July is here, and it’s officially summer! With the temperature heating up, you might feel like escaping into air-conditioned heaven to get some shopping done. With July 4th coming up as well as Amazon Prime Day, you may be wondering, what are the best things to buy in July? Read on for a dizzying number of July deals and steals!
July 4th Deals
July 4th will be a 4-day weekend for many of us, and we typically see a flurry of deal activity during long weekends. To take advantage of the increase in foot traffic and click traffic that can occur over a holiday weekend, many retailers are offer plentiful and promotions across several categories, including beauty, apparel and appliances.
The Airhook: BOGO! Purchase one of these travel holders for devices and drinks and receive one free with code PRIME. Valid through July 16.
Best Buy: 4th of July Appliance Save! Save up to 40% off.
BJ’s Wholesale Club: Through 7/10, members spend $100 on select P&G products [before coupons] on BJs.com, pick up in-Club and earn a $20 reward. Members can use the awards they earn from July 29-August 4.
Bulletproof 360, Inc.: Save 20% off everything except The Vibe whole body vibration plate which is 10% off. the. Valid July 3-7.
CVS Pharmacy: From June 30 – July 6th, ExtraCare members can buy 1 get 1 50% off select Gold Emblem and Gold Emblem Abound baking items or spices. ExtraCare members can also buy select Gold Emblem and Gold Emblem Abound almonds for $6.99 (originally $9.49). Also, download the app for access to ExtraCare deals, which will be revealed every Sunday and Wednesday until July 26th. Items will range from face masks and nail polish, to vitamins, first aid items and healthy snacks.
DoriDesautelBroudy.com: Save 10% off all fine stationery cards with code Dori. Valid July 3-July 7.
Dormify: Save 20% off select items. Promo code SPARKLERS. Valid July 1-8.
ecobee: Save $50 off the ecobee4 smart thermostat with built-in Alexa. Valid until July 5th.
Eco-Popper: Save $20 off Live HD Video & Underwater Camera Lure in Blue Strike and Red Head colors, plus free shipping. Valid through July 11.
Figleaves.com: Save 25% off all full-price Figleaves swimwear styles, plus free standard shipping on all orders with code ship2me. Figleaves offers bra-sized swim separates for every shape. Valid July 4-8.
Gel Pro: BOGO! Buy any size GelPro Elite mat and get a free 20×36 GelPro Elite mat with code ELITEFREE. Made in the USA. Valid through July 25.
Godiva: Fourth of July Sale. 20% off select gifts, plus free shipping on orders $50+. Through 7/7
Harry & David: Save up to 40% off on select items from July 2 – July 8.
Home Depot: Save up to 30% off tools and up to 25% off outdoor goods during their July 4th sale.
Industry West: This stylish furniture brand is offering 15% off sitewide with code FIREWORK. Valid through 7/7.
Joe’s New Balance Outlet: Summer sale! Men’s and Women’s shoes starting at $28.
Made In Cookware: With the purchase of any stainless steel Made In kit, Made In will offer a FREE Universal Lid that will fit all of your pots and pans. Valid now through July 7.
Miele: Save 34% off of Miele’s Dynamic U1 PowerLine Vacuum from July 4th – 7th. Original price is $599, sale price $399.
REI: Save up to 40% during the 4th of July Sale!
Renogy: This brand, which carries solar products for outdoor use is offering discounts on a number of items, including their E.Lumen 500 Multi-functional Flashlight (marked down from $30 to $25) and Phoenix 100 Mini Power Station (marked down from $160 to $140). Valid through 7/6.
Rosé Rockers: Use code “JULY30” for a savings of 30% off ALL headphone styles. Valid through July 5.
Rosetta Stone: Want to learn a new language? Save up to 50% off a Rosetta Stone subscription between 6/28 – 7/8.
RSP Nutrition: 25% off RSP Nutrition’s full line of Keto-friendly, clean, active nutrition products including protein powders, protein bars and all-natural energy drinks. Valid July 4-8.
Soundcast: The Soundcast VG1 premium waterproof Bluetooth speaker is discounted 47%, from $149.99 to $78.88. July 6th.
The Stationery Studio: Buy One Get One Free on over 1,000 stationery and home office products! No promo code needed. Valid through July 31.
USBthere: Never lose your charger again with the USBthere phone charger lock. Save 20% on your order, plus free shipping with code 4JULY20. Valid through July 5.
Wolferman’s: This site that sells baked goods and more is offering 40% off from July 2 – July 8.
UniikPillows: Save 40% off all Fourth of July, American-Themed pillows as well as the Hot Rod Collection with code JULYSALE. Valid through July 8.
ZoniLi: Save 20% off on ZonLi Weighted Blanket from Classic collection with promo code 20KRHVTT. Valid July 4-31.
Zulily – Save up to 78% off must-have products, including across home, men’s, women’s and kid’s apparel and footwear, and more. , women’s & men’s apparel & accessories, storage & organization, toys & books, kids’ apparel & footwear and more. Valid July 4th.
Anne Cole Swimwear: Save 30% off your entire order with the code SUMMER30. One use per customer. Valid July 1st– 8th.Carters: Clearance up to 70% off site wide featuring $4 and up door busters and $10 and up swim. Valid through July 7th
DiscountGlasses.com: Save 30% off with promo code: JULY4DG at this online optical retailer. Valid from 7/1 – 7/8
DiscountContactLenses.com: Save 15% off with promo code: JULY4DCL at this online retailer that sells major contact lens brands and wallet-friendly prices.
Valid from 7/1 – 7/8
DreamCloud: Save $200 off a DreamCloud mattress. Valid through 7/8.
Free Country: Save 20% off site wide using code “SUMMER20.” Valid through July 6th.
Inspire Kindness: Celebrate America in style with 24% off all patriotic apparel and accessories. Discount automatically taken online. Valid through July 4.
Islefield: The100% cashmere, red, white and blue Country Stripe Sweater will be on sale for 10% off over the July 4th weekend.
Jack Rogers: Save 60% off select styles(with lots of red, white & blue options!). Through July 4th.
JCPenney: In store + online: receive $10 off $25+ on select apparel, shoes, accessories, fine jewelry and home with code: 4SPARKLE. Save an extra 10% off select furniture, mattresses, housewares, electrics and more with code: HOLIDAY3. Save up to 50% off select bedding, bath, window, housewares, luggage, and dorm essentials. No code necessary. All offers valid July 1-7
Marsté Fashion: On July 4th only, this size-inclusive (size 0-22) women’s apparel brand is offering 40% off site wide.
Merrell: Save an extra 20% off ALL sale styles. Valid through July 5.
Nectar: Through July 8, save $125 off a mattress and receive two free pillows ($275 in savings!).
OshKosh: Clearance sale! Save up to 70% off and an additional 40% off of clearance, including $5 and up tees and polos, $10 and up uniform shorts and $10 and up swim. Valid through July 7th
Peggy Li Creations: Save 20% off on designer jewelry seen on shows like The Bachelorette and Riverdale. Promo code JULY2019. Valid July 4-7.
Serta: Purchase a Serta iComfort or iComfort Hybrid mattress between June 19 and July 8 and receive up to $200 in savings. Save up to an additional $400 on a qualified Serta adjustable foundation.
Soma Intimates: The Semi-Annual Sale is in full swing! Now through July 8th, you can save up to 70% off Sleep, Apparel, & Swim and Bras, $19.99 and up.
Sterling Forever: Save 20% off select July 4th-style items with promo code FIREWORK. Valid through July 6.
Health & Beauty Deals
AncestryDNA: This best-selling DNA test with over 15 million members will be on sale for $49 (normally $99). Ancestry.com will also be offering their Genetic Ethnicity + Traits Test for $69 (normally $119).
Cover FX: Save 20% off best sellers with code FIREWORKS. Valid 7/3 – 7/8.
Curls Dynasty: This chemical-free haircare collection is offering 30% site wide with the code EPIC. Valid July 3-4.
CVS Pharmacy: ExtraCare members can buy 2 and get 3rd free on select CVS Health sun care. Valid June 30 – July 6th.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare: Receive 10% off purchases of $75+, 20% off purchases of $150+ and 30% off purchases of $250+. Valid July 4 – 7.
Drybar: Summer Stock Up sale! Save 20% off all products, tools & kits online & in-store (excludes online bundles & gift cards). Valid through July 5.
Eargo: Save $243 off this nearly-invisible hearing aid with the code FIREWORKS. Valid through July 8.
EDEN BodyWorks: From July 4-7, buy 3 items from this natural haircare line and get a 4th one free.
Eterno Skincare: Save 30% off site wide on everything from devices to serums. Valid July 1st through July 7th.
Ethique: This zero-waste lifestyle brand is offering up to 30% off their top-selling beauty bars on Amazon through July 4th weekend.
GOLDFADEN MD: This healthy skin brand is offering 25% off all purchases with code GFMD25. Valid July 1-7.
G Polish: Save 10% off all individual nail polishes with code FIREWORKS. Valid July 4-7.
Immunocologie: Enjoy 25% off site wide with code HAPPYFOURTH until July 7.
Jillian Dempsey: From July 4 – 7, this celebrity makeup brand is offering 30% off site wide with code united. One use per customer.
Makeup Geek: Cult beauty favorite, Makeup Geek, will be offering 60% as part of their final clearance sale. Sale begins July 4th until inventory is sold.
MineTan: This sunless tanning brand is offering 25% off site wide with promo code JULY4TH. Valid July 2 -5.
MustelaUSA.com: Save 25% off site wide with code JULY4. Valid July 2-4.
Nugg beauty: Stock up on masks at Nugg and receive $4 off orders $20+ and free shipping for all orders over $15 with code USA4.
Oyin Handmade: Save 20% off site wide from this collection of handmade, natural and organic hair and body care products. Valid July 4-7.
Pai-Shau: Save 25% off tea-infused haircare site with promo code FREEDOM. Valid June 28 – July 7. This is the brand’s biggest sale ever!
philosophy: Spend $50 and receive a 3-piece purity travel set ($24 value) with promo code: purity. Valid July 3-5.
Pear Nova: Save 15% OFF on the Create a Collection from this vegan friendly, cruelty-free, and 5- free nail lacquer brand. Valid July 4th.
Repêchage: The pioneers in seaweed-based skincare will offer 20% off site wide, plus free shipping. There will be flash sales throughout the weekend that will be announced via the Repêchage newsletter, so sign up for more deals. Valid July 4-8.
Save Me From: Save 30% on all Tip to Root Reboots with promo code SUMMERHAIR30. Valid July 3-7.
Sheree Cosmetics: Get Born to Sparkle® vII for $19 with code SPARKLE19 (original $30), with a portion of proceeds going towards helping sheltered animals throughout the USA. For 4th of July, Buy One, Get One Free liquid lipsticks (discount will auto apply at check-out). For each liquid lipstick purchased, one will go to a woman in need – in partnership with the “I Have a Dream” Foundation in NYC.
Shu Uemura Art of Hair: Save 20% off the Tokyo Vibes collection + buy one get one free on Tokyo Vibes. Valid 7/4 and 7/5.
SkinbySyd: Save 20% off entire orders on Skin by Syd skincare through 7/5/19.
Temptu: The largest Temptu sale ever. From June 25th – July 4th, save 25% off site wide including the award-winning Temptu Air airbrush tool and all pod inserts.
Urban Skin Rx: Save 20% off site wide from this collection of scientifically researched corrective skin care products for all skin tones. Valid July 3-5.
Visha Skincare: Receive a free Advanced Skincare Travel Bundle ($25 value) with the purchase of the Advanced Skincare Bundle or Mommy Bundle with code: JULY19. From July 3-7th
Vichy: Summer sun sale! Save 20% off LiftActiv Retinol plus any Capital Soleil SPF product when you purchase together. Code SUMMERSUN. Valid through 7/4.
Vitamin Shoppe: Save $20 off orders of $100 or more of vitamins, supplements and more. Valid July 2-5.
VITAL BODY: This CBD and essential oils brand is offering between 10-20% off site wide on July 4th.
reVive Light Therapy: This beauty brand carries devices for anti-aging, acne and pain relief. Save 30% off site wide on July 4th.
Amazon Prime Day Deals
Last year’s Prime Day was the biggest Amazon sale day ever (this is a pattern). The company sold more than 100mm products, with the top sellers being their proprietary devices, like the FireTV Stick and the Echo Dot. There will be deals across a number of categories, but 2018 data from deal site Slickdeals.net, shows that tech is by far the strongest deal category. This is followed by movies & gaming and home essentials, like grooming products, home office supplies and baby supplies. And while the majority of the Amazon Prime Day deals will be on Amazon, we will also see some retailers offering competitive deals on their own sites. The deals below are early releases but expect many more deals to be released leading up to the big day.
Rather than make this post impossibly long, I’ve moved all the Amazon Prime Day deals here, which will be live on Friday, July 11.
Early Back to School Deals
It may feel too early to start thinking about back to school – heck, the kids just got out! The majority of the deals in this category will pop up later in the month and will be focused around apparel, laptops and school supplies, like notebooks and glue sticks. A good rule of thumb is to purchases only if the discounts are 20% or more, as discounts should deepen as we head into August.
Nordstrom: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, Nordstrom’s biggest sale of the year featuring brand new items at sale prices, begins July 19th and ends August 4th.
What Not to Buy in July
Back to School
As noted above, only purchase clothing, tech & backpacks if they are generously discounted. Otherwise, wait until August.
You will see some deals on grills and other outdoor items, like camping gear, but the deals will be better in Aug. Same goes for patio furniture. You’ll see some deals now, but the discounts will be better in August.
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