October shopping deals

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LG LW8011ER Air Conditioner

(Photo courtesy of LG)

Welcome to October – the month between September back to school sales and November holiday shopping.

You’ll find some great deals on off-season purchases such as air conditioners. You’ll also find deals on things that are welcome all year, such as lingerie and jeans. Here’s our list of some of the best things to buy this month:

Air Conditioners

Radio and TV ads are reminding you that summer may be over, but there’s never a better time to buy an air conditioning unit or a whole home system. They’re right. The large units take up a lot of space in stores gearing up for holiday shopping. Expect big markdowns on these units from retailers who need to free up floor space. If you’re looking for a good, midsize unit for a reasonable price, try the LG LW8011ER.

Women's Jeans

(Photo courtesy of Lucky Brand)


Expect deep price cuts on last year’s denim styles this month. The back to school shoppers may have scooped up tons of jeans for their kids, but the items that remain will be priced to sell. Not all the deals will be on last year’s fashions – and let’s be honest, a good pair of jeans is always in style.

However, cross-promotion deals are also a steal. For instance, the popular Lucky Brand is offering 50% off any top with any regularly priced jean purchase.

Let's Rock Elmo

(Photo courtesy of Kmart)


Let the holiday toy mania begin. While the shopping season gets intense and competitive in November, prudent shoppers may find October to be a better month to buy gifts for the kids. Stores drop prices on last year’s toys to make way for the new crop.

As has been the case for the past few years, retailers are also pushing to get the shopping season started as early as possible. Purists may frown on this, but the truth is that good deals can be had earlier than ever before.

Toys R’ Us has stated that the big toys of this holiday season will include kids tablets and the "Let's Rock" Elmo doll.

Frederick's of Hollywood Lingerie

(Photo courtesy of Frederick's of Hollywood)


October has become the month for savvy shoppers to buy lingerie – for themselves or as gifts – at drastic discounts.

The well-known Frederick's of Hollywood not only provides free shipping for purchases above $95, but they’re offering an amazing 70% off certain items. Tasteful lingerie never goes out of style. And if the garments are of high quality, they can last a lifetime.

FarberWare Millennium Nonstick Aluminum 12 Piece Red Cookware Set

(Photo courtesy of Macy's)


Just in time for those big holiday dinners comes some great deals on cookware from major retailers both in store and online.

Retailers realize that cookware can also make great gifts if they’re priced right.

For instance, Macy’s is selling a 12-piece Farberware Premium Professional cookware set for $99.99, reduced from $170.

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