For smart shoppers, September is more than back-to-school sales.
From fall kitchen and lunch bag staples (such as apples), to things you wouldn't normally associate with September (such as bicycles), there are more than a few items discounted this month.
And don't forget those Labor Day sales. That's the weekend you'll see deals on everything from TVs to washing machines. And if you do a little online coupon-clipping ahead of time, you can keep more of your cash, says Hillary Mendelsohn, author of "thepurplebook" series of shopping guides and founder of ThePurpleBook.com.
Your best bet is to visit the retailers' websites, she says. And if you buy online, you might get free shipping.
Here are bargains you're likely to find in September.