BELOIT, Wis., June 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- FatWallet.com, the online savings resource for millions of deal hunters, presents a 2016 4th of July Deals Guide for navigating through the biggest retail sales event of the summer. The guide provides online shoppers with a comprehensive list of major retailers participating in 4th of July sales events, offering timely savings items for the home, outdoors, wardrobe and fun summer activities. Shoppers can find hundreds coupon codes that offer additional savings in their cart, as well as exclusive daily deals and limited price-drops posted by their peers in FatWallet's Hot Deals.
"The week leading up to the 4th of July brings the largest summer sales events of the year with virtually every retailer participating with deep discounts," states Brent Shelton, FatWallet Online Shopping Expert. "Timely savings can be significant this week for consumers with immediate needs for holiday celebrations, upcoming summer activities and home upgrades."
8 Items to "Buy" or "Wait to Buy" during 4th of July sales:
Air Conditioners: BUY – Both savings and selection will fall out of favor after 4th of July sales events. Stores like Walmart and Sears will discount portable and window units upwards of 25%. Procrastinating until July warms up can result in a purchase with less features and benefits for a similar or higher price.
Outdoor Sporting Gear: BUY – As summer vacations ramp, hiking, camping and fishing gear will see deep discounts, as will some of the best deals of the summer on pools and outdoor toys and games as big box and sporting goods stores advertise 4th of July sales early and often.
Kids Summer Apparel: BUY – Expect many popular clothing brands to offer site-wide sales that focus on summer clothing for children and babies. Savings of 20-40% can be found on shorts, polos, dresses and sandals as retailers look to make room for new back-to-school items later in July.
Swimwear and Beach Gear: BUY – 4th of July sales may not be the best for all summer clothing, but swimwear and beachwear sales are rampant, with top brand and site-wide category discounts ranging from 25-75% off.
Jeans and Denim: WAIT – Although older inventory will be part of 4th of July discounting, the best denim sales of the year happen during August's back to school events for kids and in the fall for adults. Those shopping to save on the newest styles will want to wait.
Patio Furniture and Grills: BUY – Although Memorial Day sales were some of the best ever, large inventories remain on patio needs. Those in the market to upgrade can expect similar discounting of patio gear ranging from 30-60% off and $100 or more off quality grills.
Laptops and Tablets: WAIT – Main back-to-school deals loom large in late July and August. Waiting offers parents a bigger selection of desktop, tablet and laptops deals and additional savings from 2016 Tax Holidays and student discounts that align with significant price drops, often better than Black Friday deals.
Furniture: BUY – July is one of the best months to purchase furniture for the home. 4th sales kick-off big clearance of last years living room and bedroom sets at furniture stores looking to move their existing inventory to make room for new models arriving in August.
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