of the year, big-ticket cleaning items get steep discounts.

Buy: Halloween costumes and decor

As with any holiday, the closer the calendar gets to Halloween, the discounts you’ll see on related paraphernalia get steeper. This includes party decor, costumes, yard decorations, candy and more.

Skip: Appliances

Don’t spring for a new oven, refrigerator or washing machine just yet! Being hot Black Friday sales items, you’re best off waiting a bit to reduce the amount of money you’ll spend on new appliances.

Buy: Autumn apparel

You can pick up some in-between weather wear this October at super-hot prices. Retailers need to make space for the winter stock, and will be discounting all autumn wear. Take advantage of this by cashing in on fantastic sales.

Use this guide to learn what to buy and what to skip in October.

Your Turn: Have you picked up any great deals in October? Tell us about it in the comments.

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