7 father's day sales worth shopping
June's a busy month – it brings the last day of school, official beginning of summer and Father's Day. But while you're busy trying to beat the heat (or keeping your children entertained), don't forget to find dad something special for his holiday. Fortunately, the following stores are running sales that are sure to help you get more bang for your buck, as well as a gift suited for every dad on your list.
This online retailer has something for just about every father. It also has that mythical thing called good customer service (I would know, since they recently helped me fix an order I messed up). If you want to get dad something special, Overstock's Father's Day sale section, which has a wide assortment of products up to 50 percent off, is a good place to start. I especially recommend you check out the selection of gifts under $50.
If your dad is the sort who believes idle time is wasted time, then consider Sports Authority's Father's Day Sale. My dad happens to be a golf nut, so I'm pretty excited about the $20 off $100 on select golf equipment, as well as free shipping when the order is at least $49. There's also deep savings on bikes, sports apparel, heart rate monitors, fitness equipment, knives and more.
For the DIY Dad, it's hard to go wrong shopping Sears' Father's Day Deals. Deals include up to 50 percent off tools, as much as 20 percent off power lawn and garden equipment and 25 percent off certain grills. Look online for coupons to maximize your savings and even score free shipping. Just try not to ask him to start checking things off of your fix-up list – at least not until his weekend is over.
Ties may be passé, but that doesn't mean you can't buy dad something to kick his style up a notch for Father's Day. Macy's has a large selection of apparel, watches, shoes and even cologne for the dad with the discerning eye. It also is offering free shipping when you spend at least $99. If you're worried about getting your gift in time for Father's Day, Macy's guarantees it will be there on time if you place your order by June 16. And with prices slashed 40 percent or more, now's the time to buy the top brands normally out of budget's reach.
With gear for fishing, camping, hunting and more, Cabela's is a smart choice for the outdoorsman. Save up to 50 percent and look for items that ship for free. In addition to all the outdoors stuff, Cabela's now also sells drones and accessories. Just be warned – if dad pays the store a visit, he may not emerge for a good while.
The gadget junkie will appreciate something from Best Buy. It sells smartwatches, drones, smartpens, Bluetooth-enabled devices and even a pop-up hot dog toaster (yes, really). Whatever it may be, Best Buy not only has a great sale, it also has a price-match guarantee in case you see a lower price elsewhere later.
If punctuality is important, then dad will probably appreciate a good watch. J.C. Penney has a solid selection of watches from top brands including Citizen, Casio, and Seiko for 20 percent off. It also has smartwatches and activity trackers. Is it really possible for dad to have too many watches?
Of course, there's always a way to squeeze more savings out of even the best sale. The easiest and most obvious way is to use coupons; some stores won't let you use a coupon on top of sale prices, but it never hurts to check. And if they won't let you use a coupon on the product itself, you may be able to add a free shipping coupon to save a bit more. If you can't find a free shipping coupon code, look up the store's policies to see if it offers free ship-to-store.
Another way to find extra savings is to look into your rewards or cardholder perks. Oftentimes companies offer loyal customers deeper sale discounts or early access to sales. A little research can yield big savings.
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