Summertime is in full swing, and the peak of the season comes with savings for everyone. For those who want to cut costs on seasonal essentials, this month looks promising. Fourth of July sales will kick things off, with some early sales starting right now. This gives shoppers plenty of opportunities to save some dough on everything from summer apparel, smart home devices, to more luxury items like designer clothing and accessories.
Even though Amazon Prime Day is in the rearview, there will still be plenty of retailers offering “Black Friday in July” sales, making this month chock-full of savings. Let’s see what the month has in store for us!
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For those who have waited patiently for new summer gear, now is the time to purchase swimsuits, cover-ups and accessories for the beach and pool. And since we are further along into the season, there’s even better news: These items will be discounted even more in the weeks to come. Shoppers can take advantage of price cuts upwards of 50% off from some retailers. Some offers we are already seeing are up to 60% off all swimsuits at Aerie.
Smart Home Devices
Even though the Prime Day shopping event fell earlier this year than it’s normal mid-July timing, there will still be plenty of retailers offering sales for Fourth of July, as well as “Black Friday in July”. If you missed your chance on getting your eco-friendly thermostat, Ring doorbell or smart speakers – now is the time. Right now, starting with Fourth of July sales, all sorts of Amazon devices are on sale, such as Fire TV Sticks and Echo Dots, plus shoppers can get 6% cash back. Additionally, Best Buy is offering 50% off or more on electronics and 4% cash back.
Luxury Department Stores
We are well into the summer season, and spending power is up for many consumers. With vaccines continuing to rollout and relaxed COVID restrictions, shoppers are feeling optimistic and our research suggests that shoppers will be spending more in the next few months. RetailMeNot predicts increased spending on a few categories including both clothing and accessories, and with “Black Friday in July” sales taking place, now is the time to get those luxury items that you may have had your eye on. I mean, we could all stand to treat ourselves after the year we have had! Pro tip: now is also a great time to make some purchases for loved ones ahead of the holidays while the savings are hot!
Accessories is one of the categories that RetailMeNot predicts consumers will be spending more on in the next few months. Similar to luxury department stores, “Black Friday in July” and other summer sales will take place and shoppers will see major markdowns on some handbags and other fun accessories, both designer and not. Now is the time to treat yourself, or cross some people off your holiday shopping list early! Right now, shoppers can find extra 40% Off sale styles with code at Kate Spade, plus 5% cash back.
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