Best Buys for August

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It may not feel like it yet but summer is coming to an end. August and September are the best months to stock up on school supplies and summer essentials for next year.


Summer Clothing 

Swimsuits and summer clothing go on deep clearance in August, despite temperatures still being in the 90s in many areas. Retailers are trying to clear out old inventory to make room for back-to-school and seasonal items. August is the perfect time to purchase summer clothing, shoes, and swimwear. Remember to buy a size or two larger for growing kids if you plan on saving them for next summer.

Back-to-School Supplies

Classroom products hit store shelves in July, but the sales will be better in August. Look for the best back-to-school deals this month. Big box stores like Walmart and Target usually offer the best deals but don’t forget to check department stores and office supply chains for back-to-school essentials. Don’t forget to check these money-saving apps, to save even more on back-to-school supplies. Target currently has school supplies as low as .25¢.


August is the second-best time to buy a laptop, with Black Friday being the best. As part of back-to-school promotions, laptops, and computers will be marked down an extra 8% to 25%. Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Staples, and Target will all be offering deals on laptops this month.

Office Supplies and Furniture 

Paper, notebooks, pens, pencils, glue, rulers, calculators, folders, and binders are all part of back-to-school sales. So it’s also a great time to stock up on supplies for small businesses or for your home office. Expect to see discounts on items such as chairs, desks, and file cabinets in addition to office supplies. Included in these sales will be supplies for college dorm rooms such as lamps, storage containers, and linens.

Outdoor Furniture and Grills

Towards the end of August, stores will be clearing out patio furniture and grills to make room for fall products. Expect the clearance deals on these products to peak around Labor Day weekend.

Root Beer Float Day

August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day. A&W is once again offering a free small root beer float. Sign-up for the A&W Mug Club to get your coupon and stop by your participating A&W on Friday, August 6th for a free small Root Beer Float from 2 PM to 8 PM.

Waffle Day

August 24th is National Waffle Day. Check out your favorite breakfast place to see if they’re offering any waffle-related discounts this year.

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