What to Buy in June
Father's Day, wedding season, and hurricane season all bring discounts in the month of June. You'll find June sales on things like gym memberships, as well as continuing discounts on some of the best things to buy in May. Early summer also begins the prime fruit and veggie season, with affordable prices on grill-worthy corn on the cob and zucchini. Below are some of the best things to buy in June.
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Tools.Not only are people gearing up for small projects around the house during the summer, but Father's Day also falls in the month of June, making it the perfect time to score discounts on hand and power tools. Check a retailer such as Lowe's or Home Depot for June sales focused on Father's Day.
Tropical Vacation.June signals the onset of hurricane season and sweltering temperatures in the Caribbean, but if you're willing to take your chances with the weather, this is the perfect time to scoop up deals on cruises and tropical vacation packages. And this year your chances seem good, as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts less hurricane activity than in recent years. Check out our recommended cheap cruises for a fun June getaway.
Gym Membership.As the weather continues to warm up and people opt to take their workouts outside, June sales will start to surface at gyms and health clubs hard-pressed to sign up new members. If you're the type to haggle, you should be able to negotiate an even larger discount than normal on a gym membership.
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Dishes and Cookware.May brought deep discounts on cookware, between Mother's Day and the dawn of wedding season, and some of those deals will continue into June. Discounts on dishes also emerge as wedding season gains momentum. Dishes and cookware can make good graduation gifts for all those graduation parties early in the month.
Foods in Season.June marks the dawn of the summer fruit and vegetable boom, making it a great month for buying and eating local produce. Cheap peak-season fruits include melons such as watermelon and cantaloupe; berries such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries; and other fruits such as apricots, cherries, mangos, kiwis, peaches, and nectarines. Kick off the grilling season with June sales on the first corn on the cob, summer squash, zucchini, and tomatoes, plus lettuce and cucumber for salads. You can look to our blog post on cheap summer meal ideas for inspiration.