Wondering what the best things to buy in August are? Look no further!
As I’m sure many of you know, stores follow a yearly sales cycle, so with a few exceptions, you can usually anticipate finding the same products on sale at the same time every year.
Here’s what you can expect to find on sale in August:
Back to School Supplies
There are a plethora of sales on back to school supplies in August (especially around the end of the month), so now is the time to stock up on things like pens & pencils, binders, paper (including printer paper), glue, scissors, staplers, crayons, markers and more.
This is the best time all year to buy these items, as this is when they will be the cheapest, so if you’re able to, buy a year’s supply.
School Lunch Items
August is one of the best months of the year to buy lunch items such as lunch boxes, crackers, bread, peanut butter, jams/jellies, snack items (pudding/Jell-O, granola bars), lunch meat and packaged meals such as Lunchables (or you could make your own).
As many college and university students are getting ready to head back to school, stores are lowering prices on linens to allow students to get these household items inexpensively.
Look for sheet sets, blankets, pillows, towels, and more. You can even find bathroom items such as bath mats and shower curtains on sale.
If you need new swimwear, now is the best time to buy it! With discounts as high as 75% off in August, you will get the best bang for your buck if you buy your swimwear now, instead of next year.
Some stores even offer discounts higher than 75% off, just to clear their shelves!
Schools are cashing in on back to school season by offering some nice discounts on laptops for students that need one.
If you can’t wait until the end of the year to buy a laptop (which is when you can find the best prices on them and desktop computers), now is the time to pick one up.
You will never find a better price on backpacks than you will in August, so if you need to purchase one (or more), this is the time.
Of course, the longer into the month you wait, the slimmer the selection will be, so keep that in mind.
Cereal is an easy breakfast and when you have children to get ready for school in the morning, quick breakfasts are lifesaver!
Be on the lookout for fantastic deals on cereal in August – there will be many.
Produce on sale in August:
Apricots, Bananas, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Grapes, Grapefruit, Kiwi, Lemons, Mangoes, Papayas, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Raspberries, Watermelon, Artichokes, Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Spinach, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Zucchini
Waiting until just the right moment to buy something is one of the best things you can do to save money. Unless you need it right away, hold off on any purchase you need to make until it is the best time to buy.
Do you wait until August to purchase any of the above items?