What's on sale in October

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.

Stockpile sale items

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.

ON SALE: Save up to 70% on grills at Kmart/ Grills on sale at Sears/ Save on patio furniture at Lowes/ Save at Home Depot and Walmart

  • Appliances

Now is a great time to save on both small and large appliances.

ON SALE: Save on appliances at Kmart/ Appliances on sale at Sears, Best Buy and Home Depot

  • 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.

ON SALE: Cookware and bedding at Macy’s/ Kitchen and dining sale at Target / Save at Crate&Barrel, Pottery Barn and Bloomingdale's

  • 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.

ON SALE: Special fare offers from United Airlines and American Airlines/ Vacation deals from Delta/

  • 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.