The kids are back to school and you have to get back to your budget. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t spoil yourself a bit. If you’re looking for a certain item, this might just be your month to buy it and save some cash.

Outdoor Goods

Don’t wait until next spring when the prices will give you sticker shock. Get that new grill or patio furniture now, while they are deeply discounted. And don’t forget your gardening tools and the new lawnmower. All those summer items can be stored away to make next summer that much more fun.

Electronics (Including That iPhone)

Have you always wanted an iPhone but don’t want to pay for it? Now’s your chance. When Apple launches its newest iPhone and its latest iPad this month, the previous versions will be discounted, some iPhones for as low as $50 with a contract. Plus, rumor has it the iPad Air 2 will be the lowest price ever.

Televisions also see a decrease in price in September, especially the 32” size. If you’ve been itching to finally get that flat screen TV up on the wall, now is the time.

And, back-to-school shopping can benefit you too! If your laptop is slowing you down, now is the time to buy while back-to-school sales are still going on.


New appliances are launched this time of year and older models need to be moved out of the stores. If you’ve been looking to upgrade, you can score a good deal. Except on that fridge – that will have to wait until the spring.

New Car

Just like those appliances, new cars will be hitting the lots this month. It’s the perfect time to get last year’s model at a much lower price. Plus, salesmen will be trying to hit their third quarter quotas and that means, you can make an even better deal.


Shop now for that perfect Christmas, birthday, or Valentine’s Day gift. Since September is void of any jewelry holidays, prices will be great, especially if you’re skilled at bargaining. Those discounted prices will likely hang around until the holiday season kicks into gear.


Want to see family for the holidays? Consider taking a trip to see them beforehand. Travel costs will be at a low between Labor Day and Thanksgiving.

Bikes and Outdoor Toys

Kids love bikes; you love your kids. If you’re already thinking of holiday gifts and a bike is on your list, buy it now and hide it. Summer is over, which means outdoor toys are going to be on sale, including bikes.

And there you have it – so get shopping!