Shopping may be the last thing on your mind now that summer is here and the Fourth of July is around the corner, but many retailers are offering deals and discounts this weekend in honor of Independence Day.
Grills, patio furniture and other home items, like appliances and paint, will be among the top markdowns this year, along with summer apparel and swimwear.
"July Fourth falls on a Friday this year, which is great news for shoppers," Offers.com Vice President Howard Schaffer said. "The best deals will start rolling in on Thursday, and they'll last until Sunday."
But you'll have to act fast -- according to RetailMeNot senior editor Trae Bodge, sales will end on July 4, right after the fireworks end. Bodge told U.S. News & World Report that there won’t be many other sales until the back-to-school season, so this will be one of the last chances to score a deal this summer.
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So put your patriotic songs on pause and turn off the barbeque. Here are some of the best places, online and in-store, to snag great deals on the Fourth of July and Independence Day weekend courtesy of GoBankingRates.com and Offers.com. Be sure to check out IBTimes’ travel deals for last-minute weekend getaways.
1. Bloomingdale’s: 20 percent to 65 percent off select merchandise through July 6; Extra 25 percent off select sale and clearance items with the code “SUMMER.”
2. JCPenney: On regular-priced and sale items, 20 percent off using JCPenney credit card, or 15 percent off using other methods of payment ; take an extra 25 percent off clearance merchandise using coupon code “HOTDOG” online or this coupon in stores; Free shipping for orders over $99.
3. Kmart: Up to 50 percent off patio furniture; Up to 60 percent off mattresses; $10 off shoe orders of $35 or more using coupon code “SHOE1035.”
4. Macy’s: Up to 40 percent off furniture; take an extra 20 percent off the entire site using coupon code “FOURTH” or this coupon in stores; take an extra 25 percent off clearance; free shipping on purchases of $99 or more.
5. Nordstrom: Up to 50 percent off new summer markdowns and free shipping.
6. Target: $10 off purchases of $50 or more on bed, bath and decor items for college using coupon code “COLLEGE.” Get a $15 Target gift card on purchases of $75 or more through July 12; free shipping on all orders of $50 or more; 20 percent off patio, grilling, pool and gardening items.
7. Sears: Up to 60 percent off mattresses and patio furniture; 40 percent or more off major appliances; 5 percent to 20 percent off select categories online only.
1. American Eagle: Extra 50 percent off AEO Clearance, and free shipping on orders of $50 or more.
2. Ann Taylor: Up to 70 percent off sale.
3. Anthropologie: Up to 50 percent off select styles.
4. ASOS: Up to 50 percent off.
7. C.Wonder: Up to 70 percent off select styles.
8. Diane von Furstenberg: 40 percent off sale styles using coupon code “JULY40” through July 7.
9. DSW: Up to 70 percent off select styles through July 4; Free shipping on orders of $35 or more.
11. GAP: Up to 60 percent off select items online and in stores.
12. Kate Spade: 25 percent off all sale items using coupon code “MORESALE” and free shipping.
13. Old Navy: 15 percent off entire purchase using coupon code “ONSAVENOW.”
14. PacSun: Extra 50 percent off select sale items.
15. Urban Outfitters: Up to 70 percent off summer sale.
16. Victoria’s Secret: Extra 20 percent off sale and clearance swimwear using coupon code “20SWIM;” Free shipping on orders of $50 or more using coupon code “SHIP50VS” through July 4; $20 off orders of $125 or more using coupon code “20OFF125” through July 4.
4. Pizza Hut: $6 medium, three-topping pizza using coupon code “TEOMED3T6” through July 27.
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2. CheapTickets: Extra 20 percent off hotel deals using coupon code “SUMMER20” when booked by July 6 on travel through Dec. 31, 2014.
3. Hotels.com: $50 off hotel purchases of $300 using coupon code “FIREWORKS” when booked by July 4.
4. The Home Depot: Up to 30 percent off select major appliances; $5 off 1-gallon cans of paint and $20 off five-gallon buckets.
5. Lowe’s: 10 percent to 30 percent off major appliances of $399 or more through July 8; 10 percent off using coupon code “47000RRRRR2404R.” Even bigger discounts of Lowe's gift cards can be found through Gift Card Granny, up to 20 percent off.
6. Orbitz: Extra 15 percent off purchases made through July 7 using coupon code “OUTTAHERE” for stays taken through Dec. 31, 2014.
7. Pottery Barn: Up to 60 percent off select items through July 6; Extra 10 percent off outdoor items using coupon code “EXTRA10” through July 3.