Georgine has some tips for saving on Halloween items and also for gearing up for the upcoming holiday season. Next month she’ll be adding tips about coupons too.
In October fall is in full swing. You’ll find savings on leftover summer grills and lawn mowers. If you need one, now is the time to score big savings so that when spring comes around you’ll be happy you purchased when you did. Look around for patio furniture, air conditioners, garden items, and even camping gear specials.
Halloween costumes will be discounted because the stores really pack them in to appeal to everyone’s taste. Plus they don’t want to have a surplus of leftovers, so buying early will get you a bargain, and, in addition, you will get your first choice. Stock up on Halloween items that are on clearance and save them for the coming years. I always check the store the day after for great bargain prices on decorations and candy. Lots of fall-themed candy will be less than half the price and the colors can still be used for Thanksgiving entertaining.
New models of appliances, including vacuum cleaners, are rolling out now too, so the 2012′s will be discounted.
Since September and October have become popular wedding months, bridal registry items, such as china, linens, and crystal, are greatly reduced too. Don’t forget all the other wedding ceremony needs such as favors and décor.
It’s a fairly slow month in the grocery store. Look for specials that you can combine coupons with for popcorn, pizza, and seafood. And start clipping all the baking supplies coupons NOW that are appearing so that when you do your holiday shopping you will have them.
Try to remember discount lingo: “sale” is an item that can return to full price, “clearance” is the lowest price it will go to and often means no refund, final sale.