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Ah, the first month of summer. Known for prime wedding weather and June sales. 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.

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1. Kick off June sales with National Donut Day on Friday, June 2.

A dozen Krispy Kreme Original Glazed doughnuts in a box.

National Donut Day is always the first Friday in June. So in 2023 expect it to happen on June 2. Look for a free Krispy Kreme donut with no strings attached on donut day and a buy one dozen, get a second dozen for $1 deal. This happened in 2022, and we expect to see it again. And just like years past, we expect Dunkin’ Donuts to give away a free donut with every beverage purchase on Donut Day. See our full list of donut deals in honor of National Donut Day.


2. Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale is predicted to start on June 11, 2023.

A display for the Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale with a 75% off sign and body care products

The Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale is the queen of June sales. In fact, it’s the event of the season. It always begins in mid-June and runs beyond the Fourth of July. During this time, prices go 75% off, especially in stores where we suggest you shop for this sale. Sale prices are not as good and shipping costs hurt your savings when shopping online.

The holy grail is a Bath & Body works coupon to stack with Semi-Annual sale 75% off prices. To get on the coupon mailing list, create an account online and add your physical address. You don’t need to make a purchase. Or if you’re at the store making a purchase, give them your address.


3. Victoria’s Secret Semi-Annual Sale starts in mid-June.

victorias secret shopping bag on counter

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. In 2022 it ran from June 14 to July 18. 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 during the same time. Don’t forget to stack coupon codes if you’re buying online instead of in store!


4. Chewy’s once-a-year Blue Box Sale on pet supplies takes place June 21 – 25.

A dog laying in a front doorway with a Chewy box next to it.

For one long weekend of June sales around the third week of June, the Chewy Blue Box Sale takes place. It’s a once-a-year event with 50% off savings on pet food and gear.

Expect the biggest discounts on Chewy‘s store brands, and plan to stock up.


5. Celebrate National Iced Tea Month with June sales.

Someone holding up a box of Luzianne tea in front of a shelf of tea products at Publix

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 it for $0.55), stock up! Loose tea and powdered tea mix lasts six months to a year 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. Here’s an example of what a deal on tea might look like:

Buy 2 Luzianne Tea, 22 – 24 ct, $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


6. National Fishing and Boating Week is during the first week in June.

Two kids sitting on a bench holding fishing poles by a lake

In 2022 National Fishing and Boating Week took place June 4 –12, and during this time you could take part in a lot of activities, most of them free. But the coolest thing about this week in June are the free fishing days most states offer. Granted, some states’ free fishing days aren’t in June, but most of them are. Find out when free fishing day takes place in your state.

Also watch for deals on fishing poles and tackle boxes. In 2022 I saw an Amazon deal on a small tackle box. It was just $1.64.


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

Milk stocked in a fridge at Sam's Club

You can expect to see June sales on 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.


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

Someone holding a package of generic CVS brand acetaminophen

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 or in-store as a peel-off sticker or hang tag on the item. You can also easily save by downloading rebate apps like Ibotta, Fetch Rewards, and Checkout 51.


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

Someone holding a package of strawberries in front of a refrigerated shelf of more fruit in a grocery store.

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

Produce 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. Learn more about how to get inexpensive produce.



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

A person's hand holding a box of Paw Patrol themed Band-Aids above some Star Wars and Frozen themed Band-Aids in a shopping cart.

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.

For example, in 2022 Amazon offered large Band-Aids for 50% off, and then later in the month, we saw Band-Aids with Neosporin for 62% off. 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.


11. Stock up and save on 4th of July staple food items during June sales.

Someone putting condiments into a shopping cart

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 freebies around this time by using condiment 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 3-months’ supply!


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


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


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

BBQ Sauce

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


  • 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


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

Blue Bunny Ice Cream coupons held in front of ice cream cooler in store.

The first official day of summer is June 20, so that’s when you’ll start to see savings on frozen treats like ice cream, popsicles, frozen yogurt, and more. 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, 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.



13. Give the gift of dishes and cookware to the bride-to-be (or to your own home).

A person shopping for dishes in Macy's

Early summer is 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 looking to replace your family’s cookware, you’ll find the best savings at Kohl’s, JCPenney, Target, and Macy’s — and we’ll always give you a heads-up on great sales (see all the deals now). 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.


14. Grab spring clearance items during June.

Someone holding up a pair of rain boots in a Sam's Club store

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

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