We’re less than a month away from the 4th of July holiday. Americans from all over the spectrum love this day, not just as a way of celebrating America, but for all the fun it entails. From fireworks to barbeques and swimming at the lake, it screams Americana. If you’re on a budget, you can still celebrate while saving a bit of green.
Let’s take a look at the various ways you can save money this 4th of July season.
1) Save on Food
Summer is a great time to get good food and for cheap. We know that plenty of people stock up on hamburgers and hotdogs. Those of the staples of any good 4th of July celebration. The key here is to pay attention to the sales. Grocery stores like to stock up as well and if they think they have too much of one product, they will lower the price to get rid of it.
These months, chicken and skirt steaks are also a bargain. Still, these are just the meat products. The fact that it’s summer also means farmer’s markets are full of great (and often cheap) produce to go with the main dish. They are often the best places to look for the freshest produce often grown locally.
2) Save on Decorations
This is another simple one. You don’t have to spend hundreds on a few simple July 4th decorations. Go to the dollar store! They have streamers, plates, cups, and anything else you need. The best part? Everything is just a buck and the stuff you can find are pretty decent. There’s no reason to go all out on decorations otherwise.
3) Save on Clothing
The middle of the summer probably isn’t the best time to buy swimsuits and other summer clothing. This is usually when things are more expensive, but you might be surprised! Close to or even after the 4th, stores will start to set up major sales to get rid of their stock. This is actually when they begin to prepare for back-to-school and fall clothing.
So, if you’re really looking for some good deals on clothes, this might be a great time to find it. Keep your eyes open to the sales, especially special three-day weekends around the holiday. If stores want to get rid of their inventory, then it’s the perfect change to stock up on great fashions for less.
Like with most things, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy one of America’s favorite holidays! Celebrating with your friends and family can be done cheaply without taking any of the fun out of it.