A lot of stores are already rolling out their biggest sales of the summer, so you might be wondering which items will be worth your time. Luckily, we already know enough to give a few hints as to what you should and shouldn’t be shopping for during the biggest patriotic sale of the year. So, if you’re ready to do a little shopping between the big holidays, you’ll be well on your way to saving a bundle as you navigate through the sales that are already kicking off. So, whether you’re an early bird or you like to enjoy last minute deals, these tips should help you pick all of the sales you should check out, so you can avoid those that won’t be worth your time.
1. Yay for Appliances
One of the best things to shop for during the 4th of July sales is appliances. You will find everything from individual items like washers, dryers and refrigerators to bundle deals that are perfect for renovations. It’s a little surprising that this is one of the top holidays to purchase these items, so many people actually miss out on the deals. However, you’ll be able to find items close to 40% off on many retailers’ websites and brick and mortar stores. You might even go in to see if you can get some financing on the items, so you don’t have to hold out on the deals if you don’t have the money upfront. These deals are certain to bypass Black Friday, so if you can shop now you should. If not, then Black Friday will be your next best option for the deals. If you’re interested in appliances, the Home Depot, Lowes and Best Buy are certain to meet your needs during the big holiday sale.
2. Nay for Technology
Without a doubt, technology isn’t going to be your friend when it comes to this holiday sale. So, you might want to skip out on it. Although there will be some deals on electronic products, you’ll find that waiting will serve you better. One of the best times to purchase these items is actually right around the corner. Typically, you’ll find lots of great deals on phone, tablets and computers during the back to school season. On top of that, you will be able find some good deals on TVs during the Labor Day holiday. All in all, you’ll find yourself saving a whole lot of cash, if you simply wait for August and September to roll around.
3. Yay to Patio Furniture
The Fourth of July marks the biggest bash of the season, which also means people will be winding down when it comes to entertaining outside. Thus, many stores are going to try to push their patio furniture. You should be able to find everything from outdoor tables and accessories to grills and other supplies that will get you through the rest of the season. Of course, if you notice some items are still priced high, you might hold off and see if they are being clearanced out during the Labor Day celebration. If you are looking to grab some patio furniture, you’re bound to find some incredible deals at Walmart, Home Depot and Lowes. However, this will be one of the most common sale items online too, so check out your favorite stores that offer the items you desire. You should always consider what you need and what will fit in your space, before you make the purchase official.
4. Nay to Summer Clothes
You might be tempted to jump on sales that involve summer clothes. A lot of stores will promise some of the best prices of the year on these items. However, this isn’t necessarily the case. In fact, when back to school days begin, you’ll find that the leftover summer clothes will be put on the clearance rack. This will allow you to save even more on the clothing. Plus, the longer you hold out on these items, the more you will save on them. So, unless you find a deal you simply can’t resist, you might want to ditch this sale to pursue the others, as you won’t have to wait long to enjoy even more savings.
5. Yay to Patriotic Items
Patriotic items are definitely going to be on your buy list. Since there won’t be another patriotic holiday until Veterans Day in November, many stores will be trying to get rid of their patriotic stock. Often, Veterans day doesn’t even require these items, so many of the stores will sell items dirt cheap. If you love to decorate with patriotic items, then stock up as much as you can. You might even want to use them as crafting supplies, so you can make your home even more festive when the patriotic season returns. You might also be able to find patriotic clothing for cheap, too. One of the most popular items to try to buy during these sales is military inspired collectibles that can be rather pricey during other times. So, make sure you check out department stores, craft stores and even military stores to find the items you want at the best price of the year.
6. Nay to Fireworks
You might think that now is the perfect time to get fireworks for the holiday. However, even if you find yourself waiting until the firework stands are about to close you still won’t find the deals you desire. Waiting for the day after the holiday will allow you to find lots of deals that will help you to save huge on the items you’ve always wanted to try out. These fireworks can be used after the holiday as long as they are legal in your area. You might also consider saving them for holidays like New Year’s.
7. Yay to Jewelry
July tends to be a bit of a dry period for jewelry. There aren’t any major gift giving holidays during this month, and wedding and proposal season seems to dry out a bit. Thus, a lot of jewelers will try to inspire a sale for the holiday in order to bring in some money. Thus, you might find some of the items you want are clearanced or even on sale during the holiday. You might even want to shop ahead to find the perfect engagement, wedding or anniversary band for the one you love. You should also be able to find jewelry based around zodiacs that take place in July, which will certainly be a treat for anyone with a birthday.
8. Nay to Gardening Supplies
Although planting season might not be in its prime anymore, gardening supplies are still in high demand. Items like lawnmowers, weedwhackers, and other planting and maintenance supplies will be a bit high in price until lawn work isn’t required anymore. You might luck out and find some deals on these items when Black Friday arrives. So, if you can avoid purchasing items such as this then you absolutely should. There are rentals for these items if you are desperate to clean up the yard. You might also look at a thrift store or simply shop for an older model until the new deals arrive.
9. Yay to Tools
With Father’s Day over, a lot of stores will be trying to clear out the excess stock that they have from the holiday. On top of that, there will be new stock coming in soon that the store will need to make plans to display. Thus, many stores will hold liquidation sales in hopes of getting rid of the old stuff. This will make the sale one of the best of the year, so you won’t want to miss on some of the deals. You won’t see deals again until Black Friday, which will make it too late for the items to be put to good use due to the weather. So, shop around at Sears, Home Depot, Lowes and more to ensure you find the best deals around.
10. Nay to Cars
July isn’t the time to shop for cars either, especially during the Fourth of July sales. Sales during the summer months are actually up in most cases because of graduations and road trips. So, you might find yourself looking in a sea of overpriced vehicles. If you can wait for a car, you will find some of the best deals around Labor Day. During this time, new models are coming in so most of the dealerships will be dropping prices on some of the older models. You might even be able to drive off the lot with a brand new car without spending a fortune.
Shopping around during the Fourth of July can be a lot of fun. However, knowing which items to shop for will help make your shopping experience even better. So, when it comes to making the most out of your money, then you’ll definitely want to check out these five areas, while avoiding the other five when necessary.