If you're not already thinking about the upcoming holidays then you're; A) a guy, B) already done with holiday shopping, or C) independently wealthy.

I hope it's C for you, otherwise you'll want to know how to save money on things you need around the house, between now and the holidays. Thankfully Consumer Reports has rounded up 4 products which will be on deep discount during the month of October and one of them is particularly timely.

October 8 through 14 is National Fire Prevention Week and as everyone knows smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are vital, life-saving devices which you need to have on all levels of your home, and this month is a good time to purchase them. Their advice is not to purchase combination smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, as there isn't one on the market which does both effectively.

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Once again, mattresses show up on the best buy list for this month. CR's shopping advice is; wear comfortable clothes and spend 15 minutes on a mattress you're interested in, and also start with lower-priced models then work your way up, when you're trying to decide.

Interior paint should be a really good buy in many stores this month too. And, last but certainly not least, snowblowers can be found at pre-season prices right now. You could spend as little as $200 or over $1,000, depending on the size you need and the features you want, but start looking this month and save a few bucks.

For more details on best buys year round check out Consumer Reports.

Source: Consumer Reports


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