4 Ways to make the most of Summer Clearance sales

Hey! It’s officially still summer! Yes, the days are getting shorter and the nights a little crisper, but we still have a few days left to say “it is still summer 2018”. And guess what? It’s not just the best time of year to go apple picking, it’s also a great time to save on summertime and big-ticket items. Come May, you’ll be giving yourself 4 big pats on the back for stocking up on summer essentials and saving some extra cash now.

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1. Clothing and Shoes

For many Americans, the real cold weather doesn’t set in for a few more months. So what better time to snag deals on the clothing and shoes that have a few more weeks or months worth of wears. This time of year, you’ll see a lot of “extended Labor Day sales” that offer lots of summer leftovers. Get ready to layer!

For shoe shopping; stores like Walmart and Old Navy have the flip flop basics, but make sure to check out Neiman Marcus Last Call, Zappos, Shoes.com and Nordstrom Rack for some quality sandals or mules for all occasions. We’ve seen deals for up to 70% off. These retailers are getting their store racks and warehouses ready for boot season. Take advantage of these special offers on shoes you can still wear now.

For apparel shopping; we all have our clutch stores and are probably aware of every coupon announcement they deliver, however, don’t overlook Banana Republic Factory, where savings are over 60% off! Shopbop, where final sale items are up to 70% off. Or, Eastbay to get free shipping and free 90 day returns. Make sure to check out their activewear deals.

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2. Swimwear and Beachwear

TopShop has swimwear and beachwear discounts until 9/29/18. Plus, use code ‘TREATYOURSELF’ for free standard shipping on all orders.

Unbeatablesale.com is another great site to check out for all things outdoors. The site offers discounts of up to 70% off and lets you compare prices to other retailers.

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3. All things outdoors

Retailers are raining deals on patio furniture, gardening supplies, toolshed essentials and outdoor dinnerware. Stocking up now will ensure you’re ready to entertain before any Mother’s Day or graduation celebrations. Pro tip: Buy online and pick up in-store at these stores. No extra walking the long aisles and no extra delivery fees.

The big home improvement stores are getting ready to welcome all things snow. That means you can save on summertime items! Don’t miss sales on power tools at Lowe’s and HomeDepot.

Kohl’s is a great place for a one-stop shop. Don’t get too distracted by the Halloween and Christmas decorations, there are still summer products available like dinnerware, placemats, pitchers and glassware for spring and summer. Use code “BIGSAVINGS” for percent off discounts online through 9/23/18.

Macy’s has closeout sales on patio furniture right now. These big-ticket items are perfect to buy now – save now – use later. Browse table and chair sets, lounge furniture, and patio umbrellas. Just make sure they’re weather protected if you’re expecting winter wind and precipitation.

Target currently has offers on fire pits, patio furniture, outdoor lighting and garden gadgets – some are online only. So check out the site and see free shipping or pickup in store options. Target also has an array of outdoor toys for children and adults! Corn hole, anyone?

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4. A car

A new car is something you don’t have to wait until summer to use, unless maybe you’re getting a convertible in the northern states, but dealerships gladly welcome potential buyers into their lots because September is the month the new models come in. According to Autotrader, new models arrive in September so last year’s models are all too ready to be sold at a deal. “In with the new and out with the old” will be to your benefit this month!

At this point you might be thinking “but where am I going to put all these fabulous finds?” Don’t fret, you can get deals on storage units too! One of our favorite places to check out is the Conatiner Store. They currently have a sale on shelving and storage units. Don’t wait till spring! If you clean and organize now, you’ll be ready to focus your attention on bigger and better projects this spring. Plus, get free standard shipping on orders over $75.

Keep in mind not all discounts and deals are created equal. Do the math and make sure you’re actually getting a deal. Free shipping is also key when shopping online. Besides Amazon, you’ll find free shipping at sites like Walmart.com, Nordstrom.com, and Clarks.com. You might even find some great deals for holiday gifts!

We’re all about sharing the cash back love! Remember to always check out sites like retailmenot.com and ebates.com for extra cash back. What are some other stores or items we may have missed? Please leave a comment and let us know.

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