If your holiday weekend is about beaches and cookouts, there's something missing: like the serious bargains you could be shopping at some of our favorite major retailers.
Because the sales leading up to (and on) the Fourth are abundant this year, we've rounded up a list of some of the best so you can plan your shopping strategy in advance. Check out some of our favorite deals, and get ready to take some notes.
At Best Buy, there are a lot of sales going on that will shape up our summer, including the opportunity to save up to 40 percent on appliances not only on July 4, but right now thru July 11. You can also score a $50 or $100 gift card when you purchase a qualifying appliance.
Home Depot has its “Red White and Blue Savings” going on right now. You can save 30 percent on grills and smokers as well as 40 percent on washers, dryers, refrigerators and stoves, and if you buy multiple appliances, you will save even more. Savings start at $50 off two appliances and go up to $500 off six appliances.
We can always count on Kohl's for a great sale, and this week is no different. Its Fourth of July Sale is pretty big, with discounts of up to 80 percent off and summer clothing at clearance prices. Online, there's an extra 20 percent off swimwear with the code SWIMWEAR20; 50 to 60 percent off select sandal styles; and get $10 in Kohl's Cash for every $50 you spend.
Lowe's has a lot going on right now, including 10 percent off eligible purchases for military personnel and up to 40 percent off appliances June 28 through July 8. They also have steep discounts on barbecue essentials, such as a Char-Broil five-burner liquid propane gas grill for $169 (usually $219). This barbecue sale is from June 27 through July 9. There will also be some home organization and patio furniture deals to snag in early July.
At Old Navy, get 30 percent off your purchase and free shipping on orders over $25 with code VERYGOOD at the Pre-Fourth of July sale, which is already going on and includes $2 flip-flops, $4 tanks, $6 tees, $8 dresses and up to 50 percent off storewide on select items.
If you need a new mattress, Sears has the deal for you! Select mattresses will be 60 percent off and some appliances will be 40 percent off.
At Target, we're scoring up to 30 percent off some pool and outdoor toys and patio furniture and accessories. If you're throwing an Independence Day bash, they also have flag-print paper plates and cups for as low as $1.50 for a pack of 10. There's even adorable Fourth of July-inspired clothing for great prices. Guys and girls can get patriotic shirts and tanks for as low as $13. You can even snag some accessories for as low as $6.