No matter the time of year, there are always deals and freebies to be found. Sometimes you just have to do a little seeking. Lucky for you, we’ve done the hard part. Now you just get to shop and save!

Tires

October is the best month to buy new tires for your cars, and since we’re heading into winter, it’s a good time safety-wise as well. Inspect your tires for wear and tear and if they are looking a bit worn, go ahead and spring for new ones. Right now is the time to get the best prices.

Clothes

Back to school items are now on sale at great prices. Even if your kids don’t need any more clothes, maybe you do. So take a day and shop for yourself! Columbus Day Weekend is the perfect opportunity.

Appliances

Just as in September, October is a great time to buy appliances, including washing machines, dishwashers, and microwaves. Compare prices between your favorite stores and find the perfect deals to finally replace your old appliances.

October Foods

Shopping for foods that are in season will help you save money. Now is the perfect time to buy mushrooms, butternut squash, pumpkins, apples, pears, and asparagus. Eat them fresh, or make side dishes such as mashed squash or applesauce to freeze for later. Plus, October is National Pizza Month so it’s a great time to stock up on frozen pizza.

Travel

Columbus Day Weekend is one of the least traveled three-day weekends of the year. This makes it the perfect time for a quick family getaway or a trip to see family before the rush of the holidays begin. Our pick for an October family vacation is San Diego. During the month of October, kids get into San Diego museums and attractions for FREE! This includes the San Diego Zoo, LEGOLAND, and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Plus, kids can ride for free on Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner.

If any of these are on your wish list or shopping list, now is the time!