What to Buy in June
What to Buy in June
If you're thinking about what to buy in June, take comfort in knowing that the warm weather, wedding season, and hurricane season all bring discounts this month. You'll find June sales on things like gym memberships, as well as continuing discounts on some of the items worth buying in May. Early summer also begins the prime fruit and veggie season, with affordable prices on grill-worthy corn on the cob. Below are some of the best goods and services to buy in June.
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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 given the cruise catastrophes in early 2013, cruise companies are trying extra hard to get you back on board with even lower prices. Check out our cheap cruises guide for a fun June getaway.
Gym Membership.As the temperatures climb and people move their workouts outside, June sales will surface at gyms and health clubs hard-pressed to sign up new members. If you enjoy haggling you should be able to negotiate a larger than normal discount on a gym membership.
Lingerie.Victoria's Secret's famed semi-annual sale kicks off this month, making June the moment to score cheap lingerie from the lingerie giant -- and from its competitors. A few new pieces may complement your newly toned body acquired with the cheap gym membership you also landed this month.
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Dishes and Cookware.May brought deep discounts on cookware, between Mother's Day and the dawn of wedding season, and many of those deals will continue through June. Discounts on dishes also emerge as wedding season gains momentum. Dishes and cookware are practical items to buy in June as they make excellent graduation gifts for all those young adults moving out on their own.
Tools and Grills.While many people think June is the month to buy tools, especially with Father's Day coming up, this is in fact false. According to Deal News the best time to buy tools is July, after Father's Day has passed. And, as we recommended last month, hold off on a new grill or patio furniture until after July 4th, when the peak summer season is over and retailers are turning their focus to fall items and slashing prices on summer goods.
Foods in Season.June marks the dawn of the summer fruit and vegetable boom, and is an ideal time to get in the habit of buying (and eating) local produce. At the start of peak season, the fruits to buy in June (depending where you live) include melons (watermelon and cantaloupe); berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries); and other fruits such as apricots, peaches, pineapples, and nectarines. Kick off the grilling season with sales on the first crop of sweet corn, summer squash, green beans, and tomatoes, plus lettuce and cucumber for salads.