Don't wait for Black Friday! October is prime time to shop for fall's essentials and get ahead of holiday shopping season.
With Black Friday around the corner, many shoppers are afraid to shop anything in October. But thanks to the Columbus Day sales and Halloween deals, October is still full of amazing bargains. From fall clothing and outdoor furniture to Halloween supplies and holiday weekend getaway, we’ve rounded up a buying guide for what to buy in this October and what to skip - better hold off until Black Friday. Read on to learn more about great savings in this month.
As a popular holiday for both children and adults, Halloween is a big day for all kinds of treats, including Halloween costumes, spooky makeups, and party decor goods. Don't forget to stock up on Halloween candy, too.
If you are on a budget, you should start hunting for deals in the week leading up to Halloween, or prepare for next Halloween the day after the event (November 1), when retailers are going to clear out their inventory of Halloween supplies. We will see the deepest discounts on costumes and candy, as some stores will knock as much as 80% off the prices of unsold items. So, time your purchase right and don't miss sweet Halloween deals out there.
October is prime time to shop for all kinds of autumn items, including fall clothing. Smart shoppers shouldn't hesitate to take advantage of this month to explore the latest fashion trends and must-have styles, as well as upgrade their fall wardrobe. Stores such as Macy's and Eddie Bauer offer mind-blowing deals on fashion dresses, tops, bottoms, tees, denim, shoes, jackets, and more. Luxury retailers also offer incredibly huge discounts - up to 70% off on designer apparel, accessories, bags and shoes.
Look out for jean deals, as this month is prime time for shoppers to stock up on jeans according to historical data. As the cool weather starts to creep in, retailers are now starting to discount fall denim and some are hosting BOGO 50% off sales. Check out stores like Hollister, Gap and American Eagle Outfitters for great jean promotions.
From the beach to the mountains to the theme parks, this month is one of the best time to travel in a year. October travelers will enjoy cool temps and fun trips without missing out on the fall savings for flights, hotels, and car rentals. Shoppers can book cheap vacation packages for romantic travel, family vacations and weekend getaways from a bunch of travel sites like Hotwire, Expedia, and Hotels.com.
If you are a student and are planning a trip to Europe in October, consider The Student Hotel which is a global student hotel provider with many locations in Europe, like Paris, Berlin, Florence, Amsterdam City, and more. There are now quite a few sweet deals out there. For example, you can stay from 3 to 7 nights and enjoy 25% discount, and take advantage of special opening deal on €99/night for 2. Take note that some incredibly low price offers are time-limited, so don’t hesitate to book.
With summer days fading away, now is a great time to shop for all items outdoor like camping gear, patio furniture, grill, and other outdoor living essentials. With the outdoor season coming to an end, shoppers can find the best low prices in October before the holidays. Compare prices and grab superb savings from some of the best stores like Lowe’s, Sears, Kohl's, Home Depot, and Target. Get up to 50% Off discount plus Free Delivery on your favorite outdoor stuff this month.
October is National Pizza Month, which is an American observance that occurs for the month of October every year. So this month is stacked with tons of free and cheap pizza deals everywhere. Customers can expect some top bargains from their favorite restaurants like Papa John's, Pizza Hut, Domino's, and many more pizza brands. Following them on social media is probably the best way to get the latest free pizza deals. Other than that, look for pizza discounts at restaurants near you.
A Taco Day is a celebratory day that promotes to consumption of tacos. In the United States National Taco Day is celebrated on October 4. Americans eat more than 4.5 billion tacos a year. This year, you’re encouraged to feast upon all the taco deals offered by restaurants around the country. Keep an eye on restaurants near you. Another great way to enjoy Taco Day deals and freebies is checking some top taco stores like Taco Bell, Taco Bueno and more. Some give taco discounts or free tacos, while some give one lucky winner a year’s worth of free tacos.
Since Black Friday is happening soon, certain products aren't worth buying right now if you want to save money. Smart shoppers will hold off until Black Friday on these categories.
If you're going to buy a TV, be it 4K TVs or OLED TVs or Ultra HD TVs, Black Friday is the day! Every year, top doorbuster TVs are typically discounted by hundreds of bucks. We'll see the best prices of the year in November - basic 32" for less than $100, while 50" 4K TVs fall under $200.
From cookers and freezers to dryers and ranges, Black Friday is for sure the best times of the year to purchase appliance deals. Small appliances see big discounts during this shopping extravaganza. Shoppers can expect to see the lowest prices of the year at Home Depot and Lowe's.
There's no better time to get a new iPhone than on Black Friday. The doorbuster iPhone deals from retailers and cell phone carriers are discounted by hundreds of dollars. If you can't wait that long, consider discounted previous generation models.
From gaming laptops to ultra-thin, and convertible to detachable, Black Friday is prime time to shop for laptop deals. Retailers give huge price cuts on top brands such as HP Envy, Microsoft Surface, Google Chromebook, Huawei Matebook, Dell Inspiron, Lenovo Thinkpad, and Acer Chromebook. Apple MacBooks don't see big discounts on Black Friday, but some stores could offer the best deals. Basic Chromebooks could start at less than $100.
Electronics take the center stage during the shopping season. Most electronics retailers host their best sale of the year on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, while Amazon devices should match Prime Day offers. You’ve waited this long, so keep up that discipline.
By: Sandy Beck - Shopping Expert & Content Writer
Updated October 1, 2019