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As the Fourth of July has come and gone, we’ve stopped updating this post with sales and can’t promise the ones below are still available. Check back next year for updated deals.
While the Fourth of July holiday might be best known for its parades, parties, and fireworks, savvy shoppers know that the Fourth is a great time to score discounts on home and garden essentials, too. If double-digit discounts are your favorite type of fireworks, you’re in the right place.
When is the Fourth of July in 2021?
For 2021, the Fourth of July falls on a Sunday, which means Monday, July fifth, will be a federal holiday.
When Do Fourth of July Sales Start?
Some Fourth of July sales can run all summer long, but most tend to last a week or so and end right after the holiday weekend. This year, expect many Fourth of July sales to end on the fifth—some will last longer, but it’s better to be early than late.
What Items Are Best to Shop for During the Fourth?
Since many shoppers will have already furnished their patios for the year, it’s a good time to outfit your deck or yard with patio furniture and grills. If you’re looking to furnish your indoor living spaces, we’re often hunting for rocking chairs and recliners on the Fourth of July, too. Additionally, it’s a smart time to shop for big-ticket kitchen essentials like refrigerators and stoves.
While savings are certainly more dramatic on pricey furniture and kitchen essentials, smart shoppers save money on smaller purchases, too, like Turkish towels and eucalyptus sheets. You might be surprised to learn that summer is actually a popular time to shop for bedding. Matt Breuer, the CMO of Buffy, our go-to for comforters and sheets, notes, “Fourth of July is really our peak time for bed linen sales.” As such, Buffy often lines up launch dates for new products with this spike in demand.
“Over the past few years, we've used July as a time to introduce some great universal products for everybody—our Cloud Pillow in 2019 and our Plushy Protector last year,” says Breuer. “This year, we have another Buffy first that we're excited to share, and we'll have introduced new styles to both our Eucalyptus & Hemp lines.”
What Products Typically Go on Sale for the Fourth?
If you’re looking for an inside scoop, Breuer divulges that 2021 is the first year that Hemp linens will be part of Buffy’s Fourth of July sale.
Last year, Best Buy and Lowe’s both offered up to 40 percent off on major appliances, Overstock offered up to 70 percent off on furniture, and Macy’s offered discounts storewide ranging from small to significant.
We highlight the best ones we've seen thus far below. Be sure to bookmark this page as we'll continue to update it with more sales throughout the holiday weekend.
During Home Depot's Summer Savings event, you can instantly save $50 on two appliances, $100 on three appliances, $175 on four appliances, and up to $700 on six or more appliances.
You'll also find 35 percent off select appliances like microwaves, range hoods, and mini fridges. Take 20 percent off wall ovens, refrigerators, and dishwashers.