Some bargain shoppers look at the ads; others look at the calendar.
That's because each month has its own set of items that go on sale.
June is a great time for fathers. With Father's Day on June 15, stores offer discounts to get people into the door. Tools often go on sale in June and so do electric razors, both potential gifts for dad. June can also be a good time to shop for suits and ties.
Lingerie is a hot item in June. Victoria's Secret starts its Semi-Annual Sale on June 10. But other stores will often match the lingerie deals by offering their own sales.
The summer wedding season begins in June. While brides and groom won't likely get any deals on flowers, rings or limos, their guests might see popular gifts drop in price. June is traditionally a good time to shop for plates, pots and pans and home decor -- items that could end up as a wedding gift.
Christmas sales begin earlier and earlier every year, and the same seems to be happening with back-to-school sales. Look for some sales to start around the end of the month.
It's been six months since people had their New Year's resolutions, and local fitness clubs are feeling it. That is why June can be a good month to buy fitness equipment or negotiate a good deal at a local gym.
While June is a good month to barbecue, it is not necessarily a good month to buy a barbecue. Most sales on outdoor furniture and barbecues start after the July 4 holiday. Also, the next big weekend for deals on the car lot is also around the Fourth of July.