FatWallet.com: June 2012 shopping trends forecast
Graduation: Traditionally, flowers, gifts and gift cards will be discounted. Expect watches/jewelry and summer fashion sales to get good grades, along with bigger ticket tech and travel (via graduation money used to buy tech and book summer trips) [FatWallet will feature a Graduation Deals promotion from May 29-June 4.]
Fatherís Day: Look for decent sales on stuff guys want like sports and outdoors equipment (golf, cycling, running, camping, fishing, apparel/shoes), gym memberships, clothing and yes, go figure, new tech/gadgets (iPads, Tablets, Smartphones, and geeky accessories). But the big fix for a discount is on TOOLS! [FatWallet will feature an annual Fatherís Day Deals promotion with increased Cash Back from dozens of retailers, from June 5-17.]
Halfway to Black Friday: Expect online only sites like Overstock, Newegg, TigerDirect and the rash of daily deal sites to make some extra noise and push sales on rugs/flooring, electronics, summer shoes, tools/gadgets (Fatherís Day clearance) and Caribbean cruise packages and movie tickets will be hot items. [FatWallet will support this with a Web Week Deals promotion from June 18-27.]
4th of July: Most of us will prepare for the heatĖexpect sales on air conditioners, fans, patio umbrellas/shades and with fireworks aglow, grilling/party supplies, and alcohol/beverages rule. [FatWallet will support this with a 4th of July Deals promotion from June 28-July 4.]
Other traditional June Trends: Boys clothing, workout gear (resolution recall), dishware, furniture, flags, and summer movie/events tickets.