What To Stock Up On In June

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Today, it’s all about what to stock up on in June! Oh my gosh, I love sharing my bargain tips with you. There is nothing 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 before 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 that is just now 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 those OTC medications you may often use. Be sure and look for aspirin, Tylenol, and sinus medications at reduced prices.

June 10th is National Iced Tea Day, so you’ll see a lot of sales on tea! 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 close to you. 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 those 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 more healthy fruits and veggies, now is the time to stock up.

When the girls were still at home, this is the time of year we’d start our annual canning projects. I have such fond memories of 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 actually taste like the real deal since they truly are fresh! If you have a Farmer’s Market near, 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, right?

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, 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 hey, a free donut is awesome!

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

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Frozen Treats


The first day of summer is officially June 21st, so keep your eye out for reduced prices on frozen ice cream, ice cream bars, popsicles, ice cream sandwiches, and more. There is nothing 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.

Be sure and 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 you need to go to a wedding reception. I love using online purchases, but there is something about picking out something extra special for that couple you really want to give a different type of bridal shower or wedding gift to.

Unless you just plan to buy a kitchen appliance for their 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 out to dinner. Every year I find coupons that are “buy one dinner, get one dinner free.” For some meals, you have to buy one drink (typically a soda). Mark has a birthday in late June, you can count on me finding a great place to go celebrate this month.

Here again, watch ads on Facebook, Groupon, or those mailers we get in our mailbox every week.

Father’s Day Gifts

Dad’s love 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 the month of June is a great month to get fishing gear on sale.

Fathers Day Gifts

My point is, you can 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. Things like tools would make great wedding gifts for that young couple starting out.


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 of every kind.

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 be ready for gift-giving throughout the year. I recommend attaching a “gift receipt” to each of the boxes.

Gym Memberships

Gym Memberships

By June, a few people have canceled their gym memberships and have already forgotten their New Year’s resolutions. Therefore, the gym companies will be offering 30-day trials for free with discounted gym memberships. Please note, 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 just not me.

Be sure and 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 all your 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!

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Iced Tea Products

Iced Tea Products

I mentioned June 10th is National Iced Tea Day, so look for great buys 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 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 start exploring 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 construction. It was priced right and should do what he needs when on the job. Be sure and watch your mailbox for coupons and rebates available for even more savings.

We don’t want to be caught without those items we need when we really 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 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 Rhubard 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 Vegetables 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 can stockpile those 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

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  1. Oh Linda! You know we love you! (and your book which is ever so helpful right now!)
    I did not know that June was Migraine and Headache month! I’m already celebrating! Woohoo!
    First migraine of the month! Started yesterday! I didn’t even know I could celebrate a migraine!
    Gee, my birthday month and I get to pay to renew my Driver’s License AND get a migraine!
    Naturally I am sitting here chuckling to myself.
    I’ve spent the last week or so sitting on the back deck reviewing your book yet again. I think we are pretty much on the ball – naturally with your help. We haven’t run out of anything (whew!). We are ahead on a number of things, and I am carefully checking the grocery list(s) before we go out shopping. We’ve only been going out once each week, and even then we are gloved and masks. A wonderful friend of our eldest granddaughter made masks for us and we use them regularly!
    Thank you again for all you do to take care of us and keep us safe!

    1. Hi Cheryl, oh my gosh, you made my day!!! I love you back from Utah! Oh, migraines are not fun! Thank you for reading my book, that was probably the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. When the publisher asked me to write a book, I told them, “I’m not a writer”, they said, we don’t care, we want you because you are an expert. I was actually honored to be asked but the task was not easy for me. But looking back, I know God wanted me to write the book, I was 65 years old! It’s actually a blessing we have had this darn COVID because it has made a lot of people wake up to be prepared. Who would have ever guessed we could not get flour, rice, yeast, or toilet paper??? God truly works in mysterious ways. Stay well, stay safe, Linda

  2. That was certainly an interesting tidbit regarding how National Dairy Month got it’s start, my “something learned” for the day! 🙂
    PS freezing whipping cream? I did not know this, but will now grab extras when they’re on sale. Yay!

    1. Hi Amy, thank you! I learned about freezing whipping cream right here in our forum of readers. I bought some on sale, froze them, thawed a pint in the frig for 2 days, it whipped up beautifully! I had no idea either! It’s the best tip ever! Linda

  3. You had to mention Donuts didn’t you. I made Donut’s for Casey’s General Stores for 5 years. I do miss making them but I really don’t miss being at work at 3 a.m. I use to get up at 2 to be ready and at work by 3. I like Casey’s donuts because they bake their donut’s instead of frying them. I went in to a Walmart and I thought Oh I’ll grab a few donuts ( with ours in mind) I got home and grabbed one, bit into it and it coated my mouth with grease. So I stick with what I know. I
    think I mentioned it before but if you catch yeast donuts on sale you can make GREAT bread pudding with them.
    Also with Memorial Day and the first of June so close you MIGHT still be able to get BBQ items on sale
    like Pork and Beans. Also try the Amish stores for bargains too. I had bought a jar of pickles for 50 cents. Next time I
    go if they still have them I’m going to get a case. I can’t make Dill pickles for 50 cents a jar. And also keep you eyes open for coupons for these items too

    1. HI June, oh my gosh, the donut holes! So Casey’s Donuts bakes them, how on earth did you get up that early to make them?? Yummy job! I love pork and beans. I would buy pickles for 50 cents, way cheaper than making them! I love bargains on items we love to eat! Linda

    2. also sweet relish for meat salads and potato salad… watch the prices…item on sale may not be the best buy!

      1. Denise,
        I totally agree about sale prices, you have to know your prices. Sometimes I forget about things like
        relish I make my own, I have bought dill relish before but only a jar or 2. I use my own, I love making my own
        that way I can use the cucumbers that have gotten to big to make pickles out if.

  4. Hi Linda: my daughter and I printed and started an emergency binder. We bought canned water and just this week received a box of water bricks and preserver. We started our food pantry last year and we have a back-up generator for the freezer. We have bug out bags ready to go. I want to thank you for this website and keeping it up-to-date. And the wealth of information you provide. You are certainly fulfilling the purpose God put you on earth to do. God bless you.

    1. Hi Brenda, oh my gosh, thank you for your kind words!!! Hugs, from Utah! I LOVE LOVE LOVE hearing what you have accomplished in your preparedness journey! I really know God wants me to teach the world, one person at a time! Thanks again, Linda

  5. Stock up on pectin…amazon would only let me have one pkg and shipping $5 so I went to DG instead..I just received 2 lbs and it is divided and sealed, ready to store. ..Hoosier Hill Farm…about 1.50 for 2 oz….DG was 2.50 per box.

    Good luck

  6. I wish you were all closer, so we could share with you the apple dough covered in powdered cinnamon sugar donuts we get.

  7. Our family is very low dairy, i freeze all cheeses . to prolong their life…sometimes i divide them and put them in smaller bags, dropping them down int he bigger, but now empty bag… also do nuts the same way. There are several items we use sparingly on your must buy list… when in doubt i buy canned meats. they are already secured..

    1. Hi Denise, I think we will all be buying canned meat sooner than later. I do what you do, I freeze whatever I can because we can’t eat it as fast as we could when we had kids living at home. Nuts never go bad in my house because like you, we freeze them in smaller bags just like the cheese. Great comment, Linda

      1. Linda, in this society where everyone is encouraging ppl to cut back on their meat consumed..I am trying to increase our meat/protein supply in as many ways as possible. This includes eggs, home raised or bartered meats, butchershop specials, standard supermarket fresh and canned in as much variety as possible. When your family has medical conditions and the control approach is a high protein diet, you stock meat , store everything possible to vary that protein in different flavors…and add items for making treats.
        Those who have never used canned meats, often do not have a clue how to utilize them for the best benefit , more satisfying servings, stretcher meals, from a commercially canned product.
        It is just my hubs and i as well,we get at least 4 meals, 2 each from a canned meat product that is labeled 24 oz, usually has 18 oz actual meat, (remainder is fat and cooking broths). i take about 6-8 oz of meat,( and set it aside for different meal,second day.) We often take the fats off and use it to make a rue,( fat and flour)( if need more, add olive oil) the broth to make the gravy and have creamed pork or beef. we can use that same portion to make green chili by adding a can of green chili, and garlic to some olive oil in a skillet.. then taking out vegs, setting aside until rue is made into a gravy.. meat should be prepared (browned and chopped.)add meat green chili, garlic and a can of rotel and simmer til froth is gone.. green chili is good over eggs for breakfast, over baked potato for lunch or supper , or served with tortilla’s.Adjust green chili type to suit the fire-factor you desire.. i get a mild one,hubs can add hot sauce , i can’t take heat out.
        Day 2. .. for another but different meal.. the “set aside” portion would be typically made into bbq. after chopping,There will be enough for two generous bbq sandwiches..
        If there are leftovers of Green chili it can be used on another – 3rd day.. we always get 4 generous portions for the two of us and often get enough green chili for a 3rd day of meals.
        we do this, Often… with Beef or pork.. If you like it but want to try something else, the third days green chili will store well in freezer in freezer container.
        12 oz chicken , canned is often chicken salad sandwiches… mayo, sweet relish, a pc of finely chopped celery or some celery powder. and onion powder. an alternate recipe is a chicken and noodle stovetop casserol. i add carrots or green peas to water as it is boiling for noodles, reduce the water so the amount is largely cooked off as noodles cook.add a splash of lactose free milk ,2 tbsp butter and the can of chicken, that has been broken up, and seasoned to your tastes.

        1. Hi Denise, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your comment! Here’s the deal, this is exactly why I am trying to get the word out for people to teach their kids and grandkids how to cook from scratch. You are showing us how to do it, one can at a time. It takes some creativity but we can do it. Love this! Linda

          1. Granny Karma Homestead, you tube channel…(I am not affiliated with her but watch her most of the time.) had a message on this today… how to make the most of small budget for prepping.

  8. Linda,

    Some friends of ours just got back from New Orleans and gave us some Beignet mix. Jane made them and yummmmm!.

    I’m off to the store as watermelon is on sale and we need milk, and Jane wants ice cream. I just came in from working in the gardens for 5 hours and I’m beat.

    1. Hi Ray, oh my gosh, they make Beignet mix??? I’m going to find some of those! Yummy! 5 hours in your garden, you need some watermelon and ice cream to cool down!! What a great day! Linda

  9. Update:
    Here in this rural town, there are 5 groceries.
    I checked all and only two had grapes–walmart & IGA.
    They looked really bad and packaged by 1 lb. each.
    $5 a lb.

    I will miss grapes which I bought every visit to town.

    No strawberries around here to pick or buy. Rulers had a quart for $1.50 and they were great tasting
    Their eggs are still $1.25 and no limit.

    1. Hi Judy, oh darn, I just bought some beautiful grapes at Costco for $5.49 for each container and they were so good. I can’t remember the pounds but the plastic container was about 8 inches square. I bought three containers and the family devoured all of them! Hopefully, next time some good grapes will hit the stores ear you.Eggs are way down here. We buy 5 dozen at a time for $9.99 and no limit for now anyway. They got up to $19.99 for 5 dozen for a month or two. We didn’t buy them when they were that high! Fingers crossed you will get some delicious grapes next time! Linda

      1. I don’t see it. Floods in Cali destroyed lots of vineyards.
        Or maybe our little town isn’t on the delivery route.
        I have never shopped at Rulers these years and not seen grapes…this is a first and not seeing at other stores is telling.
        All have a nice weekend.

  10. We’ve got the garden growing and getting lots of lettuce, green onions, celery, radishes, and cabbage out of it so far. Husband has never grown celery before, but it looks like a bumper crop and we are picking them small because they’re really doing well and will get larger. We do need to grow as much of our own food as possible.

    1. Hi Paula, oh my gosh, this is so exciting to have a great garden that’s producing! What a bonus to have a bumper celery crop!! I LOVE HEARING this! Life is good when we can produce our own food! Good job! Linda

  11. I tried to freeze heavy whipping cream and I couldn’t even pour it out of the carton. I had to throw it away. I will try again though.

    1. Hi Jane, here’s the deal with frozen whipping cream. It make take a week to thaw, literally depending on the fat content. We have to thaw it in the refrigerator, so of course it takes longer to liquefy. The consistency is never the same, it’s lumpy but it still whips up delicious whipping cream! I would try it again. Linda

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