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What to Buy in October

Shop for Halloween, but Skip on Appliances — What to Buy in October

September 28, 2020

Just because the weather has officially started to cool down, doesn’t mean the deals aren’t heating up. Now is the perfect time to stock up on those summer items you had your eye on but we told you not to buy. It might seem counterintuitive, but if you’re looking to snag a deal, stock up on these items now and save them for a warmer day.

From spooky Halloween decor to comforting seasonal produce, here are the items we recommend buying this month and which ones you should hold off buying until later.

To Buy in October

Candy & Halloween Supplies — Buy Now

Now is the time everyone is gearing up for the spookiest day of the calendar year. Although you might be excited to decorate your house as soon as October 1 strikes, we recommend that you wait until the middle of the month for the best prices. If you start your search mid-month, you’ll likely find candy, decorations, and other goodies discounted. We know you’ll be itching to get your shopping done early, but if you can hold out and be patient, you’ll likely find bags of treats and tons of tricks marked down. Be sure to stop by Dollar Tree for great decor at only $1 each, and for our friends in Canada, don’t forget to check out Party City Canada for 2020’s hottest costumes!

Outdoor Furniture — Buy Now

As the temperature drops, everyone will be bundling up and staying indoors. You can expect markdowns on patio furniture and other outdoor products like barbeque grills and gardening supplies. If you don’t care about buying the latest models, this is a great opportunity to buy these items at a discount, as there will be less demand with peak season behind you. Keep an eye out for the weekly ads from stores like Home Depot and Costco.

Late Summer Produce — Buy Now

Strawberries, plums, and lemons, oh my! October will see the last of the summer prices for your favorite summer snacks, so now is the time to get all your citrus fruits at a great price. Check the grocery category on Flipp for the latest deals on seasonal produce at your local grocery stores. Aside from fruit, vegetables like cucumbers, beets, and zucchini are about to go out of season, so if you’re trying to hold onto every last drop of summer, stock up on your favorites before they’re gone! Check out these tips to help your produce last longer.

If you’re wondering which fruits and vegetables to shop for during fall, check out our fall guide to shopping in-season.

To Buy Later

Household Appliances — Buy Later

We know you’ve had your eye on that new Dyson for a long time, but we promise if you hold off now, a great deal is in your future. The urge to purge and get rid of all that summer pollen is strong, but these higher priced household appliances won’t see a drop for another few weeks. With Black Friday on the horizon, it’s best to hold off buying big ticket items like washing machines, vacuum cleaners, and dishwashers. Word on the street is that Black Friday deals will start sooner this year, so you might not have to wait that much longer!

Electronics — Buy Later

Did someone say Black Friday? Hmm, maybe we misheard because we were wearing the amazing headphones we got during last year’s Black Friday sales...it may be one of the craziest shopping days of the year, but it’s for a good reason. The devices and accessories you’ve had your eye on are about to go on sale next month. Save your money now and use the time instead to make a list, check it twice, and prepare for huge savings in a few weeks. There’s a lot of anticipation around Black Friday sales being available for longer, so keep checking your Flipp app for updated flyers and deals.

Now that you know what you should and shouldn’t buy in October, hop on the Flipp app to find the best deals at stores near you. Stay tuned for next month’s post with the insider scoop on the largest shopping holiday of the year.

 

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