Best Things to Buy in June
Mid-June marks the end of the off-season for travel to Alaska, a popular summer destination. Travelers who visit this month can still find discounts and marvel at the midnight sun -- the falls in June.
Victoria's Secret's famed semi-annual sale takes place in June, bringing deals from the lingerie giant -- and from its competitors. With cheap gym memberships also available in June, now is the time to acquire a few new pieces to complement a newly toned body.
May ushered in deep discounts on cookware, between Mother's Day and the dawn of wedding season, and many of those deals continue through June. Prices on dishware also start dropping as wedding season gains momentum. Dishes and cookware make practical graduation gifts for young adults moving out on their own.
June signals the onslaught of summer blockbusters. Big budgets and an audience eager to escape the heat spur movie ticket discounts and other incentives. Some theaters also show kids' movies at bargain prices on weekdays in the summer. Regal Cinemas charges only $1 for family favorites on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. In many cities, there are free movie screenings in parks and other public spaces.
June brings a fresh fruit and vegetable boom, an ideal time to get in the habit of buying local produce. Depending where you live, the fruits to buy include melons (watermelon and cantaloupe), berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries), and stone fruits (apricots, peaches, and nectarines). Kick off the grilling season with sales on the first crop of sweet corn, summer squash, green beans, and tomatoes, plus lettuce and cucumber for salads.
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