When you think of the Fourth you probably think about things like grilling, flags, parades, fireworks, and parties. But don't let all this Summer fun distract you from one of the best parts of the Fourth of July, the SALES!

So once your sunburn and hangover wear off, here are 5 things that always go on sale during the fourth according to Yahoo -

  1. Mattresses - A lot of big-name retailers will be offering more than just cash savings or a percentage off. Expect to see free giveaways on everything from fancy pillows to box springs and bedding.

  2. Home Goods - From retailers such as Macy’s and Wayfair for a significant discount—sometimes as much as 40 percent off. But it doesn’t stop there: You’ll also see price cuts on additional home entertaining essentials like wine glasses, knife sets and place settings.

  3. Appliances - A lot of retailers amp up their rebate offers and alluring deals such as “buy one, get one half off” during this time. (Lowe’s is even offering gift cards up to $600 if you buy two or more major appliances at once.)

  4. Clothing - The Holy Grail for any and all summer-centric items (from sundresses to flip flops). As a result, retailers like J.Crew, Anthropologie and Gap offer massive mark downs—as high as 50 percent off everything in stock. The reason? Fall merchandise is coming, as premature as that feels and sounds.  

  5. Hotels and Car Rentals - It’s the long weekend and you forgot to make plans? Oops! Luckily, you can still cash in, thanks to sites like Hotels.com and Hertz that offer patriotic savings, based on availability—sometimes as much as 20 to 40 percent off.

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