We’ve finally made it to that point in the calendar marking the unofficial end of the summer and the beginning of the autumn season — not to mention the return of college football!
Of course, you know September is also typically when they start rolling out the pumpkin spice lattes, right?
Meanwhile, if you’re someone who likes to save money — and who doesn’t? — another favorite returns this month: September is National Coupon Month. Check out our favorite coupons here.
Here’s a look at the savings you can enjoy this month. Shop wisely and you’ll make this a September to remember for your wallet!
Here Are the Best September Deals
Starting right around Labor Day, you can traditionally find bargains on stoves, microwave ovens and other appliances. Alongside Black Friday, Memorial Day and Independence, Labor Day is one of the linchpins of the calendar for appliance deals.
However, this is not a normal year because of ongoing supply issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. So as a general rule, while you will find some deals this year, they may not be as low as they have been in years past.
We already starting to see deals on some items including refrigerators. So if you’re in need of replacing a major appliance, now is a good time to look. Be sure to check out the ClarkDeals.com appliances category for the best deals.
2. Back-to-School Supplies
If you have school-aged children, you probably know that you can nab school supplies starting at just pennies — seriously! — at retailers like Staples this time of year.
If you want to furnish a dorm room on the cheap, you can check out Five Below. It features fun decor to make the first semester feel like a breeze. We’ve got a roundup of Five Below’s latest deals here.
3. End-of-Season Sales
With summer on the way out, now is the time to catch some change-of-season deals.
Look for deals in particular on air conditioners, chains, leaf blowers and wood stain.
Sometimes to get the best deals on end-of-season merchandise, you’ve got to be willing to haggle a little bit. ClarkDeals.com Managing Editor Charis Brown notes that her husband was able to get $500 off the price of a ride-on lawnmower because it had a small mechanical issue that he was willing to fix himself. Sure, it took a little elbow grease, but what savings!
4. Cell Phones
September is the month when new plans and new phones typically come out. In fact, the next iteration of the iPhone is likely to be announced shortly. So that means older models will be discounted as retailers try to make shelf space.
So if you’re in the market for a new phone, your timing is right this month. If you want to save even more, consider buying a previously-owned phone. Here are some deals on popular refurbished smartphones.
September is a month that’s usually overflowing with either discounted or free food thanks to a variety of food holidays.
This is where restaurants can get really creative. Last year, for instance, Long John Silver’s marked National Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19 by offering a FREE two-piece fish basket if you visited a participating location dressed as a pirate — or a free piece of fish if you talked like one!
Other days you may be able to score free or discounted food:
- National Cheese Pizza Day – Sept. 5
- National Guacamole Day – Sept. 16
- National Cheeseburger Day – Sept. 18
- National Coffee Day – Sept. 29
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As home improvement stores and nurseries get their autumn stock in, you’ll typically find they put their perennials on discount, according to ClarkDeals.com Senior Editor Sarah Jordan.
The nice thing is that you can plant bulbs in the fall and they’ll come back for spring, Sarah says.
We are also seeing discounts on grills at the moment with retailers clearing out warm-weather merchandise. You’ll find markdowns on charcoal grills and gas grills as well as Kamado ceramic grills. See our most up-to-date list of the best grill deals here.
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Even though prices in some categories like appliances may not be as low as they were in a pre-pandemic world, it’s still possible to find deals!
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