The Best Things to Buy in June

It’s hard to believe summer is almost here, and in a few short weeks we’ll be making the most of a season full of outdoor fun. Whether you’re stocking up for a camping trip, shopping for dad, hitting the trails or just looking for a great deal, there are a few categories to keep your eye on. We’ve rounded up the seven best things to buy in June, along with some suggestions from Rakuten partners so you’ll earn Cash Back on your purchases.

Father’s Day Gifts

Stores tend to have large sales leading up to Father’s Day. If you want to give him something unique, why not treat him to some premium cuts of meat or his favorite seafood? Omaha Steaks has a wide selection of meat and meal packages that’ll ship straight to you. If seafood is his thing, look at everything Fulton Fish Market has to offer. It ships premium seafood from the legendary New York City market.

Outgoing Spring Merchandise

As the seasons change, retailers mark down spring merchandise to clear the way for all things summer. It’s a great time to take advantage of huge deals from Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, American Eagle, Old Navy and more. If you’re shopping online, stores usually have special deals pages you can browse to find what you’re looking for.

Camping Gear

Camping and outdoor gear sees big discounts in June thanks to Father’s Day and a surge of people heading out into the great outdoors. Save on tents, backpacks, outerwear, accessories and much more. Backcountry, The North Face, Academy Sports & Outdoors, Moosejaw and Cabela’s are all great places to find the best outdoor and camping gear deals in June.

Lingerie

Lingerie has historically gone on sale in June thanks to the Victoria’s Secret Semi-Annual Sale, but that’s not the only store marking down intimates. Macy’s, HerRoom, Forever 21 and Soma all have discounts of some kind during June.

Activewear

Many healthy New Year’s resolutions have faded completely by June, and with them the desire to buy activewear. To combat the slump, stores start to discount these items in June. Champion, Gaiam, Nike, Puma and Under Armour are all worth a look if you’re trying to save big in June.

Cookware

In June, there are two popular areas of focus in retail: dads and grads. One thing every new graduate needs to help them start their new life is a proper set of cookware. And Dad may be in need of some shiny new cookware to help him in the kitchen too. Stores know cookware is a popular buy in June, so they’ll be competing for your business with serious sales. Check Kohl’s, Food52, JCPenney and Calphalon for the best deals.

Power Tools

Power tools won’t see discounts as large as the other categories on this list, but they will definitely be marked down in June for Father’s Day. It’s a good time to pick up a new drill, driver, saw or accessory for Dad or yourself. Take advantage of savings at stores such as Lowe’s, Ace Hardware and Worx.

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And there you have it: the top things to buy in June. Hopefully one of these categories lines up with something you’ve been eyeing. If not, there are plenty of other deals to be found on Rakuten. Each store on this list is a Rakuten partner, so you’ll earn Cash Back on your purchases. If you’re not a member, it’s free and easy to join. Sign up today.

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