Good money saving bargains you need to know for September- October 2017
We've been in the back-to-school savings mode for a while now and we may tend to think that “it's back to normal” once school begins. But there are good money saving bargains that are going on now in September with some lasting through October and beyond.
So what are the money saving bargains that come around this time of year that may be too good to pass up? Let's take a look:
Clothing and Apparel
Labor Day sales are on right now — plus watch for end-of-season clearance deals. This is a perfect time to combine a good sale with a Swagbucks rebate. For example, for every dollar you spend online at Old Navy will earn 6SB that you can redeem later on a huge inventory of gift cards when you've accumulated as few as 85 SB.
My best tip on clothing buys: Buy for your family now and stow some for next year. Think Christmas giving, birthdays, Easter, upcoming vacations, etc. You may be hard pressed to find swimsuits and other warm weather wear during the cold winter months when you’re heading out to spend time in a tropical location.
Popular stores and websites to glean some great buys are:
- Express is taking 40 percent off everything in stores and online.
- Gap has started their online exclusive sales with up to 50 percent off sitewide. And an extra 20 percent off your purchase with code GETMORE.
- The same goes for Old Navy with all jeans, dresses, and tees at 50% off. They are also touting clearance starting at $2.99!
The iPhone is facing its 10-yr Anniversary
Watch for the release of the iPhone 8 in September or October. If you’re ready to upgrade from an older version, this might be the perfect time to do that. Many stores will begin dropping their prices on previous generations of the iPhone – the best expected to be AFTER the new one comes out.
New and Used Cars
The months of September and October offer some of the best deals of the year on cars. Older models get cleared out to make way for new inventory.
NOW is the time of year to make accommodations for the holidays. Less competition keeps prices more reasonable. The closer you get, the higher the prices and the fewer options. You don't have as much availability so the ability to price-compare and price-shop becomes very hard. (We just booked our accommodations for the week between Christmas and New Year’s at a condo resort for close to 50% off!!)
The 2017 CheapAir Holiday Flights Report tells us that fares for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s flights are expected to increase the longer you wait. If you can book soon, do it.
Radisson Lake Buena Vista offers a Florida and Georgia Resident discount of 15% off their best available rates throughout the fall months. With rates from $89.00 plus tax, guests can enjoy spacious accommodations and an ideal location, just ¼ mile from the entrance to Walt Disney World.
There are no resort fees, no parking fees, and complimentary Wi-Fi is included in all guest rooms. This special can be booked by entering the promotional code “FLRES” in the promotional code section on their website: www.radissonlbv.com. Guests must show proof of residency at check-in.
Magic Village Luxury Condominiums has their Fall Sale going on from now through December 21st, 2017 with a 45% savings. You can check availability and book now or call +1 407-507-5900 and ask for the Fall Sale savings to take advantage of this special promotion.
All Florida residents can save 20% on Wyndham Vacation Rentals from now through December 24, 2017. For example, family and/or friends can stay for a week in one of their resort villas and save approximately $100 including taxes with this discount.
Wild Florida Airboats and Gator Park is offering FREE gator park admission for everyone thru the end of 2017.
Mattress deals are typically plentiful over the Labor Day weekend. Last year top brands like Beauty Rest and Posturepedic were discounted as much as $300-$400.
Furniture and appliances will also be discounted over the holiday weekend. However, washers, dryers, and other large appliances may be offered at lower prices during the Black Friday sale days which start earlier and last even longer than just one day in recent years.
JCPenney is focusing on appliances, furniture, and home goods this Labor Day with up to 60% off select furniture and mattresses and up to 40% off select major appliances.
Every Labor Day, Best Buy holds a huge sale on appliances and electronics. Look for anywhere from 30-40% off on refrigerators, washers, dryers, microwaves, and other select built-in appliances. You’ll find similar sales and deals at Home Depot.
Backyard and seasonal items such as BBQ grills, patio tables and chairs, other outdoor living and picnic supplies will be cleared at closeout prices. You’re sure to find many of these items ready to greet you as you walk in the front door of your box and bigger discount stores.
Check your big box suppliers for deals on laptops that have been discounted for back to school.
If you going to be busy with family and friends over this holiday, Columbus Day is coming up Oct 9 and there are sure to be a repeat of some of these same sale items.
Those looking for some Orlando area fun stuff to do without breaking the bank I’ve got a few ideas for you to consider:
Revolution Off Road is offering a Family Fun Deal with buy one Driver and one passenger on Mucky Duck ticket and get up to an additional 2 further passengers for free. Valued at $85.60. Reservations are always required so you may not be able to decide to do this at the last minute. If you’ve never tried the Mucky Duck, just as it’s name implies, you can expect to get dirty! Check out more on the Mucky Duck experience.
Track Shack Events has a new pricing for families and friends to register for upcoming 5ks and road races. Get 15% OFF when registering 3 or more people in one transaction with Friends and Family Pricing at select Track Shack events by going to www.TrackShack.com/events For example, the NONA 5k event taking place later in September drops the price from $33 for an adult down to $28 by taking advantage of this deal.
Walt Disney World Golf offers special golf play during their Sunset 9 promotional hours for a quick nine holes before dusk, and it includes a light snack! For ONLY $29 plus tax, you can enjoy 9 holes of golf, use of a golf cart (pull cart on Disney’s Oak Trailgolf course), a warm freshly-prepared Hot Dog, and a pre-round beverage (domestic beer or soft drink).
Orlando’s Magical Dining Month began August 25 and continues through October 1, with over 100 Orlando area restaurants offering prix fixe dinners for just $35 per person (taxes and gratuity not included). The foodie in you can indulge in imaginative appetizers, entrees and desserts at this exceptional price. Through Visit Orlando, one dollar from each meal supports Freedom Ride and BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation.
Outpost Neighborhood Kitchen College Park is offering 15% off for all service men and women (military, police, fire, etc.) as well as for all educators. Picture id's are necessary for the discount to be applied. The Outpost offers a core menu of family recipes, twisted classics, made-from-scratch food, and seasonal menus that feature the abundance of farm-to-table ingredients Florida has to offer.
Medieval Times is always a fun time for an evening full of entertainment and includes a unique dining experience! With their back-to-school discount, you can save up to $20 per person. This makes adult tickets $42.95 and kids $29.95 with the savings code SMR17. The offer is valid for shows through 11/30/17 at the Orlando location only.
Florida residents can save even a bit more with savings code FLR17. This brings the resident price down to $39.95 for adults and kids $29.95 (Save up to $23 per person). Valid for shows through 9/30/17. Not valid Saturdays. Note: The kid prices are listed as being the same with both codes.
Roy’s Restaurant Orlando Private Dining Food and Beverage Minimums are waived through the month of September, with at least 15 guests and the use of our private dining menus.
If you book a December Private Dining event by September 30, each guest will receive a $20 gift card to be used at a later date and hosts will receive $100 gift card for every $500 spent* please see attached document for details and restrictions.
Boardwalk Bowl in Orlando is one of the largest bowling centers in the Southeast with 80 lanes and tons of fun for families. They have deals every day: http://www. alomabowlingcenters.com/ boardwalk/wp-content/uploads/ sites/4/2016/12/Boardwalk- Bowling-price-Fall-2017-5.5×8. 5-r31.pdf. Some that are excellent is $1 games on Thursday, Pins & Pizza on Monday and 75-cent wings on Wednesday.
The Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive has a special American Adventure Package geared toward staycationers. It includes three nights in a Family Fun Suite (with fun bunk beds!), as well as 2 adult tickets to the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, 2 adult tickets to Gatorland, and 2 adult tickets to Fun Spot America. The package starts at only $475–saving guests over $200. It's great for you because it involves several local attractions as well as a local resort. More here: http://www. wyndhamorlandoresort.com/ special-pkg/american- adventure-package.aspx
Orlando Tree Trek is an aerial obstacle course in the trees! The park has several awesome deals. First, Florida residents save 15% with a valid Florida ID. Second, Florida college students get $25 admission (half off!) with a valid student ID. Finally, anyone is welcome to purchase an annual pass for only $199–a great deal for residents who want to come back again and again. The park is also doing a special in September. When you buy one admission, you get another 1/2 off—but this is only for the month of September. See more here: http://www. orlandotreetrek.com/specials/
CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort. Use PROMO CODE: FOX35
Booking Window: Now – Nov 15th Travel Window: Now – Dec 20th
25% OFF BEST AVAILABLE and REDUCED DAILY RESORT CHARGE $10
- Daily Access to the Water Park Attraction for up to 4 people
- Fun, kid friendly daily planned activities, 6,500 sq ft Video Gaming Arcade
- Meet and Greet opportunities with our Red Parrot Mascot, “CoCo”
- Includes Transportation to Seaworld and Universal
- Parking, Poolside Towel Service, Business Center, WIFI
- Special On Site events like, wine tasting, Dance Yo Tail Feather Party Nightly
- One-night luxury accommodations starting at $609
- 50-minute massage for two
- $50 dining credit in The Boheme restaurant
- Complimentary valet parking
Gatorland Extends Half Off Florida Resident Discount Through Sept. 30
Gatorland®, the “Alligator Capital of the World,” has extended its Florida Resident Special rates for adults and children through Sept. 30, to continue extending special hospitality to tourists throughout the state who experienced stress and inconvenience from Hurricane Irma. That means adults pay $13.50 rather than $27; Children ages 3-12 pay $9.50 rather than $19 and Seniors 55+ pay $10.80 rather than $21.59. Children under age 3 are free of charge. Proof of Florida residency for adults required. Prices are plus tax. Tickets must be purchased at Gatorland admissions.
I-Drive NASCAR Indoor Kart Racing is offering discounts on all it's racing prices!
From one single race to membership packages, now is the time to get in on the discount prices at the I-Drive. Savings range from $4 all the way up to $39 depending on what you choose.