Here we are 3/4 of the way through the year. Here is the U.S. we are getting ready to enter the fall season - and winter won't be far behind. You lucky gals on the other side of the world are approaching Spring - my favorite time!
Labor Day weekend tends to mark the un-official end of summer. The year flies by after that point.
Now is the time to really take advantage of sales. They are every where and on all kinds of things.
GROCERIES - are now having what will probably last big sale on cookout type foods.
Hamburger, hotdogs, ribs
Pop and thirst quencher type drinks
Breads and buns
STOCK UP NOW for later. (I can almost guarantee you - that you will not ground beef as cheap for ages.) Heck, Meijer has ground beef (80/20) for 1.59 pound this week!!!!!!
SCHOOL/OFFICE - all kinds of school and office stuff is on sale. Look for notebooks, folders, copy paper, ink, pens, pencils, markers, etc.
Stock up now - for the year.
I even get some supplies for the younger family members to put in their goodie baskets. They will be needing new notebooks and such around Christmas.
We are coming up on the time of the year that is best for getting deals on new vehicles. New - 2019- models are coming out and 2018's will be drastically reduced to make room for new inventory.
Lots of furniture stores are having big sales right now. For some reason fall seems to be a good time to find those sales.
VARIOUS other items are drastically reduced this time of the year as well.
**Summer clothes and accessories are being reduced to make way for winter clothes
**Outdoor items - like grills, lawn and garden stuff - plants - swimming articles, etc. are reduced.
**Summer & fall craft items - fall items are already reduced at many craft stores.
It seems that they reduce items ahead of the holidays now!
**Thrift stores - will be marking down summer items further to make room for winter stuff
** Watch for canning items - like seasoning mixes, jars and lids, etc. to be reduced.
ORCHARDS - apples are now in season and hopefully cheaper. Pumpkins will be ready soon - I like to get after Halloween (cheaper)
Many orchards also sell items like corn, beans, tomatoes, etc.
FARM MARKETS - will have an abundance of fall crops soon.
Don't over look anywhere. There are deals to be found in all sorts of places.
NOW is also the time to start getting gifts for Christmas.
REMEMBER - gifts don't have to be about winter!!!!!!!
Think about summer hobbies and clothes, canning supplies (I would be in heaven to get canning supplies!), school/office supplies, crafting supplies, garden stuff (seeds, gloves, pots, etc.).
Look for items in unconventional places. I like getting CLEARANCE at grocery on H&B supplies and small kitchen gadgets (use for gift baskets). I have also found clearance candles in summer scents - holiday napkins & plates, baskets, etc.
Always check out stores that are going out of business.
Check your sales and stock-up. Now is the one of the best times to get so many different kinds of deals. Prices are only going to go up - that's a given. So any savings you get now - is like money in the bank.
HAPPY BARGAIN HUNTING!