August is officially here, even though it seemed like July lasted about a week! But I’m always excited about the beginning of a new month, because that means I get to write another post about ways you can save this month! And even though August may be short on official holidays, it is decidedly not short on sales, discounts, and money-saving opportunities. There are plenty of great deals to be had this month if you know where to look!
Curious about what deals you can score in September, October, or even December? I’ve got you covered all year! Check in around the beginning of each month in 2018, because I’ll be sharing a post like just this one, letting you know what deals to look out for that month!
August Is The Best Month To Buy…
While you can find good deals on swimwear in the spring, the really great deals don’t start until this month. Stores will be clearing out their stock of swimwear to make room for fall fashions. It’s a great time to get a new swimsuit for any vacations you’re taking later this year. Or just get a cute new suit for next summer!
August is Back-to-School season, which means you can find great deals on kids’ clothes, shoes, and school supplies! Stores like Target and Walmart tend to offer some of the best prices. But if you’re shopping for several kids or stocking up a classroom, Amazon will likely be your best bet for low prices.
Keep an eye out for great deals on A/C units this month. If yours has been struggling this summer, this is a great opportunity to get a new one! August tends to be the hottest month of the summer around here, so there’s still plenty of time to get your money’s worth out of it.
Another benefit of all those Back-to-School sales are the discounts you can find on office supplies! Whether you need office supplies for your desk at work, or furniture for your office at home, keep your eyes peeled for great deals this month.
Back-to-School time is also Off-to-College time! Many stores will be offering sales and discounts on dorm-friendly items this month. But you don’t have to be decorating a dorm room to take advantage of these deals! Look out for great prices on storage containers, plastic totes, bed linens, microwaves, wall decor, and more.
August is a great time to spruce up your front porch or patio. Stores will be clearing out their stock of outdoor furniture to make room for fall items, so except to see some pretty deep discounts. And there’s still plenty of time left in the season to use and enjoy outdoor furniture!
7. Lawn Mowers
Home improvement stores like Home Depot will be making room for fall and winter products this month. Look out for great deals on lawn mowers, string trimmers, and other summertime tools.
8. Flip Flops
It’ll still be flip flop weather for weeks to come, but stores want to make room for fall fashions. There will likely be very good discounts on flip flops this month, so you can buy a pair in every color!
9. “Holiday” Deals In August
August may be one of the few months without any major holidays, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to celebrate! Here are a few different “holidays” happening this month that may mean big savings for you:
- Tax-Free Day/Weekend – Around sixteen states offer a tax-free day or weekend of shopping during the late summer. It’s meant to help parents with their Back-to-School shopping, but anyone can take advantage of it. Check here to see if/when your state is participating.
- Garage Sale Day – The second Saturday in August is national Garage Sale Day. Be sure to cruise around your neighborhood and hunt for bargains!
- Root Beer Float Day – August 6th is national Root Beer Float Day, so you might find a good deal on these sweet treats!
- Waffle Day – August 24th is National Waffle Day. Check out your favorite breakfast place to see if they’re offering any waffle-related discounts to celebrate!