September is one of those months that is packed with deals, but be prepared – early in the month will be the best time to shop, so make your list now! We’ll see amazing sales on mattresses, outdoor gear, and even Back to School – and the discounts will be impressive.
Best Things to Buy in September
Labor Day Deals
Labor Day will be packed with deals across several categories. One of the more interesting is in the mattress category. We have come to expect mattress deals over Memorial Day, and it’s looking like Labor Day will present a great opportunity to save on mattresses, too!
Mattress Deals for Labor Day
Nest Bedding: Through 9/10, get $25-$200 off select mattresses + a free sheet set. Also, by one pillow, get one 50% off + $25 off all pet beds
Nectar Sleep: Through Labor Day, receive $125 off mattresses, plus get two free Nectar pillows.
DreamCloud Sleep: Through Labor Day, receive $200 off a DreamCloud mattress.
Sears: Get up to 60% off top brand mattresses + 24 months special financing, free delivery on $599 or more and Get $300 Sears cash back in points on select mattresses. Plus, a free box spring on select mattresses.
General Labor Day Deals
Lowe’s: Labor Day Deals
Home Depot: Labor Day Savings
Walmart: Up to 70% Off All Categories
Camping, Hiking and Outdoor Equipment Deals
Labor Day and September in general is a popular time for camping, but it’s also a great time for outdoor enthusiasts to stock up for their next adventure. Over Labor Day and across the rest of the month, look for clearance-level sales on outdoor gear, clothing and footwear from your favorite outdoor retailers.
Best Deals on Outdoor Equipment
REI: Labor Day Sale + Clearance Up to 40% Off (until 9/3)
Big 5 Sporting Goods: Up to 30% Off Backpacks
Patagonia: Semi-Annual Summer Sale up to 50% Past Season Products (until 9/3)
Paragon Sports: Get up to 50% off – or even more in-store at The Summer Sale
Al’s: 25% off past season sales. Get 20% off regular priced Items with code SUMMER. Free shipping for orders over $45.
Eastern Mountain Sports: End-Of-Season Sale Up To 70% Off
End-of-Season Clothing & Accessories Deals
From early- to mid-September, score deep discounts on summer clothing, shoes, swimwear and summery accessories. Retailers will be anxious to clear space for fall and winter merchandise, and we’ll see a lot of sitewide and category-specific discounts at up to 60% off.
Best Deals on Clothing and Accessories
Champion: Clearance up to 50% off. Free shipping on orders $60+
Eddie Bauer: End-of-Summer Clearance Items
Nautica: Extra 40% Off Sale
Hollister: All Clearance Up To 60% Off
Brooks Brothers: Up to 50% Off Summer Clearance, Up to 70% Off Online Clearance, 25% Off Uniform Shop
Perfect for procrastinators, Back to School sales are still going strong and the discounts are deep. We’re seeing plentiful deals from the retailers that you rely on for Back to School, like Target, Walmart, Kohl’s and others.
Also, very important to note that if you need electronics, like laptops, tablets and printers for your kids (or for yourself), this could be the last time you’ll see sales in this category until Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Staples will have spectacular deals on printers and we’re even seeing deals from Apple, which is rare.
Best Deals on Back to School
Hollar.com: Back to School Deals starting at $1
H&M: Back-to-School Sale
Walmart: Kids’ Supplies Back-to-School Sale.
Dick’s Sporting Goods: Up to 50% off Back to School deals
Kipling: School styles under $50 through 9/4
Amazon: 10% off textbook purchases of $100+ or More + Free 2-Day Shipping with code TEXT10 through 9/29.
What Not to Buy in September
Retailers may start to whet your whistle by putting new cold weather trends on display. Look, but don’t leap, as these items will likely be full price.
You might see some deals in this category, but if you can wait, hold off until the big discounts around Black Friday & Cyber Monday.
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