June is here!
In terms of shopping, do you know the best and worst items to purchase in June are?? Here are some tips:
Graduation Ceremonies and Father’s Day Celebrations can mean big money spending!
Here are some ways to save:
1. Treat Dad to an Unconventional Gift
Although Father’s Day sales don’t get as much hype as Mother’s Day sales, retailers will still offer a variety of deals on gifts for your dad. You should avoid buying predictable gifts like grills and shirt-and-tie combos, which won’t offer much in terms of savings. Instead look for deals on non-traditional gifts such as free entrees at select restaurants, which is a popular deal amongst nationwide chains such as Carrabba’s, and Outback Steakhouse. Various museums and zoos across the nation will also offer free admission for dads, sometimes also for accompanying children as well. Here is a fun list of unique Father’s Day gift ideas I put together, along with one for the golfer!
2. Amazon Prime Day has been announced to be June 21st and 22nd!
But you don’t have to wait until the 21st for some great deals. Today through Sunday, June 20, Amazon will offer a $10 credit to use on Prime Day to members who spend $10 on products from select U.S.-based small business brands and products in Amazon’s store. This promotion is funded by a new Amazon investment of more than $100 million to help small business selling partners succeed and grow this year.
Prime Day 2021 will follow a schedule similar to previous years, beginning at 3 am ET on day one, which will be June 21. The event will run through June 22 and go for 48 hours, ending at 2:59 am ET on June 23.
Be sure to check the Amazon App as well for exclusive app deals and to help you get in on those lightning deals all day long!
3. Free Fishing Permits
This month, several states will allow free fishing on public bodies of water without requiring a fishing license, in celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week. Normally, those licenses cost anywhere from $25 to hundreds of dollars depending on where you live and what type of fishing you’ll be doing. (Many states have 1-day licenses that typically cost around $10 as well.)
4. Gym Memberships
Now that the weather is warmer, people tend to want to workout outside and skip the gym. Gym’s know this, and therefore will often offer a month or two for free with a full year membership purchase. Check with your local gym to see what restrictions are still in place because of Covid.
What NOT to buy in June:
Grills!!! This is peak grill buying season – and retailers know it. The prices will be highest now. Wait until the end of the grilling season (August or September) for some clearance deals.
Wait until August or September to upgrade your iphone – September is typically the month when a new version comes out and you can save on older versions.
Laptops – Wait until July or August for Back-to-School deals on Laptops. (unless of course you find a deal on Amazon Prime Day!)
Summer is also a bad time to buy a TV – prices are always highest and sales are always scarce! (But again, Amazon is sure to have TV deals on Prime Day!)