What to buy in October: Jeans, travel, cars, baby items and more

by Bahar Takhtehchian / / Source: TODAY

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Looking to score some big bargains this month? From travel to baby necessities, here are some of the best things to buy in October.

European Getaways

If you didn’t get a chance to visit Europe this summer, don’t fret. There’s still time to book a last-minute getaway. In fact, October is one of the best months to travel across the Atlantic if you want to save big and avoid massive crowds. Expect to score great deals on lodging, flights, and cruises.


You can save up to 51 percent off hotels, apartments and villas in Santorini, Barcelona, Budapest, and Croatia if you visit in October.


Now through Dec. 29 you can get 50 percent off economy airfares for children ages 12 and under on all Tauck Bridges family tours and family river cruises in Europe.

Viking River Cruises

From Oct. 1-31, receive two-for-one cruise fares and free international airfare on select 2018 river cruises and select 2017, 2018 and 2019 ocean cruises.


TripAdvisor gives you access to the best deals on hotels, flights, events and even restaurants across the globe. They also rank hotels according to "best value" so you know you are getting the most out of your trip.


October is the ideal time of year to spruce up your denim collection. The reason? Most retailers are trying to unload all of the jeans they weren’t able to sell during the back-to-school season. Stock up on your favorite styles and washes now.


Now until supplies last, you can get up to 40 percent off jeans from Citizens of Humanity, Frame, Levi’s, Mother, 7 for All Mankind and more. Shopbop is part of Amazon, which means if you are a Prime member, you can get free two-day shipping and easy returns.


From Oct. 3-9, you can save 60 percent off designer denim from brands like J Brand, AG Jeans, 7 for All Mankind, and Rag and Bone.


From Oct. 24-29, you can save 50 percent off select women’s jean including juniors, petites and plus sizes.


From Oct. 12-22, Spring is having a friends and family 30 percent off sale on all AG Jeans. From Oct. 18-20, they are having a sale for 25 percent off Diesel jeans.


On Oct. 7, H&M is having a 60 percent off flash sale across their site. This includes various skinny, boyfriend and straight-leg jeans.


Need a new set of wheels? October is the prime time of year to trade in your lemon for a fancy new ride. New models debut in the fall, so dealerships offer big discounts this month in an effort to get rid of old inventory. For an even better way to save money, make your purchase at the end of the month, since salespeople are often under the gun to meet sales numbers and more likely to negotiate sticker prices.

New Mom Must-Haves


From Oct. 7-9, Zutano is offering 20 percent off site-wide on everything from baby clothing to booties. Zutano products are also available on Amazon at discounted prices.


Save up to $70 when you purchase the Medela Pump in Style Advanced Breast Pump in October. These are also available on Amazon.

Pumpin' Pal

From Oct. 1-19, you can get 15 percent off all sets and sizes of SuperShields angled premium breast pump flanges.


From Oct. 1-14, you can get up to 50 percent off all swaddle support systems. These are also available on Amazon.

Baby Brezza

From Oct. 7–10, you can get 30 percent off all baby bottles on their site. Amazon also sells Baby Brezza items, many of which are on sale in October.

What to Buy Later

Big Appliances

Whether you’re in need of a new fridge or vacuum, hold off on making big appliance purchases this month. Instead, wait until November and take advantage of Black Friday deals on these household essentials.


You should replace your bras every three months and always have an extra stash of fresh undies tucked away. Since these essentials can get pricey, the best time to shop for undergarments is January. In fact, major retailers like Victoria’s Secret often host one of their semiannual sales at this time.


Even though laptops are a back-to-school staple, they don’t get deeply discounted until November, so hold off and you’ll save big.

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