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What to Buy in July

What to Buy in July

Posted on 6/27/2013 17:00 EST

In case you're wondering, there are simple answers for what to buy in July. The Independence Day holiday is a turning point and once past, retailers start setting their sights on fall, which makes July a good shopping month to snatch up deals on mattresses, paint, jewelry, grills, and more. July is also National Ice Cream Month, as well as the height of the summer fruit and vegetable season. If you want to be really frugal and enjoy fresh produce for months to come, stock up now and freeze for later. Not sure how? Check out our Freezing Food to Save Money blog post.

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Furniture and Mattresses.

Come August, the second semi-annual wave of new furniture models will hit stores. To make room on the showroom floor, furniture retailers must rid themselves of current inventory. Look for big discounts on furniture this month.

As far as mattresses go, just like Memorial Day and Labor Day, the 4th of July holiday is a fine time to take home a cheap mattress.

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December and February are half a year away and jewelers are experiencing the summer doldrums. Eager to draw in buyers, they're dropping prices or running sales. Remember, what you buy in July makes a welcome gift in any month.

Tools and Paint.

Like the weather, tool deals heat up come July. With Father's Day over and done, retailers are offering up tool sets, large tools, and accessories for less. This is good news because the weather is still warm enough to complete some of those outdoor projects on your list.

Who wants to paint in the heat of summer? Not many people, so home improvement stores regularly entice consumers to buy paint in July with hefty discounts. Even if you don't want to take on this chore now, take advantage of the specials and put the paint in storage for a while.

Swimwear, Sandals, and Summer Apparel.

While the best sales on swimwear, sandals, and summer apparel are yet to come in August and September, you'll start seeing low-price offers as retailers make way for back-to-school clothing.


Once the July Fourth holiday has passed, retailers no longer want to hold grills in their inventory and deals will pop up in anticipation of the fall onslaught of goods.

Outdoor Furniture and Yard Decor.

According to Deal News, in recent years the patio furniture category has sprouted the most deals in September along with a slightly smaller selection, but price tags also wilt in October. Either way, July isn't the month to buy outdoor items. Wait it out and score big this fall.


Sunglasses are hot, hot, hot right now and therefore priced at their peak. The best sunglasses deals don't typically happen until the off season, starting in September and extending into December.

Foods in Season.

This month is the middle of the prime growing season for many fruits and vegetables. Fruits to buy fresh in July include blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, cantaloupe, watermelon, peaches, apricots, plums, and kiwi. Vegetables that are ripe this month and nearly dirt cheap are corn, green beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, summer squash, and lettuce.

July is National Ice Cream Month. Scoop up sweet ice cream coupons and deals to use at the local ice cream hangout and the grocery store. You might even come across some deals for an in-home ice cream maker.

by Raechel Conover (Google+ Profile)

Filed in: Clothes, Food, Furniture, Home and Garden, Home Decor, Jewelry, Mattresses, Summer, Sunglasses, When is the best time
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