What Should You Buy in August? My Local CBS Morning News Segment

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It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over! What Should You Buy in August? This morning I appeared on our local CBS station to discuss some COOL deals for this last HOT month. You can read my recap here and see the video itself below!

What Should You Buy in August?

Summer Clothing:

As summer begins to come to a close, you can get some great deals on all kinds of summer clothing including swimsuits, shots, flip-flops, sundresses – you name it. Stores are looking to clear out inventory to make room for fall styles. So, if you’re planning a vacation before school starts or at any point during the year to some place warm, stock up now!

Historically, these electronics have great deals at this time of year. With school right around the corner, you can get a great deal on that laptop your family may need.

How to Save $$ on Back to School Shopping

School and Office Supplies:
Even if you’re not ready for summer to end, back-to-school is just around the corner and that means big savings on everything your kids need for back to school. It’s also a great time to stock up your home office with things you may need all year long. You can never have enough notebooks, paper, pens, paper clips, etc.! Whatever you need, stock up now so you don’t need to pay full price later in the year!

Flipp App:

To help you find everything on sale every week this month (and all year long), check out the Flipp app! Flipp is a free app that delivers all our weekly circulars right to your mobile device. You can shop by item or by retailer, add items to the in-app shopping list and even match coupons (right on the app!), so you can get instant savings at the checkout and get the best deals on everything you need!

Flipp Search Flyers Compare Prices


Snow Blowers:
It can be hard to think about snow and the winter months ahead, but you can find a good deal on a snowblower way before you need to think about using it!

Outdoor Furniture and Grills:

Now is a time to get a great deal on these outdoor entertainment items, though the models and choices may be limited to what the stores still have in stock.


Dealerships need to clear out their current inventory to make room for the new year’s models. That means you can get an extra good deal on a current model car.



About Chrysa

Chrysa is the founder and owner of ThriftyJinxy.com, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 9-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.


  1. This is a great list!

  2. shelly peterson says:

    That’s cool you had an appearance on your tv station. This great information to know. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Julie Wood says:

    I know that Summer clothes are such a great deal now and I can save so much money on them. I picked up summer tops at Walmart for $1.50 each. I like their tank tops because I wear them as t-shirts in the Winter. Also barbecue grills are so cheap right now!

  4. What a great TV segment, Glad you were on to be able to share this with everyone. I still cannot believe Back to School shopping is here.

  5. School clothing and school supplies are our usual go to this time of year. They have great deals in so many stores, so this is the time we stock up.

  6. I love the sales on summer clothing! I found clothes for my kid that were $1-$2 bucks a piece. She’ll be ready for next summer, since she seems to be outgrowing everything so quickly. Also great time to be school supplies.

  7. Oh how fun! You’re FAMOUS! WOO HOO!

  8. I really need new outdoor furniture and definitely have my eye out for good deals this month!

  9. I stocked up on summer clothes at my thrift store. .99 for shorts and tops.

  10. Lisa Coomer Queen says:

    How awesome! Being on TV! I do a lot of this but this is a great list!

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