SEPTEMBER can be a pricey month for many of us, with kids back to school, workers returning to offices and things generally getting back to normal a bit more.
And that means spending is likely to be on the up.
Here, we’ve collected some of the best and biggest bargains and discounts we’ve spotted on the high street in September to help you keep those costs down.
It’s worth pointing out that spending money you didn’t intend to isn’t a bargain, however big the discount.
The department store still has a sale on many items, including women’s, men’s and kids clothes as well as homeware.
It claims discounts of up to 70% off, but we managed to hunt down some even bigger reductions, such as Miss KG shoes reduced from £89 to £12 and kids waterproof jackets down from £70 to £21.
Matalan still has a sale on with up to 70% off across mens, womens and childrens clothes as well as homeware.
For example, there are several Antler suitcases with more than half off if that’s your bag, reduced from £140 to £60, while t-shirts start at just £2.
The high street fave has just launched 70% off sale across men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, and its home range too.
You’ll find shorts, t-shirts and swimwear priced at just £5 and there’s a leather jacket reduced from £250 to £119 – a saving of £131.
We couldn’t believe our eyes when we spotted these – Fisher Price baby toys on sale at Asda and one with nearly 70% off.
The activity mat was reduced from £130 to £39.97 – a massive saving of £90.03.
This is part of Asda’s early bird baby event which has reductions on almost anything baby related, from car seats and cots to baby monitors and bottles.
Asda also has offers on its clothes range George, such as £5 off padded women’s coats and 2 for £15 on men’s knitwear, as well as £ for £10 and 2 for £12 on cushions.
You can check out all Asda’s George discounts here. There’s no detail on how long these offers run for.
Get down to the supermarket if you want to put a smile on your face, Oral-B electric toothbrushes are half off until 6 October.
There’s also half price deals on other well known brands, Olay skincare, until 6 October Silent Night duvet sets until 4 October and Salter saucepans until 7 October.
You can check out all of Tesco’s offers online here, and sort by brand, aisle and even type of offer, like buy one get one free and half price.
You can collect Clubcard points with your purchase too, which can then be redeemed on future shops. The loyalty scheme also offers further discounts and rewards.
There’s a baby event at Sainsburys with offers on a range of products from formula to baby snacks and wipes.
For example Johnson’s baby talc is half price and some Pampers have £3.50 off.
There’s also a homeware and electrical sale too with up to 30% off things like saucepans, irons, bedding and bath towels.
For example a set of 3 Salter saucepans is £39 instead of £78 and there’s 25% off Pyrex dishes
You can check out Sainsbury’s latest offers here.
At Lidl you can get £5 off a £25 shop by signing up to its new loyalty app.
And there are also four new discounts each week, updated every Thursday, which are useful for reducing that grocery bill even further.
This week, it’s 20% off Freeway fizzy drinks and 15% off cleaning products, Tower Gate biscuits and treats and Valley Spire cheese.
Aldi’s Specialbuys are products which are in stock only for limited periods and usually in high demand because they are so well priced, like inflatable hot tubs.
You don’t have to leave it to chance though. You can sign up to Aldi’s Specialbuys newsletter to get a heads up what’s coming or read read their leaflet online for what’s coming up – it lands on a Monday.
Specialbuy items go on sale every Thursday and Sunday in store and online, but you can also pre-order on the website.
The current Specialbuys are kitchen items that include cast iron casserole dishes for £19.99 while upcoming items are focused on tidying and include storage boxes for £3.99.
In store Aldi does the Super 6 – six items of fruit and veg and six meats at low prices. You can see these too in Aldi’s weekly leaflet.
There’s also up to half price off Fisher Price toys at Argos, along with up to 25% off Nigh Garden toys and up to 20% off VTech and superhero toys.
Argos also has half price kids clothes and 25% off a range of baby and nursery items from strollers to cots.
Meanwhile toaster and kettle sets from brands like De’Longhi, Bosch and Breville have between £5 and £15 off.
There’s no detail on how long these offers last but you can find the latest offers available at Argos here.
The high street chemist always has discounts on, from 3 for 2 to half price and free gifts on beauty products, which change regularly.
Right now it has half price Hawaiian Tropic, 25% off La Roche-Posay and a free Minions water bottle when you buy it’s own Soltan range.
Many fragrances, including Michael Kors Sexy Ruby perfume, are also half price.
You can check out the latest offers online here.
Boots’ Advantage Car loyalty scheme gives you 4 points for every £1 spent, or 8 if you’re a parent or over 60, while students can get 10% off and you can bag more points by downloading the Boots app.
Each week you’ll find Superdrug has offers known as Star Buys which is often half price, 3 for 2 offers and other offers.
This week there’s half off fragrances, for example, and “better than half price” on Dove shower gels (95p instead of £2.29).
And there are price drops daily on specific products. Today is Sure deodorant for £1.40 instead of £3.65, for example, and you can see some of the deals ahead of time.
You can find the latest offers online here.
Regular shoppers can also take advantage of the Superdrug health and beauty card which promises further discounts and 1 point for every £1 spent which can then be redeemed on purchases.
Check out the discounts you can get eating out with the “extended” Eat Out to Help Out scheme.
Wine fans should keep their eyes peeled for bottles of plonk infused with GIN on sale at Lidl and Morrisons – and they cost £7 each.
A Lidl shopper has spotted an activity table for children reduced to just £5 in store with similar versions costing £20 elsewhere.