Smart Spending Tips Monthly: October 2013 by Brunswick Plantation Living

save money bp.comHere at Brunswick Plantation & Golf Resort , a coastal carolina gated community, we believe Smart Spending is a Better Way of Life.  Want to save hundreds OR thousands? Take 5 minutes and read on to learn how in Smart Spending Tips Monthly: October 2013.

There are sales on many items this October, such as warm-weather apparel and related items.  But hold off on holiday shopping a bit longer because many things won’t be on sale until Black Friday in November.

campinggearLike Camping?  Outdoor retailers like Cabelas and REI will reduce prices up to 70% on warm weather stuff in their end of season promotional sales this month.  Find pop-up chairs, mesh tents, and open air covers and much more at steep discounts.


denimDenim. All those jeans that didn’t get sold at back to school sales in late summer will be on sale this October.







gas-grill-bbq-lgGrills. Still on sale are those last grills not sold in September sales.  But retailers will need to move them before winter so you can get up to 50% on select models.  This is great for our neighbors here at Brunswick Plantation because our mild climate allows outdoor cooking and living year round.



halloween-party-themesHalloween items.    Of course the best deals are after Halloween is over…think 50-90% off decorations and costumes.  But deals of 30-50% off can be found the week before at places like, Target, Carter’s and Meijer.


patio-furniture-plansPatio furniture. Sellers have been discounting outdoor furniture for months now but still have inventory to move.  Look for deals of 50% or more but fewer choices.





history-of-school-suppliesSchool supplies. As with many things buying after the “season” is best.  The same is true for school supplies.  Stock up for next year now at places like Target and get massive discounts.






travel 4Travel. Fall is known as shoulder season….the time between summer and the holidays.  Since less people travel during this time deals in October and early November can be found on flights to many places in the U.S., Europe, and the Carribean.  Look for big discounts on combo air fare and stay packages as well.


vacuumVacuums.  There are double the deals in October and November on vacuums than in the spring.  Look for sales from 25-40% off these appliances.

Don’t Buy These Just Yet…

carsCars. People still say and think fall is the best time to buy a new car.  This used to be true as new models were rolled out and the previous year’s put on sale.  However, many manufacturers roll out new models year round today.  But what is still true is that the dealers will have big sales in December trying to make their yearly numbers better as their fiscal year ends.

cold-weatherCold-weather apparel. Wait until January for the best winter sales.  But if you can’t wait that long, at least wait until November when Black Friday deals will be offered.







HDTVs and laptops.  Similarly, the best deals won’t happen until Black Friday up to Christmas.




Leland YeeVideo games.  Retailers are wise to the great demand for video games as holiday gifts, so don’t look for any deals now.  There will be some last minute deals but of course the best deals are after the holidays.

We hope these Smart Spending Tips help you make the most of your dollar and lives.  After all, smart spending is just one way Brunswick Plantation & Golf Resort offers a Better Way of Life.  Feel free to post questions, comments, or suggestions.  Want to learn more about Brunswick?  Try our Discover Brunswick Now tour!  CLICK HERE


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