Pumpkin Savings

Waiting until Oct. 30 or a few days before Halloween to buy pumpkins could help you save. Plan to carve the pumpkins on Halloween instead of earlier in the season, when the pumpkins are prone to rot. Many stores sell pumpkins at deep discounts right around Halloween to decrease their inventory before the big post-Halloween price drop. Remember, uncarved pumpkins can still be used to decorate for Thanksgiving, and can be cooked or baked in soups and pies later.