July’s best deals include Amazon Prime Day

Get ready to save this month!

Not only does July ring in mid-year retail inventory turnover deals and July 4thfun, but it also features Amazon Prime Day!

Think Black Friday but in mid-July. In its fourth year now, Prime Day has the added bonus of prompting other retailers to offer discounts and deals of their own.

Here’s what to look out for this month:

Amazon Prime Day: Mark Monday, July 16 on your calendar. Expect Amazon device deals, so the timing is right for that Kindle or Echo you’ve had your eye on. Amazon is also expected to offer deals on Whole Foods grocery items, too. Download the Amazon app to sign up for alerts and create “Watch a Deal” lists of items you’re interested in so you don’t miss out. Ask Alexa to help in your search and you’ll be rewarded with exclusive early access to deals throughout the day. Before getting caught up in a Prime Day buying spree, do your research to make sure you are getting the best deal. Don’t assume an item can’t be offered for less at another retailer.

Christmas in July: Who says it’s too early to think about Christmas? Get your holiday décor and artificial tree at discounts of up to 75% off.

Paint: It’s too hot for anyone to think of home painting projects, right? That’s why you should look for deals this month on exterior paint and even some interior paints at your local home improvement store.

Swimsuits and summer clothing: After the July 4thsales, retailers are looking ahead to fall. So look for summer clearance items at online retailers, outlet stores and department stores.

Indoor furniture: New inventory is generally slated for August, which means deep discounts on that sofa or bedroom set you’ve been dreaming of. But hold off on buying outdoor patio furniture – that won’t go on sale until mid-September.


Myriam DiGiovanni

Myriam DiGiovanni

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