Knowing the sale cycles is a critical part of couponing. Another helpful tool is understanding the monthly/seasonal patterns. So, what is a good buy in June?
Steals and Deals In June:
Cookout Supplies: Napkins, paper plates, table ware, BBQ sauce, mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup, relish, chips, Kool-Aid, hot dogs, buns, chips.
Typically, there are good match-ups between the coupons and the sales on these items. The sales usually spike the week before July 4.
June is National Dairy month. Watch out for extra coupons for milk and dairy products that you typically do not see coupons for in the paper. Also, many stores put ice cream on sale this month.
Produce: Apricots, blackberries, beans, beets, blueberries, cantaloupe, cherries, corn, cucumbers, grapes, honey dew, mangoes, okra, onions, peaches, peppers, plums, strawberries, summer squash, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini.
Don't forget to visit your local farmer's market. They often have the freshest food for some really great prices. June is a great time to freeze and/or "can" these items because they are at their lowest prices.
Right before Father's Day is a great time to buy tools, but do your research. Some of the bigger ticket items may be a better price during the Black Friday to Christmas sale season.
June is wedding season, so keep an eye out for markdowns on common shower gifts and household items.
Movies for Kids
This is more of a seasonal good deal. Many movie theatres offer free movie days for kids during the summer months. Below are the schedules for a couple of the local free movies:
Also, check out your local library for FREE programs for kids:
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