Did you know that there are different things on sale each month of the year?
A while back I put together a Month to Month Shopping Guide that lists the best items to buy each month to save money!
Here I am highlighting the best items to buy this month!
In August of course you’ll find all the back to school deals. Now is the time for the lowest prices on pencils, pens, binders, notebooks, folders, glue and calculators. I always stock up on these items for my home office at this time of year too!
There are also special days to note which could mean discounts!
Root Beer Float Day is August 6th. There may be deals online.
National Roller Coaster Day is August 17th. Get discounted Valleyfair tickets here!
Thrift Shop Day is August 17th – watch for thrift store sales.
National Waffle Day is August 24th, so watch for waffle deals at places like Denny’s.
What to Buy in August
August is the best time to buy:
Swimwear and other end of summer deals like air conditioners, lawn mowers and yard equipment. (It’s summer clearance time, largely to make room as Halloween items start showing up – yes, in August!)
Camping gear: Best prices on tents and other outdoor gear now
Luggage. Summer travel is mostly over by now and therefore demand is lower, so retailers mark down prices.
Back to school supplies! Plus stock up on all of your office supplies now.
Computers. There’s some competition for prices for students going back to school.
Fall fashions. The best times to buy fall clothing are end of summer (late August/early September) and end of winter (February/March – though who knows when winter ends in Minnesota?).
Lunch box foods including peanut butter and jelly, snacks, juice boxes.
What NOT to Buy Right Now:
Amazon devices. These were just at their cheapest prices in July during the Prime Day sale, and they won’t be as cheap again until closer to Black Friday.
Appliances and mattresses. Wait until Labor Day sales if you can – prices will be way better, and they’re only a month away!
Seasonal produce on sale now:
View the full month to month list here!
And be sure to view my Deals & Events Calendar for more deals and fun this month!