Timing is Everything! Knowing what to buy and when to buy can save you a whole lotta’ moola. This month’s 5 frugal favorites will be saving you hundreds of dollars on things that you use everyday, so be sure to stock up.
October marks the beginning of fall and the beginning of the holiday season and with these holidays come some pretty amazing deals. If you’re in the market for a new car, now is the time to buy. Dealerships want to make room for new inventory and that gives you more negotiating power, which means you can walk out with a pretty sweet deal.
Check out these 5 Frugal Favorites that we always take advantage of in October.
The price of outdoor furniture will be at it’s lowest this month. As the temperatures drop so does the price of outdoor furniture. This is a great time to furnish your outdoor living spaces and save a ton of money while doing it.
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If you have some vacation days to use up before the end of the year, October is the time to do it. Domestic airfares bottom out in October due to summer travel slowing down. Last year at this time I was able to snag round trip tickets for only $237, any other time of the year they’re around $800.
Hotels and air travel tend to go hand in hand, so keep your eye out for hotel deals as well.
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Expect to see some big discounts on lawn equipment this month. As the weather starts cooling off we no longer have use for lawn mowers, tractors, weed eaters and other garden equipment. Well retailers would rather stock items that you will be using, so they need to make room for those things, making for some great discounts on lawn equipment.
Outdoor cooking equipment will also be deeply discounted so keep your eye out.
Retailers tend to bulk up their inventory for the back-to-school shopping rush. However, when October rolls around it’s time for them to get rid of any leftover inventory so you’ll see some really big discounts.
To save money on school clothes, we have always done the kids school clothes shopping in October. We get a lot more for our money by shopping all of the clearance sales.
AIR CONDITIONERS & FANS
The cooler weather is moving in and we’ll be spending more time nestled up by a fireplace than in front of a fan. That means that heating equipment prices will be rising, while cooling equipment, like air conditions and fans will be dropping. If you’ve been having issues with your current equipment now’s the time to replace it, next summer you’re wallet will be happy you did.
Also, the newer equipment is more efficient, which in turn saves you more money.
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SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO LOWER YOUR ELECTRIC BILL
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✔ Columbus Day is this month, look for some amazing sales
✔ Keep a price book and track the sale price of items that you use most often. This will help you recognize when you should buy and when you shouldn’t. When the price is at it’s lowest price point that’s the time to stock up.
✔ Combine coupons with sales to stock up on items that you use frequently.
✔ Plan your menu before going shopping and stick to it!
✔ Buy seasonal items at the end of the season when they are on sale.
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Mother of 3 says
We love travelling in October; not only are flights cheaper but so are most hotel/rental too and we find that most places aren’t very crowded either.
Not being crowded is definitely a bonus.
Christie Hawkes says
Interesting, Robin. Some of these I had thought of (outdoor furniture and gardening tools), but I didn’t realize that airfare and clothes were less expensive in October. We just booked our flights for a trip in January. We love to get away to some place warm and sunny, preferably with a beach, right after the holiday hustle and when the winter blues are prone to set in. I found your blog on the GRAND Social and have shared on social media. Enjoy your day!
I’m so happy that you found us! And I’m glad that I was able to show you something new. Where are you flying off to in January?
Interesting. I don’t need most of the other things, but the clothes part is interesting, I’ll have to check if the same happens in Portugal or not.
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Laurie m says
Some of these I guessed, but I had no idea about the jeans! I’m going to tell my teens about this one!
Thanks for sharing at the Homestead Blog Hop!