How to Save Money in October

Can you believe the month of October is here? It is hard to believe we are well into the fall season, which means the holidays are just around the corner.

October is the month that deals really start to show their faces, so it is smart to go shopping with a plan! Look below at some helpful tips on what to buy in October, and see how easy it can be to save some cash!

How to Save Money in October
Can you believe it is already time to think about the holidays? This month, your favorite baking supplies will be on sale. You can expect sales to last well through November. Items you may see on sale include:

  • Brownie mix
  • Chocolate chips
  • Pie crusts
  • Muffin mix
  • Sprinkles
  • Frosting
  • Cake decor
  • Pie filling
  • Bread mixes

Since we are talking about food, letโ€™s talk about the produce you can find on sale this month. Should you see a deal you like, stock up. Remember you can always freeze, can, or dry what you canโ€™t use right away. Produce deals this month include:

  • Apples
  • Yams
  • Turnips
  • Cabbage
  • Artichokes
  • Parsnips
  • Pears
  • Pumpkins
  • Arugula
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Broccoli

Donโ€™t you love a great clearance sale? Lucky for us, October is a great time for snagging serious clearance prices. Here are all the items that stores will give one last push in hopes of getting rid of it for good!

  • Camping gear
  • Light jackets
  • Bathing suits
  • Goggles, swim toys
  • Lawn decor
  • Lawn furniture
  • Outdoor plants
  • Flower pots
  • Gardening items
  • Boating gear
  • Summer sport items
  • Grills

Did you know that October is National Seafood Month? Yum! Now is the time to get great prices on your seafood items such as:

  • Fresh shrimp
  • Frozen seafood items
  • Cocktail sauce
  • Fresh lobster
  • Seafood seasoning
  • Fresh and frozen fish fillets

Crispy Shrimp

With the holidays coming, many stores will be marking down canned goods to prepare for food drives. Here are the canned items you can find great deals on in October and well through December:

  • Soup
  • Sauces
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit, fruit cocktail
  • Broth
  • Canned pasta
  • Pie filling
  • Canned meats

Of course, Halloween is in October, but you wonโ€™t get a great deal on these items until the end of the month. If you can wait, start your Halloween shopping the week before. This is the time when you will find reductions taking place. This includes:

  • Costumes
  • Costume makeup
  • Faux pumpkins
  • Halloween decor
  • Spooky house decor
  • Candy and Halloween treats
  • Pet costumes

Frugal Halloween Ideas

While there are all sorts of deals to be found this October, there are a few things you should wait on. Hold off on Christmas themed items as well as any holiday dinner supplies. These items will get cheaper in November. A few other items that may go down in price when the holidays draw near are electronics, televisions, computers, and some furniture items.

Are you ready to kick off October right? Consider these items you should buy in October to really stretch your dollar!

P.S. Don’t forget that clocks fall back! Download this fall back clocks printable to help you get organized when the sunset shifts.

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Krystal | Sunny Sweet Days
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