Best Things to Buy This Summer
Summer is just around the corner and there are some incredible deals to be had. Here is a list of the best products to buy during June, July and August.
Televisions – You can find great deals on last year’s TV models because manufacturers release new ones in April and May. Remember to ask for accessories to be thrown in for free if you can’t negotiate for a low sale price.
Anything Wintery – Winter wear and equipment will be on sale to make room for summer toys, so look for great specials on anything wintery.
Tools – Early June means incredible sales on tools and other “fix-it” items for Father’s Day. Even if you’re not buying for a dad, you can still take advantage of the great deals.
Gym Memberships – You have high negotiating power in June for gym memberships because this is a slow month for new members. Check around and see if any of your local gyms are having sign up specials, and then see if they’ll throw in free training or another bonus to get you to sign up.
Dishware – Since June is part of wedding season, many stores will run sales on dishware and cutlery.
Computers – New models are coming out soon so last year’s models will be on sale throughout July. Stores will be anxious to get last year’s models out of inventory so use this to your advantage. Negotiate for free accessories to sweeten the deal.
Furniture – Out with the old, in with the new. Retailers are anxious to clear their sales floor and warehouses to make room for new additions, which means you can get an amazing deal on individual pieces or furniture sets.
Suits – Since purchasing a new suit is the last thing on someone’s mind in the middle of July, now is a great time to shop. Retailers will be fighting for your business, so use that to your advantage.
Swimwear – The best time to shop for swimwear is July because that is when the largest selection is available. Prices may not be as low as they will be come September, but there will still be summer sales and BOGO offers available from major retailers. Target is a great place to shop for swimwear if you like to get a new piece every year.
Patio Furniture – Retailers have the largest selection of patio furniture during the summer, but also hold a lot of sales. At the beginning of July, look for last year’s models on clearance to get a huge discount.
Grills and Barbecue Pits – Wait until after July 4 to get the best deal on barbecue pits and grills. Prices leading up to the 4th will be high, but items will be marked down after.
School Supplies – Pair store discounts with coupons to save the most money on school supplies.
Computers – Retailers hold back to school specials during August on desktops, laptops and tablets. Compare prices at retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Sam’s Club and Costco to find the best deal.
Outdoor Equipment and Toys – While kids are heading back to school, retailers are discounting outdoor toys and equipment like swing sets, playhouses and camping gear.
Clothing and Swimwear – Retailers will also have great back to school sales on clothing, the best deals until Black Friday. You can also find swimwear at a discount since summer is almost over.
Wine – Vineyards usually release new wines in the early fall. While they may not be much cheaper, it may be the only chance this year to get certain wines.
Linens – Sheets, comforters and other linens will be marked down for back to school shopping.
Tax-Free Weekend – Nineteen states and Washington D.C. hold a tax-free weekend during August: Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia. Look up the rules for your state because the eligible items will vary.