Save this October: We've tracked down the best deals this month, so you'll know what to buy and where to find it for less.
Did you know, every October certain items tend to go on sale? Knowing these retail trends can help you score the best price on some big-ticket items. Shop smarter with our list of October markdowns.
- Summer Items
As we get ready to move dinner indoors until next summer, prices drop on gas and electric grills and grilling accessories, including patio furniture. Look for deals now for holiday gifts or invest in a grill to enjoy for seasons to come.
Now is a great time to save on both small and large appliances.
- Wedding Registry Items
Many major department stores and home catalogs mark down items that appear on bridal registries, like crystal, china, tableware and bedding, for all shoppers.
- Travel Deals
Because it's hard for school-age kids to vacation now, resorts lure families with special deals. Also, find deals on cruises during National Cruise Vacation Week (Oct. 21 to 27) at cruising.org.
- Grocery Savings
October is National Pizza Month, Popcorn-Popping Month and Seafood Month. Score coupons for those foods at grocery stores and restaurants. Check company websites as well as Grocery Coupon Network and eatdrinkdeals.com for discounts at chains.
BARGAIN TIP: Look for Columbus Day sales this weekend! Sign up to receive e-mail alerts on specific offers and bargains at dealnews.com, using a key word such as dryer. Also, know your discount lingo. A "sale" item can return to full price; "clearance" is the lowest it will go and is often a final sale—no refunds.