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Saturday, June 1, 2024

What To Stock Up On In June


Today, it’s all about what to stock up on in June! Oh my gosh, I love sharing my bargain tips with you. Nothing is better than saving money on those things we need each month. I’m updating the post today as I do every year. Life is good when we save money on those things we need, right?

Now more than ever, we must stock up on those items we need if we can find them. Please check the dates because you may be getting old stock hitting the grocery store shelves. As always, remember to rotate, donate, or discard as needed.

June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, so it’s a great month to stock up on OTC medications you may often use. Be sure to look for reduced prices on aspirin, Tylenol, and sinus medications.

June 10th is National Iced Tea Day, so you’ll see a lot of tea sales! I grew up on Sun Tea—it’s the best! So, let’s get started with the best buys this month.

Please plant a garden or locate a Farmer’s Market nearby. We must be able to grow some of our food. We can do it! This is where I buy my seeds: SeedsNow

What To Stock Up On In June

Stock Up On Onions

Seasonal Produce

Fruit In Season

This is a great month to enjoy fresh fruits, like blueberries, strawberries, boysenberries, cherries, nectarines, grapes, peaches, oranges, honeydew, and watermelon. There is something about biting into a really sweet watermelon, right? Mark knows how to pick them out, every single time. He does the “knock-knock” on the melon. If it sounds hollow, it’s perfect, or at least we hope so.

We’ve been eating a lot of naval oranges lately. We’ve been buying them by the box from Costco most of the time, but our local grocery store also carries some with great flavor. I’ve been trying to eat an orange as a mid-day or late-night treat.


Be ready for your favorite vegetables, like corn, potatoes, summer squash, sweet Vidalia onions, red onions, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Oh my gosh, eating produce in season is the best, right? If you’re trying to eat healthier fruits and veggies, now is the time to stock up.

When the girls were still at home, this was the time of year when we started our annual canning projects. I fondly remember them picking the green beans, strawberries, and other items from our garden. They loved being involved, and I loved teaching them some self-reliance skills.


The fresh fruits and vegetables taste like the real deal because they are truly fresh! If you have a Farmer’s Market near you, you are so lucky!

Dairy Products

Dairy Products

June is National Dairy Month. It started in 1937 as National Milk Month to promote drinking milk. That’s an interesting tidbit.

Whipping Cream

Anyway, it’s a great month to watch for deals on milk, whipping cream, cream cheese, eggs, and all varieties of cheese. It’s a great month to stock up on those items you need for those special party and reunion recipes at reduced prices. Do you remember me telling you we can FREEZE whipping cream in the cartons? SQUEAL! I do it all the time now, and I will never run out of whipping cream again! You freeze it “as is” in the cartons; how simple is that?



The first Friday of June is National Donut Day! Look for free donuts at some of your favorite donut outlets. You typically need to buy a drink, but a free donut is fantastic!

I always wished we had a quality donut store in Southern Utah when we lived there! Now that we live in the Salt Lake City area, we are close to the Dunford Bakery plant and its outlet store. YAY! Now I need a donut. What about you? Dunford chocolate cake donuts are my favorite!

Frozen Treats


The first day of summer is officially June 21st, so watch for reduced prices on ice cream, bars, popsicles, sandwiches, and more. Nothing is quite like a cool frozen treat on those hot summer days!

Ice Cream

You can stock your freezer with the frozen treats you love and enjoy them all summer.

Check out drugstores, Target, and Big Box stores for markdowns on all frozen treats. Your local grocery store chains will have coupons galore to buy your favorites, so watch your mailbox for those weekly ads!

Wedding Gifts

June is a great month to stock up on wedding gifts before a wedding reception. I love using online purchases, but there is something about picking out something extra special for that couple if you want to give a different type of bridal shower or wedding gift.

Unless you just plan to buy a kitchen appliance for your first apartment or home, visiting some specialty shops can be a fun adventure as you look for that unique gift you know the new couple will love.

Wedding Gifts at Dillards

Dinner For Dad

June is a great month to look for coupons to take Dad to dinner. Every year, I find coupons that say, ” Buy one dinner, get one dinner free.” For some meals, you must buy one drink (typically a soda). Mark’s birthday is in late June, so you can count on me to find a great place to celebrate this month.

Again, watch ads on Facebook, Groupon, or store apps.

Father’s Day Gifts

Dad loves to mow the lawn, right? If these go on sale, buy them when they drop the price!


Father’s Day is in June each year, and if you are diligent before Father’s Day, you can pick up huge discounts on tools, sporting goods, and other items for dad or grandpa—or for mom, as in me. LOL! Watch for sales to buy the items you need, or you can give them as wedding gifts!

DeWalt Tools

Some fathers love to go fishing, so June is a great month to get fishing gear on sale.

Fathers Day Gifts

You can probably get some of those dad-friendly items you need before the holiday and save money. Once the big day hits, the prices go back to normal. Tools would make great wedding gifts for that young couple starting.


Dishes and Cookware

Dishes and Cookware

June is a big wedding month for friends and family members. You can look for deep discounts on everyday dishes, fine china, and small appliances.

Even if you don’t have any weddings this month, you may want to pick up a few wedding gifts for the coming months. It’s a great month to purchase some Christmas gifts as well.

You can put them in a closet and have them ready for gift-giving throughout the year. I recommend attaching a “gift receipt” to each box.

Gym Memberships

Gym Memberships

By June, a few people have canceled their gym memberships and forgotten their New Year’s resolutions. Therefore, gym companies will offer 30-day free trial packages with discounted membership. Please note that I have never stepped foot in a VASA Gym. I just needed a picture for this post. I probably should have been going to a gym for years, but it’s not me.

Be sure to try the gym first before committing to a monthly fee. Watch out for those extra fees when signing the dotted line. It’s so fun to see what to stock up on in June!

July 4th Holiday


It’s a huge month for barbecues, so stock up on condiments like mayo, Miracle Whip, ketchup, mustard, pickles, and relish. Oh my gosh, I can almost smell the barbecue cooking those discounted hot dogs and hamburgers! The other day, Mark BBQ’d some delicious chicken. What a treat!

Hot Dogs

Life is so good when you bite into that first hot dog of the summer! We can stock up on our favorite barbecue sauce and soda for our summer get-togethers!

Iced Tea Products

Iced Tea Products

I mentioned that June 10th is National Iced Tea Day, so look for great deals on tea bags, loose tea, and powdered tea drinks. Black tea is fully fermented, so it lasts longer than green tea if you’re looking for something to stock up on in your pantry.

Store your tea in airtight containers on a cool, dark shelf for 18-24 months. When in doubt, throw it in the freezer and use it as needed.

Check the expiration dates on each box or container. It’s so fun to see what to stock up on in June!

First Aid Products

Bandaids and Gauze

When school lets out, we may see more scrapes, cuts, and minor bruising as kids explore outside after waiting months for the good weather. This is the month to stock up on all sizes and shapes of BandAids, Neosporin, bandages, gauze pads, and other items you like to use when family members get hurt.

Let’s be ready for all of those issues with a first aid kit that’s stocked and ready to go. I bought a nice compact first aid kit at Costco this week for one of my grandsons who works in construction. It was priced right and should do what he needs when on the job.

We don’t want to be caught without those items we need when we do need them, right? In case you missed my post: 35 OTC Medications You Should Store

Pain Relief Medication

Pain Medication

This is the month to stock up on pain relief medication. It’s National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. You will see discounts and coupons galore for those items you may use most often.

Save money and fill out your first aid kit. Life is good when we’re prepared for the unexpected. You’ll see savings on aspirin, Tylenol, sinus medications, Motrin, and more.

What to Stock Up On Each Month:

Unique Holidays in June

  • June 1: Flip a Coin Day 
  • June 2: National Rocky Road Day 
  • June 3: World Bicycle Day 
  • June 4: Applesauce Cake Day 
  • June 5: Hot Air Balloon Day 
  • June 6: National Frozen Yogurt Day 
  • June 7: National Chocolate Ice Cream Day 
  • June 8: Best Friends Day 
  • June 9: National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day 
  • June 10: Iced Tea Day 
  • June 11: National Corn on the Cob Day 
  • June 12: National Peanut Butter Cookie Day 
  • June 13: Sewing Machine Day 
  • June 14: Monkey Around Day 
  • June 15: National Prune Day 
  • June 16: Fresh Veggies Day 
  • June 17: Eat Your Vegetable Day 
  • June 18: National Splurge Day 
  • June 19: National Kissing Day 
  • June 20: Ice Cream Soda Day 
  • June 21: National Selfie Day 
  • June 22: National Chocolate Eclair Day 
  • June 23: Let it Go Day 
  • June 24: National Handshake Day
  • June 25: National Catfish Day 
  • June 26: National Canoe Day 
  • June 27: National Onion Day
  • June 28: Paul Bunyan Day
  • June 29: Waffle Iron Day 
  • June 30: Meteor Day 

Final Word

I hope you enjoyed today’s post. I work hard to find the best deals for you. Life is good if we stockpile things we need at discounted prices.

It’s all about what to stock up on in June. Here’s to saving money and prepping on a shoestring. May God bless this world. Linda

Copyright Images: Deposit photos_11809299_m-2015, Donuts Deposit photos_44770105_s-2019, Popsicles Depositphotos_72235199_s-2019, Pink Bank AdobeStock_342409528 by Kanjana, Corn on the Cob Deposit photos_275331248_s-2019

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