Frugal Friday: What to buy in October


With October comes the appearance of pumpkins on front porches, falling temperatures, changing foliage colors and retirement of our tired summer clothing.

It could also be the month for some retail therapy if you know what to look for. Here are some of the best purchases you can make in October to score major discounts and deals according to Tip Hero.


Big Appliances
These were available at discounted prices in September and the sales, fortunately, continue into October. New models of major appliances usually hit the showroom floors in early fall, so you can usually find last year’s models offered at a friendlier cost.
Tis the season for cookware. In preparation for the holidays, discounted cookware and cookware promotions will begin to emerge in the month of October. Keep your eyes peeled for some serious cookware offers and deals.
To start the holiday season off right, retailers usually try to start making money as early as October. You should find bargains on toys around this time before the huge holiday rush. This is an instance where it definitely pays to plan ahead.
Now that the dust has cleared from the back-to-school rush, retailers will begin to cut prices on a lot of their leftover inventory. Denim is usually leftover in excess in a lot of stores. Be on the lookout for this year’s styles at low, clearance prices.
Tires and Other Car Care Supplies
October is "Fall Car Care Month," so of course you’ll see car care products on sale all over the place. Look for deals on oil changes, tires and other checkups.
What’s in Season in October?
Here are the seasonal foods that you’ll find on the cheap in October:

  • Artichokes
  • Bell Peppers
  • Beets
  • Broccolini
  • Butternut Squash
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Eggplant
  • Garlic
  • Potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Potatoes (Make sure they some from Vardamon, MS.)
  • Wild Mushrooms
  • nuts
  • apples
  • cranberries
  • Limes
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Pomegranate
  • Raspberries
  • Tomatoes

Thanks go out to the following sources!
Eat the Seasons
Get Rich Slowly
MSN Money

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