Best Deals in September 2019 (and What to Avoid!)

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You may be wondering if there will be a deal drought between now and the holidays.

After all, what even happens in September?  The answer is a resounding A LOT – at least when it comes to monthly deals!

While September deals may not be as impressive as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there will still be discounts, especially in the end-of-summer clearance, Back to School (still!) and camping/outdoor categories.

End Of Summer & Labor Day Sales

Those amazing summer clearance sales we saw in August live on! Early in the month is the best time to catch them, as the selection will thin as the month progresses.

Retailers will be anxious to clear space for fall and winter merchandise, so you can score discounts as deep as 30-75 percent off, especially on summer apparel and accessories.

But act fast, many these deals will occur over Labor Day weekend! Save up to 45 percent on 10 stems of sunflowers, plus receive a free vase and candle during the Sunflower Festival! Valid Aug. 26–Sept. 20.


Ashley Furniture: Save up to 30 percent off furniture during the Labor Day Sale!


The Good Home Co:  This collection of eco-friendly, non-toxic home cleaning products is having a 20 percent off sale on items in their Beach Days scent, including laundry detergent, hand soap and glass & surface cleaner. Promo code BEACHDAY20. Valid Aug. 28–Sept. 7.


Excelsior Candle Co: This handmade soy candle company is offering 50 percent off all candles from Sept. 5–15.


Draper James: During the Lucky You Sale, save up to 75 percent off select apparel, accessories and more. All sales final. Valid Aug. 31–Sept. 3.


Flesh: From Aug. 29–Sept. 2, save 20 percent sitewide at with HOTDOG20. Also, for Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty, all Flesh Highlighters will be 50 percent off on Sept. 3, and for the full 21 days, Flesh’s Tender Flesh Blush will be 30 percent off.


IBKÜL: UPF50+ and Icefil cooling tech clothing for wearable sun protection! During the End Of Summer Sale, save 30 percent off from Sept. 3-30.


INKED by Dani: This hand-drawn temporary tattoo brand will be offering 20 percent off sitewide with code INKED20. Valid Sept. 1-30.


June & January: From Sept. 13-15, purchase more than five sale items from this modern baby and kids’ brand and each item will reduce in price to only $3.


Lowe’s:  Fire Pit Clearance Sale! Save up to 75% off gas fire pits.


Lulu & Georgia: This cult-favorite furniture and décor site is offering 15 percent off $400 or more with code TAKE15, 20 percent off $800 or more with code TAKE20 and 35 percent off $900 or more with code TAKE25. Valid Aug. 26–Sept. 3.


Macy’s: Save 35-60 percent at Macy’s storewide, including 30-50 percent off Women’s Shoes, up to 60 percent off Men’s Dress Shirts and Ties and mattress deals starting at $149 for a Queen-size bed. Save extra on select categories with the codes WKND and WKND 25. Visit for exclusions. Valid Aug. 28-Sept. 2.


Marsté: This high-quality womenswear brand offering sizes 0-22 is offering 40 percent off during their End of Summer Sale. Valid Aug. 30-Sept. 2.


Pancheros: To celebrate the end of summer and National Queso Day on Sept. 20, Pancheros Mexican Grill is offering free queso to all loyalty program members.


Reliefband: With code BTS20, save 20 percent off sitewide off drug-free wearable tech items that treat nausea and vomiting due to motion and morning sickness. Valid now through Sept. 15.


The Spanish Sandal Co.:  Spanish-inspired sandals made at an affordable price! Save 30-50 percent off sitewide from Aug. 30–Sept. 3.


UniikPillows: This site that sells decorative throw pillows is offering 25 percent off any purchase over $25. Valid Sept. 1-8.


Vince Camuto: Stock up now on men’s fashionable tees, briefs, and loungewear! Only $19.97 for a 3-pack (normally $40). Exclusively at Nordstrom Rack.  While supplies last.


Camping, Hiking and Outdoor Equipment Deals

September is a popular time for camping – the summer heat is gone and the mornings and evenings are comfortable and crisp.

Outdoor enthusiasts should take some time to stock up for their next adventure, with clearance-level sales on outdoor gear, clothing, footwear, and personal care items.

Boost Oxygen: Save 10 percent off of this portable, supplemental oxygen product from Aug. 31–2.


CampsaverBioLite FirePit sale! Save $40 + free value shipping with code LABOR19 and get a $50 gift certificate for a future purchase on


Color Up: Sale on hemp-derived, CBD products! Save 35 percent off  Salve, 250mg Daily Sublingual and Body Lotion with code TRUETRAE. Valid Sept. 5-10.


ColumbiaSave up to 25 percent off select new styles.


DSW: From Sept. 12–29, receive a $20 bonus card with a sneaker purchase of $49 or more.


Fitflop: Save 20% off your first order with code NEWADDICT.


Hosport 3-Person Camping Tent: Save $14 off this 3-person tent on Amazon with code SGK6LXB6. Originally $70.  Valid now through Sept. 5.


Kelly’s Running Warehouse: Save up to 55 percent off Men’s Jackets. Valid now through Sept. 7.


Paleo Pro: Save 35 percent off PaleoPro Grass-Fed Bone Broth Collagen+ Turmeric (Ancient Cacao Flavor) with code COLLAGEN35. One per customer. Valid Aug. 30–Sept. 3.


Patagonia: Save up to 50% off shirts, jackets, hoodies, pants & more during the Past Season Clothing Sale.


REI Outlet:  Save between 25-60 percent when you purchase items from the Deals Under $20 page. Also, save 20 percent off one item with promo code LABORDAY19. Select in-store pick up where available or get free shipping on $50 or more.


Sierra Designs: Outdoor retailer, Sierra Designs, is offering 20 percent off sitewide, including tents, sleeping bags, apparel, backpacks and more. Valid Sept. 1-4.


Under Armour: Save $10 off backpacks $40 or more. Valid now through Sept. 5.


Walmart: Get the 12-Person Ozark Trail 16’x16’ Sphere Tent for $99 (originally $175).


Warfighter Hemp:  Buy $100 in Warfighter Hemp CBD products and receive one free 2.5-ounce 250mg CBD Mountain Mud Sunscreen. Half of all sales from Warfighter Hemp products benefit nonprofits supporting U.S. veteran independence.  Valid now through Sept 15.


Back-to-School Deals

Perfect for procrastinators, Back to School sales are still going strong and the discounts are deep.  We’re seeing deals on everything from mattresses to eyeglasses from countless retailers.

Allswell:  Save 15 percent off mattresses and bedding with code LD15. Valid Aug. 25–Sept 8.


Amerisleep: A premium mattress company offering five specialized models to fit any sleeper’s needs. Receive $200 off any mattress with code LD25. Valid Aug. 26–Sept. 2.


Brooklyn Bedding: This American-made, affordable luxury mattress and bedding brand is offering 25 percent off sitewide from Aug. 28–Sept. 2.


California Pizza Kitchen: Guests who dine-in at participating California Pizza Kitchen locations and purchase an entrée can take home a new Take and Bake Pizza (available in 20 varieties) to enjoy later at a special value of up to $10 off the regular menu price. Great for those busy school nights! With code FALLMM15, save 15 percent off all orders. Valid Sept 9-23.  Save 30 percent off sitewide with code FALLMM30. Valid Sept. 9-23.


Dr. Bailey Skin Care: Dermatologist-approved ultimate acne skincare solutions! The Ultimate Acne Skin Care Kit is now $55. Originally $61. Valid now through Sept. 30.


Firehouse Subs: Too busy to make dinner? Receive $10 off any deluxe platter. Valid Aug. 28–Sept. 18.


Hurom: This leading slow juicer brand is offering 25 percent off an assortment of popular products, including the Classic Juicers and the new Hexa High-Speed Power Blender. Valid Aug. 30–Sept. 6.


Illy: This Italian coffee brand is offering $20 off every $100 you spend with code LABORDAY. Valid Aug. 26–Sept. 3.


Dicks: Save up to 25 percent off backpacks and lunchboxes.


Nectar by Resident: This memory foam mattress company is offering $100 off mattresses, plus two free pillows designed by Resident, a digitally native home furnishing brand. Valid through Sept. 9.


Nest Bedding: Get $200 off select mattresses with code SUMNITEZZZ and $100 off the Love & Sleep Mattress with code NEST100. Valid through Sept. 9.


Personalization Universe: Save 20 percent off personalized back-to-school gifts and keepsakes with code BTS.  Valid Aug. 14–Sept. 30.


Plugable: On Amazon, save $20 on the Plugable TBT3-UDV Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station, which gives your Macbook or compatible Windows laptop the functionality of a desktop without the bulkiness of a computer tower. Valid Sept. 1-30.


PrintArtKids: Transform your kid’s art or favorite photos into personalized notebooks! With code TTSEPT19, save 20 percent off from Sept. 10–15.


Quartet: Save 30 percent off Quartet’s dry-erase Desktop Computer Pad, available in white, black or marble.


Save Me From: Save Me From haircare minis are great for the end of the summer, formulated to save your hair and scalp from the damage you expose it to. BOGO on 15ml Deluxe Minis with promo code WORKITMINI. Valid Aug. 30–Sept. 2.


SodastreamUse code LABOR and save 15 percent off everything except gas or previously purchased items (cannot be combined with other offers). Valid August 25–Sept. 7.


Tangee: Stylish leather hair accessories for girls! BOGO deal – buy one Leather Knot Hair Bow and get one free with code BOGOLEATHERBOW. Valid Sept. 3-7.


Trophy Skin Save 20% off this collection of skincare devices with code SCHOOL20. Valid now through Sept. 30.


VIZIO:  Save $150 on the 50” VIZIO M-Series Quantum (M507-G1) at Best BuySam’s Club, and through Sept. 14.


Wovenly by Resident: Save 20 percent off this collection of high quality, traditional and contemporary rugs designed by Resident. Valid through Sept. 9.


What Not to Buy

Winter Apparel

Retailers may try to tempt you by putting new cold-weather trends on display. Look, but don’t leap, as these items will likely be full price.



You might see a handful of deals in this category, but if you can, hold off until the big discounts hit around Black Friday & Cyber Monday.


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