Best Buys for July

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**Please check your local stores for Covid-19 related policy changes, hours of operation and any current restrictions.**

July

Grilling Foods – 4th of July and Summer BBQ season isn’t complete without grilling. Expect to see sales on hot dogs, hamburgers and buns to go with them. Stock up now and freeze for later.

4th of July – Patriotic-themed items get marked down right around the 4th of July. Craft and party stores are clearing them out. Buy them for next year or use them for Labor Day or Memorial Day celebrations.

In Season Produce – July is a prime month to get great deals on in season produce. Check your local Farmer’s Markets or grocery stores for deals on apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, corn, cucumbers, green beans, kohlrabi, lettuce, peaches, peppers, plums, raspberries, strawberries, summer squash, tomatoes, watermelon, and zucchini.

Clothing – As soon as July Fourth celebrations come to a close, retailers begin discounting summer apparel to make room for back-to-school items. This means July is a great time to find the best selection and prices on swimsuits and summer clothes. Expect to see great deals on swimsuits, tank tops, shorts, sandals and flip-flops.

Grills and Outdoor supplies– Once the Fourth of July holiday has passed, retailers will be trying to get rid of surplus grills, coolers and outdoor furniture to make room for new merchandise. If you are looking for outdoor grilling and patio items before the season ends, start looking in July. Target is scheduled to have 20% off on patio furniture. But if you can wait until September the prices will be even lower on Labor Day weekend.

Free Slurpee – July 11 is 7‑Eleven Day, and the 7- Eleven convenience store chain usually celebrates by offering free Slurpee drinks that day. This year 7-Eleven is only offering a free slurpee to 7Rewards members, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. On July 1 members will get a coupon in their account for a free medium Slurpee. The offer can be redeemed the entire month of July. If you are lucky enough to live near a 7-Eleven sign up for a rewards card now at 7Rewards.

Ice Cream – July 21 is National Ice Cream Day. In past years, some ice cream shops have offered free or discounted treats. You’ll usually be able to find promotional announcements and coupons on their social media sites. Grocery stores will also be having deals on ice cream and frozen treats this month.

Back to School Supplies –  Look for back to school deals to start towards the end of July. This year, things are more unpredictable amid COVID-19 concerns. Some schools are going to continue online classes so traditional school supplies may not be needed in some areas. Retailers may provide deals on at-home education products, such as laptops, earbuds and tablets.

Air Conditioners – Towards the end of the month we should see sales on Air Conditioners and Fans as retailers will need to make room for fall products.

Amazon Prime Day – **Typically in July, but postponed until September this year.**


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