October is one of my favorite months. I love the change of seasons; cooler nights, bright sunny days and the beautiful colors on the trees. It is also a great time of year to search for bargains. One great bargain is the chance to win a WonderMill Grain Mill. I am currently taking part in the Grain Mill Challenge and WonderMill was kind enough to send me a grain mill. Since I already own one I decided to give it away to one of my readers. Click here to enter!
October’s tricks can be your treats with spooky items on sale before and after Halloween. Children would enjoy playing dress up with costume props such as masks, hats, boas and fairy wands. After removing any Halloween-related tags and packaging, tuck a few different dress-up items in a reusable pasteboard box or a trunk as a special gift for an imaginative child.
This is a big candy month of the year. Stock up on candy for all your holiday’s this month.
This may be a good month to buy a new car, if you must. In October salespeople are getting nervous about meeting or beating year-end quotas. New models come out in September and October and dealers like to get rid of last year’s models. According to Forbes you can save 10-20% by purchasing last years model, rather than going for the new 2013 model.
Garden Centers put their perennials plants on sale now that summer is over, and this is a great time to get them in the ground. Fall storms will help them get established in your garden, so they can blossom and grow in the spring. It’s also a great time of year to find mulch and soil amendments on sale.
October is also a good time to find deals on blue jeans. Retailers stock up for the back to school season and they may want to move those items they didn’t sell.
Look for local bargains as well. Ibex, a local clothes manufacturer holds a tent sale every Columbus Day Weekend. It’s a great time to find fabulous deals on clothes you might not be able to afford during the year.
Remember no matter how good the deal is ask yourself “do I really need this?” buy only what you need. Remember there is a difference between a need and a want!
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