Summer is just beginning, yet the stores are already gearing up for fall fashions and back to school sales. While this time of year we usually concentrate on buying school clothes, shoes, and supplies, it’s also a great time to start your Christmas shopping!
Because stores focus on kids and college students in their sales strategies you can get great deals on the latest superhero accessories as well as stylish clothing at a fraction of what you’ll pay when the holidays roll around.
Since college students often need an entire room full of furniture and bedding you can get great deals on those, too. Many stores feature specials on dorm living, so there are great bargains on storage and organization products as well.
Of course you’ll find all kinds of electronics on sale, so if you’re in the market for a new television, laptop, or phone there will be discounts in that department as well. Electronics often see their greatest drop in price at the end of the year though, so this is one area where you’ll want to double check the deals.
If you’ve been planning on redecorating a bedroom this is the perfect time. You can easily find matching bedding, curtains, and accessories because of the college factor, so pick out your choices and wait a few weeks. In about a month’s time the stores will start their clearance cycle once more, and you can get all the back to school bedroom accessories at rock bottom prices.
Speaking of clearance, look for the extra savings on summer items while you’re shopping. The outdoor entertaining section may have great items for your student’s dorm room, and you may find styles that can do winter duty for your holiday get togethers.
Whatever your shopping needs, think outside the box when you see back to school sales. If you see a great price on an item, consider whether it would make a great gift for a birthday or holiday. That way you can get a head start on the next big shopping season!