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October is a Great Time to Save

The autumn season brings fall colors and cooler temperatures, and October brings the start of holiday sales. It’s a time when retailers want to move out their remaining summer inventory, as well as discount some new winter items. Here are a few of the best deals you can find in October.

Warm winter clothing – Retailers begin releasing their new winter clothing at sale prices, before demand for these items really kicks in. You can also find good savings on popular back-to-school clothing categories, like jeans, college team apparel and activewear.

Older iPhones – New iPhones are announced in September, so to make room on the shelves, sellers begin marking down older generation models in October.

Outdoor Products Can Be Steals

Camping gear and outdoor furniture– Get good out-of-season deals on tents, sleeping bags, lawn chairs, and grills in October and you’ll be prepared for next summer. This past summer outdoor furniture was more , with a wide range of styles and quality. So inventory may still be high and prices low.

Bicycles – With less demand in colder temps, dealers will start offering their lowest prices on bikes and bike gear.

Fans and air conditioners – Again, as the temperature drops, so do prices for these popular summer items. But know that some dealers will begin storing these items in their warehouses in November for next year, so get them in October while prices are low!

Travel Bargains Abound

Travel packages – If you’ve been thinking of taking a cruise or trip overseas, you’ll find good package deals in October.

Cars – Many dealerships begin transitioning inventory to next year’s models.

What Foods Are Available?

Seasonal produce – Apples, squashes, and sweet potatoes are in abundance and priced to sell. Buy them in bulk, slice them up, and freeze them so they can be enjoyed throughout the winter. And if you love pumpkin….?

And if you have a major sweet tooth: Halloween candy. Late in the month, retailers may want to move overstocks of all Halloween supplies, not just candy.