Despite the back to school push in every store you walk in this month, summer is still here and there are great deals during August on more than just school supplies. Now is a great time to buy an air conditioner. Think it's too late in the season and you won't need one? September can be hot and I remember some early October days that felt like summer. So if you've been holding off on buying an a/c and waiting for prices to drop, the wait is over.

Back to school supplies are everywhere and you can find deals on merchandise for school, including backpacks. Competition will help keep the prices down so shop around for the best prices.

Summer clothing. Fall fashions are ready to be displayed, even if we're still enjoying summer. Stock up on those summer clothes you put off buying earlier in the season.

Outdoor grills and patio furniture. Here's the deal. These items are big and take up lots of room. Retailers want that room for other merchandise and that means savings for you.

Probably the last thing you'd even think of buying this month would be a snow blower. Can't say I blame you. However, August is a great time to snag deals on snow blowers, especially on last year's models. That won't matter much when the snow starts to fall and you don't have to drag out the shovel.

Now you know what to buy so get out there and start saving.