August 29th, 2014
This weekend, look for Labor Day sales galore.
In terms of discounts, you can expect to see lots of Labor Day clearance sales. Meant to move out the last of summer and early fall styles, these offers can take up to an extra 60% off already-reduced prices.
Long before other Labor Day sales begin, you can book a weekend getaway. For the last couple years, we’ve seen travel deals that take up to 30% off select hotel stays. Usually, these Labor Day sales start the first week of August and run through the first week of September. Look for up to 30% off with an extra 5% off on hotel stays from Hotels.com, and Orbitz’ Labor Day sale is taking up to 50% off with an additional 15% off.
Labor Day brings summer’s last sales, so it only makes sense that we typically see huge discounts on the warm weather-dependent category of patio furniture. Last year, retailers like Lowe’s, Walmart, and Target took up to 75% off patio furniture clearance during Labor Day. Kmart started deeply discounting their furniture in mid-August.
Mattresses also see steep discounts on Labor Day, typically with discounts of up to 60% off from retailers like Sears and Kmart.
Monday, September 29th is National Coffee Day. Many establishments offer a free cup of coffee either by itself or with a purchase. Keep your eyes posted later this month. Also, we’ll post updates to our Facebook page.
And while we’re on the subject of coffee, Keurig fans will probably want to spend September and October stocking up on K-cups; the manufacturer announced that it will be increasing prices by 9% starting on November 3.
You might think to buy an appliance this month since manufacturers roll out their new models in September and October. But hold off on that until Black Friday sales in November.
Stay away from buying a new television. Black Friday deals tend to be the best price. Additionally prices on LED and HDTV technologies are volatile and shoppers interested in these sets would benefit from waiting a few months before jumping on any deals, as tempting as they may seem.
And hold off buying Fall clothing. It’s at full price. Also, don’t buy your winter coat right now.
Buying in season gets you better tasting fruits and vegetables as well as saves you money. So in September, look for: