8 Things on Deep Discount in October


If you’re a deal hunter like we are at ClarkDeals.com, then you’ll appreciate that October offers an autumn cornucopia of savings just ripe for the picking.

October’s position as a prelude to the holiday season makes it the ideal time to shop. That’s doubly important this year because of continuing supply chain crunches on the manufacturing side and anticipated delivery problems from the likes of FedEx and UPS.

This is one season when the early bird definitely is going to get the worm!

Here Are the Best October Deals

So before you dig in for another weekend of football, leaf-peeping and pumpkin-spice everything, take a look at our list of the best buys in October.


Now that Apple has announced the iPhone 13, retailers are looking to clear out their stock of older iPhones. That means you’re likely to see discounts on 5G phones like the iPhone 12 in particular, not to mention previous versions of Apple’s flagship phone.

So time is on your side right now if you’re happy with taking your pick from the older generation. Meanwhile, here are some deals on popular smartphones.

Camping Gear

The golden days of October are the perfect time to get out there and enjoy the great outdoors

Be on the lookout for savings of up to 50% off tents, sleeping equipment, fire pits, outdoor chairs and other camping equipment.

REI is a wonderful place to look for gently used gear at great prices. This store offers everything from clothing to camping accessories including brands such as Arc’Teryx, Marmot, The North Face and Merrell. Gander Outdoors is also offering up to 50% off camping supplies currently.


Tools are a perennial favorite category for saving. Woot is one of our favorite picks for cheap tools in the world of daily deal sites because it has a dedicated tool page.


In addition to The Home Depot and Lowe’s Home Improvement, you can also try checking out discount tool retailers like Harbor Freight & Northern Tool for deep deals.

Meanwhile, be sure to see our guide on Best Places To Buy Cheap Tools before making a purchase!


With Labor Day now behind us, retailers are looking to clear out the last of the warm-weather merchandise.

Look for markdowns on both charcoal and gas grills as well as Kamado ceramic grills. See our most up-to-date list of the best grill deals here.

Outdoor Furniture

This is another end-of-season category where the deals are piling up. But finding deals on patio furniture, normally on clearance at this time, has been a little tricky, according to ClarkDeals.com Managing Editor Charis Brown.

While you can still find deals online — see our outdoor furniture roundup for a few right now! — you may also want to try looking for in-store discounts, too.

“If a retailer like Walmart or Home Depot can clear out inventory in the store, that makes more sense for them from a cost-of-shipping perspective,” Charis says.

Smoke Detectors

October is Fire Safety Month, which means you should be on the lookout for huge discounts on safety-related items such as smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.


Thanks to a few high-profile food holidays, October is a month when you can typically score discounted or free food.

For example, Chipotle’s 20th annual Boorito celebration last October rewarded customers with 500,000 buy-one-get-one codes via text last October. While the company hasn’t yet firmed up plans for the celebration this year, it’s reasonable the same kind of promotion this year, along with other restaurants joining in on the Halloween fun.

Days you may be able to score free or discounted food include:

  • National Taco Day – October 4
  • National Pasta Day – October 17
  • Halloween – October 31

In addition, you won’t want to forget to score a deal on clearance Halloween candy as soon as November 1 hits!

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Columbus Day Sales

Department stores like Macy’s have long been known to run Columbus Day sales. The federal holiday, also called Indigenous Peoples’ Day in some cities and states, is observed on the second Monday of October each year.

Final Thought

As F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” Keep your wallet extra crispy and stuffed with cash ahead of Christmas by following our tips to harvesting the best fall savings this year.

Want to see what’s on sale now? Check out today’s best deals from ClarkDeals.com.

Fun Tip: Clark Deals is giving away up to $500 cash this month! Enter the Clark Deals sweepstakes by October 22 for a chance to win. Learn more here!

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