August is a month that falls in between two big sales holidays, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find some great deals. Check out this list of the best things to buy in August to help keep money in your pocket all year.
July’s Independence Day sales are behind us now and Labor Day sales aren’t coming up until next month. So what are the best things to buy in August to help you save money this year?
Retailers are desperate to get summer items out the door this month to make room for cold-weather supplies. The temperatures will still be warm enough for a few weeks to enjoy all the stuff you can get on sale.
For me, the best things to buy in August are back-to-school supplies. Even though we homeschool and don’t need a lot of supplies, I still love to stock up on notebooks, pencils and pens, and printer paper. Plus I can use a lot of things in my office, too.
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Best Things to Buy in August
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Back-to-school supplies: No matter what school looks like for you this year, this is the best month to stock up on back-to-school supplies. Even if you don’t have kids going back to school, you can still take advantage of the sales for yourself. Look for huge savings at department stores such as Target and office supply stores such as Staples and Office Depot/Office Max.
Also, be sure to check to see if your state participates in the tax-free holiday to save even more. You can find the full list of 2020 tax-free holidays by state here.
Outdoor stuff: Patio furniture and outdoor maintenance products go on sale as summer comes to a close. Grab some new patio furniture for next year while you can get a nice discount. Home Depot has dropped their prices on patio furniture plus they’re offering free shipping right now. Also, look for price drops on lawn mowers this month.
Summer apparel: Now’s the perfect time to grab amazing deals on summer clothing, shoes, and swimwear. Retailers are trying to get these items off the shelves to make room for fall/winter apparel. Expect discounts as high as 75% off this month. Check JC Penney, Kohl’s, and Old Navy for the best deals.
College supplies: Even if dorms are closed this year, you can still grab some great deals on dorm furniture. So far the best deals I’ve seen have been at Bed, Bath, & Beyond, JC Penney, and Target. Also, be sure to check dollar stores for simple storage and organizing caddies and supplies.
Early Labor Day sales: Even though Labor Day isn’t until September 7, 2020, some sales start showing up at the end of August. For the past two years, Overstock.com has taken up to 70% off decor, bedding, furniture, and outdoor items.
In-season produce: Fruits to look out for this month include apples, cantaloupe, blueberries, apricots, figs, kiwi, peaches, plums, strawberries, watermelon, and mangoes. Vegetables include tomatoes, squash, corn, cucumbers, lettuce, peppers, zucchini, eggplant, and green beans.
What’s on your list of the best things to buy in August? What are you excited to purchase this month?