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How to shop smart with Fourth of July sales

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and many are looking forward to barbecues, fireworks, and of course, great savings. Shoppers have likely seen promos for stores promising slashed prices this weekend on everything from washers and dryers to flip-flops.

With all your new purchases, you'll want to protect them with an extended warranty plan. When you subscribe to Mulberry Unlimited, you'll get coverage for all your online purchases under the same product protection plan. That means you're covered in case of breaks, spills, cracks, and more, all for an affordable monthly price.

If you’re looking to make the most of these sales, here are our top tips for shopping smart this Fourth of July.

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Know the best discount categories

Big sales holidays focus on savings in different categories. Even if your favorite store is offering deals now, they might have bigger discounts in a few months. Here are the categories that you want to shop or wait on for Fourth of July sales.


Mattresses are one of the major categories for the Fourth of July weekend. Many mattress retailers have been advertising savings on purchases this weekend, including discounts and add-ons.

One of Mulberry's retail partners, Allswell, is having a 25% sale on their signature Allswell mattress for the Fourth of July, complete with a 100 day trial. And of course, it's covered under Mulberry Unlimited.


November’s Black Friday sales are famously big for electronics. While there are fewer stores discounting electronics in July, those that do have sales are offering big savings.

Walmart's famous Fourth of July sale is currently happening, and offers tons of great savings on everything from outdoor furniture to electronics and more. Check out this Hisense Roku TV for $268 (originally $338), which offers smart TV functionality for a great price. It's also easy to cover under Mulberry Unlimited.


Some stores have discounts on home appliances, from washer and dryer sets to kitchen appliances. For example, Best Buy has their annual Appliance 4th of July sale, which includes this GE microwave for just $199.99 (originally $314.99). Plus, you can protect it with Mulberry Unlimited for just $9.99 a month.

Outdoor equipment

Big retailers often promise savings on outdoor goods for the Fourth of July weekend. Outfitters with outdoors apparel are also dropping prices, so look for outdoor wear to go with your gear.

REI always has a great Fourth of July sale, with discounts on tents, sleeping bags, camping stoves, and more. This ENO Hammock is 25% off, with some colors even as much as 71% off, setting you up for some awesome outdoors relaxation. Mulberry Unlimited will help you enjoy it all summer long.

Seasonal items

When it comes to summer items, the best sales come at the end of the season towards August. But if you want items to use this summer, you’re likely to get better prices this weekend than other days. Seasonal items that may have sales or promotions this weekend include:

Home Depot is having their Red, White & Do More sale this Fourth of July, which offers discounts on tons of great seasonal items. For example, there's this Nexgrill available for just $299 (originally $549), which has five burners and a foldable side shelf. Protect it with Mulberry Unlimited for the ultimate peace of mind.

Price check and compare

Sales that are only for the Fourth of July weekend mean savings with a limited time frame. Even if you don’t have time to spend the whole weekend shopping, it’s worth it to check around to compare prices. In categories that are big for Fourth of July sales, there are likely many stores offering similar discounts. See who has standout pricing and add-ons that go with what you had in mind.

Also be sure to evaluate the price outside of the discounted amount. Stores sometimes post the big savings number next to the item so you can focus on how much you’re saving. But be sure to check that the final cost is good for the product quality. If the product wasn’t worth the original high cost, then getting it at a lower price isn’t as good of a deal.

Factor in all costs

Before you go through to checkout, make sure you know what the total purchase cost is. Here are some key questions to ask.

Are there additional checkout costs?

Look for additional tax costs added at checkout as well as any shipping charges. If you’re purchasing a large appliance, you may also have added delivery and installation charges. Make sure to check their return policies, including if they allow for returns and if they require you to pay return shipping charges.

What is the warranty coverage?

See if they have a manufacturer warranty on the product, and if they offer extended product protection plan options. Make sure you understand the warranty terms so that you know how long coverage lasts and what is included.

Can you layer deals?

Some stores may offer multiple discount options, including coupon codes and site-wide sales in addition to individual discounted items. If you’re buying an item already listed on sale, see if it’s eligible to be included in site-wide discounts. Retailers may also be offering discounted protection plan options which can help your purchase last longer.

Get the ultimate protection with Mulberry Unlimited

Subscribe to Mulberry Unlimited to get product protection coverage for everything you buy during Fourth of July sales and beyond. Along with unlimited coverage, you'll also be able to file unlimited claims, access 24/7 customer support, and more, all without paying any deductibles or hidden fees. It's comprehensive and affordable peace of mind for all your most-loved items.

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