Fall 2019 Shopping Guide

After Halloween this week, the rollercoaster of 2019 officially crests over its final hill. We’ll be speeding toward Thanksgiving and coasting on towards the end of the year before we know it. In the midst of your holiday-specific spending, there are other expenses that may be smart to take advantage of this time of year.

Candy and Costumes

Once Halloween is over, it’s a clearance free-for-all in most places. Stock up on bulk candy for guests, classrooms, or just to get you through the holiday stress. And if you know you’ll want a classic costume next year, go ahead and grab one of those while it’s discounted.

Appliances

It’s good news that this is the right time of year for buying new appliances. Before you take on all of the turkeys, hams, pies and potatoes, treat yourself to a brand new place to cook them. Or store them. Or freeze them! Keep an eye out for deals on all different kinds of appliances.

Electronics

Coming up on the holiday season, you’ll be happy to know that a lot of discounts are likely to come up on laptops, TVs, video games and smart home devices. Price drops are generally predicted to happen around late November—in the neighborhood of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Summer Stuff

You won’t need it right away, but if you’re thinking ahead to big sunny-day renovation plans, now might be a great time to start shopping. Patio furniture, planters and grills are all common sale items as the weather gets cooler and stores need to make room for winterizing products.

The closer we get to the holiday season and end of the year, the more sales will pop up. Be an informed shopper, research your sales, buy what you need and you’ll have a very successful season.


Kat’s Money Corner is posted in the Kansas City Star every week. Kat Hnatyshyn, when not blogging or caring for her little ones, is a manager with CommunityAmerica Credit Union. For more financial chatter, follow us on Twitter @CommunityAmerCU.

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