June begins the lazy summer months but that doesn’t mean that the June sales don’t have real savings opportunities.
There are also several items to put off buying until later in the year. These are the best things to buy in June, and what to wait for.
What to Buy in June
Prime Day Deals
Amazon usually does Prime Day in July, but put it on hold until October due to COVID-19 set backs.
This year they pushed it earlier to June 21-22. They are pushing Fire TVs for only $99.99 on the Prime Day page.
I expect there to be some significant discounts on the already low priced Amazon brands.
June comes in as a great month for sale prices on lingerie. Victoria’s Secret runs their semi-annual sale and it creates a ton of buzz throughout the industry.
Discounts tend to get better as the month goes on and they will start to do bundles of items like buy two bras get one free or $28 for five pairs of panties.
Competitors to VS, like Aerie, use the big publicity from the Semi-Annual sale to run their own sales and steal as much of the market as they can. Last year American Eagle, Kohl’s, Frederick’s, and Macy’s pushed big sales on unmentionables at the same time as the Semi-Annual Sale at VS.
Savings Tip – Go to the store of your choice, try on what you want and get the proper sizing, and then use one of the cashback sites to place your order and have it shipped to your home.
Father’s Day is in the middle of June so there will be a bunch of sales going on for tools of all kinds. Keep checking the weekly sales flyers for Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Sears and they will be the biggest discounters for these products.
Many years we have seen a deal where you buy one item on sale and get a second tool for free. It’s a great month for buying new tools.
June 4 is national doughnut day. That means that everywhere you look will be some sort of deal for a free doughnut. Most of the Doughnut stores will require the purchase of a drink or some other product.
Check the sites of these four major doughnut companies or your local shop for specifics:
The warm weather pushes people into full outdoor exercise mode. That means all the gyms are losing members as they realize they can ditch their treadmill routine for the real road and as people who signed up as part of their New Year’s resolution are finally admitting they are not committed to losing weight.
In response, gyms will be offering a bunch of deals to lure in a new wave of people who choose not to show up to use their membership.
Vacation spots that are usually considered a winter destination are trying to make enough to break even during the summer months. There are other things to do in these towns and you can have a really great time for a big discount.
June also marks the beginning of hurricane season, so many people refuse to book tickets to the Caribbean during this time. This means there will be deals to be had, but make sure to check the weather first.
It seems counterintuitive, but outdoor gear sees its best deals in June until the temperature cools down. The Walmart brand Ozark will see some price drops along with fishing and camping gear.
The winter months are definitely the best time to get this gear but we can expect discounts in the 30%-40% range.
Summer marks the time when the movie theaters lure in parents with cheap movies. These movies are usually second running of stuff we saw over a year ago and will run around $1. They also do minor discounts on movie food, but don’t expect a lot because they make their money on the food.
Check your local theaters to see which days they are offering the movies. If you have a few theaters in the area you may end up getting a bunch of great movies this summer for not much out of pocket.
Farmers markets go into full swing come June and you will see the full effects of the produce boom in your grocery store. What goes on sale is very dependent on what part of the country you live in, but the more common produce to expect on sale includes:
- Leafy greens
- Summer squash
The spring planting season is over so the garden supplies that go with spring are going on sale. These items don’t usually cost too much, but the prices are even lower starting in June.
What Not to Buy in June Sales
In every month, there are circumstances that lead to some items being more expensive than other times of year. Here are a few things that you should avoid till another month when they will be less expensive.
You are going to see the first of the back to school sales come out toward the end of the month. These are just the tip of the ice burg. The deals will start to really roll in from the middle of July to the middle of August.
Summer is the time when everyone wants to break out the grill and eat outdoors. If your grill is ready for retirement or if you don’t have one, your best bet is to hold off until the fall. The prices will be much lower and you will see clearance pricing.
Summer is a bad time for television deals. Once we hit fall and then Black Friday the deals will be plentiful. If you need one now, your best value is in the 55” range. You can get name brand sets for just over $500 and off-brand for $400 or less.
Final Thoughts on June Sales
I know that I always think of June as a dead month when it comes to people buying anything outside of needs and vacation preparation.
What we have to realize is that dead periods in the calendar can lead to the best deals on certain items. Keep you eyes peeled for sales and always check the common places where clearance items show up.
Over the years I have found amazing prices for things to buy in June sales and you can too.