Father’s Day is tomorrow! Are you ready? Hopefully, because according to a report from IBSWorld a few weeks ago, Father’s Day spending this year is projected to surpass 2012′s total sales by 2.1 percent, coming in at $13.2 billion — and you’re expected to deliver.
Luckily for consumers, there is currently a surplus of cool gadgets and products on the market to impress just about any father. Some companies are even being generous enough to offer exclusive discounts. Here’s a comprehensive list of tips and tricks that might help equip you for the marketing madness, and won’t even break your bank.
1. Kindle Discounts
If your dad is a reader, go after the Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) discounts. The e-tailer is currently offering a $20 discount for its line of Kindle Fire HD tablets, as long as you use the promo code DADSFIRE. The deal includes the 7-inch, $199 Kindle Fire HD; the 8.9-inch, $269 Kindle Fire HD; and the 8.9-inch, $399 Kindle Fire HD with 4G LTE connection. But here’s the catch. This deal is like an early bird special. It expires Saturday, June 8. So what are you waiting for? Get there before it’s too late!
2. On Target
What if your dad is more into fashion than reading? Pull up the Target (NYSE:TGT) website now and look for the retailer’s deal on its ever fashionable polo shirts. It is currently offering Merona Men’s Short Sleeve polos for as low as $9 in a variety of colors. And when you purchase just one, you’ll receive a $5 Target gift card, effectively making it a $4 polo. You really can’t beat that, no matter how thrifty you’re trying to be for Dad. But be careful, it’s an online-only offer, and your gift card will be mailed to you.
3. Office Goodies
If your dad’s man cave is equivalent to his home office, OfficeMax.com is your one stop shop to becoming Father’s new favorite family member. Whether he needs a new desk, chair, or a great organizer, OfficeMax has you set. Also, did we mention free shipping? You can get a Broyhill Big & Tall Traditional Executive Chair for your executive for only $199, or the store offers different desk options for as low as $129.99 and up to $199.99. Hutches and mobile chests are also among those listed as discounted items exclusively for Dad.
4. Software Surprise
Back to the electronics, Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) is briefly offering $30 off Elements software in honor of Father’s Day. This deal is applicable to Photoshop Elements 11, Premiere Elements 11, and a Photoshop and Premiere Elements 11 bundle. The promotion ends on June 15, the day before Father’s Day conveniently. Make sure you enter the discount code SUMMER30 at checkout.
5. Apple Riches
And if you’re looking to really impress your father and in a time crunch, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is ready to offer its services. Whether you want to order an iPad mini, regular-sized iPad, iPad 2, iPod, iPhone, or a Mac, Apple promises to help you sleep easy knowing the product will arrive on time. It offers standard shipping, 2-day shipping, and next-day shipping, and provides consumers with a schedule of when they can expect their gift to arrive.
The Cheat Sheet is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
Disclosure: This post uses affiliate links from online retailers that allow readers to purchase merchandise, for which we may or may not receive a commission. Our content is not influenced by these partnerships.