End of summer bargains in October

September 30, 2011 2:02:45 PM PDT
October starts tomorrow, which makes it the ideal time to show you where the best buys are for this month.

Blue jeans can save you some green. October is the best month to buy because stores want to get rid of all the leftover inventory from back to school sales.

Also, last year's models of large appliances, like washers and dryers will also be priced to move. One tip is look for a dented model, and then negotiate a bigger discount.

It's also a great time to buy bigger ticket summer items. Grills and lawn mowers will be deeply discounted.

And health insurance. Many companies have open enrollment this month. It might be time to re-evaluate your coverage and maybe save a few bucks.

Also keep an eye out for sales on toys and video games.

It not even Halloween yet but retailers roll out discounts now to kick off the holiday buying season.

Also October is a great time to buy tires and other car care products along with shrubs for your yard since nurseries are trying to prune their inventory before it gets cold.