Inside: Trying to save more money? Check out the top things to stock up on in October to really save. It’s an easy way to save more money without much work.
One of my favorite (and one of the easiest!) ways to save money is by stocking up on foods when the prices are at their lowest. I can buy foods for 50-60% of the regular prices. The best part about stocking up when things are on sale is that it doesn’t take a lot of my time. Just stock up to really save money on your grocery bill. I am able to get my grocery bill to around $50 a week by stocking up and saving.
With the change in weather this month we will move from more summer product to winter deals. Even though there aren’t as many produce deals you can still stock up on what is in season. Also, we will see some great candy deals. So check out the top things to stock up on in October to really save.
I love buying produce when it’s in season and preserving it. October has some great deals on apples and pumpkins. You can bake pumpkins, purée, and freeze them. It’s a great way to save pumpkin purée for pies. I have a trick that will keep apples fresh for a couple of months if you like to stock up on apples. It’s also a great time to make slow cooker applesauce and apple butter, or apple dumplings!
October will have lots of sales on Apples, Pumpkins, Pears, Beets, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Oranges, Figs, Sweet Potatoes, and Winter Squash. If you wait until near or after Halloween you can pumpkins for really cheap. I have found them for as low as $.50.
With Halloween, we will see so many candy sales. If you have a certain kind of candy you like to keep around stock up on it. The closer it gets to Halloween the better the sales get. I usually try to hold off until the 30th to buy any candy for trick or treaters.
We will also see baking items go on sale. It’s a great time to stock up on flour, sugar, and spices. Check your spice drawer for expired or soon to expire spices and stock up when they go on sale.
There will also be lots of sales on canned soups and stews. I try to buy lots of canned soup for nights I don’t feel like cooking. Grilled cheese sandwiches and canned soup makes an easy dinner or lunch.
October is also national seafood month. We will see lots of sales on shrimp, fish, and lobster. It’s a great time to stock up. I have found shrimp for around $2.99 a pound before. When I find it cheap I try to buy 10-20 pounds so it lasts us for months. If you love seafood stock up and save.
The deals on winter clothes are finally starting. October is a great time to pick up jeans and sweaters at a good price. If you have been holding off on buying winter clothes you can start buying now. Most stores will have Columbus Day sales early in the month for some extra good deals.
Halloween decorations and costumes will be big this month. Stores start their clearance a week before Halloween so you can really save by waiting until the last minute. With cold weather starting, camping season will be ending. There should be great deals on tents and other camping gear. October is also a fantastic time to buy kitchen gear and cookware.
Saving money doesn’t always have to take a lot of time. Just by stocking up on a few extras when they are at their lowest can save you $100’s. What are your top things to stock up on in October?
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