June is host to many traditional gift-giving occasions, such as high school and college graduations, weddings and Father’s Day. It’s also the month with the longest daylight hours of the year. So you, like the Last Son of Krypton, can use those extra moments of sunshine to do your best while hunting for deals.
“Moreover, we saw excellent lingerie deals in June from Frederick’s of Hollywood, Maidenform, and Bare Necessities, the latter of which had its own Semi-Annual Sale. That said, while summer deals entailed steep discounts last year, they paled in comparison to the October to December time frame.”
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Though June is the beginning of the Caribbean hurricane season, it is less likely to experience tropical storms. The chance of bad weather results in cheaper vacation packages, if you dare.
Look for last minute Caribbean vacation deals for this month. And if you don’t mind some more credit card debt, (or do you?), you can receive 30,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months and save up to $100 per round trip by checking your first bag free with the United MileagePlus Explorer card available at Chase.com.
Tools typically see deep discounts in June and November. The rest of the year, not so much.
The hammer that was $8 last year will be $9 next year, and so on. But there is one week in June when you are guaranteed to see some excellent deals on tools. Not surprisingly, it’s the week before Father’s Day (Sunday, June 16).
“About two-thirds of last year's Editors’ Choice offers on tools in June came before the holiday. But if you’re looking to buy something substantial, and there’s no Father's Day deadline, consider waiting until late October or November when the discounts are consistently deeper.”
Most students are still cracking the books in June, but this month is actually the start of back-to-school laptop sales, which are sometimes bundled with a mainstream laptop, a printer, gaming console, or gift card. These deals offer a better value than a traditional laptop-only deal.
“While you may see better bundles in July and August, June may still see steep discounts since this month Intel is slated to announce its new Haswell chips, which will result in solid discounts on previous-generation Ivy Bridge systems this month.”
May saw good deals on 15" Core i5 Ivy Bridge laptops with prices as low as $350. Core i3 Ivy Bridge systems meanwhile haven't seen great deals of late, so Dealnews recommends opting for their more capable i5 counterparts.
You can also save $170 off a Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop with a 3rd Gen Intel Core i5-3337U Processor, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, 15.6" HD Display, Intel HD Graphics, 8X CD/DVD Burner, 802.11 b/g/n, Windows 8, Webcam, and Bluetooth. It’s now $479.99 with free shipping at Dell.com
Regular readers of this column may notice that HDTVs are frequently on our best deals list. Fortunately for the consumer, they keep getting cheaper – especially if you don’t mind last year’s model. There have been great deals on 2013 HDTVs, including discounts on LG’s entire A6200 series of passive 3D LCD sets. These models will get cheaper later in the year, so check out 2012’s 55" 3D LCD HDTVs, which for the second consecutive month have hit new lows.
“Name-brand 55” 3D models came in at $720 last month, while off-brand sets are now starting at $500. That’s the lowest base price we’ve seen for both categories. If you don't have the room for a big-screen HDTV, your next best bet is to look for deals on 46” or 47” 1080p LCD HDTVs. Off-brand 46” sets are at an all-time low of $329, while brand-name 46” models have been holding steady at $500 for the past two months.” You’ll also be able to save up to 60% on electronics with free ship to store at Walmart.com.
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