What To Buy In September

What to Buy in September

Wondering what to buy in September? 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 September:

Summer Apparel & Accessories

Now is the absolute best time of the year to buy summer apparel and accessories, since summer is on it’s way out the door.

Look for swimwear, sandals, sunglasses, sun hats, t-shirts and tank tops, shorts and capri pants.

Snack Foods

The kids are back in school, so stores are bringing out great deals on snack and convenience foods.

Look for crackers, cookies, juice boxes, pudding and Jell-O cups. You can find other lunch and breakfast items on sale as well, including bread, lunchmeat, peanut butter, jelly, Pop Tarts, waffles, pancake mix & syrup and more!

Bed Linens, Towels & Bath Supplies

There are always “White Sales” right around Labour day and this year will be no exception.

Look for fantastic deals on sheet sets, comforters/duvets, pillows, towels and bath supplies such as toothbrush holders, small trash cans, shower curtains and floor mats.

Large Appliances

If you’re in the market for a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, washing machine or dryer, now is the time to pick one up.

Stores are bringing in many newer models soon, so the “old” models will get a pretty decent price reduction this month.


Fall plants are going to make their way in to garden centres any time now, so this is a great time to pick up shrubs, bushes and other landscaping plants. Just make sure you only purchase plants that will grow in all temperatures.

Lawn Care Items

You can find some great deals on lawn mowers, leaf blowers, hedge trimmers and a bunch of other lawn care items in September.

You can also find deals on gardening supplies.


Labour Day is considered to be the last barbecue party of the year, and immediately afterward, barbecue grills will be on deep discount almost everywhere, so stores can clear out inventory and make room for the newer models.

Also look for barbecue tools and items such as hot dogs, ground beef, buns and condiments on sale in September.

Patio Sets

Sales started happening in August for patio sets, but September is the best time to buy, in terms of how much money you can save on your purchase.

Shop early, though, as these items sell quickly because of how inexpensive they are this month.

Produce on sale in September:

Apples, Bananas, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Grapes, Lemons, Mangoes, Nectarines, Papayas, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Raspberries, Watermelon, Artichokes, Beans (Green/Wax), Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, 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 September to purchase any of the above items?

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  1. Nikki says:

    Yay for appliance sales! We’re moving in October, and we need the whole ‘fridge, gas-range, washer/dryer’ package. I hate that the house we bought doesn’t come with these, but it seems the timing is right for buying them. And hey, may as well stock up on new linens while we’re at it! 😉

    • Cheryl says:

      Good time to buy a house, too! I think it’s best in winter in terms of lowest cost, but there’s still a bit of a choice left from the spring boom selling time, and people have been waiting 6 months or more to sell and may offer a deep discount just so they can be done with selling.

  2. Heather says:

    Also some wedding things. I bought our invitations at Michael’s this weekend that were $9.99 for a package of 40 (regularly $54.99). Can’t complain with $0.25 an invitation! 😀

  3. I have found winter stuff for the girls on same ALREADY. I scored half off of Roxy snowsuits for them – so fantastic!

  4. Kris says:

    Winter gear can certainly be bought for excellent prices right now, since whatever is left from last winter needs to move to make room for the new stock:
    I just scored a snowsuit for my middle daughter on the outlet part of the Sears website…$65 (incl. tax and del. fee) for a snowsuit instead of $129.99? My 7 year old sure doesn’t care if it’s last year’s! And she should get 2 winters out of it!

  5. Brittany says:

    Bicycles are also a good thing to pick up during this time of year. I know I’ll be looking for a good sale on one since my last one got ran over.

  6. Lisa says:

    It seems that car seats also go on sale this time of year. Last year I bought a Safety First Alpha Omega car seat at this time and this year the same seat was on sale again, along with the Evenflo Maestro and even CTS has a car seat on sale. Good time to buy as Wal Mart has two models on sale and if they don’t have it in stock you can get a rain check or get Babies R Us to PM.

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