Last Minute Father’s Day Gifts and More, 2013 by Carmine Barbetta (FB)
Summertime presents limited opportunities to save big online between holidays of Memorial Day and Labor Day. Among the exceptions are the occasions of Father’s Day and Independence Day.
With Father’s Day upon us, retailers are offering some great last minute deals for tardy shoppers. Some examples:
American Eagle: Free Shipping on any order. (ends 6/17)
Bass Pro Shops: Discounted Father’s Day Specials. (ends 6/23)
Aeropostale: Free $25 Aero Card with $100+ order. (ends 6/16)
MLB Shop: Authentic BP Jerseys only $49.99. (ends 6/18)
Once Father’s Day is behind us, retailers move immediately into Independence Day offers which tend to emphasize appliances, apparel, and outdoor items such as grilling and outdoor entertaining products.
Two early appliance offers that have already been released for 4th of July include:
Best Buy: 10-30% off Major Appliances and Free Delivery on Appliances $429 and Up. (ends 7/10)
Home Depot: 10% OFF Appliances $397 or More. Plus, Free Delivery & Haul Away. Online Only.
Don’t despair if you miss out on the holiday offers. There are other opportunities to save. For instance, summer is a great time to get in shape. Knowing that you might be trying to fit into that old swimsuit, weight loss companies like Weight Watchers are offering specials such as Weight Watchers Online at 30% OFF plus a Free Summer Starter Kit. Weight Watchers has used the likes of Jennifer Hudson and Jessica Simpson to promote a service that touts convenience (a simple points system). Their hope is that potential customers will identity with celebrities that have been challenged by weight problems in very public ways.
Nutrisystem has likewise pushed summer offers including 50% off their service for men. Men have often been left out of weight loss marketing campaigns and offer a burgeoning client base for the weight loss companies.
Whatever you do, enjoy your 4th of July picnic before starting a summer weight loss program!
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