Best Things to Buy in August

Happy August everyone.  Have you been enjoying the lovely summer weather rather than shopping? If you have been laying in the sun (you better be wearing sunscreen!) instead of hitting the mall it's okay. Retailers know that people are enjoying the last bit of summer freedom during the month of August so it's a funny month for sales.

Here is a list of goods that you can find some great deals on this August.

  1. School & Office Supplies - This one is a given. If your not in the market for school supplies take inventory of what you will need for office supplies the year. Stock up on these items while they are on sale. Staples and Office Depot are offering some great deals on school and office supplies both online and in stores.
  2. Dorm Type Furniture - Need some stacking crates, bean bag chairs or a futon? Walmart is having some fantastic deals on dorm furniture and storage crates.  The Container Store, Get Organized and OfficeMax are also great places to check out for storage goods.
  3. Hotel Stays - Business trips are slowing down and people are coming back to reality from their summer vacations so it's time to find some great deals for a last minute summer getaway. This time last year Orbtiz cut hotel stays by up to 15% and Hotels.com also had deals up to 50% off. Be sure to keep checking back with BeFrugal to get up to date travel deals and check out our Fly or Drive calculator while planning your getaway.
  4. Backpacks - Backpack backpack! Again I think this one is a given because of the back to school rush. Kmart and Lands End made backpack hunters happy last back to school season with 50% off backpacks. eBags is having a great sale back to school sale until September 1st and Kohl's is currently offering up to 40% off select backpacks.
  5. Laptops - As students head back to school stores are marking down prices to help fulfill the needs of students. The usual suspects of Lenovo, HP, Newegg, TigerDirect, Dell and PC Connection are great places to start looking.
  6. Shoes - Yes I did say shoes. The avid shoe lover can find great deals on shoes all year round (especially those of us who live for the clearance section) but even the shoe novice can find some great deals during August. Famous Footwear is having a buy one get one half price site-wide sale until September 17th. When you top that with the 20% off coupon code locker11 that's valid until August 13th that's some pretty serious savings. Steve Madden is making me a very happy lady with 30% off all clearance. Foot Locker, Sports Authority,  Finish Line and Dick's Sporting Goods are all having great footwear deals right now as well.
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