Five Things To Buy In September
Attention Shoppers! Get ready for deeply discounted prices on many goods and services, from cars to plane tickets, and in many cases the sales will continue through September. Here are the five best things to buy this month if you want to save money.
Welcome to September. According to Today.com, here are the top five things to buy this September if you want to save cash, money, lettuce, quid, dollars, you get the idea.
An iPhone 6
On Sept. 8, Apple will be announcing the latest iteration of the iPhone, the 6s. Price cuts are expected to happen on the iPhone 6/6 Plus models (with a two-year contract) in order to make room for the latest inventory.
Where's The Deal? You may see deals from your phone carrier and major retailers like Best Buy, Target, etc. (with a two-year plan)
Stores are making room for fall inventory and cleaning out summer stock with major clearance sales. Take this as an opportunity to save big on swimsuits, shorts and other warm weather clothes for next season.
Where's The Deal?
- Up to 50 percent off swimsuits and cover-ups and free shipping through Oct. 1.
- Save 50 percent off select sportswear styles through Sept. 13.
And if the deals this year are anything like 2014, the savings could be significant.
A New Mattress
September is a popular time for people to move or get married, which also makes it a relevant time to shop for a new mattress. Many retailers offer Labor Day sales and discounts to further entice shoppers. The holiday also is a good time to shop since you can make the time commitment to search and test mattresses.
Where's The Deal? At Serta.com, buy any Serta iComfort or iSeries mattress through Sept. 14 and receive either a free standard box spring or up to $1,000 off a qualified Serta adjustable foundation.
Sears will also have sales Sept. 3-12, including up to 60 percent off Serta Coralee Queen Mattresses (sale price $178; regularly $449.99) and Sealy Talworth Queen Set Mattresses (sale price $387; regularly $999.99).
Plane Tickets for Holiday Travel
September is a wise time to book holiday flights - especially for Thanksgiving. Travelocity data shows that the best prices for air tickets are about 60 days out from the date of travel so booking in mid to late September for the Thanksgiving holiday would be "optimal."
Where's The Deal? Check travel sites like Travelocity, Expedia, Kayak etc. to find the best deals. According to ARC data from Travelocity, buying a ticket 50 to 100 days before the departure date results in an average savings of $85.
A 2015 Car
August and September are the best months to buy a current model year car, according to researchers at Edmonds.com, because dealerships want to make way for the upcoming model year. The average discount in September (based on last year's levels) is 9 percent. It's slightly better in December, 10 percent.
Where's The Deal? You can find a number of sales events at dealers everywhere.
Hope you save a few President's and enjoy the deals. Remember, it's almost as much fun to brag about your deals as it is saving the money.