That said, we noticed an abundance of sitewide sales last year at stores such as Best Buy, Target and A4C with discounts that took from 50 to 82 percent off a wide variety of items. Best Buy’s sale was particularly noteworthy for including Apple devices such as iMacs and MacBooks. For notebooks,Lenovo also merits a mention for taking up to 39 percent off of its selection of laptops.
Alternatively, T-Mobile took up to $100 off select 4G tablets during its Father’s Day sale, whereas smaller vendors such as ZAGG will likely take up to 70 percent off its selection of accessories including headphones, Bluetooth keyboards, and cases.
This year you may also want to pay close attention to offers for music-streaming services. Earlier this month Apple announced its new streaming service, Apple Music, with prices ranging from $9.99 a month for single plans to $14.99 a month for family plans. Even if you find that too expensive for your budget, Apple’s service could spark a temporary price war between competitors like Spotify and Rdio, which may announce specials in an effort to keep their customers from jumping ship. Spotify has already announced it plans to price match Apple Music in the near future.
Tools and Sporting Gear Will Offer the Lowest Starting Prices
If your dad loves the great outdoors, you’ll be happy to hear that 25 percent of all Father’s Day deals last year included outdoors or sporting equipment. The stores with the most noteworthy deals included Bass Pro Shops and Gander Mountain. The former offered deals from $3, whereas Gander Mountain offered 70 percent off select camping, hunting, and fishing gear.
For DIY dads, last year both Home Depot and Lowe’s offered a wide variety of gifts starting at just $5. Lowe’s had slightly better prices in that it offered an extra 10 percent off via a stackable coupon. However, if there’s a particular item you want, we recommend price checking both stores.
Finally, if you just don’t know what to get your dad this Father’s Day, there are many unconventional gifts/deals you can choose from. Omaha Steaks slashed up to 60 percent off select meat packages and bundled in free shipping and a free 6-pack burger kit. 1-800-Baskets discounted select Father’s Day gift baskets by up to 40 percent. Travel site Jetsetter also partook in the deal slinging with discounts at 10 international golf hotels (prices started at $94 a night). And of course, online giant Amazon.com took 60 percent off a wide assortment of gifts for Father’s Day. It even offered a student special wherein students would receive a $10 credit with the purchase of a $50 Father’s Day gift card.
No matter which route you take, your dad is bound to love his gift and the best part is, he’ll never need to know just how much (or how little) you spent on it.