Festive hats at the Boston Pops Fourth Of July Fireworks Spectacular.
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By Michal Addady
June 29, 2016

Independence Day is for barbecues, fireworks and, apparently, shopping.

Many merchants are celebrating the holiday by offering customers Fourth of July deals. WalletHub surveyed 21 retailers and compiled a list of the 370 best sales that are being offered, covering 11 categories spanning everything from home appliances to entertainment. In some cases, shoppers can save as much as 97%—welcome news considering American households are projected to spend an average of $370.75 this Fourth of July.

Some of the best deals can be found at places like Sears and Office Depot when purchasing home appliances or electronics. However, many of the other items on sale are quite appropriate for the occasion. You can stock up on hot dogs and soda for your barbecue; find summer clothes, like tank tops and flip flops, at Dick’s, JCPenney, and other clothing stores; and many of the books and movies being offered appear to fit the Independence Day theme, including the Totally Hilarious All About America Activity Book from Exchange, which you can get for 25% off.

Though Groupon and Amazon are included in the list, Mark S. Rosenbaum, a professor of retail marketing at Northern Illinois University, recommends shopping at a physical store rather than an e-retailer. “Given that brick-and-mortar stores are dealing with an ‘Amazon Effect,'” he explained to WalletHub, “they may have no choice but to take steeper discounts or to match online prices.”

Follows is a full list of retailers included in WalletHub’s survey:

  • Amazon
  • Best Buy
  • Big Lots
  • Cymax
  • Dick’s
  • Exchange
  • GameStop
  • Groupon
  • H&M
  • Home Depot
  • JCPenney
  • Kmart
  • Kohl’s
  • Lowe’s
  • Macy’s
  • Office Depot
  • Sears
  • Szul
  • Target
  • ToysRUs
  • Walmart

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