Steal the Deal!

August 1, 2011 2:21:30 PM PDT
The heat may be on outside but inside department stores you could be in, it can get even hotter. By that it means the deals you can score if you know where to look. Before you reach for your wallet take a listen for the best deals of August.

August ? the month of sun and surf is about to be replaced by reading and writing. That's why it's the best time to stalk back to school bargains. That goes for everything from clothes to computers, particularly lap tops.

Also with as the heat index drops so do the prices on air conditioners. And look in stores for discount lawn mowers and yard equipment, as stores look to clear their shelves.

Also experts say it's a good time to toast some discounts when you buy wine. But look for the smaller vineyards for discounts early in the season.

One last tip from the experts is to buy school supplies that are on sale, basics like paper and pencils. But wait for the deeper discounts later in the month. They usually come after teachers send out their lists of required supplies.