How to save money this 4th of July

The 4th of July is known for fireworks, freedom, family cookouts and, apparently, great shopping deals.

Wallet Hub says 4th of July is a relatively new shopping holiday, but it’s quickly becoming a summer version of black Friday.

They found savings up to 97% at 21 major retailers this holiday weekend.

Spartanburg mother of 3, Jessica Hoffman, said she shops Target to keep her kids entertained over the holiday weekend.

“The kids are all into the books right now, so we’re getting books and Leggos,” said Hoffman.

Fortunately for this busy mom, kids and teen books are buy one get one free at Target this 4th of July weekend. This sale item is one of Wallet Hub’s best 4th of July savings.

At Target, books, movies and consumer electronics will net you the biggest savings, according to Wallet Hub, but they recommend you do not buy a TV this weekend because the better savings are reserved for back to school and Black Friday.

“We saw savings across the board, sometimes up to 97 percent off, but there are certainly better categories than others,” said Wallet Hub’s Jill Gonzales.

“Appliances will be hugely discounted. Everything from refrigerators to washers and dryers. You can expect more savings on them, then say Labor Day,” she said.

Gonzales said shop around for savings on grills and patio furniture. Places like Sears and Best Buy are offering some of the best deals, but many stores like Target will price match.

The average American household is spending around 370 dollars this 4th of July weekend.

“We’re going to be spending money anyway. Why not save some,” said Gonzales.

Wallet Hub says the savings are happening both online and in stores.

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