By Michelle Smith, Contributor
This year, summer officially starts on June 20 -- though many of you will be in summer mode long before then. You might already be looking forward to warmer, sunnier days and preparing to shop for yourself or your home. Before you get too caught up in the excitement, check out these summer savings deals to help you plan your summer vacation and still stick to your budget.
Save money on flowers for graduation gifts this summer and other special moments. Take $10 off when you spend $59.99 or more by phone or online with code FLWRTEN until July 3.
2. Ace Hardware
Finally complete those home improvement projects you never got to earlier in the year and shop online for your home maintenance and DIY needs at AceHardware.com. Through June 30, you can save $10 off a $100 purchase and save $15 off a purchase of $150 or more.
If you need to rent a car while traveling this summer, you can get a free upgrade of your car class at Alamo when you book a compact through midsize car that's picked up by June 30. Travel must be completed by July 14, 2016.
4. AMC Theatres
If you're planning to beat the heat in the theater, try taking the kids to see some Disney movies like "Finding Dory." You can get $10 in Bonus Bucks for every $100 you spend as an AMC Stubs member.
Here's another great rental car deal for summer travelers: Take $25 off weekly rental rates or pay for a two-day rental and get the third weekend day free through July 31.
6. Bass Pro Shops
Fishermen that plan to get some good catches this summer can get a $100 Bass Pro gift card with purchase of a qualifying Lowrance Fishfinder or Lowrance Chartplotter. Your purchase must be made by June 26 and this rebate form must be submitted by July 17.
Book your summer getaway now and reap the rewards. Spend over $250 between April 28 and May 1 and get a free $75 gift card for BedandBreakfast.com. Visit Offers.com to access the deal.
8. BPI Sports
Get the supplements you need to meet your fitness goals this summer and more with promo code BPI15 to save 15 percent off any purchase until Jan. 1, 2017.
Get moving and save $20 off a five-day car rental for your summer travel needs with code MUWZ074 through July 31.
Chill out with Mini Chillatas to beat the heat. This blended beverage are usually $2.99 each, but every Thursday until July 31, you can get two for $5 from from 4 p.m to 6 p.m. during happy hour.
Get some new summer accessories for 20 percent off using promo code HELLOBFF20 through Dec. 31.
12. Cost Plus World Market
Whether you want to spruce up your décor or add an exotic culinary touch to your cookout, use this coupon to get 10 percent off a purchase of $150 or more through Feb. 25, 2017.
Save money at Disneyland by taking $60 off three days of summer fun when you take advantage of the 3-Day, 1-Park Per Day ticket deal with advanced purchase. The purchase offer is available through Dec. 31 and tickets will be valid throughout next year, but must be used at least once by Dec. 31, 2017. The tickets expire 13 days after your first visit or on Jan. 13, 2018, whichever comes first.
14. Disney World
Save up to 30 percent off rooms at Disney Resort Hotels this summer. To take advantage of this offer you must book by June 10 and travel must occur between May 30 and Aug. 25 based on availability.
If you're looking for any extra deals this summer, Groupon is offering $10 off of $25 or more with promo code WELCOME through Dec. 31. This is valid for new customers only.
16. InterContinental Hotel Group
Plan a summer getaway to Canada this year and save 10 percent on lodging for one or two nights through Dec. 31. Rules vary depending on the hotel chain.
17. Kids Bowl Free
Children can bowl two free games every day all summer long if they sign up at KidsBowlFree.com. Offer validity dates and daily bowling hours vary depending on the location and can be found on the website.
18. Land's End
Don't overspend on outdoor gear this summer. Buy two or more select outerwear accessories and save $5 on each with the promo code here. This offer is valid until Dec. 31.
It might be time to get rid of old appliances and update your kitchen. Purchase a qualifying four-piece LG appliance combination and get a Lowe's gift card for up to $400. This rebate is available for purchases made by June 21, but the rebate form must be submitted by July 21.
If you're planning to spruce up the deck or patio, don't worry about hauling the load yourself or paying outrageous shipping costs. Get free delivery for all outdoor furniture orders of $999 or more through Sept.11.
21. McCormick & Schmick's
All 2016 graduates can kick summer off with a free meal. Get $20.16 off lunch or dinner with proof of graduation, such as a diploma, gown or student ID through June 15.
22. Miller Ferries
If you want to take the family to enjoy a day of fun in Put-in-Bay at the Miller Ferries, now's your chance. Save up to 35 percent off with the Family Fun Pack which includes a round-trip ferry ride, miniature golf, Heineman's Winery & Crystal Cave Tour and much more. Tickets are $50 for adults, $21 for children and available at the Miller Ferry Catawba Dock ticket booth or at the Depot in downtown Put-in-Bay from May 28 through Sept. 18. Children ages 6 and under are free.
23. Olive Garden
When it's too hot to be in the kitchen, take your family out to dinner instead. Buy one entree, get one free whether you eat in or order to-go through Oct. 4.
24. Papa John's
It's also good to know you have a back-up plan for family meals if your summer schedule is too busy. With promo code 25OFF you can save 25 percent off your entire purchase through Dec. 31, 2017. This offer might vary by location.
25. Perry Ellis
Build your summer wardrobe without breaking the bank using this coupon or promo code PE20APP to get an additional 20 percent off your purchase through Sept. 30.
If you're moving or need to clear out a room for a remodeling project, use promo code RMNQ216 to save 10 percent off local moving and storage or to save 5 percent off a long distance move until June 30.
27. Reebok Outlet Stores
Stay active this summer and save some money while you're at it with this coupon for $15 off your purchase of $75 or more through Dec 31.
If you're doing more remodeling, take $25 off select appliance purchases of $300 or more with promo code SEARS25 or save $50 off Kenmore appliance purchases of $499 or more with promo code EXTRA50. These offers expire Jan. 31, 2017 and Jan. 30, 2017, respectively.
If summer painting projects are on your agenda, use this coupon to save $15 when you spend $60 or more through June 22.
30. Southwest Airlines
Get $50 to $150 off your summer flight and hotel packages of $750 or more with promo code FRNDSFAM. You must book by May 2 and you can travel through Aug. 31.
31. Sunglass Hut
Get ready for fun in the sun by buying one pair of polarized sunglasses and getting a second pair for 40 percent off with code 40PLUS through June 29.
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