These promotions will help drive what could amount to $7 billion in spending for the holiday. That shakes out to about $73.42 per person, according to the National Retail Federation most recent annual tally.
Here are the deals and freebies we know about so far — we’ll add more of them to the article as we learn about them, so you’ll want to come back to this post later.
The Best July 4th Deals
Ashley Homestore online is offering up to a 40% discount on select furniture. Plus, you can get an additional 10% off with the promo code HAPPY4TH.
Dick’s is holding a clearance sale that will allow you to get up to 50% off select items throughout the store. Some of the specific deals include:
- BOGO 50% off sandals and flip flops (including Rainbows).
- Get 25% off Hydroflask water bottles and accessories.
- BOGO 50% off all outdoor games $19.99 or more.
- Up to 40% off select outdoor equipment.
The deals site lists a variety of patriotic-themed tee-shirts and souvenirs that suggest the prices have been marked down by as much as 84 percent. The site also sells discounted tickets to amusement parks, with savings of up to 50 percent on some venues.
The retailer will be offering up to 30 off appliances and patio furniture in honor of Independence Day. This is in addition to the 10 percent discount the retailer already offers year-round to current and former members of the military and their families.
Kmart is offering up to 40% off pools and 50% off patio furniture. The retailer is also offering great deals on outdoor equipment and clothing. You’ll be able to get an extra 10% off select items throughout the store as well. All discounts are taken at the register.
Lowe’s is offering up to 35 percent off appliances, including refrigerators, washer and dryer sets, select ranges, microwaves, and wall ovens.
You can also find patio furniture sets for as little as $65, and a two-burner commercial-grade outdoor grill for $249. Other deals include 57-inch tiki torches for $3.98 apiece, hardwood mulch for $3.66 per two cubic feet, and a 5′ x 3′ American flag for $9.97.
Like Home Depot, Lowe’s also offers a 10 discount to current and former members of the military, year-round.
For some reason, July 4th serves as a platform for mattress sales. Currently, there are quite a few great mattress sales going on.
- Amerisleep: With the promo code JULY200, you can purchase a Queen Amerisleep AS3 for $1,199.
- DreamCloud: Through July 4, get $200 off a DreamCloud mattress.
- Macy’s: Get a Queen Macybed Lux Coventry Cushion Firm Euro Top for $1,297.
- Mattress Firm: A Queen Serta iComfort Blue Touch 500 Set at Mattress Firm will only cost you $1,799. This company is also offering a free adjustable base with the purchase of any mattress $599 or more.
- Nectar: Get $125 off your mattress and two free pillows through July 4.
REI is offering up to a 40% discount on items throughout the store. Some of the specific deals include 20% off bicycles and 25% off hammocks.
Sears is holding a fantastic sale on appliances for Fourth of July. The retailer is offering up to 50% off select appliances and up to 60% off name brand mattresses. If you order online, you’ll be able to get an additional 10% to 20% off using the promo code FIREWORK.
Southwest is holding a four-day sale that will end at midnight on July 5. One-way tickets are starting at just $45. The deal is valid for all domestic travel between 8/21/18 and 12/19/18 and international travel between 8/21/18 and 12/12/18.
Highlights of Walmart’s Independence Day sale includes
- InstantPot Pressure Cooker: Starts at $59.92.
- Mainstays Four-Piece Patio Set: $199.
- Linenspa 6-Inch Mattress-in-a-Box: Starts at $85.41.
- Zinus Spring Support Mattress: $124 and $249.
- Twin-Sized Bunk Bed Set: $179.99.
- Char-Broil Two-Burner 300: $209.99.
- 150-Can Stainless Steel Mini Fridge: $179.99.
- Coleman Swimming Pool: Starts at $383.
Williams Sonoma is offering a hefty discount on its products for July 4th. You’ll be able to get up to 75% off items throughout the store, with an additional 20% off clearance.
Fourth of July Freebies
An initiative by the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Museums provides free museum admission to active duty military personnel and their families now through Labor Day. Over 2,000 museums participate. Click on the link above to find ones near you.
Active duty military and veterans can get free admission for themselves and three others on July 4 by going to WavesofHonor.com. Free tickets are redeemable at both Tampa Bay and Williamsburg locations.
Folks with a military ID will be able to get free admission on July 4. Members of the military and veterans will also get up to six additional tickets at a discounted price of $23.99 per ticket.
Veterans and active military with ID get free admission to Cedar Point in Ohio on Fourth of July. Military friends and family will also receive a discounted ticket price of $44 (up to six people). Cedar Point is also extending this offer to first responders with identification. This includes police officers, firefighters, and 911 dispatchers.
On July 4, people with valid military ID will get free admission to Dorney Park in Pennsylvania. You’ll also get up to six discounted tickets for friends or family ($29 each).
Einstein’s Bros. Bagels will be offering a buy one breakfast or lunch sandwich, get one free through the end of the week. You must provide proof of local residence like a driver’s license, library card, or mail. Visit your local Einstein’s for more information.
Although you aren’t getting it for free – Hungry Howie’s is offering a medium one-topping pizza for $0.04 when you buy a large one-topping pizza at regular price. Orders over $12 will get free Howie bread. Use promo code July418 to take advantage of this deal.
Military members, both active and retired, with ID will get free admission to Kings Dominion on until July 8 and free admission to Kings Island until July 4. The theme parks are also offering discounted tickets for military family members.
Logan’s is offering a free meal for both active and retired military members (value of up to $8.99) in Independence Day. The restaurant asks individuals to provide proof of service to redeem this deal.
Most major and minor league baseball teams offer military discounts throughout the year. Around Independence Day, current members of the armed forces and veterans can score offer free admission to many teams’ games — and get saluted at some point during the game.
Mimi’s is offering customers a free funnel cake topped with strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream with the purchase of an adult entree. All you have to do is ask your server for the free treat and it is yours! This freebie will be available at 11 a.m. on July 4 as long as supplies last (dine-in only).
Buy any entree the week of 4th of July and get a BOGO offer on your receipt. The coupon can be redeemed the following day and can be used for any sandwich of equal or lesser value.
Toasty Points members will receive a BOGO free offer on BBQ pulled pork subs through July 8.
Waves of Honor is also offering free tickets for admission to SeaWorld to veterans and military members, plus up to three friends. Tickets are valid at Orlando, San Antonio, and San Diego locations through July 4. Get yours at WavesofHonor.com.
Readers, do any of you want to help us out with this — can you please let us know of any other deals and freebies you come across? Please post about them in the comments section beneath this post.
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