4 Things You Can Buy for Less in September
You’ll get the best prices if you buy these things in September. Plus, here’s what to wait until later in the year to buy.
September begins with a bang, with Labor Day sales running until Sept. 2 (and some even later). Then begins a bit of a dead zone for sales that (with the minor exception of Columbus Day weekend) continues until Black Friday. Here’s what to snap up in September and what to way to buy later in the year.
What to buy in September 2019
If one of these items is on your shopping list, pick it up in September.
Grilling season is about to be officially over, and retailers want to offload remaining stock. For example, Williams Sonoma is offering 20% off grills and grill covers until Sept. 4. The Walmart Labor Day Savings Center has some grill deals as well.
Late fall and Black Friday will offer a few select grill deals as well, but selection will be extremely limited. So shop now, while there are still plenty of grills to choose from.
A few retailers are running their Labor Day appliance sales for an extra week after the holiday. Best Buy’s appliance sale, for example, features up to 40% off major appliances until Sept. 11. Plus, get a free Best Buy gift card on purchases from select brands, including Samsung and Whirlpool.
There will be plenty of appliance sales during Black Friday. However, Black Friday has so many other deals that we recommend upgrading your appliances during Labor Day Weekend and concentrating your Black Friday shopping efforts on TVs, computers and smart home tech.
The new iPhone will be announced Sept. 10 and will likely ship later in the month. In previous years, that has brought discounts on older models. So, if you don’t need the absolute newest phone, look for discounts on the iPhone 8, Xr and Xs to start popping up at major retailers and carriers alike.
Black Friday will offer plenty of iPhone deals as well, so you can also opt to wait until the holidays.
Patio furniture, pool supplies, bikes and other outdoor items are nearing the end of their seasons, and stores want them gone. Check Overstock and Wayfair for clearance deals on patio and yard furniture.
The same goes bikes, yard games and warm-weather sporting equipment. Check out Academy Sports + Outdoors for summer clearance discounts on tents, fishing equipment sports equipment and more. Dick’s Sporting Goods, meanwhile, is offering BOGO 50% off deals on select outdoor games, as well as discounts on water sport equipment and bikes.
Top retailers to shop in September
In addition to shopping the above categories, check out these retailers in September. They’re running particularly good deals.
Bed Bath & Beyond: Get up to $100 off Dyson vacuums until Sept. 7.
Cabela’s: The outdoor retailer is running an end-of-season sale through Sept. 8 that offers up to 40% off hiking boots, hunting gear, fishing gear, camping supplies and more.
Famous Footwear: Buy one, get one 50% off any order until Sept. 12.
Home Depot: The retailer is running a slew of sales across the entire store during September. Highlights include:
- Up to 25% off kitchenware until Sept. 8
- Up to 40% off living room furniture until Sept. 9
- Up to 40% off kitchen and bath essentials until Sept. 29
Kohl’s: For nearly the entire month (until Sept. 24), use this promo code to get 15% off orders over $100.
Purple: Buy a new mattress and get two free pillows AND free sheets with your order through Sept. 9.
Sam’s Club: The warehouse store is offering a long Labor Day sale. Members can get up to $800 off major appliances, furniture, mattress and more through Sept. 10.
What to wait to buy
With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s smarter to wait to purchase these items.
The newest iPhones
Unless you absolutely must have the latest iPhone, don’t order it when it’s released this month. Instead, wait until Black Friday, when retailers will offer hundreds of dollars in gift cards with phone purchases and carriers will offer BOGO specials.
TVs and other electronics
While there are a smattering of tech deals for Labor Day Weekend shoppers, there will be an order of magnitude more during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. So wait just a few months to upgrade your TV, laptop or tablet, and you’ll get some of the lowest prices of the year.
Smart home tech is also worth waiting for. While Amazon and Google frequently offer discounts on their smart home devices, you’ll find far more deals (and even better pricing) during Thanksgiving weekend.
Clothing is the most expensive when it’s at its highest demand. That means fall fashions will be at their priciest in September and October. Wait for winter temperatures to buy fall styles. Plenty of retailers also use Black Friday as an opportunity to offload fall clothing. And thanks to the Cyber Monday tradition of online discount codes, practically any clothing you buy will be on sale.