While your mind may currently be on Independence Day staples like fireworks, hot dogs and the American flag, don’t forget that many retailers are offering deals and discounts on Thursday with 4th of July sales that extend into the weekend.

Although 4th of July markdowns are not nearly as low as Memorial Day sales, consumers can score bargains on in-season items at discount prices as part of summer clearances. Grills and patio furniture along with other home items like appliances and paint will be amongst the top markdowns along with summer apparel and swimwear.

If you’re shopping online, be sure to scour the website’s homepage for coupons and special offer codes, as many retailers offer additional savings on top of their holiday discounts. And always check for free or reduced shipping on the retailer's main page or in your email inbox.

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 4th of July and Independence Day weekend courtesy of Uncle Sam.

Department Stores

Kohl’s: 20% off everything on purchases of $75 or more using promo code “EAGLE” on Wednesday, July 3 ONLY. 15% off Sonoma outdoors furniture and décor until Wednesday using code “SONOMA15” online only. Up to 50% off sandals.

Kmart: Up to 50% off clothing. An extra 10% off online purchases of already marked down patio furniture and an extra 5% off on grills, pools and pool accessories and outdoor play items.

Macy’s: Extra 15% off purchases of $99 or more and free shipping using promo code “JULY” plus an extra 10% off home and select departments. Up to 60% off patio furniture, free delivery on online purchases of $999 or more. 3-days specials until 7/4 on bras, blenders and juicers, women’s dresses, men’s t-shirts and pillows.

Sears: Up to 60% off clothing, swimwear, appliances, vacuum cleaners, patio furniture, grills, lawn mowers, home and garden décor, storage, electronics including televisions and cameras, cell phones, fitness equipment, kitchen appliances, bed and bath, jewelry and power tools.

Target: 30% off patio furniture and garden supplies. Buy one, get one 50% off women’s swimwear.

Walmart: Online specials on home & patio, electronics, outdoor recreation and more.


Abercrombie & Fitch: 60% off select merchandise in stores and online.

Adidas: 10% off site wide with code “EXTRA.”

Aeropostale: 70% off select items, $5 graphic tees.

Aldo: Up to 70% off select merchandise and free shipping on all online orders. Online exclusive deals include $15 off orders of $75 using code “SPEND75,” $20 off orders of $100 using code “SPEND100” and $25 off orders of $120 using code “SPEND120.”

Armani Exchange: 40% off select sale items.

ASOS: Up to 50% off select merchandise.

Barney’s Warehouse: 30% off select merchandise until Monday.

Bloomingdale's: 25 to 60% off select apparel and accessories.

Free People: Additional 20% off sale items.

French Connection: 50% off select sale apparel using code “S13FINAL.”

Lands’ End: Up to 65% off select merchandise and 60% off select swimwear.

LOFT: 60% off sale items.

Nasty Gal: 20% off site wide.

Nordstrom: 65% off select merchandise.

Piperlime: Up to 70% off select merchandise.

Ralph Lauren: 25% off select sale items using code “SUMMER13.”

Urban Outfitters: 60% off select merchandise.


Best Buy: Up to 25% off select HDTV’s. Up to 30% off major home appliances. Free $50 gift card with purchase of any Samsung Galaxy mobile phone. Sale on laptops and HDTVs until Saturday,


Home Depot: Markdowns for Red, White & Blue sale along with deals on appliances. Buy two appliances, save $50. Buy three appliances, save $100. Buy four appliances, save $200. Buy five appliances, save $400. Buy six or more appliances, save $400. $ 5 off 1-gallon paints and $20 off 5-gallon paints.  50% off patio furniture online with free shipping to the store.

Lowe’s: 5 to 35% off appliances, $5 off select gallon-size Valspar, Duramax and Olympic paints through July 8.