30 ways to save money in October

With the warmth of summer fading and school back in session, October can be an expensive time of year. To help you save money this October, follow these 30 money-saving tips and ideas.

1. Opt for a Fall Vacation

If you frequently travel during the summer or winter months, you might want to opt for a fall vacation instead. October can be a great time to travel, as the month is wedged between the high travel periods of summer and Thanksgiving. Mountain destinations like Colorado, for example, offer gorgeous scenery any time of the year, but can be much cheaper in the fall with discounts on hotels and airfares. You can also take advantage of the shoulder season to pick up cheap flights and accommodations at exotic destinations overseas.

2. Buy Your Ski Passes Early

If you’re planning on hitting the slopes come winter, then October is a great time to buy your ski passes, said Andrea Woroch, a consumer and money-saving expert. While most slopes won’t open until November, passes tend to get more expensive the later you purchase them. Many passes can even sell out, putting a rut in your plans.

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