Best Buys of Summer (June, July, August)

To get the very best deal, you have to know when to buy.

To get the very best deal, you have to know when to buy. Most things are marked down at certain times each year. So planning your purchases to get items when they're at their lowest price can potentially save you hundreds of dollars.

You won’t find quite as many items on sale in the summer as in other seasons. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find some great deals in June, July and August. In particular, you’ll find lots of items that kids need for school marked down as they head back to the classroom or campus.

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor,

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.