Ah, June, the first month of summer. Known for prime wedding weather and killer deals. It’s the perfect time to stock up on things we’ll need long after the summer season ends, soak in the sun, sip on some iced tea, and celebrate June’s many National Holidays.

Here are the top 10 items I found to stock up on in June:

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1. Celebrate National Iced Tea Month with specials all month long.

You can also celebrate National Iced Tea Day on June 10 with sales on tea products (bags, mixes, and pre-made).

If you find tea for less than $0.75 per box (I’ve found tea for $0.55) stock up! Loose tea and powdered tea mix lasts 6 to 12 months in the pantry and one to two years in the freezer, while prepared tea will last three to five days in the fridge and six to eight months in the freezer.

Buy 2 Luzianne Tea, 22 – 24 count $2.79, regular price
Use two $0.60/1 Luzianne Product from SS
And use one Free Luzianne Tea, 22–24 count WYB 1 Luzianna Tea, 22 – 24 count, Publix Coupon from Grocery Advantage Buy Flyer
And submit two $0.25/1 Luzianne Family Tea Bags, via rebate app (ibotta.com)
Pay $1.59, submit for $0.50 in Ibotta credits
Final Price: $0.55 each, when you buy 2

 

2. Score stock-up prices on dairy items during National Dairy Month.

You can expect to see products like milk, cheese, butter, eggs, yogurt, cream cheese, and whipped cream on sale all month long. And remember — you’ll save more if you choose savings over convenience. For instance, buy block cheese and shred it yourself, and opt for the bigger container of yogurt versus individual cups.

When you see products this cheap (or cheaper) stock up! You can always freeze for later anything you can’t eat before the expiration date:

Milk (Freeze up to two months)

  • Stock-up price: $1.99 per gallon

Cheese (Freeze up to three months)

  • Stock-up price: $2 – $3 per pound

Butter (Freeze up to one year)

  • Stock-up price: $2.50 per pound

Cream Cheese (Freeze up to five months)

  • Stock-up price: $1–$1.50 per 8-ounce block or container

Eggs (Freeze up to one year)

  • Stock-up price: $0.99–$1.50 per dozen

 

Before you read on, be sure to bookmark the KCL Milk Deals page to stay informed about all the deals.

 

3. Stock up on pain relief medicines during National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month.

You’ll find savings on products like aspirin, sinus medications, and painkillers to help you rule your headaches.

Know medication lingo so you can buy generic store brands and save 20 – 50% — even more when drugstores offer store coupons and promotions on their own generic lines. For instance, Tylenol is acetaminophen, Advil and Motrin are the same thing: ibuprofen. Benadryl is diphenhydramine, and Zyrtec is cetirizine.

Aside from coupons and sales, one of the easiest ways to save on meds is through mail-in rebates. Look for them on manufacturer websites, in store. You can also easily save by downloading rebate apps like Ibotta, Fetch Rewards, and Checkout 51.

When you sign up to Ibotta using KCL’s link, you’ll get a $1 bonus when you submit for the rebate. Plus, you can score up to $20 in Welcome bonuses if you complete the following within 30 days of signing up:

  • Get $10 when you redeem an in-store offer.
  • Receive $5 when you redeem a mobile shopping offer.
  • Earn $5 when you redeem an in-store or mobile shopping offer.

 

4. Get fresh produce delivery or pick your own seasonal produce.

Not only are the following fruits and veggies in season, but (surprise!) it’s also National Fruit and Veggie Month. Find deals on:

  • Apricots
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Boysenberries
  • Cherries
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Grapes
  • Honeydew
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Potatoes
  • Raspberries
  • Red onions
  • Summer squash
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet Vidalia onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon

Coupons and extra savings for fresh produce do exist! You’ll find them directly on the manufacturer’s website (try Driscoll’s) and in rebate apps where you’ll discover new cash-back offers weekly for in-season fruits and veggies.

You may also want to check out CSA farms and fresh produce delivery options in your area.

 

 

5. Stock up on First Aid kits and supplies, especially if you’re accident-prone and love biking.

Summertime means school’s out, which also means there’s lots of time for kids to get cuts, scrapes, bites, bruises, and sunburns! Thankfully, June is a great month to stock up on first aid supplies like bandages, ointments, gauze pads, and other emergency health essentials.

In 2020, if you purchased three CVS Health first aid products you’d receive a coupon for a free first aid kit, valued at $3.99. This deal didn’t happen just once, but twice in June. Always look through rebate apps for extra savings, and check KCL Deals often this month so you don’t miss a great stock-up price.

 

6. Stock up and save on 4th of July staple food items.

Score great deals on hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, BBQ sauce, ketchup, charcoal, salad dressing, potato chips, dips, mustard and mayo, relish, and soda around the last two weeks of June.

In fact, you’ll probably see a lot of condiment freebies around this time by using coupons on top of sale prices. Make sure to stock up throughout the year so you save.

See prices this low? Get at least a three-months’ supply!

Mayo

  • Stock-up price: $1.99 per 32-ounce bottle

Mustard

  • Stock-up price: $0.75 – $1.50 per bottle

Ketchup

  • Stock-up price: $0.75 – $0.99 per 24-ounce bottle

BBQ Sauce

  • Stock-up price: $0.50 – $1 per bottle

Soda

  • Stock-up price: $0.75 per 2 liters

Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns

  • Stock-up price: $0.99 per pack

Hot Dogs

  • Stock-up price: $0.50 – $1.49 per 8 pack

 

7. Stock up on popsicles, ice cream, and frozen yogurt (oh my!).

Wait, it’s not National Frozen Treats month?! It should be.

The first official day of summer is June 20, so you’ll start to see savings on frozen treats like ice cream, popsicles, frozen yogurt, and more around then. Big-box stores and traditional grocers aren’t the only places that have special promotions, though. Don’t forget to check drugstores too!

Stack in-store coupons with manufacturer coupons and sales, like I did when ice cream sundae cups were only $1.22 at Walmart:

Buy 1 Blue Bunny Load’d Sundae, 8.5 ounces $2.47, regular price
In store only
Use one $0.75/1 – Blue Bunny Ice Cream Carton 46 or 38 ounce, Load’d Sundaes Cup or Novelty Pack, limit 2 (bluebunny.com)
And submit one $0.50/1 – Blue Bunny Ice Cream Load’d Sundaes, Ibotta Rebate (ibotta.com)
Pay $1.72, submit for $0.50 Ibotta credit
Final Price: $1.22

And when you see prices as low as $2 for ice cream, stock up to last you through the summer and beyond. Just make sure to store ice cream and popsicles in the back of the freezer where they’ll be exposed to less air and temperature fluctuations — the very things that cause freezer burn.

Before you read on, be sure to bookmark the KCL Ice Cream Deals page to stay informed about all the deals.

 

8. Women’s underwear and lingerie are totally stock-up worthy.

One of the best events you’ll score deals at this month is Victoria’s Secret’s Semi-Annual sale, which typically starts in June and usually lasts three to four weeks. You’ll find items for as much as 70% off, and the sales get deeper as the month progresses.

Other stores like Soma, Frederick’s of Hollywood, Macy’s, Kohl’s, and Nordstrom offer specials. Don’t forget to stack coupon codes if you’re buying online instead of in store! Here are a few deals I found at VS in 2020:

Buy 1 PINK Beauty Item (reg. $2.99-$32.50) $1.99-$12.99, sale price
Use 50SHIP for free shipping on orders of $50+ through June 11
Final Price: as low as $1.99
Buy 1 Panty (reg. $10.50-$16.50) $3.99-$7.99, sale price
Use 50SHIP for free shipping on orders of $50+ through June 11
Final Price: as low as $3.99

 

 

9. Gift dishes and cookware to the bride-to-be or your own home.

Early summer is the peak wedding season! Retailers take that opportunity to promote both their fine and everyday china, as well as small appliances and cookware. Whether you’re shopping for a wedding gift or to replace your family’s cookware, you’ll find the best savings at Kohl’s, JCPenney, Target, and Macy’s — and KCL will always give you a heads-up on great sales (see all the deals now). Here are a couple of deals I found in 2020:

JCPenney:

Buy 1 Gibson 7-Piece Cookware Set (reg. $72) $34.99, sale price
Online only
Use 7NEWLOOK for 25% off
Free shipping on orders of $49
Final Price: $26.24

Walmart:

Buy 1 Mainstays Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set (reg. $39.97) $19.88, rollback price
Free shipping on orders of $35+ or free store pickup (1 – 2 days)
Final Price: $19.88

To save even more, look for sets of dishes and cookware that come with free bonus products. For example, cookware sets that come with a free cutting board or utensil set.

 

10. Grab spring clearance items during June.

Once June arrives, retailers are looking to stock for fall, so this month is an excellent time to score some big savings on spring apparel, rain boots, and umbrellas.

Top 10 Things to Stock Up on in June