By Nerda Rhone, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
With holidays and Black Friday lurking just around the corner, October may seem to be a miss for massive sales. But Charles Tran, founder of CreditDonkey.com — a website providing easy-to-understand financial tips to college students, young adults, travelers and more — says you can still find good deals.
Jeans is the popular buy in October.
One great buy this month is denim. Retailers looking to clear out jeans that didn’t sell during back-to-school season will offer discounts of about 30 to 40 percent off, says Tran.
It is also a good time to shop for summer staples such as air conditioners and outdoor essentials. Anyone searching for camping equipment and other recreational items should look for sales on higher quality equipment at stores like REI. You can still get some use out of these items this year, Tran says, and better quality items will last you for many years to come.
Take advantage of travel specials and plan a trip to New York to benefit from cheap Broadway tickets on sale during October. This month, along with January and February, are considered “off-season” for Broadway shows.
And finally, October is often the time of year for many people to shop for health insurance during open enrollment periods. It is a good time to carefully compare the options offered by your employer and determine if you can find some savings, Tran says.
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