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6 things on sale in September

A month of sales
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A month of sales

Labor Day has come and gone, and so have those end-of-summer sales.

From back-to-school bargains to preholiday clearance specials, September's Labor Day weekend kicks off a month of sales and specials -- a time dear to shoppers' hearts, especially if the aim is to save a little green while splurging.

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"September is a weird month because it's when the stores are trying to get rid of excess so they can restock for the holidays," says Hillary Mendelsohn, author of "thepurplebook: The Definitive Guide to Exceptional Online Shopping," and founder of ThePurpleBook.com, an online shopping guide.

But for smart consumers, it can mean some good deals and deep discounts if they shop smart and know where the bargains are.

Here are 6 categories where you can find a deal over Labor Day weekend and throughout September.

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