Stocking up in October is all about comfort food: coffee, baking products, pasta and candy.

Here are deals to look for:


1. Aim for less than $4 for a bag of coffee in October.

As the temps get cooler in October, we start to see coffee coupons and sales.

Last year Starbucks K-Cups were only $0.42 a cup at CVS, Eight O’Clock ground coffee was only $3.11 at Target, and Barissimo iced coffee was only $1.19 at ALDI.

TIP: If you’re stockpiling coffee, do not store it in your freezer! Store it in an airtight container where it is cool and dry to keep it tasting fresher and lasting longer.

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2. Find cake mix for under $1.

Last year we saw Betty Crocker cake mixes hit a three-month stock-up price of only $0.79 at Kroger.

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3. Stock up when pasta is less than 75 cents.

Great deals on Barilla pasta show up in October. For example, at Harris Teeter last year we saw free Barilla pasta with a manufacturer coupon. We also only paid $0.50 a box at Walgreens.

San Georgia pasta was also a great buy at only $0.49 a box at Kroger. Since the three-month stock-up price is $0.75, buy enough to last a few months.

Check out KCL’s Pasta coupon page.

4. Find great deals like $5 off $20 on seafood in October.

October is National Seafood Month and the time to buy and freeze a six-month supply of this rarely discounted grocery staple.

Last year we saw a great deal at Target: $5-off any $20 meat or seafood purchase. Watch your KCL app all month for sales and coupons for shrimp and fish.


5. Buy Halloween candy around the holiday for up to 75% off.

Be prepared to buy enough to last for several months starting end of October through early November. Last year we saw Halloween deals as low as $0.44 for king-size candy bars at Target.

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6. Find deals on takeout and frozen pizza throughout October.

October is National Pizza Month, and you can expect tons of pizza deals all month long from your favorite pizza chains and grocery store brands.

In recent years, Papa John’s offered a pizza with three toppings for only $10, and Pizza Hut gave customers a deal on two medium pizzas with any toppings for only $6.99 each. Find more ways to save with 13 Papa Murphy’s pizza hacks that’ll make you quit your diet.

Watch for frozen supermarket pizza deals as well. Target had these deals:

  • Totino’s party pizzas for $0.50 (KCL six-month stock-up price: $.75)
  • Red Baron pizza for only $1.99 (KCL three-month stock-up price: $2.25)

Check out all of KCL’s pizza deals.


7. Spend less than 50 cents on cat food.

Last year, we saw cat food deals like crazy during October. Meow Mix wet cat food was only $0.13 a can at Publix with a coupon. Target had a great deal as well, Blue Buffalo wet cat food was only $0.49 per can.

Both prices were under the KCL three-month stock-up price of $0.40 per can for the Meow Mix and $0.50 for the Blue Buffalo.

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8. Find great deals like less than $1 per pound on squash.

Fall is when squash is in season and when we see the lowest prices. If you love a good butternut squash soup, buy now.

Also, last year we saw spaghetti, acorn or butternut squash for only $0.79 a pound at Aldi, which is KCL’s three-month stock up price.

Check out KCL’s produce deal page.


9. Save up to 50% on costumes.

For the best Halloween deals, wait until October 31, when leftover stock costumes reach 50-75% off.

Costumes make great dress-up gifts for young children. Bundle them together and give your child a costume chest for Christmas, or keep them on hand for playtime.

If you just can’t wait until Halloween to buy, shop Dollar General and get 50% off costumes starting as early as October 20.


10. Find dish soap for as little as $0.14 a bottle.

Palmolive dish soap was on sale last year, and one of the best deals was at Walgreens combining a coupon and clearance price to get it for $0.14/bottle. (That’s a KCL six-month stock-up price.)

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