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4th of July Deals – What to Buy or Wait On?

8 Items to “Buy” or “Wait ” during Early 4th of July Sales

(via FatWallet.com) The big 4th Sales have already started, well ahead of the long holiday weekend, and shoppers can expect them to push out further into the second week of July. With such a wide variety of items at discount from just about every retailer, shoppers will want to know whether certain items are “prime” time to buy now, or wait until later in the year:

Outdoor Sporting Gear: BUY

As summer vacations ramp, hiking, camping and fishing gear will see deep discounts, as will some of the best deals of the summer on pools and outdoor toys and games as big box and sporting goods stores advertise 4th of July sales early and often.

Swimwear: BUY

4th of July sales may not be the best for all summer clothing, but for swimwear and beachwear, sales features top brands and site-wide category discounts ranging from 25-75% off.

Kids Clothing: BUY

Many popular clothing brands o offer site-wide sales that focus on summer apparel for children and babies. Saving of 20-40% can be found on shorts, polos, dresses and sandals as retailers look to make room for new back-to-school items later in July.  Shop through Ebates to earn additional cash back from most major department stores.

Air Conditioners: BUY

Both savings and selection will fall out of favor after 4th of July sales events. Stores like Walmart and Sears will portable and discount window units upwards of 25%. Procrastinating until July warms up can result in a purchase with less features and benefits for a similar or higher price.

Furniture: BUY

July is one of the best months to purchase furniture for the home. 4th sales kick-off clearance of last years living room and bedroom sets as furniture stores are reducing prices on existing inventory to make room for new models arriving in late August. 

Electronics: WAIT

Those seeking good deals on most consumer electronics products will want to hold off until Prime Day and Back to School sales. Better pricing on Amazon products (Echo, Dot, Fire Tablets, Kindles and Fire TV), as well as TVs, home theatre and wireless tech heats up more after the holiday.

Jeans – Denim: WAIT

The best denim sales of the year happen during August’s Back to School events for kids and in October for adults. Waiting can offer shoppers twice the savings over buying jeans in July.

Laptops and Tablets: WAIT

Main back-to-school deals loom large in late July and August. Waiting offers parents a bigger selection of desktop, tablet and laptops deals that stack with additional savings from 2016 Tax Holidays, student discounts and shopping rewards, often better than Black Friday deals.

Best Things to Buy in June Ahead 4th of July Deals

While Memorial Day sales extend past the holiday weekend, retailers change message to prop Fathers Day deals and a variety of home improvement sales. The past holiday weekend brought huge mattress sales, thus sparking followup sales on bedding and home decor sales. Add that graduation and wedding gift deals offer timely savings for June shoppers from a host of department stores for checking off gift lists, or filling personal needs for the summer. (original posted in LinkedIn for What Things to Buy in June)

7 Smart Things to Buy in June

Men’s Clothing will be on sale these first 2 weeks in June, especially casual dresswear, summer apparel and sports and activewear. Stores like Cabela’s, Bass Pro Shops, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sierra Trading Post and other similar retailers will not only offer savings on sports apparel, but timely savings on fishing, camping, hiking and golf gear and equipment.

Tools, especially power tools, cordless tool kits, tool storage and automotive tools see some of their best pricing of the year during Father’s Day sales (according to a recent survey from FatWallet.com). These sales bring discounts up to 50% off top brands like Craftsman, Black & Decker, Milwaukee, DeWalt and bargain tool brands, as well.

Home Improvement Needs are featured sale items all month for home owners looking to beat the heat on DIY project lists-these are some of the best things to buy in June and save a lot of money. Stores like Home Depot, Lowe’s and Sears bring their best prices of the year on paints and stains, building materials, hardware, fixtures and tools needed to complete jobs in time to relax for summer fun.

Bedding and Home Decor savings typically follow Memorial Day mattress sales with up to 50% off bedding deals at Macy’s, JCPenney, Bed, Bath & Beyond and other stores. This is a great time to stock up on sheets and spreads for the summer months, as well as seasonal decorations, picture frames and patio/outdoor living accents.

Dishware and Cookware deals coincide with wedding gift registries, including discounts from 30-50% off “everyday” china and high-end cookware, glassware and food storage from stores like Kohl’s, Walmart and Target. Look for the biggest savings from larger department stores throughout June.

June Semi-Annual Sales offer some of the best savings of the year on a variety of summer items for women from Victoria’s Secret, Saks 5th Avenue, Lane Bryant and Bath & Body Works. Stack 40% off or more with cash back from ebates.com to make the semi-annual events really pay-off.

Early 4th of July Sales will start to pop-up the week before this year’s 4-day weekend holiday bringing heavy discounting on patio accessories, party decorations, outdoor sports toys and gear, air conditioners, fans and fitness equipment clearance. Hitting the big box stores pre-holiday gives early Fourth shoppers prime selection on items they can utilize for celebrating our freedom!

Buy or Wait? 8 Shopping Tips for Presidents Day Sales

What to Buy from Presidents Day Sales  

Feb. 14, 2017 [Release via FatWallet.com]  — Although Valentine’s Day sales are the headliner, many retailers have already started promoting their Presidents’ Day sales. This first major sales event of the year can bring significant savings on a variety of bigger-ticket items for the home. More important, Presidents’ Day sales offer families an opportunity to stretch their tax refunds by taking advantage of 0% financing until refunds are available to pay off any purchases. With nearly every retailer promoting something, these are the items to either buy now, or wait to buy.

  1. Winter ApparelBUY – President’s Day is the kick-off of winter clothing retail clearance featuring discount pricing ranging 50-80% off on a seasonal clothing, outerwear and footwear, or 30-50% off sports and outdoors gear. Starting you shopping for these items in February can help assure finding preferred styles, sizes and colors in stock.
  2. Major Appliances: BUY – Home improvement stores like Home Depot, Sears and Lowe’s will feature huge discounts ranging from 20-40% off major appliances. These sales feature different brands on sale for a 2-3 week run starting now until March.
  3. Spring Break TravelBUY – Literally 3-4 weeks out from college spring breaks, waiting any longer to make travel reservations will cost more money, limit selection, or both. Booking Spring Break Party Packages during Presidents’ Day sales can save travelers as much as 30% off, plus get an extra 10% in cash back shopping through ebates.com.
  4. Wireless ElectronicsBUY – Just beyond the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, new tech is starting to fill inventories this month, creating price drops on last year’s electronics models. Presidents’ Day deals will bring deep discounts on wireless/bluetooth electronics, including smart home needs, routers, streaming media players, headphones, portable audio speakers, and fitness trackers.
  5. Mattresses: BUY and WAIT– While Memorial Day sales are known as the best time of year to find mattress deals, in recent years, Presidents Day sale prices on new mattress sets are very competitive. Shoppers can save can average of 40% leading up to and during the 3-day holiday weekend.
  6. LaptopsWAIT – Although consumers can find limited laptop deals this month, waiting for Back-to-School sales and Black Friday will provide the year’s best savings vs. Presidents Day Sales. But, if you simply cannot wait that long, check the community deals at FatWallet.com where tech-savvy deal hunters post the best tech deals each day.
  7. Patio Furniture & Grills: WAIT – Spring discounting on patio furniture and grills won’t play into weekly retail sales events until April, with the better discounts peaking during Memorial Day sales, just in time for summer use.
  8. Lawn & Garden SuppliesWAIT – April and May brings comprehensive spring sales on lawn and gardening supplies. Shoppers should wait for yard prep when discounts on mulch, soil, plant food, fertilizers, pesticides and grass seed are in full supply and demand.

 

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What are the Best Things to Buy in February 2017?

These are the best things to buy in FEBRUARY 2017

JAN 30, 2017 FatWallet.com –From those familiar heart-shaped boxes to 4K TVs to home furnishings to winter travel deals, these are the very best things to buy in February this year, including some smart tips to help shoppers stack on additional savings.

Valentine’s Day Sales: While the sale of more than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, as well as 20% of all flower transactions take place in February, V-Day gift seekers can also find significant discounting upwards of 60% off apparel, jewelry to other apparel accessories throughout February as retailers look to move out older styles for incoming spring and summer trends. Local deals from sights like Groupon and Living Social offer 40-60% off restaurants and bars, beauty and spas, fitness and classes, and short weekend getaways with up to 60% off hotels, B&B and other winter travel deals and packages.

TIP: Hitting the malls during the Super Bowl offers Valentine’s shoppers front-row parking, thin crowds and a prime selection of gift options to choose from.

TVs: With the promise of the most watched TV event of the year, February’s “pre” and “post” Big Game sales offer the year’s biggest selection of TV deals with some prices rivaling those limited Black Friday doorbusters. Whether the plan is to enhance the Super Bowl experience or upgrade this year’s binge-watching marathons, TV buyers will find savings ranging from $200-400 on basic 40-55” 4K TVs and up to $1000 off higher-end 65” 4K models sporting newer OLED and HDR technology.

TIP: In order to fully enhance action sports viewing, shop for TVs featuring at least 120 Hz Refresh Rates (pricier 240 Hz is optimum).

Super Bowl Sales Ops: Like it or not, “alternatives” are in, and sometimes alternatives save you money. The Super Bowl isn’t for everyone, but the sales surrounding the popular event provide hidden savings on numerous items, as well as activities. Sale goers can score big by stocking up on food, snacks, beverages on sale and often at BOGO discounts. Plus, movie, theater and other sporting event tickets will offer prime seating at discounted prices as venues aggressively try to fill up. Ditto on restaurants offering both in-house and delivery specials on Super Bowl weekend.

TIP: Expect a blitz of exclusive social media and mobile deals as retailers look to notify a captive audience on how to easily find game-time freebies and coupons.

President’s Day: Overlapping with Valentine’s Day sales, President’s Day brings the first major sales event of the year. The annual offering brings deep discounts on a variety of personal needs, including significant savings of 20-40% off on big-ticket items for the home, such as major appliances, mattresses and home furnishings. Most President’s Day sales kick-off during the week ahead of honored Monday Holiday (Feb. 20 this year) and extend well into the following week, marking the beginnings of winter clearance with prime selection of deep discounts ranging from 20-80% off outerwear, seasonal clothing and sports and outdoors items. Winter Clearance builds throughout the second half of February and well into March at most branded apparel retailers and their outlets.

TIP: Secure free delivery and haul-away options to expose additional savings and convenience when purchasing large items for the home.

Tax Software: e-Filers numbers have been on the rise in recent years, and 2017 could escalate early filings more than ever before making February a smart time to look for Tax Software deals and savvy discussion on how to get the biggest return, including 30% off Premium personal and small business software, free online filing options and additional savings up to 25% cash back from FatWallet sister site, Ebates.

TIP: Consumers can find a wealth of information in FatWallet.com’s reputable Finance Forum chock full of tax tips, insider hacks and new strategies to help early tax filers optimize exemptions, write-offs, investments and filings for better returns.

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About: FatWallet is a smart resource for millions of online and mobile shoppers to find and share thousands of current coupons and deals from more than 2,000 retailers, like Kohl’s, Amazon, Walmart and Ebay. The much-celebrated FatWallet Forums represent the pulse of an evolving online and mobile marketplace where the savviest deal hunters in the world gather to share and learn about ways to save money. The FatWallet DEAL HUNTER app is the mobile shoppers’ top choice for finding the hottest deals of the day on-the-go.

Shopping Guide: Best Things to Buy in January

Wanna know what the best things to buy in January are? 

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Health and Fitness Deals: New year’s resolutions conjure up commitments to start off on a good note by looking better, eating better and feeling better. Retailers respond with huge January sales offering savings opportunities on health & beauty products that include supplements and vitamins, as well as dietary and organic foods and beverages. Consumers looking to go a step further can find some of he best savings of the year on fitness equipment and workout gear and apparel, with retailers discounting everything from yoga needs to exercise equipment more than 50% off.

Smart Watches and Fitness Trackers: Along the same line of thinking with fitness equipment, resolutions to be more fit and trim can spur an increased interest in being able to track your new goals. With inventories pressed to clear out everything but the latest and greatest version of smartwatches and fitness trackers, retailers offer continued discounting of these tech items coming into the new year. Expect discounts up to half off Apple Watch Sport (first gen), Samsung Gear Live, Fitbit Alta and Blaze, and other smart tech related to fitness and health.

Pricing for Fitness Equipment and Trackers: Expect discounts from 20-30% off sports apparel at Macy’s and Target and 30-50% off larger fitness equipment from ProForm and Bowflex, as well as  bigbox stores like Walmart and Sears. Fitbit Alta under $100, Fitbit Charge 2 under $120 and Fitbit Blaze under $150, and Apple Watch Sport (first gen) under $200.

4K TV Deals: 26% said they would buy a new TV in 2016 (survey) and of those, the study reports 25% will buy a new TV during Super Bowl sales. Expect this trend to continue this January, but unlike the unleashing of low-priced entry level 4K TV models in the latter half of 2016 which culminated with the craziest low prices on Black Friday, Super Bowl sales will feature discounts on higher-end 50” and larger curved and OLED 4K TVs with savings from $200-400, as well as better prices on 65” and larger low-end 4K TVs, possibly under $500. So, in short, if you missed out on Black Friday, you’ll get a second chance to upgrade before a potential Brady/Manning rematch!?

Pricing for TVs: Expect savings from $200-400 on name brand 50-60” 4K models from Vizio, Samsung, LG and TCL, with basic 4K UHD models starting at $300-$500 55” or less. Savings on 55-65” 4K OLED models will be closer to $500-1000 off with a few OLED models coming down in price close to $1200. Walmart and Best Buy will have the biggest selection, but Target and Sam’s Club will compete for better prices.

Wireless Headphones, Earbuds and Speakers: With CES ready to report the new technology, coming in spring or on pre-order, in this segment, especially new models of truly wireless earpods with noise cancellation and AI features (to rival or surpass functionality of Apple Airpods and Samsung Gear IconX), last year’s wireless audio will be available the second half of the month at prices equal or better than Black Friday. The annual January TV sales surrounding the Super Bowl will also create savings opportunities on wireless headphones sets designed for TV watching.

Pricing for Wireless Audio: Expect savings from $20-100, well exceeding low prices offered during 2016 Holiday sales.

More of the Best Things to Buy in January include:

Video Game Deals: With newer video gaming consoles in toe for 2017, expect the fire sale of Xbox One and PS4 consoles and bundles to continue as retailers will discount any remaining inventory in clearance, to drop pricing on Xbox One S and PS4 Slim models near the $200 line. And as is tradition after the holiday buying season and leading up to CES and Toy fairs, video game sales will be in full swing during new years sales events right out of the shoot, featuring prices that match or exceed what we experienced during Black Friday.

Winter Apparel and Gear:  Warm weather has slowed retail sales for cold weather apparel. January shoppers will see an extra boost in traditional discounting of winter coats, boots, hats, gloves and under garments. Winter Sports and Outdoors deals will offer shoppers up to 60% off from top stores with top name-brands like Under Armour, North Face and Timberland throughout January.

Tax Software Deals:  Self tax filers increased by more than 20% in January 2015. The majority of tax software retailers like H&R Block and Turbotax offer some of their best discounts of the year for early filers, including up to 50% off on both desktop and online tax software deals for both personal and small business tax, plus, FatWallet members can receive up to 10% cash back savings.

January White Sales: Unlike holiday deals on lower quality linens, traditional January White Sales bring big discounts up to 50% off quality sheets, towels, window treatments and other textile items for the home from big box stores that offer additional savings from cash back.

WHAT TO BUY IN OCTOBER 2016

Shopping Trends for What to Buy in October via FatWallet.com

What to Buy in OctoberIn October, retailers provide hints for what we’ll see come Black Friday, and some years are more telling than others. This year, with new gaming consoles and smartphones in tow, left in the wake are older PS4 and Xbox One consoles and gaming bundles for these models are at ready to reach their lowest prices ever. Ditto with older smartphones. This inventory clearing out promises to bring Doorbuster Black Friday deals on the new Xbox One S and PS4 Pro consoles bundled with hot games and gift cards. Same for big incentives for those that elect to buy new smartphones and smartwatches on Black Friday, especially the Phone 7’s and new Apple Watch 2, which will be bundled with store gift cards, free accessories and/or no money down (see Black Friday Predictions 2016 courtesy of BFAds.net)

Aside from a big older tech clearance this October, traditional fall sales offer shoppers the last chance at outdoor living clearance with deep discounts as much as 75% off grilling accessories, patio furniture and other outdoor living items flirting their lowest of the year. Gas grills are on clearance lists as well, with savings ranging from $100-300, depending on brands, models and inventory remaining. Homeowners that are “winterizing” will see great savings on lawn seed, fertilizers, rakes, deck coatings, storage bins and garage organizers. They’ll also save more money now vs. spring stocking up for next year with final sales on lawn equipment, hoses and planting items.

Holiday travelers will be looking to book airfare, hotels and car rentals while selections and options are more readily available, and prices are prime for booking accommodations at a cut rate for Fall vacations and cruises this month, especially where destinations are either warm or dry enough to enjoy. FatWallet’s Travel Discussion forum is handy for reviewing insider travel tips and tactics for the hot travel deals and credit card that offer the best rates and rewards for holiday travelers.

Early Halloween shoppers often find decent Halloween deals and pricing, and a much better selections of costumes and decorations compares with waiting until or last-minute Halloween clearance, especially at big-box stores like Target, Kohl’s and Walmart. Online shoppers will want to check out sites like HalloweenCostumes.com are already offering up to 90% off select costumes, and other online destinations such as Halloween Express with 25% off baby and toddler costumes.

October is also one of the best times of the year to save money on cold-weather apparel, especially denim jeans and men’s shoes and boots. As well, women’s fall fashion sales are prominent and expand beyond celebrity-backed clothing and jeans, with great savings on a wide selection of leather boots, handbags, seasonal jewelry and other accessories throughout the month. Expect holiday-like discounts of 20-50% off from online brands like Levi’s, American Eagle, and Tory Birch. Department stores like Macy’s, JCPenney and Kohl’s will offer similar savings for men, women and kids, plus their fall clothing discounts stack nicely with increased member rewards for bonus savings.

Speaking of outdoors, the sports and outdoor stores like Cabela’s, REI, Gander Mountain and Bass Pro Shops will feature special sales and discounting on outdoor sports apparel and gear for hunting, hiking and other fall activities. If you can find your size and color preference available, these specialty stores feature close-out and clearance prices up to 80% off last year’s fall coats, jackets, vests and boots and at these prices, the , especially wheneft-overs sell out fast.

Apple iPhone 7 Calls Out What to Buy in September

Older Smartphones and Wearables Join End of Season Clearance

what-to-buy-in-september-2016Apple iPhone announcement has an annual effect on what to buy in September, perhaps even more so in 2016. With both the new “water/dust resistant”  iPhone 7 and new Apple Watch Series 2 ($349) and updated Apple Watch Series 1 ($269) featuring iOS 10, untimely recalls of the new Samsung Galaxy 7 Note, and launch of other new super smartphone models (like the new LG V20) and a host of competing smartwatches cluttering holiday sales, there may be no better time to grab last year’s models of cell phones and wearables NOW, before your choices get very limited ahead of Black Friday.

And so, mobile tech, along with a variety of end of season clearance looks to save Fall shoppers a lot of money this month…if they know “what to buy in September”:

  • School is in session, and so is back-to-school clearance pricing on student laptops, backpacks, office and school supplies and even kids bicycles. Add that late September will feature big sales for denim, which may be the smartest time to buy your kids new jeans at about half the price, just as the weather hints that T’s and shorts won’t keep you warm enough.
  • Labor Day sales and Summer clearance are created to make room for new fall oudoorwear. Wait for late in September for the deepest discounts on jackets/hoodies, long sleeve tops, work boots and especially denim clothing. Also be on the lookout for 20-30% off outdoor sports apparel, both college and professional teams merchandising and hiking and hunting apparel see big sales all month.
  • September is prime “shoulder season” when overall traveling is less active, so travel deals come down in price as much as 50% less than summer travel deals. That means it’s advantageous to book holiday travel this month, when prices are low and more options are available, can save you hundreds of dollars. This includes airfare, hotels and car rentals.
  • Lawn Tools and Equipment Clearance excels following Labor Day weekend offering the year’s best discounts on push mowers, riding mowers and lawn tools. Shoppers can expect $50-150 off regular prices from stores selling most mowers, including cordless lithium powered push mowers from brands like Kobalt, Greenworks. and Worx .The need to go cordless extends to yard tools (trimmers, edgers, hedgers) with discounting upwards of 50% off. Look for your biggest value in bundled sets of 40 Volt Lithium Powered Lawn Tools allowing you to use the same batteries across tool changes.
  • Post-Labor Day sales also feature deep discounts on garden supplies and tools with savings ranging from 20-50% off a variety of items, including hoes, tillers, hoses, sprayers, containers, soils and fertilizers. Shoppers need be aware that many items sell out of inventory quickly, if this happens, order the items online to have them shipped to your local store for pickup.
  • In September, prices for most of last year’s appliances, even refrigerators, come down with the stocking new models and the same can be said for mattress sets, pads and pillows. Expect savings of 50% or more and the lowest prices we’ll see until Black Friday Appliance Deals and 60% off or more at appliance outlets. Of note for those big-ticket purchases: Lowe’s offers an extra 5% off or free-6 months financing with Lowe’s card purchases, which can make a big difference savings, or your budgeting through the end of the year, on a big ticket item like a new riding mower. Sears has a similar 5% off or 12 months no-interest financing deal with purchases using a Sears Card post Labor Day weekend.

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What to Buy in August 2016

Laptop Deals Lead Off With Big Steals In August

what-to-buy-in-august-blogSmart shoppers know that seasonal shopping events can offer hidden savings opportunities on items that are meant for more targeted audiences. For example, August is prime for discounts on Back to School items, and most retailers are promoting deals that far transcend student needs, catering to upgrades for the home, office and personal adult needs. When it comes to deciding what to buy in august, clothing, shoes, laptops, office supplies and even hotel deals meant for parents relocating their college bound student(s) should come to mind.

august-back-to-school-dealsAugust brings some of the best computing device deals of the year, and according to parents surveyed by FatWallet, Back to School sales are the #1 time to find the best laptop deals, ahead of Black Friday or any other time. (And, August was ranked by parents as the best time to find deals on school supplies.) Whether you’re in the market to buy a student laptop, or one for yourself, there may be no better time for comparing brands and features, while securing a low price, especially if you live in a state that offers a Tax-Free Holiday weekend (see 2016 Tax Holiday Schedules). Other savings tactics include utilizing student and teacher discounts that can bring as extra 10-20% off on computers and software (with a school ID), and online shoppers can double down on rewards by using cash back from sites like Ebates.

But August isn’t just about saving money on school needs as this month now ushers in summer clearace and ends with a final week of Labor Day sales that bring pricing reminiscent of deep discounting we see during Memorial Day and President’s Day shopping events. Expect to find significant savings on swimwear and summer apparel, as well as weekend sales from big box retailers offering 30-50% off patio and grilling items, outdoor sporting goods, yard and lawn tools and home maintenance needs. Jumping on these sales brings more than savings, as August buyers will have a much better selection than those that wait for lower prices in the fall…and…they’ll have a good amount of the summer to still utilize their purchases..

Complete list of What to Buy in August

BACK TO SCHOOL SALES

  • Computers: laptops, tablets, printers and computer monitors
  • School Supplies: writing and art supplies, backpacks, lunch bags
  • Kids Clothing: uniforms, shirts, blouses, jeans, shoes, jackets, hoodies, shorts, hats, socks
  • Textbooks/Books: buy and sell online: new, used, rentals, digital
  • Musical Instruments: woodwinds, brasswinds, drums, percussion, guitars, etc.
  • College: luggage, furniture, lighting, rugs, small appliances, storage

SUMMER CLEARANCE / LABOR DAY SALES

  • Sports/Outdoors: golf, cycling, running, baseball, camping, fishing, pools
  • Clothing: tanks, dresses, shorts, sandals, hats and sunglasses
  • Swimwear: suits, shorts and beach accessories
  • Grills/Grilling: gas and charcoal grills and accessories
  • Patio Furniture: outdoor furniture, umbrellas, Awnings, cushions, lawn chairs
  • Travel: Hotels weekend discounts/packages, Vegas deals, luggage
  • MISC: some yard/lawn tools and equipment, paint, ceiling fans

 

Top 6 Ways Dads Save in June

Fathers-day-deals-fatwalletSpending in June can quickly escalate for homeowners. Thanks to widespread Father’s Day sales, smart savings on a variety of items for both dads, and homeowners, can help to ease spending concerns when securing those needs and wants for summer. Many of the most trending deals in a variety categories fall into our Top 6 Ways Dads Save in June list below, including tools and automotive, home and garden, men’s clothing, TV and electronics, smartphones, outdoor sporting gear, summer yard games and deals on summer activities and special events.

To help you sort it all out, FatWallet has curated a comprehensive Father’s Day gifts and sales roundup featuring a living list of the top online coupons and offers from major retailers. Shoppers can also access a more user-friendly Father’s Day Deals section to sort through from now until June 19.

Top 6 Ways Dads Save in June

  1. Tools, especially power tools, cordless tool kits, tool storage and automotive tools see timely price drops up to 50% off top brands like Craftsman, Black & Decker, Milwaukee and DeWalt. Those that buy tools frequently claim there is no better time to buy than Father’s Day (FatWallet.com Survey).
  2. Home Improvement Project Needs are featured in June sales for homeowners looking to beat the heat. Stores like Home Depot, Lowe’s and Sears post some of their best prices of the year on paints and stains, building materials, hardware, fixtures and tools needed for home repair and remodel.
  3. Summer Sports and Yard Games go on sale in June, including deep discounting on gear for camping, fishing and golfing at Bass Pro shop, Cabela’s, and Golfsmith. Many Father’s Day sales include the season’s best discounts on popular summer yard games and pool toys.
  4. Men’s Clothing will be on sale the first 2 weeks in June, especially summer apparel used for outdoor activities and sports. Stores like REI, Backcountry, LLBean, Patagonia and Duluth Trading have timely deals on quality shirts, shorts and shoes for guys, and gals, who spend free-time outside.
  5. Smart Gadgets and accessories are the covet of most dads, and techies, too. Audio tech, especially Bluetooth speakers and headphones, and outdoor speakers will be on sale this month, as will smart home hubs and accessories that help keep us connected to home during busy summer months.
  6. 4K TV Deals have been trending in 2016 and price drops continue in June during Father’s Day sales from electronics retailers like Best Buy, Dell and eBay. Expect to find “halfway to Black Friday” deals on major brand 50” 4K TVs under $500, 55” 4K TVs under $600 and 60” 4K TVs under $800.

Good Buys In June – Summer Savings

Let the summer games, and home projects, begin! Shopping in June is prime for homeowners who can really capitalize on the good buys in June. With Father’s Day Sales off and running, smart savings on a variety of items for both dads, and most anyone, ease spending woes for needs (and wants) in the coming months.

Top Good Buys in June:

  • June-STTools, especially power tools, cordless tool kits, tool storage and automotive tools. Those that buy tools often claim there is no better time than Father’s Day (survey from FatWallet.com). These timely price drops offer discounts up to 50% off top brands like Craftsman, Black & Decker, Milwaukee and DeWalt.
  • Home Improvement Project Needs are featured sale items all month. For Home owners that want to beat the heat, stores like Home Depot, Lowe’s and Sears bring their best prices of the year on paints and stains, building materials, hardware, fixtures and tools needed to complete jobs in time to enjoy summer.
  • Summer Sports and Outdoors Items used for family fun get low pricing in June, including deep discounting on gear for camping, fishing and golfing at Bass Pro shop, Cabela’s, and Golfsmith. Also, look for weekend sales on yard and pool games and toys at big box and specialty stores.
  • Men’s Clothing will be on sale these first 2 weeks in June, especially summer apparel used for outdoor activities and sports. Stores like REI, Backcountry, LLBean, Patagonia and Duluth Trading have timely deals on quality shirts, shorts and shoes for guys, and gals, who spend their free-time outside.

4 more ways to save in June:

  • Dishware and Cookware deals just happen to coincide with wedding gift registries, especially “everyday” china and high quality pots and pans sets that can be found for up to 50% off at Macy’s, Wayfair, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Mikasa and other department stores in June.
  • June Semi-Annual Sales can offer some of the best savings of the year on a variety of summer items for women, typically 40% off or more. Stand outs include sales from Victoria’s Secret, Saks 5th Avenue, Lane Bryant and Bath & Body Works. Stack cash back from ebates.com to throw these deals over the top.
  • Local Deals from sites like Groupon and Living Social can offer significant savings to a variety of summer activities. Whether traveling, staycationing or gifting, local summer savings on average of 50% can be had on festivals, skydiving, boat rides, massages, spas, etc., and food at local restaurants and bars.
  • Early 4th of July Sales, which will kick off in the last week in June offer heavy discounting on patio accessories, party decorations, outdoor sports toys and gear, air conditioners, fans and fitness equipment clearance. Hit the big box stores for the best prices.

 

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