Editor’s Letter: Scare Up Some October Savings

Editor's Letter: Scare Up Some October Savings | thegoodstuff

I love this time of the year. The season is changing, we begin to start making plans for the upcoming holidays, and kids are getting excited about what character they’ll be for that wonderful evening called Halloween.

In celebration of October, also known as “the kick-off to the holidays,” The Good Stuff covers everything you’ll need to get cooking, get shopping, be creative, and, of course, pile up the savings!

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Pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice, pumpkin everything!

Pumpkin pie bites and pumpkin donut holes are just two ways we’re embracing the season of the pumpkin. And you can’t go wrong with warm and hearty fall casserole dishes (made in your slow cooker!) and tasty dumplings. Plus, I’m going to break down the true food cost of a cheeseburger and fries!

Easy Halloween costumes & recipes that won’t turn into Pinterest fails

If you’re like me with zero crafting ability, have no fear! We’ll show you costumes that anyone with any skill level can make, and you can get some costume inspiration with our roundup of the best costumes inspired by some popular TV series.

You can’t forget the treats! We’ll share some of our top no-bake Halloween recipes, sure to be the hit at any party.

Get ready for holiday travel

Planning ahead for the holidays will save you money, and that includes your holiday travel. Find out when to book your flight (yes, there is a day of the week and a time that’s usually the cheapest to buy) and other hidden secrets to budget travel. The best part? You can use these tips any time — not just for holiday travel!

Is Disney on your holiday travel bucket list? Check out Jeanette’s guide on how to do Disney on a budget! (Yes, it is possible!)

Discover the best October deals

Find out the best things to buy in October. Yes, there are deals all year round, but October is the month to save even more on certain items. And there’s one item on that list that most of us will need to purchase over the next couple of months. Can you guess what it is?

The best tips for fall shopping & saving

Did you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? It’s becoming easier and easier to support friends and family who have been affected by breast cancer, and we’ve found dozens of items to show off your pink pride — along with some Breast Cancer Awareness Month sales where retailers will donate part of your purchase to charities and research organizations.

Speaking of pink, I’m going to show you a few ways you can avoid the “pink tax” (the upcharge on items specifically marketed to women), and which items you should totally scoop up at the Dollar Store for a more than reasonable price!

Last but certainly not least, we’re doing the legwork to find some awesome plus-size workout clothing to keep you moving at the gym. You go, girl!

Check back for all of these stories and much more! And if you have a suggestion for a story or savings question for me, let us know in the comments below!


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