Over the past year I've been regularly looking at emergency preparedness and other clearance sales at Sears, JCPenney, Kohls, Target, Kmart, Walmart, Cabela's, Sam's Club auctions, Big 5, Sports Authority, etc. I've put together a Seasonal Sales Calendar of sale items to help you plan purchases better and save money.
Camping supply prices will continue to drop this month, so watch for items you need. It is better to search for clearance items online, than in newspaper ads.
Here is my list of Items That Go on Sale in September 2009:
On Sale: jeans, fans, yard tools, 2009 trail bikes, rugs, lamps, dishes & glassware, fall clothing
Clearance Sales: School backpacks (look for a sturdy one for 72-hour kits), BBQ's, patio furniture, back-to-school supplies, college furnishings, summer sports equipment, comforter sets, last-of-the-summer clothing such as shorts & Capri's, summer pajamas, summer athletic clothes, sandals, canvas shoes
Camping Supplies Clearance: tents, lanterns, flashlights, camp cook sets, hiking backpacks, hiking boots, camping chairs, 2-way radios, sleeping bags, camping stoves, Dutch ovens, shade covers, coolers, duffle bags