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For some of you, excitement on the 4th of July comes from the fireworks. For others, the fact that you're boss-free that day. And still others, from the fact that you can score amazing deals on clothes, restaurants and more. If you fall into this last category, keep reading -- we're showing you which stores have awesome sales this 4th of July.
But first things first: Before you hit the stores, "check out FreeShipping.org's aggregated 4th of July deals page for a roundup of all the best sales on the web along with coupons for additional discounts and free shipping," says consumer savings expert Andrea Woroch. You can also check out an extensive list of 4th of July deals from FatWallet.com here. Or, "if you prefer to shop in store, check SalesLocator.com before heading out the door to find local retail sales/deals in your area," Woroch adds.
To nail down the specific stores offering great in-store and online deals, Bundle.com talked to deal experts from personal finance site moneycrashers.com and deal site fatwallet.com to pick out some of the best sales this 4th of July. Here's the sales scoop:
If a new wardrobe gets you more excited that fireworks, now's the time to shop:Gap is offering up to 40% off men's and women's clothes, as are Nautica (if you buy four items or more) and Cabela's. And Jones New York is offering discounts of up to 75% off on its women's clothes and accessories; Lord & Taylor is serving up discounts of 20%.
For those of you who hope to take a backpacking, fishing or hiking trip this summer, consider that Backcountry.com is offering up to 40% off its clothing and outdoor gear, and Bass Pro Shops are offering some bargain basement discounts as well on a variety of gear.
Furniture and Mattresses
If you've been having some trouble getting enough shut-eye recently - or even just kicking your feet up comfortably -- Macy's is offering a bunch of deals on furniture and mattresses on the 4th. Sears is offering 50 - 60% off mattresses and discounts on other home goods like patio furniture.
Have you taken a (much needed, we're sure!) vacation recently? If not, consider that Hotels.com is offering up to 30% off many hotels around the county.
We know that making home improvements probably isn't top of your list on your day off, but with these deals, you might reconsider: Lowe's is offering 10% off major appliances priced $397 and higher, as well as 15% discounts on all Energy Star products. Home Depot has an interesting deal going on for the holiday as well: Buy two appliances and save $50; buy three appliances and save $100 (this discount scale continues up to six appliances, for which you can save a maximum of $450).
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Boston Market is offering ½ off any family meal on the 4th (go to their website to get the coupon).