Bargains & Loss Leaders in August

This month, discounts are centered around office supplies, dorm essentials and outdoor clearance items. We will start to see some deals on denim, and some rock-bottom clearance sales on summer apparel.

  1. August is another big month for bargains on printer paper, folders, pens, pencils and just about every office supply you can think of. With sale prices so low, think about purchasing enough for Christmas and birthday gifts, mid-school year replacements and donation items.
  2. With students heading back to college soon, you’ll find some of the best discounts on organizational items such as shelving, closet organizers, bins, under-bed storage and desktop organization. You’ll also see some of the lowest prices on laptops and MP3 players, rivaling black friday deals.
  3. Sales of athletic apparel begin to dwindle as summer nears its end, and retailers respond with huge discounts and clearance events. Keep your eyes peeled for some deals on athletic clothing, shoes and equipment the likes of which will not be seen again until January.
  4. Look for lawn mowers, swimming pools, landscape supplies, swing sets, grills and patio furniture to be deeply discounted this month. You’ll also find a few remnants of swimsuits and summer apparel on clearance.

Here are the best deals by category. Be on the lookout for corresponding coupons to sweeten your savings:


  • Fruit and pudding cups
  • Lunchmeat
  • Crackers
  • Chips
  • Lunchables
  • Single serving juice boxes
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly


  • Office supplies
  • Organizational items
  • Athletic equipment and clothing
  • Laptops
  • MP3s
  • Patio Furniture – even better prices later in the fall
  • Landscaping items
  • Lawn Mowers
  • Swimming Pools
  • Swing Sets
  • Grills
  • Summer apparel and swimwear


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