What To Buy In August

Top of the List
By: Jimmy Rhoades Posted: 2:41 PM, Aug 1, 2022

We may still be sitting by the pool, sipping our frozen drinks, but we all know that in the back of our minds looms the truth: back to school season is upon us, and crisp weather is around the corner. Stores are in the process of clearing out everything they’ve had in inventory since the beginning of the year – which means the deals are ripe for the picking. Our friend, John Matarese from Don’t Waste Your Money, is here will everything you need to know for your August shopping list.

First – The Back To School Sales

“You can fight inflation right now by hitting the Back to School Sales at major retailers like Walmart, Target, Staples, Best Buy,” John told us. “This is the month to buy office supplies, backpacks, clothing for the kids, kids’ shoes. We know kids outgrow those shoes in three weeks. So now is the time to get a great deal on them at Back to School Sales.” Outside of the standard office supplies and backpacks – keep an eye out for laptop deals. This is the time to strike.

Next – Outdoor Patio Furniture

“If you’re going to a big box store, you’re gonna find lots of clearance on patio sets and on fire pits. Now is the time to buy them because they’ve been pretty expensive this year with the inflation,” John advises. Grab that grill, snag that set – this is as good as it’s gonna get.

Lastly – Summer Apparel

No one is buying heavy down coats in August – so take advantage of the summer apparel sales. “It’s gonna be summer for, what, two more months? So now is the time to get that summer clothing at a big discount. As much as 70% off in some stores!” John says. And don’t forget – these items will live beyond the summer – layer them in the winter so they get more milage.

Getting your August shopping done and saving some cash is at the top of the list.