15 best August deals of 2021, according to an expert

Summer is slowly starting to cool down, but the deals on summer essentials are still hot as ever. While you might be using August for back-to-school shopping, now is also a great time to grab outdoor essentials and home items that don’t always see price drops.

Smarter living expert Bahar Takhtehchian joined Hoda & Jenna to let us in on the markdowns worth taking advantage of in August, including deals on grills, vacuums, kitchen appliances and more. From retailers like Walmart and Target to REI and Amazon, she did all of the digging to find the items seeing some low prices right now.

In addition to some of these markdowns, Takhtehchian also recommends taking advantage of tax-free weekends in your state this month to save even more. Read on to find out how you can save big on these under-the-radar deals that are too good to pass up on.

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Best things to buy in August

Outdoor & gardening deals


You can save up to $120 on outdoor sets dining sets at Walmart this month, up to $130 on select armchairs and take $60 off select lawn mowers.

Better Homes & Gardens Emeryville 5-Piece Chat Set

Upgrade your outdoor space with this set that was made for entertaining. It includes two lounge chairs, two ottomans and a table.

Sun Joe MJ401E Lawn Mower

Save $75 on this maintenance-free lawn mower, which doesn’t require any gas or oil to start.

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