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What is on Sale in September?

September Explodes With After Labor Day Bargains


September is a great month to find deals with after Labor Day clearance specials. Stores are busy making room for holiday merchandise and they take an aggressive approach to marking down end-of-season merchandise, excess back-to-school supplies and anything else that is taking up room on the sales floor. Smart shoppers know that for deal hunting, September is a great month to hit the stores. Here are the major categories where shoppers can find excellent savings.

1. Back-to-School Supplies

School Supplies

This is the month to really save on anything related to back-to-school including pens, pencils, markers, crayons, poster paper, glue, notebooks, book bags and calculators.

For the college students, holding off until late September to decorate their dorm room can really pay off. Store have sales on dorm related bedding, towels, storage containers, small refridgerators and other dorm related small appliances.

Also, in the grocery stores items that go into lunch boxes are often on sale. Lunch meat, pudding and jello cups, snacks and juice boxes can often be found at discounted prices.

2. Patio Furniture and Patio Accessories

Patio Furniture

September is the month that retailers begin to slash the prices on anything having to do with summer patio living. Shoppers can expect to find competitive pricing on patio furniture, patio accessories, outdoor lighting and decking materials.

Also this is a good month to shop for pool supplies, floats, pool games and outdoor play furniture.

3. Picnic and Barbecue Supplies

Picnic Basket

Picnic supplies and outdoor dining is top of the list for items discounted during September. Drastic reductions can also be found on any paper items that are related to Memorial and Labor Day along with table clothes, napkins, cups and other picnic items.

Plastic tableware, pitchers, ice cream makers, ice cream maker supplies and summer drink mixes can also be found on sale this month.

Need a new grill? By the end of September grill prices will be down along with grilling accessories.

This is also a good time to shop for other barbecue supplies such as injectors, seasoning rubs and other food items related to barbecuing.


4. Baby Safety Month

Baby Safety Month

September marks the beginning of National Baby Safety Month. Shoppers can expect to find anything having to do with babies and baby safety discounted throughout September.

This is also a good month to visit your pediatrician. They are loaded up with promotional items related to baby safety which they will give away for free.

5. Canning Supplies

Canning Supplies

Most home gardeners have finished with their summer gardens and have replaced it with winter crops, but the farmers markets are full of fresh produce in September. Because of this shoppers can find canning and pickling products at reduced prices.

Canning products like jars, canning jar lids, rings and caps, plastic freezer jars, pectin, lime and salt, pickling supplies, and canning labels can be found on sale throughout September.

6. Tomato Products

Tomato Products

September is the month to scoop up good deals on tomato based products like tomato sauces, soups, canned tomatoes and tomato paste.

There are often coupons both online and in newspaper inserts for anything having to do with tomatoes. Always do a search for "tomato coupons" before heading to the store during the month of September.

7. Winter Vacations

Winter Vacations

Planning to hit the slopes this winter? By booking your winter vacation in September you could save from up to 20 percent on your travel. Airlines and resorts like to book early for winter vacations.

Take advantage of the September travel deals for January and book early. It is worth the savings.

8. Plants, Pots and Nursery Products

Plants, Pots and Nursery Products

Did you hold off buying the new planters that you wanted back in June? If so, you are a smart shopper.

September is the month to hit the nurseries for plants, trees, shrubs, pots, seeds, bulbs, cactus and other nursery products. Shoppers can save up to 50 percent by buying nursery products in September rather than at the (ever so tempting) beginning of spring.

9. Produce in Season for September

Produce in Season

Smart shoppers know that the best time to buy or stock up on fresh produce is when it is in season. In September shoppers should find the best prices on:

  • Apples
  • Artichokes
  • Beans
  • Bell Peppers
  • Chile Peppers
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Grapes
  • Okra
  • Onion
  • Orange, Valencia
  • Pears, Asian and Bartlett
  • Pomegranate
  • Squash
  • Tomatillo
  • Tomatoes
  • Winter Squash

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