Columbus Day celebrates the arrival of a great explorer, and the resulting three-day long weekend encourages many to get out and do a little exploration on their own. With fall foliage ablaze, good weather, and one last chance to enjoy before the holidays start, who wouldn't want to shop to get the best deals in 2017 for a full weekend of early fall bargains.
As the temperature drops, the big retailers like Walmart, Target, Sears, Gap and Macy's will be hoping to lure in shoppers with their first sales of the year on sweaters, scarves, hats, and winter coats.
With the holidays right around the corner, also watch for sales ads heralding spectacular deals on electronics, tvs, computers, clothes and more. Be sure to take advantage of lay-away plans and no interest payments on big ticket items.
Big electronics retailers will be looking to move any inventory leftover from the back-to-school and Labor Day sales, so be prepared to pounce on electronics, tablets and laptops with anywhere from 10-50% off ticket prices.
Check your local home garden centers for the cheapest prices of the year on patio furniture, lawn decorations, and garden equipment inventory just as the first hint of fall rolls in.