Normally, we’d tell you to hold off on buying patio furniture. Normally, we’d tell you to wait until the end-of-season patio furniture sales after Labor Day, when retailers become desperate to offload it and offer great discounts.
But this is not a normal year. In fact, it’s another “new normal” year. And retailers are desperate to offload bulky patio and porch products NOW — during the season you can still use it.
That’s because some big retailers (including Walmart and Target) over-ordered a lot of home items during the supply chain snags at the end of last year. That stuff has arrived. But inflation has shoppers tightening their budgets, and the home-goods buying frenzy of the pandemic has waned. Now, shoppers are focused on groceries, beauty items and back-to-the-world clothing, according to retailers’ updated projections, meaning retailers need to get the big, bulky stuff they ordered out of warehouses FAST.
The good news for shoppers: That means sales. Target has already announced it will be re-optimizing its inventory by offering “additional markdowns.”
Therefore, we’re seeing some of the best in-season patio furniture and fire pit sales ever as retailers try to move that inventory OUT. And, since they bought too much, the selection is really good. So instead of shopping those end-of-season sales and picking over whatever mismatched furniture is left, you’re shopping in a sweet spot of low prices and high selection.
Here’s where to shop NOW:
Target Patio Furniture Sales
Target’s patio and outdoor furniture is stylish and affordable. Now it’s even more affordable. It’s been letting “30% off” ride since Memorial Day, and the selection is far from picked-over (but selling fast).
This 30% off train will run until July 4.
We were hard pressed to find fire pits discounted last year as the pandemic pushed everyone’s parties outside.
But now we’ve got this 26-inch fire pit for $30 off:
And this tabletop fireplace for 30% off:
A whole lot of outdoor furniture is deeply discounted as well. And since these are big-ticket items, the savings are often $100 or more. Take this loveseat, for example, which is literally $120 off:
Walmart Patio Furniture Sales
Plenty of patio prices are slashed in Walmart’s Rollbacks section. That makes Walmart’s wallet-friendly price points even lower on things like outdoor furniture sets, grills and fire pits.
For example, you can get this five-piece outdoor dining set for just $99:
Plus, if you need to conserve space AND money, this combo patio fire pit + dining table is $200 off. Yes $200 OFF. Just slide the panel in or out to switch off between table and fire pit, whatever your party needs in the moment.
Home Depot Patio Furniture Sales
Home Depot has big deals on big multi-piece sets right now. Buying conversation and dining sets together are a great way to make sure your patio is coordinated. But it’s expensive buying all that stuff at once. That’s why we were thrilled to find a whopping $741 off this seven-piece wicker set:
Don’t need a seven-piece set? This charming four-piece set is $200 off and works nicely for smaller spaces.
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