Things to Buy on Sale in September

| September 1, 2017 | 25 Comments

September buysSeptember is here! When I lived in New England, this was always my favorite time of year: the air would be crisp in the mornings, but still comfortably warm in the afternoons. Living in Florida now, I miss those days of early fall!

Now the kids are back in school (or returning after this upcoming weekend, if you live in an area that goes back after Labor Day) and most of the nation is back to wearing real shoes and opening their windows during the day. You might be thinking ahead to shopping for the winter holidays, or you might just be recuperating from checking off all of the items of your kids’ school supply lists! Either way, there are a few things you might find on sale in September:

Summer Clothing

Stores are pulling their summer items off of the shelves to make room for fall and winter wear, so the selection on summer wear is lower than it has been in previous months. Still, you might find good deals on the clearance racks at your favorite stores. Labor Day sales will knock prices down even further, so this might be a good time to grab bathing suits and a few sundresses for next year.

Appliances

Many manufacturers put out their new lines of appliances in the fall, which means that stores need to get rid of washers, dryers and refrigerators from last season. This makes September a great time to get a great deal on home appliances.

Cars

Last year’s leftover models are marked down now, because new car models come out this time of year and dealerships want old inventory out. Not only might you get a good deal on a 2012 leftover, but you might also score a great bargain on a car that’s a few years old: As leased cars come back in, they compete for space in the dealerships, and are often marked down.

Outdoor Equipment

Now that summer is winding to a close, the demand for items like bicycles, grills and lawn mowers has gone way down, making it the prime time to buy for next year’s summer season. In many places of the country, you’ll have a month or more of nice weather before you need to pack your new items away for the winter.

Fall Produce

One of the best things about fall is the start of the harvest season! Now’s the time to save big on winter squash, apples, pears, blueberries and corn. Tomato and zucchini season are drawing to a close, but you might still be able to get some on sale in September at farmers’ markets or pick-your-own farms.

There are some things to not count on getting this month, as well: Laptops, televisions and other items that will be popular at Christmastime might be marked up now. If you can wait on these types of items, they’re likely to go on sale closer to Thanksgiving, and certainly for the Black Friday sales.

Happy September Shopping!

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  1. Lucy Black says:

    September is my favourite month! Winter is coming (yeah) and there are lots of things to find on sale indeed, great post.

  2. Nena Sinclair says:

    Thanks for the tips! Buying lots of in season fruit and veggies and freezing them or canning them can save you a lot of money and you’ll have a wonderful stash for the winter months!

  3. gina valley says:

    Great ideas!

  4. Tiffany says:

    thanks for the tips!

  5. Anva says:

    Great tips…I love to buy on sale 😀

  6. Lillea says:

    I’m Canadian but I imagine that stores here do similar things. I keep forgetting about how it works with new appliance releases, so that is a great reminder, thanks.

  7. Carrie says:

    I agree with the September shopping….I have been able to get the things I want at a great discount…

  8. As a wife-to-be next year, I can’t tell you how wonderfully helpful this guide (and the guide for others months) is. Some of it, like summer clothing, I could have guessed, but certainly surprises remain!

  9. Anita Leibert says:

    I’m always searching for a bargain and this is certainly a great time of year to look for end of summer clothing sales. I’ve seen bathing suits on sale lately that are cheaper than I could make them for!

  10. Karen Glatt says:

    I always buy summer clothing this time of the year because it is so cheap!

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  11. Meg Tucker says:

    Wow!! I was just talking to my husband last night about this very same subject! We’ve noticed a lot of great deals on Televisions and I said that I think that there are certain times of the year where you can buy appliances at lower prices. Thanks so much! 🙂

  12. Marianne Reeher says:

    Thanks for the tips,I need appliances and its so nice to know when something is on sale instead of seeing it later and hitting yourself in the head.

  13. Anne says:

    This is a great article – I have enjoyed reading the monthly series. Most people don’t realize that there are certain months or times of the year to really save on things you need to buy. There have been studies on what we buy and when and it is nice that you are giving us a heads up. I don’t always remember what to buy in September but, thanks to you and your article i now know what I can save money on.

  14. My friend and I were just talking about how we want to go to the apple orchard! I love September 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  15. Kate F. says:

    Thanks for the tips. I love finding all the summer clothes on sale in September.

  16. sarah says:

    thanks!

  17. Jolene says:

    Great tips. I didn’t know about the cars. 🙂

  18. Nancy Hilderbrand says:

    i was really interested in the thingst buy i september

  19. Sarah L says:

    harvest season! Time for winter squash & pumpkins.

  20. Sherry Compton says:

    My son and his family live in Florida where it is warm year round. It makes it easy for me to buy summer clothes at my clearance prices and send to them.

  21. Danielle Ring says:

    Thanks for the tips! Some of these I try to do, others I just didn’t think of!

  22. Thanks for the tips!! I need a new car badly too!

  23. Susan P. says:

    I buy summer clothing in Sept. because it is still hot here and that way get some good bargains.

  24. Mike W Davis says:

    thanks for the great ideas

  25. Tiffany says:

    Thanks for the great info!

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