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!



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


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


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

  • 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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