The Best Things to Buy in October

For some, October is the best month of the year. Brisk fall weather, pumpkin-flavored everything and spooky movies — there’s nothing quite like this time of year. As a shopper, there are also lots of items you should add to your cart. October is the calm before the holiday shopping storm, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still find some amazing deals. Here’s everything you should buy in October.

Halloween Costumes and Decorations

Holiday items typically are best bought outside the month in which the holiday takes place, but Halloween is an exception. The majority of sales and deals for the spooky holiday are found in October, when you’ll see that empty storefront become a Spirit Halloween shop filled with costumes. It’s best to wait until just a few days before Halloween to buy. Stores such as Walmart and Target will have large discounts as they try to get rid of their Halloween inventory to prepare for Thanksgiving and Christmas.


Who doesn’t love pizza? There is absolutely never a bad month or time to buy pizza, but October is National Pizza Month — the best time to save on the cheesy, saucy goodness. Many of the big pizza chains will celebrate it all month with great deals, so it’s your chance to start using delivery apps such as Uber Eats and Grubhub to take advantage. These apps can be used in sync with Rakuten, so you can order from your local pizzeria and get some Cash Back as an extra topping!


If you’re looking to go on a last-minute trip, then October is a smart month to do it. October isn’t known as a vacation month since it falls between the summer and holiday travel seasons, but you’ll see a drop in the cost of flights and hotels so it’s an extremely cost-effective time to plan a trip. If you’re not comfortable traveling far from home right now, consider a staycation. Rakuten has many travel merchants to earn Cash Back with, including Expedia, Travelocity and Priceline.


In October, you’ll start to put away your shorts and pull out that pair of jeans you haven’t worn since April. Luckily, it’s also the best time to buy jeans since the back-to-school inventory from stores such as Kohl’s and Macy’s will be heavily discounted as they make room for winter items.

Outdoor Furniture

As the temperatures get colder, stores look to get rid of spring and summer items. It’s the perfect opportunity to get some outdoor items and patio furniture for the following year. Perhaps your lawn mower is in desperate need of an upgrade or you need a new table and chairs for your patio. October is an excellent time to find great bargains on these items and more. Check out stores like Lowe’s and Overstock for their impressive array of outdoor pieces. Your wallet will thank you come May.


Now you have an idea which items to keep your eyes on this October. If you love this month because of the fall weather and Halloween, then you’ll have even more to look forward to. Don’t forget — all the stores mentioned here are on Rakuten, so take advantage of their sales while also earning some Cash Back!

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