I can’t believe July is already here! Time flies when you’re having fun, and that seems to be particularly true during the summertime! I’m sure this coming month will be just as busy as the last, especially considering that Independence Day is just a few days away. While a full social calendar in the summer can be fun, it can also put a strain on your budget. But the good news is there are plenty of items you can save money on this month. Today I’ll be sharing 10 of the best deals you can score during the month of July!
Curious about what deals you can score in August, September, or even December? I’ve got you covered all year! Check in around the beginning of each month in 2018, because I’ll be sharing a post like just this one, letting you know what deals to look out for that month!
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July Is The Best Month To Buy…
1. Home Decor
Wedding season is in full swing, which means that many department stores are still offering great prices on home good and decor. Look for great deals on dishes, throw pillows, lamps, and other home decor items you’ve had your eye on!
The dog days of summer generally mean a dip in retail sales, so many stores offer sales and discounts to draw customers in to shop. Keep an eye out for great savings on summer clothes like sandals, swimwear, and more!
Furniture manufacturers like to debut their new styles at big trade shows in April, and those new styles are finally hitting the shelves in stores this month. That means that last year’s styles are likely to be marked down to make room for the new stuff, so you may be able to score a great discount on a new sofa, chair, or whatever else you might need!
Stores offer great deals on barbecue gear and picnic supplies around the 4th of July. Keep an eye out for discounts on plates, utensils, barbecue tools, pitchers, and more. Anything you can find for 30% off or more will usually count as a pretty great deal, so take advantage of these deals while they last!
There’s some good news for all you Amazon shoppers out there: Prime Day is almost here! (If you’ve never heard of Prime Day, it’s like an Amazon-specific version of Black Friday, but in July rather than November.) The exact date hasn’t yet been confirmed, but there’s a lot of speculation that it will fall on or around July 16th this year. I’m planning a full blog post to share great Prime Day deals when the sale gets nearer, so stay tuned for that!
Speaking of great annual sales, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is coming up as well on July 21st! You’re sure to see great deals on items like leggings, shoes, sandals, underwear, backpacks, purses, and much more.
7. Ice Cream
July 16th is National Ice Cream Day! Many ice cream shops celebrate the occasion by giving out free scoops or offering BOGO deals. So head out to your favorite ice cream shop for a great deal on your favorite frozen treat!
Summer travel plans are usually well underway by July, so travel prices may be more reasonable this month. Look for flights during August and September to find some surprisingly awesome deals!
July is a great month for buying fresh, local, and in-season produce. Check out your local farmer’s market to find the best tasting corn, tomatoes, squash, and other summertime offerings at great prices! If you find an especially great price on seasonal produce, stock up and can or freeze the extras to enjoy a few months from now.
Sometimes a frozen slushy is the perfect treat to help you beat the heat, and it’ll taste even sweeter if it’s free! Head to your closest 7-Eleven on July 11th for a free Slurpee!