SALES & SPECIALITIES
Holiday Bargains and Gift-Giving Options Abound for Shoppers
Compiled by Barbara Kuntz
With every holiday and life celebration, you’ll find a sale. Right now, we’re in the midst of a bundle of bargain opportunities as merchants close out Memorial Day items and ready for the Fourth of July — and add to that the gift-giving season for dads, grads and brides. Retailers are clearing inventories and moving on to those next special occasions on the calendar.
What’s on sale in June and onward to July? We found the deals, as well as great places to shop for everyone on your gift list.
Exercise enthusiasts are bringing their gyms home to have much-needed, air-conditioned options from their outdoor training during the hot summer days. Busy Body Home Fitness was recently offering discounts on many floor models.
Busy Body Home Fitness, www.bbhouston.com
DADS, GRADS & BRIDES
It’s an easy drive to Galveston, and if you’re on the hunt for presents, Milagro Imports & Design makes the trip well worth your time. Their one-of-a-kind, hand-blown vases are perfect accent pieces for the June bride, groom and even for Dad, anyone who appreciates unique and handcrafted art. Get a 20-percent discount from an assortment of vases regularly priced from $98 to $250 if you tell the friendly owners and staff that Houston House & Home sent you.
Milagro Imports & Design, 2313 Strand St., Galveston, 409.762.6500
Vinyl is back and bigger than ever! The Audio-Technica LP3 fully automatic belt-drive turntable makes the perfect Father's Day or graduation gift since it comes with everything needed to play records. Available for $249 in classic black or a striking white finish, the turntable combines outstanding sound quality with advanced features.
Best Buy, multiple locations, www.bestbuy.com
Memorial Day sales tend to run past the holiday, especially when it comes to major kitchen appliances. As well, continuing manufacturers’ rebates keep prime buying opportunities available almost any time of year.
For example, we spotted several kitchen promotion packages on the Factory Builder Stores website, including any qualifying Fisher & Paykel range and any 36-inch Fisher & Paykel refrigerator with bonus gift options: A Double DishDrawer™ dishwasher or two single DishDrawers™ dishwashers or a $500 rebate. The special requires a single transaction before June 30.
Factory Builder Stores, 4242 Richmond Ave., 713-572-4242; 8700 Fallbrook Drive, 281-477-6464, www.factorybuilderstores.com
The discounts begin now and just in time for your big Fourth of July party, which traditionally for many people centers around grilling, outdoor entertaining and, of course, fireworks!
Manufacturers put their most popular models on sale, as outdoor appliances fly off the shelves en masse for the biggest cookout holiday of the year.
Save $75 now on C&D Hardware and Gifts’ best-selling Daniel Boone wood pellet grill. The Green Mountain model, complete with Wi-Fi control, meat probe, tray, thermal sensor and more bells and whistles, is marked down from $759 to $684. Check out C&D for similar savings on all Green Mountain grills.
C&D Hardware and Gifts, 313 E. 11th St., 713-861-3551, www.canddhw.com