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Best sales September 2020: Best deals and discounts this month

Take advantage of back-to-school sales and end of summer deals on work from home essentials, clothing and tech from Walmart, Kohls, Nordstrom and more
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An expert helps navigate the best sales and deals of this month, and what you can hold off on purchasing.Anker; Beats; Steve Madden; Dell; Milly; Asus; Samsung

October is coming up fast but there are still plenty of sales and deals for you to take advantage of in September. Now that kids have returned to school, be that online or in-person, we’re seeing lingering back-to-school sales from retailers like Target, Kohl’s and Walmart. And as we enjoy the end of summer, stores offer slashed items, including clothing and outdoor furniture. Finally, while we continue to work from home, retailers like Dell, Costco and Lenovo are giving you discounted work-from-home essentials, including tablets, laptops and more.

Best things to buy in September, and what can wait

To better understand how to make the most of shopping in September, we consulted Julie Ramhold, a consumer analyst from While Ramhold said the most notable sales and deals on mattresses and large appliances likely occurred during Labor Day, you can still save on end of summer discounts. One of the top things to look out for is clothing. Retailers such as Lululemon and Macy’s are offering large discounts on athleisure and summer fashion. Additionally, stores like Wayfair and Home Depot are offering deals on patio furniture.

And while we will most likely see the largest savings on TVs and other tech during Black Friday, this year, stores offer work from home essentials at discounted prices. Likewise, as kids returned to school and many parents have received solidified back-to-school shopping lists, retailers like Office Depot and Staples offer sales on printer paper, sticky notes and pens.

Ramhold noted that while September would usually include sales on travel and Broadway tickets, those have been postponed or will not be offered due to the coronavirus. She also suggested waiting until October if you want the most savings on Halloween decorations, costumes and candy. Finally, although we expected to see lower prices on older iPhones, we will most likely see discounted prices on older models once the iPhone 12 line is launched.

What stores are having big sales right now

Best deals to shop right now

1. Steve Madden Gills Platform Slip-On Sneaker

These highly-rated sneakers feature a minimal design and come in subtle grey suede for a relaxed yet clean look. They include a 1.5-inch white platform to give you some height and offer a sporty feel. They slip-on for convenience and have a removable insole for comfort.

2. Anker Wireless Chargers Bundle

This chargers bundle includes the PowerWave wireless charging pad that is compatible with select Samsung Galaxy phones, including the S10 and Note 10, as well as Apple iPhones, including the XS and 8. For convenience, you'll also receive the PowerWave stand that can be used horizontally or vertically depending on your preference. The bundle also features overvoltage protection, temperature control and more. Plus, it comes with an 18-month warranty.

3. Milly Floral Crochet Dress

You can wear this Milly crochet dress during the day or for a night out. It is made of polyester and offers a colorful floral design that is great for enjoying the remainder of summer. It also features a scoop neckline and cap sleeves for a sophisticated look. Plus, the dress includes a keyhole back, hem at the knee and banded waist to accentuate the body.

4. Belham Living Wicker Outdoor Set

The Belham Living Wicker outdoor set includes an ottoman and two loveseats. For comfort, the loveseats each sport two beige olefin cushions. It features a dark brown finish for a modern design and is equipped with a water-resistant resin wicker frame, which is helpful if you accidentally spill your rum cocktail or protein smoothie on your furniture.

5. Dell Computer Ultrasharp U2415 24-Inch Screen LED Monitor

The Dell Ultrasharp U2415 was previously ranked as the best all-around computer monitor for everyday needs and is the option our technology writer Whitson Gordon recommends to most people. With a thin 6.9-millimeter bezel, it’s great for viewing between monitors. It also features an adjustable stand so that you can tilt and move the screen to match your posture throughout the day. The IPS panel enables you to view images in vibrant colors and from multiple angles.

6. Asus RT-AC68U (AC1900) Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router

If you’re in the market for a new Wi-Fi router, consider the Asus RT-AC68U. It has a faster CPU and is a great option if you want to actively manage your network. It includes guest networking, parent controls and Trend Micro’s built-in AiProtection to protect you from malware. Additionally, it’s equipped with the AiMesh feature that allows you to create a mesh network with other compatible Asus devices.

7. Amazon Fire TV Stick

The Fire TV Stick is the company's most affordable Fire TV device and Amazon's No. 1 bestseller in electronics. It features Alexa Voice Remote, for convenience, and is equipped with Bluetooth compatibility so you can listen to shows and movies from your headphones. If you're looking for an upgrade, consider the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K.

8. Beats by Dr. Dre Solo Pro

The Beats Solo Pro are wireless and feature 40 hours of battery life for you to use while on the go. They include active noise cancelling technology, which works to block out your surroundings, as well as a transparency mode, for when you want to listen to the world around you. Plus, they are ergonomically designed for comfort and come in a variety of colors, including Light Blue, Black and Red.

9. Samsung Galaxy 10.5-Inch Tablet S5e 64GB

This tablet by Samsung is lightweight and great to take on the go. At 10.5-inches long, and with a 16-to-10 ratio, it offers a large screen for you to watch movies or snap on a keyboard and get some work done. You can also connect your tablet to your home devices to easily control your TV or adjust the lights or thermostat for convenience.

10. LG 70-Inch UN7070 Smart TV

This LG 4K Smart TV features a quad-core processor for better images, action and color. You can easily stream your favorite content from Apple TV, Netflix or Hulu and scroll through over 180 IP streaming channels. It also includes active HDR to deliver more authentic and lifelike images. For convenience, you can pair your TV with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.

11. Anker PowerCore Slim 10,000

The PowerCore Slim 10,000 is one of Anker's slimmest power banks and packs a lot of power. It can supply over two charges on select phones, including the iPhone XS and Google Pixel, and only requires 4.5 hours to recharge itself when using a USB-C wall charger. Additionally, it boasts dual USB ports so you can charge two devices at once. Plus, it features a sleek design and comes in a range of colors including Deep-Sea Indigo and Fossil Gray.

12. Tribit StormBox Micro Bluetooth Speaker

This mini Bluetooth speaker by Tribit features a sleek design and comes with eight hours of use when charged. It's got wireless stereo technology, which allows you to pair to a second Micro device for an enhanced experience, and has a 100-foot range. Plus, it's water-resistant and comes with a flexible strap to conveniently attach to your bag or bike while on the go.

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