Best Things to Buy in August
Updated August 2019
For those of us who would like summer to never end, the arrival of August is bittersweet. Surely, the sun and fun will be missed, but August has its perks as well. Back-to-school savings are rolling in and the discounts are too good to pass up. And if your state has a tax-free holiday. August just got a whole lot better. Not preparing for school? No problem! August has incredible deals on all sorts of items. Here are the best things to buy.
Computers and Tablets
Who are the biggest buyers of hardware and software? You guessed it…back-to-schoolers. With this crowd in mind, many companies offer computers and tablets marked down considerably. Maybe your laptop is running too slow and you’re ready for an upgrade. Perhaps you’re in the market for a refurbished PC. Whatever the reason, August is a great time to buy. Be sure to check if these items are exempt for state sales tax during the upcoming tax holiday. One that caught our eye: the HP Chromebook x360 with a 14″ diagonal FHD touchscreen display and HD graphics.
Clothes and Accessories
The summer clothes are piling up and retailers are looking for ways to unload them, fast. Next spring’s styles are already on their minds. You should be thinking ahead as well! What will you need this coming season? Whether you’re looking into a piece for your work wardrobe or new pair of shoes, you should be hitting the racks now. These peachy pink pointy-toe flats from Banana Republic would be a great addition to your shoe lineup this fall.
Thanks to the large number of people moving into dorms or college apartments, linens have become a hot ticket on the item list. For many who are moving away from home, this might be the first time they’re buying linens for themselves. And retailers know this, offering a wide variety of styles for even the most novice of bedding shoppers. Clip our coupons and be sure to hit up stores like World Market for awesome discounts. This 330-thread count cotton sheet set from Bed Bath & Beyond is perfect for tech-savvy students with a fitted sheet cellphone pocket.
Home Storage Systems
With spring cleaning come and gone, stores now have a surplus of storage containers and closet organizers. You can buy these items at a fraction of the cost during August. With summer wrapping up, it’s time to start stowing away this season’s decor and start preparing for fall. Protect your belongings from moisture, dirt and fabric-damaging pests with these clear weathertight totes cases from The Container Store. They’re perfect for large storage needs around the home.
Are you an aspiring sommelier? Maybe you just love a glass of full-bodied cab on Wine Wednesday. These discounts are for you, wine lovers. As vintners get ready for the fall harvest, last year’s bottles are will take a major price cut. Local wineries are likely to have the best deals, and buying by the case will save you even more. Red, white, rose…whatever your preference, there’s a good chance it will be priced to sell. Store your bottles and serve them elegantly with this Napa wood 20-bottle wine tower from Overstock.
Don’t let the end of summer get you down. Take advantage of these savings and you’ll be heading into fall with big smile and even bigger wallet.