Summer may be winding down, but some sales are just starting to sizzle.
DealNews has your how-to on what to scoop up in August, and what to leave at the store.
First: Summer apparel! Grab swimsuits, shorts and such for up to 70% off.
Also, now is the time to buy patio furniture. Stores like Home Depot, Sears, Walmart and Target are offering sets for up to 75 percent off.
If you need a new grill, now is the prime time to get one - with sales up to 50% off.
Also, search for coupons that can take off an extra 10 percent to 15 percent off at big box stores.
For back to school, find everything from clothes to dorm room dcor to laptops on sale this month ahead of the big shopping blitz. Pre-sales can slash up to 50% off essentials.
Some items you should wait on - Apple devices. In the past, they have released new models in September and October, which means it's best to wait to get sales on the current devices.