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Shopping Guide for June

May 31st, 2013

June calendarShopping Guide for June

Can you believe it’s practically June already? June is the time of weddings, graduations, Father’s Day, picnics, and the longest daylight of the year.

So what are this month’s good buys and what should you say “goodbye” to?  Read on!

Freebies!

Friday June 7th is National Doughnut Day. Krispy Kreme, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Tim Horton’s all offered a free doughnut last year, so keep your eyes and ears peeled for something similar this year.

Lingerie

June is usually when Victoria’s Secret unveils the semi-annual sale. Other major brands have been hopping on this bandwagon, so look for great deals from Frederick’s of Hollywood, Maidenform, and others.

Barbecuing

This is where we tell you to hold off.  Don’t buy a grill this month, but rather wait until July when they go on clearance to make room for Fall and Winter items.

But food for cookouts tend to be on sale, so look for hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, cheese, charcoal, corn on the cob and watermelon to get started.

Vacations

June is the beginning of the hurricane season in the Caribbean, so now is the chance to get a bargain vacation at the last minute in the tropical isles. Yes, there could be bad weather, but it could be worth it to you.

Father’s Day

Often people buy tools for Father’s Day presents, and there will be some sales, but the best discounts will be in late October or November. So hold off if you can.

Electronics

Hold off on Apple products. They usually hold a developers conference in June, and that’s when the big announcements are made. When those announcements happen, the existing line goes on sale, but the CEO Tim Cook hinted at no new hardware until the Fall.

Laptops start to go on sale in June as part of the back-to-school marketing campaigns. Look for some good bundles along with coupons from major stores like Office Depot.

There may be better bundles later in the summer, but look for better discounts on laptops in June. Intel is about to announce its new Haswell chips, and computer manufacturers will want to clear out the previous-generation systems.

Clothing

If there are any winter wear left, you should find it for basement prices.

And men’s suits are on sale, probably because it’s wedding season, and most men usually only wear a suit to a wedding or a funeral.

Houseware

Cookware, dishware, and kitchen accessories are still all discounted right now since it’s wedding season as well as parents preparing to send their kid off to college in the fall. You could completely reboot your kitchen if you wanted to.

Odds and Ends

  • Champagne is on sale thanks to all of the weddings.
  • Gym memberships are on sale because everyone is wanting to be outside.
  • Paint prices are low because it’s house painting season.
  • Dairy is on sale because it’s National Dairy Month

 

Food In Season

  • corn
  • lettuce
  • apricots
  • watermelon
  • peas
  • strawberries
  • onions
  • cantaloupe
  • blueberries
  • peaches
  • honey dew melons
  • berries
  • tomatoes

Look into “pick your own” farms to stock up on inexpensive fruit & vegetables, and look into freezing or canning the extra for later in the year.

Resources

We pulled our information from:

Lifehack

Money@MSN

Frugalissa Finds

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