Savings Secrets: 10 of the best deals to snatch up during the month of August


One of the best ways to save money long-term is to make your purchases when items are on sale or at their rock-bottom price. A lot of items get heavily discounted during the months of August and even running into September. Here are a few great items that will be heavily discounted, and it may be prudent to go ahead and buy. 

1. School Supplies. Since it’s back to school season, school supplies like backpacks, crayons and more are deeply discounted. Now is the time to stock up for the entire year of school, and even for gifts. 

2. Bathing Suits. It’s the end of Summer, so you’ve probably noticed swimsuits filling up those clearance racks. Now is definitely the time to get your suit for the late Summer trips to the beach, or for next year. 
3. Grills.
The Summer grilling season is coming to a close, so retailers will be discounting grills and other grilling supplies to make room for Fall and Winter items. 

4. Beach Towels. If you need a good deal on some nice big towels, the end of Summer is a good time to stock up on beach towels. 

5. Sandals. Fall is on it’s way with boots galore about to stock the shelves, so now is a good time to get some nice sandals for next year as stores try to move them off the shelves. 

6. Patio Furniture. As Summer comes to a close, most people aren’t thinking about buying new patio furniture. These items are on clearance now, so it’s the perfect time to buy and even host a cookout for family and friends!

7. Lawnmowers. Once the cold weather hits, retailers know that it will be nearly impossible to sell lawnmowers until Spring. So right now they are running great sales and specials on lawnmowers. 

8. Fitness equipment. Once the cold months hit, we’ll be stuck indoors and retailers are expecting you to buy indoor fitness equipment. So at the end of Summer, it’s easy to find a lot of these items on sale. 

9. Cars. Car companies are getting rid of the current models in order to make room for the 2014 models that will start coming in. In order to make room, they will be offering great deals and specials on all current 2013 models. If you’ve been planning to buy a new car, now is a good time to find a great deal!

10. Summer-style clothing. Now is the perfect time to find shorts and tanks on sale or on the clearance racks. Stock up for next year, and you won’t have to pay full-price later on. 

These are just a few of the awesome deals that can be snatched up in the month of August. You can learn more about the best times to buy in order to save money at a money saving class in your area. Do you know of any other must-have deals that are good to snatch up this time of year?

Crystal Collins, a DealPro, is an Atlanta local, adventurer, a health advocate and thrifty as can be. Check her out on her blog at


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