I love September! From Labor Day sales (get it, “labor”?) to baby proofing and car seat deals for Baby Safety Month and Child Passenger Safety Month, you’ll find some of the year’s best discounts on baby gear this month. Here’s what I expect to see this month, based on sales we saw in previous years.
Labor Day Sales
Labor Day is next Monday, and we’ve already seen a few sales start. You’ll find a roundup of Labor Day sales and a forecast of upcoming Labor Day sales here.
- Watch for a BOGO FREE Fisher-Price toy sale at Toys R Us near the end of week one.
- We often see deals on Fisher-Price toys mid-month. Target issued a bunch of coupons around the 15th last year, Kmart often has 25% off Laugh and Learn toys at mid month. Look for an FP deal at Kohls, too, to the tune of 40% off.
- Mattel toys ran a “Black Friday in September” sale around the end of the third week of the month last year with deals on Fisher Price, Barbie and more.
- Watch for a Fisher-Price daily deal at Amazon during the last half of the month.
Baby Sales and Other September Sales
- Gymboree ran a baby sale last year during week one with up to 50% off.
- Keep an eye on Shutterfly. If we’re lucky, we should see a free photo book and/or free prints deal within the next few days.
- Watch for a warehouse clearance event at Pottery Barn Kids online and in stores. Last year we saw prices on furniture and more at up to 60% off.
- We’ll be starting to see discounts on Halloween costumes very soon (yep, already!). Last year during week one Gymboree had theirs at 40% off.
- The Children’s Place ran a baby sale starting at the end of week one last year. Save up to 50%. There should be a coupon worth 15% off or so released in conjunction with the sale. The end of the first week of September should also bring an extra 30% off clearance during the Fall Sale at The Children’s Place. Changes to extra 50% off at the end of the month.
- Kohls got in on the baby sale action during week one last year, too.
- Keep an eye out for a baby sale at Amazon some time during the first half of the month.. Last year around mid-month we saw a coupon for an extra 20% off.
- The end of the first week of September brought us 25% off costumes and free shipping at DisneyStore.
- Kohls.com offered shoppers a coupon for $10 off a $30 baby purchase during week two last year. Their baby sale runs along with an anniversary sale and a 15% (or so) coupon. The sale should run for about a week.
- Gap’s Baby Sale started around the beginning of week two last year. Save up to 40% on jeans, long-sleeved tees and more. The sale should run for about a week. At some point during the sale we should see a coupon for extra kid and baby savings.
- Walmart kicked off a baby sale during week two last year.
- Watch for Chicco baby gear deals after mid-month. We’ve seen them at AlbeeBaby.com, Amazon, and other retailers.
- Don’t miss Old Navy’s Baby Sale around the middle of of week three. Everything for baby was 30% off, and maternity items were 25% off.
- The final week of September brought us a “free shipping with no minimum” deal at Kohls.com.
- Tea Collection’s Friends and Family sale (20% off) started early in week four last year.
- We saw deal for 10 free cards at Shutterfly last year just after the 20th.
- Lands End ran a Friends and Family sale near the end of week four last year with 30% off.
- The end of the month also brought a deal for an extra 50% off clearance toys at Kmart last year.
Have you noticed that all the online retailers have their Halloween costumes up? Are you wondering if you should buy now? The answer is no, unless there’s something super particular you want and you’re afraid to miss out.
Expect discounting on Halloween costumes to begin around the first of October. It will start at 25% to 30% off and increase weekly. In the meantime, check out this post: Finding Scary-Good Deals on Second Hand Halloween Costumes
Consignment sales continue (see listings here). Garage sales pick up as the weather cools off.
Do you know of any more great sales in September? Let us know in the comments.
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