The 5 Best Things to Buy in September, According to Retail Experts

Save big at the end of the season on grills, mattresses, appliances, and more.

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The experts at have revealed their list of the best things to buy in September, and it’s full of savings thanks to Labor Day deals and end-of-season close-out sales.

Pick up summer gear, as retailers look to free up inventory in favor of new and seasonal items for fall. (With any luck, there will still be another few weeks of warm temperatures to put it all to use!) Various retailers are offering price cuts on Traeger grills, including Ace Hardware. Patio furniture is heavily discounted right now as well with the season coming to an end, including hundreds off outdoor furniture sets at Wayfair.

Appliances and mattresses are great buys right now, too, with up to $1,300 off select Bespoke refrigerators at Samsung and up to $600 off mattresses at Casper.

Read on to discover hand-picked deals across all categories, and more insight on why now is the best time to buy grills, patio furniture, appliances, mattresses, and back-to-school items.


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September closes out summer, which means patio season’s days are numbered. Retailers answer by slashing prices on grills to make room for fall goods. The first half of the month is the best time to find price cuts on grills.

Patio Furniture

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Patio furniture is one of the first things you’ll find on sale as days start getting shorter, with retailers eager to offload outdoor furniture to make way for indoor home goods. With temperatures comfortable throughout much of fall, leaving you time to still enjoy your purchase this year—and its durable construction will look good as new when next summer rolls around.


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The experts at say September is the one of the best times to buy a mattress, as retailers heavily promote sales on them surrounding Labor Day. Brands including Casper and Tuft & Needle are currently offering great sales on best-selling models to help give you the restful night’s sleep you deserve.


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Manufacturers will look to thin their supply of big appliances this month to make way for the newest models to market throughout the fall. Refresh your kitchen ahead of the holidays with savings on everything from refrigerators to dishwashers, or upgrade your laundry room with a new washer-dryer set.

Back-to-School Supplies

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With school mostly back in session, retailers have plenty of leftover back-to-school goods like tech and organization items they’re looking to alleviate. That means not only deals for teachers and students, but also plenty of options for the home office.