The dog days of summer are a great time to save on computers (especially laptops), backpacks and other school and office supplies that go on sale as back-to-school specials — real deals, even if you’re not going back to school. And if you want to save big on a backyard swing set (maybe hide it away as a showy gift for your kids or grandkids next Christmas morning?), August is the month when you’ll find the best — “almost at cost” — deals on swing sets and similar outdoor play equipment, according to Mark.
Throughout the summer months, you can also find some great travel bargains. Think locales that are, well, a bit toasty during the summer months, like Las Vegas and Key West, where you’ll find some unseasonably cool deals on hotels and travel. Or if you’re in the mood for something more exotic, June is a perfect time to visit Russia or take an African safari, since the weather in both locales is nice and their tourist seasons are just starting, so there can be some early-bird bargains to be had.
And the seasonal savings don’t end after summer. Check out these seasonal-savings tips for every other month of the year as well.
Also of interest: Check out these spring shopping deals. »
Jeff Yeager is the author of three books, The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches, The Cheapskate Next Door and Don’t Throw That Away. His website is UltimateCheapskate.com and you can friend him on Facebook at JeffYeagerUltimateCheapskate or follow him on Twitter.