On Sale Now: October

Featured Article,Shopping Savings
September 27, 2013

Find out your best buys and what’s on sale in October.

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October is known for chilly temperatures, bonfires, and hot cocoa, but what about the sales? This month is when stores get rid of any remaining summer inventory. Here’s what’s typically on sale in October:

Outdoor/camping gear 
With summer long gone and cool fall nights giving way to chilly, wintery ones, another year of camping is on the books. As such, retailers and outdoor stores cut their prices to get rid of what’s left of this year’s gear to make way for newer models. Grab some great deals now, and you’ll be ready to go at the first sign of spring.

Plants
Perennials aren’t the only thing to return every season; plant sales are annual events each October. Shrubs, flowers and bulbs go on sale once temperatures drop. Also, watch for sales on lawn mowers. Stores are trying to make space for upcoming holiday items.

Denim
Due to leftover inventory from the back to school season, October is the time to snag new jeans. Many stores will have incredible markdowns to free up space for next season’s trends.

Cars
If you’ve had your eye on a new car, October is the month to make the move. Next year’s models arrived in September, so dealers are slashing prices on current year models, desperate to get them off the lot. If you’re not particular on make, model, color and features, you can wait till November or December and enjoy even deeper discounts, though your selection will be more limited.