From food to bathing suits, there is no reason to pay top dollar to celebrate.
4 Ways to Save this Fourth of July
As we approach the beginning of summer, one major celebration comes to mind: the Fourth of July, which may come as a shock to some. How are we this far into 2019?
But on the plus side of being more than halfway through the year, there are some mid-year bargains you can snap up that'll make sure your barbecue is a hit, even if celebrating our freedom falls on a Thursday.
Click or swipe through to read some ways you can save this Fourth of July...
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The main event at most barbecues is the meat selection. While hot dogs and hamburgers are always a bargain barbecue staple, skirt steak, chicken legs, and chicken thighs are also great on a grill and usually reasonably priced. Keep an eye out at your grocery store in the days leading up to Independence Day, stores tend to stock up and offer sales on the meats they think they might have too much of after the fireworks have fizzled.
Don't forget about sides. In July, summer produce is at its peak, which also means that grocery stores and farmers markets have an abundance of delicious fruits and veggies for you to snag up for rock-bottom prices.
Look for corn (local is best because it will likely be freshest), berries and cherries, avocados, tomatoes, and watermelon. If you have a farmer's market nearby, try stopping by there for some of your produce.
If you want to dress up your backyard, hit the dollar stores. You can pick up seasonal table toppers, plates, napkins and more for way less than what you'd find at a party store.
Swimsuits can still be pricey since we're right in the middle of summer, but some stores are starting to clear out their stock to get ready for fall fashion. This means to keep an eye out for those sales, especially the ones around three-day weekends, including the Fourth of July. Stores use these to clear out inventory, to your advantage.
If you need some summer items now, make sure to go to these kinds of sales early, as the stores won't be buying more in different sizes. Once a size or style is gone — it's gone.
With these kinds of sales, you can stock up on gifts for friends and family. This is a great trick. You can use the seasonal sales to snag up Christmas gifts, birthday gifts and more. Then store them away in the house and for when you need. This can be tough with young children as they are constantly growing, but you can often get a guesstimate from parents if you wanted to get something for the following season.
4. Outdoor Fun Gear
This can be a tough one because sometimes you can find bargains and other times you have to wait till Labor Day to really get the best deals.
It's helpful to look at places you wouldn't normally think of for great deals.
Drug stores can be a great place to pick up outdoor games and toys for kids around this time because again, they want to make sure they can easily clear out that aisle of stock to be ready for fall.
If you don't mind something secondhand, there are still bargains to be had. New outdoor furniture won't go on sale until September, but there are people who are trying to get rid of their old stuff to make room for the new stuff they got at the beginning of summer. This goes for items like grills and sandboxes as well. If you need something, keep an eye out for it.
5. Quick recap
So to recap, four ways you can save this Fourth of July, and all summer long are:
- Buy fresh produce because it's in season and it's cheap!
- Use the dollar store to stock up on summer party decorating needs.
- Keep an eye out for stores clearing out their summer clothing stock.
- Check drugstores for outdoor toy bargains as well as people selling their older outdoor items.
Have fun and be safe this season! Make sure to wear lots of sunscreen!
Published by Debt.com, LLC