Although it falls right between the major holiday shopping weekends of Memorial Day and the 4th of July, June has plenty of sales to offer savvy shoppers. Many department stores and chain stores hold “semi-annual sales” in June, offering deep discounts in an effort to move inventory and at the end of the first half of the year.
Plus, Father’s Day means stores can offer extra discounts on items traditionally bought as gifts for dads. However, these price cuts are usually very close to the holidays themselves, which fall on June 19 this year.
“It helps to procrastinate a bit, since most of the best sales don’t happen until Father’s Day week,” says coupons.com savings expert Lisa Thompson. “You can choose whatever you want, but then look at the price to see if it’s on sale.”
Here’s a look at six products that are among the best things to buy in June:
Retailers often drop prices on tools throughout June in hopes of snagging additional sales for Father’s Day. In addition to individual tools, look for deals on tool sets, accessories, and tool storage options, including boxes and chests.
Where to find deals: Home Depot, Lowe’s, Sears
Potential savings: 20-50% off
2. Tech Gadgets
High-tech items, including smartwatches, home audio equipment and headphones, often top Father’s Day gift lists. Retailers will likely offer competitive discounts on these gadgets to boost early summer sales.
Where to find deals: B&H, Newegg, Harman Audio
Potential savings: Up to 80% off
When it comes to semi-annual June sales, Victoria’s Secret has become one of the most trusted stores for deep discounts. “There’s a ripple effect when they have their sale, and other small boutiques and retailers will follow suit,” says Kimberly Palmer, spokeswoman for personal finance website NerdWallet.
Where to find deals: Victoria’s Secret, Frederick’s of Hollywood, Macy’s
Potential savings: Up to 50% off