Did you know that August is a huge shopping month? You're gearing up for back to school, but there are a few other things to look for while you're on the hunt.

Back Packs

With the back to school rush getting underway, it's a great time to buy a backpack. Look for discounts, coupons and door buster sales to score great deals on some of the best brands. August is also a great time to buy kids clothing, stock up on fall items as well as kids shoes. Do you yourself need pens or pencils, tablets, or any other random home office supplies of your own? Now is a great time to buy.

Dorm Supplies

Do you have a student that's getting ready for college? The rush this time of year isn't just limited to K-12. College kids are going to be moving into their dorms very soon so if you have one that's ready for college, both Walmart and Target have a lot of dorm accessories on the shelves. Even if no one in your home is headed off to college, now is a good time to buy sheets, home decor accessories or storage bins for your own home.


Is a computer on your child's back to school list or do you just need a new computer for your home office? Buy one now. In addition to all of the other back to school items that are on sale right now; laptops, tablet computers and desktop computers are on sale too. Retailers are looking to empty the shelves for the new 2014 inventory so the 2013 models are deeply discounted.

Summer Stuff

Summer items such as sundresses, bathing suits, shorts and tank tops are all going to be dirt cheap as retailers look to clear the shelves for fall inventory. There's still a pretty good chance that the weather is going to be warm for a while so if you have a wedding or other event and you're still looking for something to wear, you can still score a dress for cheap. Patio furniture, outdoor decor, grills, pools, lawnmowers, garden tools, weed whackers and tillers are also available for deep discounts.


If you're a canner, now is the time to buy vegetables. Corn, cucumbers, peppers, beets, eggplant, green beans, green onions, radishes, summer squash and tomatoes are all in season and super cheap. If you're a fan of fruit, now is also a great time to buy. Watermelon, apricots, blueberries, grapes, mangoes, melons, nectarines, peaches, plums, raspberries and strawberries are all in season.