The kids are out of school, temperatures have warmed up and the days are getting longer, so clearly summer solstice is near. In 2016, the official first day of summer — and the longest day of the year — falls on June 20, so it’s time to start preparing for the most laid-back season of the year.
Now that summer’s here, you’ll need to stock up on supplies for hosting plenty of backyard barbecues and start thinking about where to take your family on vacation. Here’s a list of summer sales on everything from hotels and theme parks to warm weather apparel, so don’t make any purchases until you’ve consulted this summer discount list.
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Summer Solstice Sales on Food and Drink
This is the season to relax, so get out of the kitchen and take advantage of these summer freebies and discounts from some of your favorite chain restaurants.
- Carl’s Jr.: Save $1 on any size California Classic Double Cheeseburger combo with this coupon until July 6.
- Cheddar’s: Present this in-store coupon to get a free made-from-scratch order of five-piece chicken tenders with the purchase of at least one adult entrée until July 3.
- Corner Bakery: Get a free 20-ounce iced tea, lemonade or soda with the purchase of an adult lunch or dinner entrée with this in-store coupon until June 20.
- Jack in the Box: Buy one Buttery Jack and get the second for free with this in-store coupon until July 12.
- Long John Silver’s: Use these coupons to get any platter for $6.49 and more until June 30.
- Mazzio’s Italian Eatery: Get a large two-topping pizza for $10 with promo code 4238 until June 23.
- Olive Garden: Present this coupon to receive one free appetizer or dessert with the purchase of two adult entrees until June 23.
- Steak ‘n Shake: Take $1 off any breakfast sandwich combo with this coupon until July 17.
- Taco Time: Buy one Big Juan Burrito and get the second free when you present this in-store coupon until June 21.
- Village Inn: Enjoy a free slice of pie with the purchase on an adult entrée when you present this coupon until June 23.
- White Castle: Buy one Single Cheese Slider and get another free with this in-store coupon until June 30 .
First Day of Summer Deals on Travel and Theme Parks
Summer is here, so save money on your travel plans with these summer discounts on everything from rental cars to theme park tickets.
- Busch Gardens Williamsburg: Take $15 off single-day admission tickets with code BGWOffer until Oct. 30.
- Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas: As part of the resort’s summer sale, take up to 25 percent off stays with code VVSUM16 until June 20.
- CheapOair: Take up to $30 off hotels this summer with code HOTEL30 until Sept. 30.
- CheapOstay: Save up to $40 off summer travel with code SUMMER40 until June 29 .
- Choice Hotels: Use code 00076022 to take up to 20 percent off hotel bookings until June 30.
- Extended Stay America: Take $100 off stays of 15 to 29 nights with code M6100 until June 30.
- Fairmont Hotels and Resorts: Save up to 30 percent on stays with code PRLL until Aug. 15.
- Fox Rent-a-Car: Use code SPRING2016 to save an extra 10 percent off U.S. pay later car rentals until June 29.
- Hertz: Get up to $5 per day off your rental or $30 off with code 107785 until Aug. 31.
- Six Flags: Enter code COKE at checkout to receive $21 off admission to select parks until Jan. 1, 2017.
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Summer Solstice Discounts on Summer Apparel
Take advantage of these summer sales from your top retailers to update your wardrobe with the season’s hottest trends.
- American Eagle: Take up to 60 percent off summer apparel in the Best Summer Sale Ever.
- bluemercury: Use code ONTHEGO to get a free deluxe 8-piece gift with any order of $125 or more for a limited time.
- Dress Lily: Use code BEACH2016 for free shipping and $2 off $20, $4 off $35 and $6 off $50 worth of summer beachwear until July 2.
- Eddie Bauer: Take up to 60 percent off during the Semi-Annual Sale.
- Express: Save 15 percent off all online purchases with code 9500 or this in-store coupon until June 30.
- Finish Line: Get up to 60 percent off tees and shorts in their End of Season Sale until June 20.
- Forever 21: Take up to 50 percent off select styles in-store and online during the Summer Sale for a limited time.
- H&M: Take up to 60 percent off select styles and get free shipping on orders over $40 with code 0040 for a limited time.
- J. Crew: Take 40 percent off new summer arrivals online. Some exclusion apply.
- Jimmy Choo: Take up to 50 percent off in the Spring Summer 2016 sale for a limited time.
- Loft: Take 25 percent off new arrivals with promo code SWEET for a limited time.
- ShoeBuy.com: Get 30 percent off and free shipping with code RMNSAVINGS until June 22.
- Tillys: Use this RetailMeNot deal to generate a 20 percent off coupon to use online or in-store until June 28.
- Urban Outfitters: Get women’s bottoms for just $9.99 and more during the In the Bag Sale until June 20.
First Day of Summer Discounts on Beauty Supplies, Gifts and More
From host gifts to beauty items, these summer deals will put more money in your pocket to enjoy the season.
- 1-800-Baskets.com: Save 30 percent on summer gifts with code 30DEALS until June 11.
- Bath and Body Works: Enter code DISCOVER20 at checkout to receive 20 percent off your purchase until Dec. 31.
- Carol’s Daughter: Enjoy 30 percent off items for summer with code SUMMER30 for a limited time.
- Edible Arrangements: Use code HCAS5164 to take 20 percent off orders of $39 and up until June 20.
- Jo-Ann Fabrics: Get 30 percent off one regular priced item with this RetailMeNot coupon until June 30.
- ThinkGeek: Save up to 60 percent off during the Summer Solsctice Sale until June 22.
Jamie Young contributed to the reporting for this article.