Five Things To Buy In October: Where To Save Money

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( — September 26, 2014)  — October offers consumers opportunity to find big savings via retail clearance and timely shopping events ahead of early Black Friday sales. Early holiday shoppers traditionally use this time to sort through closeout pricing on big-ticket items being cleared out for winter and holiday inventory. Top five categories offering the biggest savings in October:

  1. Gardening and Outdoor Products
:  October is the best time to find savings for lawn and garden tools as most remaining inventory will have clearance pricing from 10% to 25% off lawnmowers, weed trimmers, leaf blowers and hand tools. Select patio furniture sets and items will be discounted as much as 75% off, and the selection of grill deals will be bigger now with comparable savings to Black Friday.
  2. Halloween Costumes:  
Retailers push Halloween costume deals in mid September. Early Halloween shoppers find discounts on costumes and decorations of 10-20% off in stores, and up to 70% from online stores like Newegg, and Ebay (with additional cash back savings through
  3. Clothing and Athletic Footwear:  
October is widely recognized as the best time of year to jeans deals. Post back to school and fall fashion inventory allow for heavy discounting of popular brands. Shoppers will find savings on exclusive Levi’s coupons and 50% off or better from online branded stores like Buckle, AERO coupons (Aeropastale) and American Eagle.
  4. Electronics Accessories:  
End of third quarter brings electronics deals on accessories with huge clearance sales up to 95% off select closeout and factory buyout items like HDMI, audio and USB cables and connectors, mobile chargers and adapters, and replacement speakers and wiring. Post back to school price cuts create some of the lowest prices of they year on office supplies, printers, hard drives and computer speakers.
  5. iPads
:  Annual Apple iPad event will bring consumers an opportunity to get up to 20% savings on previous iPad Air deals and iPad Mini deals. For discounts on new iPad updates following Apple’s traditional October announcement, consumers should wait for gift card bonuses from Walmart, Target and Best Buy Black Friday deals (see Black Friday Tablet deals predictions).

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