Forget trick or treat: With October sales and specials, it's more like hide and seek.
The bargains are out there, but with retailers hoarding the big advertising bucks for the upcoming holiday season you may have to hunt for them, says Daniel Butler, vice president of retail operations for the National Retail Federation.
And that's nothing new. October, which is sandwiched between back-to-school shopping and the Christmas season, isn't "a heavy promotional month," he says.
So while the buys are there, you may have to spend a little shoe leather, or let your fingers do the walking across a keyboard to find them.
From some getaways to getting warm, here are six categories where you can usually find some good deals this month.