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End of Season Sales

How to Make the Most of End of Season Closeouts

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Shopping at the end of the season is a great way to score deals on all sorts of merchandise. Make a list of the things that you know you're going to need next year. Then, pick them up during this year's end of season sales. Here's are some items to consider buying ahead:

Winter

Winter clothing
Outerwear (coats, hats, mittens, gloves)
Boots
Christmas gifts, decorations, clothing and gift wrap (post-holiday)
Flannel sheets, thermal blankets and other heavy bedding
Space heaters
Humidifiers
Home winterization supplies
Sleds, snow skis and snow boards
Snow shovels and de-icers
Seasonal decor (including seasonally-scented candles, cleaners, lotions, soaps, etc.)

Spring

Mail order plants
Seeds
Spring-blooming perennials and bulbs
Rain gear
Easter dresses, shoes and hats
Seasonal decor (including seasonally-scented candles, cleaners, lotions, soaps, etc.)

Summer

Summer clothes
Sandals and flip flops
Swimsuits
Sunglasses
Pool supplies and toys
Outdoor toys
Outdoor furniture
Sunscreen
Coolers
Grilling supplies (charcoal, lighter fluid, etc.)
Air conditioners
Fans
Dehumidifers
Canning supplies
Summer-blooming perennials
Seasonal decor (including seasonally-scented candles, cleaners, lotions, soaps, etc.)

Fall

Perennial plants, trees and shrubs
Flower pots
Mulch, potting soil, gravel
Fertilizers and amendments
Gardening Tools
Garden hoses
School supplies
Fall clothes (wait for clothes brought in for back-to-school to go on clearance)
Lawnmowers
Grills
Leaf blowers and rakes
Lightweight jackets
Seasonal decor (including seasonally-scented candles, cleaners, lotions, soaps, etc.)

End of Season Shopping Tips:

  • Shop a couple sizes ahead for kids clothes and shoes, so you're prepared for growth spurts
  • Save even more by purchasing the floor model or sample. If it isn't priced, just ask
  • Don't be afraid to ask for an additional discount, if something has a scratch, dent or some other blemish
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