Buy Great Gifts Using Fall Savings

Change in seasons, especially fall, is one of the best times to find great savings on the items you want and need.
Change in seasons, especially fall, is one of the best times to find great savings on the items you want and need.

September + Shopping = Great Savings

I use to be one of those people who waited until the last minute to shop for anything. You know the type. The one on Thanksgiving day knocking on the neighbor's door to borrow a tablespoon of sage. Even worse, the one out driving around on Christmas eve trying to find just one store still open to finally finish shopping for gifts.

The holidays are hectic enough without adding stress that could have been easily avoided. With a little planning, and even a tight budget, yes I said a tight budget, you can be finished with your holiday shopping by Thanksgiving. After that you can sit back, relax, and have peace of mind knowing you got the overall best deal.

Everyone knows that the biggest shopping day of the year is the day after Thanksgiving, better known as Black Friday. Stores claim to have their biggest and best sales during this time, but that involves getting up before the birds, fighting your way through mass crowds, and then snagging maybe five of the 20 items on your list. Forgive me, but I'd rather stick with the last minute, picked over gift shopping method than to have to participate in Frantic Friday.

When it comes to some items, it's possible to find a few great deals around Thanksgiving, but some purchases are best being bought in the late summer months on into early fall.


Stores are gearing up for their busy fall and winter sales season. Save money for next summer by buying clearance items during this time.
Stores are gearing up for their busy fall and winter sales season. Save money for next summer by buying clearance items during this time.

What To Buy

Another summer has come to an end, and stores are gearing up for their busy fall and winter sales season. Have you ever thought to yourself, "what do they do with all the summer merchandise that went unsold?" The answer is simply one word. Clearance!

Most summer and outdoor inventory has to be sold one way or another to make room for all the new products businesses will receive. This is when you need to be on the lookout for the best deals.

Here is a list of the top 3 best items to buy in early fall. You can buy now, and give as a present later, or reward yourself for finding such a great deal!

1. Wines- This is around the time of year that grapes are harvested, and you can usually find the best deals on the smaller or locally produced wines. Stock up for the winter, and you'll always have a great bottle for a holiday dinner, or unexpected guests.

2. Computers, Laptops, and other electronics- During back to school time, many items that are needed for education purposes go on sale. You don't have to be a student to buy, just need to have an idea of what you want or need, and go out and get it this month. This is also helpful for families with multiple school aged children.

3. Outdoor Items- Patio furniture, grills, lawn mowers, even pools! There are so many summer items that are left over, and stores will have a hard time selling during the fall and winter months. Be sure to get out and shop around for deals near you, and next summer you will already have your outdoor needs ready to use.

Don't wait until you're without a washing machine. Use fall saving's to get a great deal now.
Don't wait until you're without a washing machine. Use fall saving's to get a great deal now.

Other big ticket items that usually go on sale in the late summer, early fall months are:

  • Stoves
  • Washing Machines
  • Dryers
  • Dish Washers
  • Cars

With the year drawing to an end, manufacturers must find ways to push this year's inventory to be able to put out the newest model of their products. Just because it isn't new to the store anymore doesn't mean it's not new to you right, and who doesn't want to get a new appliance or car for the price of a used one.

With a little planning and shopping around to compare prices, you can find some of the best deals in early fall right in your own neighborhood.

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Loco Life 5 years ago Author

Thank you all. I didn't realize, until I became certified in marketing, that you can use the changing of the seasons to save the most money. I've been practicing this technique since, and use with research for my clients.


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Tracy Lynn Conway 5 years ago from Virginia, USA

Great tips! I have a hard time thinking so far ahead and planning so well. Voted up.


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cowtowngirl77 5 years ago

Thanks for the tips.


wisdom press 5 years ago

Thank you. I pride myself on getting up after the birds.


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Loco Life 5 years ago Author

Thank you for the comment. I wish I had your way of thinking when it comes to shopping for gifts. I make my list early of presents I know I need to buy, but it seems as though Christmas approaches faster each year.

Buying gifts and deciding later who they will go to is a great idea, and something I will definitely be trying this year. Thanks for the tip!


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mvillecat 5 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia

My mother taught me from an early age to shop year round for gifts. I brought that tradition into my adult life and continue it today. I hate to feel rushed and shopping throughout the year helps me to relax and enjoy the holidays better. I also pick up gifts that I have no idea who they will go to. That practice has helped a great deal when you need a last minute gift for an occasion. Thanks for the Hub, I voted up.

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