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Fall’s 10 Best Buys: What to Purchase Now

Autumn brings cooler temps and even cooler savings on essential items no longer in season, from cookware to holiday travel. Here are fall's best buys.

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    Autumn brings cooler temps and even cooler savings on essential items no longer in season, from cookware to holiday travel. Here are fall's best buys. 1. Charcoal Grills After the summer entertaining has ended, most stores are looking to get rid of overstocks on grills and grilling essentials. Watch your stores circulars and be prepared for next year with a fantastic grill that you purchased at rock bottom prices.

    2. Swimwear

    Now that beach and pool season's over, take advantage of clearance prices on swimwear for the whole family. Planning a winter getaway to the beach? Now's the time to dive in and suit up!

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    3. Lawn Mowers

    Find great deals on top-of-the-line lawn mowers and lawn care items as stores make room for holiday supplies and decor.

    4. Cookware

    Revamp your tired cookware with a brand new set. Fall is the perfect time to get the gourmet chef’s set you’ve been dreaming of. With the money saved, why not spring for a cooking class?

    5. Wedding Dresses

    Stores receive large shipments of wedding dresses in the fall in anticipation of holiday proposals and engagements. Take advantage of a bigger selection and great prices in preparation for your big day.

    6. Airfare

    The best time to purchase airfare is 8 weeks before you’re set to depart. Book your flights in early- to mid-fall for the best deals on holiday travel.

    7. Wine

    Fall’s harvest brings in more wine stock which means lower prices and savings on your favorite vintage. Check with your local winery for specials and bulk discounts.

    8. Landscaping Plants

    Garden centers look to liquidate their landscaping plants and summer items in September. Take advantage of great savings on shrubs, bushes, and lawn ornaments.

    Cars

    Head to the car dealership for the best savings on a new ride. Next year’s inventory usually arrives in September, meaning car dealerships are eager to unload this year’s models. Shop on weekday mornings for more attention from sales reps.

    10. Denim

    Outfit your entire family with the latest denim trends in at great prices. Stores regularly put denim on sale in the fall, unless it's  forecasted to be a major trend. Sources: Forbes.com, Lifehacker.com, SmartMoney.com

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