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Sunday, June 3, 2012

June Monthly Planner & Best Time To Buy Guide { Best & Worst Things To Buy }


Welcome to June! I can't believe it - the kids are already out of school and the lazy days of summer are almost here! June is the month with the longest daylight hours of the year, which means more time to shop! Keep reading below to find out what are the best & worst things to buy in June!

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{Get Organized}
  • Are you planning an upcoming birthday party, a Graduation party, Father's Day Cook-out, July 4th Party, or any upcoming occasion? Check out Punchbowl. It is Free to sign up! You can send Free e-cards for upcoming holidays, birthdays, anniversary's and more this month. I also use Punchbowl to plan any upcoming parties, send free invites, and more! It is awesome & easy to use
  • Consider checking out Tip Junkie Personal Assistant for more idea's on getting organized this month.
  • If you are wanting to be more organized, check out my Home Management Binder - and consider making one for yourself, or updating yours if you need to.
{Couponing}

  • It is a new month so make sure to check out Coupons.com, Red Plum, Coupon Network, and Cool Savings and print the coupons that your family needs! Also consider ordering coupons from your favorite Coupon Clipping Sites.
  • Are you new to couponing? Maybe your a "seasoned" couponer and need to get back on track? Check out my 29 Days Of Couponing Tips series!
  • Every single week there are several items that you can purchase in-store and get them FREE or Cheap with Coupons! Stop by and check out my weekly feature called "Best Couponing Deals" so that you can check out the best sales for each week!

 
{Best Time To Buy Guide} What's On Sale This Month?

June is National Dairy Month! You can expect to see sales on milk, cheese, cream cheese, yogurt, eggs, whipped cream, butter/margarine, sour cream, coffee creamer, ice cream and more! It's a perfect time to stock up while these are at rock bottom prices, and remember that most dairy items can be frozen (such as cheese, milk, and yogurt).


As the month comes to a close, look for sales on cook-out staples for upcoming July Fourth Celebrations. You can expect to see sales on condiments, such as ketchup, mustard, mayo, salad dressing, and BBQ sauce. Typically, you will also see sales on grilling meats, (hamburgers, hot dogs, steak, ribs, chicken ect.) buns, potato chips, pop, paper plates, charcoal, and more. You might also see sales on insect repellent, sunblock, allergy, and headache medications. If you have extra room in your pantry, and freezer, consider stocking up for all of the outdoor fun and picnics that the warmer weather brings!


Other Occasions:

National Cancer Survivor’s Day
National Hunger Awareness Day
Flag Day
Special Olympics Summer Games
Summer begins

Other Promotions this month:

National Candy Month
National Dairy Month
National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month
National Iced Tea Month
National Safety Month
National Seafood Month
National Turkey Lover’s Month


:: Produce In-Season

Seasonal produce is also a great bargain this time of year! Consider stocking up and freezing the produce that you can while prices are at their lowest.

IN-SEASON PRODUCE:
    Apricots
    Blackberries
    Blueberries
    Boysenberries
    Cherries
    Corn
    Cucumber
    Eggplant
    Grapes
    Honeydew
    Loganberries
    Nectarines
    Peaches
    Potatoes
    Raspberries
    Red Onions
    Squash, Summer
    Strawberries
    Sweet Vidalia Onions
    Tomatoes
    Watermelon
(source)


Here are a few more tips to help you maximize your budget:

:: Retail

Clearance sales on spring and summer clothes are now starting, because stores are already starting to make room for back to school (yeah, wow, I know- I had to say it...) 

What to Buy Now

According to Deal News, June is a great time to buy:

  • Clothing and lingerie- especially with Victoria Secrets semi-annual sale, they report that last year at this time we saw prices as low as $3 for panties, and $10 bra's. If this is the case again this year, then this is the time to stock up.
  • It is also a great time to keep an eye out for refurbished or used tablets. Especially the iPad 2, which is down to $320 at the apple store.
  • They also say that it is a good time to book a cruise, with hurricane season approaching, the discounts also come, in addition to the already marked down prices due to recent cruise disasters.
  • If you are need of a new TV, look for name brand 46" HDTVs which have hit an all time low of $490. But, if you can wait, you might see a better deal in November or December which are traditionally the best time to buy a new TV.
  • Garage sale season continues, so keep your eye on the classified ads as well!
What Not To Buy
  • It is a bad time to find a markdown on a grill or patio furniture, because it is peak season. The big markdowns on grills begin on the 4th of July. So wait until then if you can.
  • Consider putting off tool purchases until July, or later! Tools seem to be priced at their lowest in July, as well as November and December. The prices of tools are typically higher in June, because they are in High demand with Father's Day coming.
  • And don't look for sales on sandals right now, unless they are cheap flip flops. You can expect to see deals and clearance markdowns on summer and informal footwear in mid-to-late July.
  • If you need a laptop, hold off until the big back to school sales that start in mid July.
(Source)

 
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