What is a Good Deal in August?

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What is a good deal in August? What is worth buying and stockpiling and what items are best purchased at another time? Knowing when to buy items during sales cycles can be a key component in our never-ending quest to save more, spend less, and have more money for those we love!

Family Frugal Fun has put together a great list for us. Don’t forget to share this with friends!


Clearance sale sign How to Save in March, Best time to buy, Whats on Sale etc.

Items you’ll find on clearance in August:

  • Gardening  supplies
  • Seeds for planting (they’ll last about 2 yrs)
  •  Summer apparel and summer toys & outdoor furnishing start to go on sale towards months end

Time to buy sign How to Save in March, Best time to buy, Whats on Sale etc.

A good time to buy in August:

  • School supplies ( on sale)
  • Office supplies (on sale)
  • Juice boxes & pouches, lunch items like sandwich meats, lunch snacks, cereals bars, pudding cups, granola bars, fruit snacks, canned fruit, sandwich cheese slices
  • Breakfast foods like cereals, oatmeal etc
  • Tissues, disinfectants, hand sanitizers, sanitizing wipes
  • Ice cream, popsicles

Whats in season How to Save in March, Best time to buy, Whats on Sale etc.

Here’s a list of what’s in season in August:

  • watermelon, plums
  • strawberries, kiwi, plum
  • blueberries,  apricots
  • raspberries, radish
  • cantaloupe, apples
  • asparagus, avocados
  • basil, beets, cabbage
  • carrots, peppers, okra
  • lemons,   grapefruits
  • oranges, collards, pears
  • grapes, kale, onion
  • nectarines, passion fruit
  • peaches, potatoes
  • cucumbers, tomatoes squash
  • corn, beans eggplant, lettuce, figs

Consider “pick your own” farms to stock up on inexpensive fruit and vegetables for summer canning & freezing

To do list image 300x191 How to Save in March, Best time to buy, Whats on Sale etc.
  • Sign up for newsletters & emails from your favorite restaurants and businesses using a separate new email address you create just for deals & savings
  • Keep coupons for dining out in your purse or wallet.
  • Build up a 6 month stockpile;
  • Buy enough  food & toiletries when on sale at their rock bottom sale price for each person in your family  so you don’t run out (when you “need” a product you’ll be wiling to pay full price – don’t let that happen)
  • •Many states offer a tax free holiday for back to school shopping  – check with your local Dept of taxation for your state
  • •Close blinds during direct sun hours to conserve on cooling costs
  • •Shop  with a specific grocery list based on sales & start meal planning for a busy back to school schedule (quick meals for busy nights, easy breakfast foods etc)

 You may also like:

Master list of online outlet and clearance links from our favorite retail stores– from Amazon to Zappos!


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