The weather is heating up this July 4th and so are the deals! If you’ve been waiting to purchase something for your house or a house project, or had your eye on a cute new outfit, now might be the time to make the plunge. Starting today, many retailers make it the best time of the summer to save on everything from patio furniture to grills to the season’s most stylish threads.

Places like Home Depot, Sears and Lowes are offering up to 40 percent off of home appliances, and they and other retailers such as West Elm, RC Willey, Walmart, and are discounting patio furniture, outdoor decor and outdoor grills. If you shop around, you can find deals from 25 – 50 percent off right now. Also, take advantage of one of Lowes in-store deals and beautify your yard with a pretty hanging basket, on sale today 2-for-$10!

Keep your eye out as July is also a great time to buy house paint. Whether you have a project now or down the road, buy now – the paint can last for years. Plan now and stock up to save for later.

And, while buying stuff for our homes is fun and all, it’s also fun to find deals and a little sumthin’ for ourselves, right? H&M is offering Independence Day sales up to 70 percent off clothes, and Macy’s is advertising 20 percent off and free shipping over $49. Warm weather clothes prices are also getting slashed at Old Navy, Nordstrom Rack and Target—swimwear – buy-one-get-one-half off. Forever 21 has a buy one-get-one-free deal, Lands End is offering 40 percent off regular purchase and Neiman Marcus has 70 percent off regular priced items. For outdoor enthusiasts, you’ll find lots of deals on sporting goods and guidewear at Cabela’s.

Amazon Prime day is on July 11. This is a 30-hour flash sale event on for Prime members, which include literally hundreds of thousands of deals and lightning sales where you have to act fast as they don’t last long and have limited inventory. These are great if you know what you want, so you can be ‘primed’ and ready. A Prime membership may be worth it to you for $99 per year if you like the convenience of online shopping and guaranteed 2-day shipping. Plus, you will have access to thousands of online movies, shows and books!

You are going to need a little energy with all of this shopping you are doing, so don’t forget to stop and enjoy your July 4th holiday. Whether you are grilling in your backyard or enjoying a picnic at the park or beach, here’s a fun and easy ‘July 4th inspired’ dessert to enjoy with friends and family.

Happy Savings and Happy Christmas in July!!

Smore’s Casserole

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by Bonnie Way Snider

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