I know that August is just beginning, and we’re already talking about back-to-school shopping and before you know it, Christmas is around the corner, and 2015 is already here.
Let’s calm down, take a big breath and take one moment at a time.
Yes, the summers are getting shorter and shorter, but the good news is you can take advantage of back-to-school shopping deals. And those back-to-school shopping deals aren’t just for kids!
There are plenty of ways to take advantage of the back-to-school shopping season.
Tax Free Holiday
Several states offer a tax-free holiday to get parents and families to bulk up on shopping supplies. Check your state to see if they offer this tax-free benefit and the exact date of the holiday.
Depending on your state, this could easily save you anywhere from 1 to 7.5% or more. Some states have even upped their benefits. In Florida, the limit for clothing and accessories has been raised from $75 to $100. Computers, up to $750, are also now tax-exempt.
If you’re one of the lucky few that does live in a state with a tax-free holiday, it’s a great time to take advantage of buying a new computer. Apple is promoting its own back-to-school promotion, and states such as Missouri, offer up to $3500 with a tax-free exemption.
It’s not just kids that need back-to-school items. The back-to-school shopping deals are a great time for businesses to take advantage of sales on office supplies. Everything from pens to electronics to planners are all boasting huge savings during this time period. If you own a small business, it’s a perfect time to take inventory and invest in your supplies for the year.
Summer Equipment Savings
It may be August and stores may be gearing up for back-to-school, but for the rest of us with no kids, it’s a perfect time to still enjoy summer and stock up on all those summer supplies we can enjoy for years to come.
Patio tables, barbeque grills, beach and camping equipment all go on sale during this time to make way for fall inventory. A parent’s misery is a single person’s gain. Shop around online first before making your decision to ensure you’re getting the best savings deal.
Another one for those without children is to take advantage of late summer travel deals. Airfare and hotel prices historically go lower at the beginning of September when families are forced to go back to school. There are plenty of savings that occur during this time on anything travel-related.
Everyone can take advantage of the great back-to-school shopping deals that occur on clothing. All stores get involved, and the savings aren’t just for kids. Stop trying to lose those last 10 pounds, and get yourself to the mall to stock up on clothing you can actually wear—comfortably.