Top October Sales: What to Shop This Month (We Even Made a Calendar!)

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October sales are here, and we’ve rounded up what to buy in October!

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Cozy up to these October deals! 🤩

We’re sharing the latest October sales! Download our convenient and FREE calendar printable to know what to buy in October before the best sales end!

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Here’s a list of notable October sales and what you may want to shop in October:

red target circle week signage in store

Target Circle Week is hosting deals from October 1st thru the 7th so it’s a great time to start checking off your Christmas list. 

During Target Circle Week, you can score up to 50% off trendy gifts, seasonal items, everyday essentials, and more. This sale makes holiday shopping easy as it features thousands of gifts under $25, stocking stuffers starting at just $1, seasonal food and beverage items from just $2, and more than 10,000 new and exclusive items! Plus, you’ll score up to 50% off gifts, seasonal items, and more!

Even better, the Deal of the Day offers are back now through December 24th! This awesome sale features deep daily discounts on brands such as Apple, Nespresso, Dyson, Nintendo, and more!

Head over to our full post about Target Circle Week to learn more and see what deals we recommend grabbing!

ulta 21 days of beauty signs in store

Ulta’s Gorgeous Hair Event also starts on October 1st and you can score 50% OFF your faves. 

ULTA’s Gorgeous Hair Event is finally here! Starting October 1st through October 21st you can score 50% off your favorite haircare brands but you’ll need to act fast because each deal is only valid for 24 hours! Even sweeter, through October 14th, you can score 10% off your pickup or curbside order with promo code FALL23 at checkout. 🙌🏼 What’s more, Target and Sephora at Kohl’s may also be matching some of these deals! If shopping at Target, you can score free shipping with a Target Red Card! 😱

Head over to our full post about the Ulta Gorgeous Hair Event and see the best daily deals to score! 

woman wearing glasses showing off halloween candy bags

myWalgreens Days are back for October 4th thru October 7th and you can start clipping deals now.

Starting October 4th and running through October 7th, another round of myWalgreens Days will be taking place! 🙌 The first myWalgreens Days were a HUGE hit with our readers and our Hip team so we’re super glad that Walgreens is doing another set of offers. You’ll be able to score nice savings on tons of items — and you can start clipping your coupons NOW!

Head over to our full myWalgreens Days to find out all the details and sales for each day!

Walmart Storefront

Walmart is hosting a sale that’s looking to trump Amazon’s Big Deal Days and starts a day earlier. 

Starting Monday, October 9th at 7pm Eastern (4pm Pacific) through Thursday, October 12th, Walmart will be offering extraordinary savings and deals on a variety of items during what they are calling their “Walmart Deals – Holiday Kickoff” event. Unlike past Walmart Deals events, this time ANYONE can shop these special offers, meaning that you don’t have to be a paid Walmart + member to score these deals! 😱

Head over to our full post about the Walmart Deals Holiday Kickoff to learn more!

Woman pointing at her Amazon Prime Packages in her hand

Amazon Big Deal Days are coming with bigger and better deals starting on October 10th. 

Get ready to do some early holiday shopping! Amazon has officially announced the return of Amazon Prime Day – aka Amazon Big Deal Days starting October 10th at 3am EDT through October 11th! As usual, Prime members will be able to score BIG savings on high-ticket items including electronics, toys and so much more, from top brands like Ruggable X Jonathan Adler, Urban Decay, PicassoTiles, and beyond!

Head over to our full post about Big Deals Days to read our best tips for getting all the very best Amazon Prime Day deals!

store window with sign for sale

Shop possible hot sales on Columbus Day this Monday, October 9th. 

Columbus Day often means many retailers will be hosting sales of their own. While we won’t have the hottest deals rounded up until closer to the date, we suggest keeping this date bookmarked on your calendar if you have some big-ticket items you’d like to snag soon. That said…you could also just wait for Prime Day round 2. 😉

southwest plane flying over beach

October is one of the best times to buy a plane ticket for your next trip.

Airlines tend to drop their prices in order to increase sales now that the summer vacation months are over and it may be your last month before holiday travel plants begin to kick off. Buy your airfare in October or plan a local trip with hotel discounts if you want to take advantage of off-peak rates and less crowded attractions.

Bookmark our travel sales page for the latest and best travel deals.

A shopping cart filled with Walgreens Summer Clearance

Shop the very last summer clearance finds at all your favorite retailers.

Another thing to shop for this month if you can still find it on store shelves is the last of summer items! Come October, shelves will be fully stocked with all the latest fall AND winter trends so summer items will be at their rock-bottom prices. Whether you’re shopping online or in-store, you won’t want to pass up something you know you’ll need for next year unless you want to risk paying full price.

Check out the latest men’swomen’steens, and kids deals now!

assembled grill with sale tags

Save big on grills in October if you’ve been waiting for the right time to buy this high-ticket item. 

Grillmasters everywhere will be taking their kitchen skills inside as the weather cools off which means prices on grills are going to dip. If you’ve been looking to grab a new grill for your backyard oasis now’s the time. Plus, it would make a GREAT gift come time for all the holidays too. We recommend also keeping your eyes peeled on Columbus Day (October 9th) for possible sales.

Hip Tip: Our team LOVES this affordable Blackstone Grill and it’s something every owner has been raving about since they bought theirs.

Target Halloween Clearance

Surprisingly, Halloween clearance is also a hot item to buy before the actual holiday.

It’s true, holidays at retailers come earlier and earlier every year which means they’re trying to clear their shelves earlier and earlier to make room for the next holiday. Last year, there were plenty of early Halloween clearance deals towards the second half of October. Some of our favorites were the ceramic Halloween tree for under $30, 40% OFF Target Halloween treat kits (yes, seriously!), and LEGO Halloween idea books for just $7.70. 😱

Hip Tip: Check out our best Halloween DIY costume ideas – we rounded up a list for all ages!

personal holding orange basket of pumpkins

Shop for October’s seasonal produce to score the best prices if you’re looking for what to buy in October during your market trips. 

When you shop seasonally, you’re likely to get the best prices on produce. Especially if you’re shopping at your local farmer’s market. This time of year, farmer’s markets are bountiful as the year comes to an end so don’t hesitate to scoop up your favorites!

Here’s a list of some seasonal produce to shop for in October:

  • Apples
  • Beans
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Butternut squash
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chard
  • Citrus fruits
  • Corn
  • Cranberries
  • Ginger
  • Horseradish
  • Kale
  • Leek
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Onion
  • Parsnips
  • Pears
  • Peas
  • Pomegranate
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Radish
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Sweet potato
  • Turnips
  • White cabbage

Keep these National Holidays in mind in October that often come with October sales and freebies:

hand holding 2 soft tacos

National Taco Day is October 4th and the deals will be something to taco ’bout.

Every year, National Taco Day falls on October 4th and you can expect some tasty cheap taco deals and possibly some freebies too! Last year, we had many restaurants shelling out deals like Del Taco, 7-Eleven, On the Border, Taco Bell, and many more!

Bookmark our National Taco Day post to get the latest news, deals, and freebies for 2023!

skillet tossing butternut squash pasta together

October 17th is National Pasta Day and could come with deals too.

National Pasta Day is certainly an exciting day to look forward to if this is one of your favorite foods! We won’t have these savory deals rounded up until closer to the date and this year, it’s new to us so keep your eyes peeled for future announcements! We’ll be looking for deals on pasta at our favorite restaurants, fast food chains, and even possible deals in grocery stores.

In the meantime, check out these hot deals & pasta recipes we just dished up for ya!

halloween donuts in box

Halloween is October 31st and you can score tons of freebies and deals on food!

That’s right, on Tuesday, October 31st you can score loads of treats – no tricks here! Whether you’re venturing out in costume or staying home to hand out candy, we’ve got you covered with plenty of the best restaurant deals, specials, and freebies available. In fact, last year 25+ restaurants were serving up savings for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, so we don’t expect there to be a shortage this year either!

Bookmark our full round up of Halloween restaurant deals to see what 2023 deals you can score!

frozen salmon next to cooked meal

October is National Seafood Month so be on the lookout for seafood deals!

October is also National Seafood Month, which means it’s the best time to buy shrimp, crab, salmon, clams, oysters, and tuna. 🦞🐟 Be on the lookout at your local grocery stores or farmer’s markets for the best deals on seafood!

Already know what to buy in October? Know the best time to buy EVERYTHING ELSE year-round!

About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 8+ years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.

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Comments 6

  1. Ra'Shonda

    Thanks for this – extremely helpful! These calendars are great and really help me plan for the month (and upcoming months).

    Quick question – is Walgreens now selling TACOS?!?!?! I see the Walgreens logo on the calendar for October 5 with “Score deals & freebies on tacos for National Taco Day” underneath. One can always dream, right 🙂

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome! Thanks a bunch for pointing that out! 🙌 This has been updated. 🤗💖

      • Carol

        Do you know where the perfume thread was. Everyone was listing their favorites. I would LOVE to bookmark that one. Thank you!!

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          Oh yes! That question from Facebook with all of the responses is right here. 🥰

  2. Brigitte

    Crossing my fingers for a good deal on a grill!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      We’ll keep an eye out throughout the upcoming months, Brigitte! 🤞 In the mean-time, you might bookmark/save this page to check back often for deals that get posted on grills! 🥰

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