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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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10 Things Not to Buy in July

July is an exciting time during the Summer where cookouts and fireworks are in full swing! While there are some great things to buy in July including laptops, gym memberships, air conditioning units and more, there are certain items that would be best to wait on.

You might find some Fourth of July Sales, but here are (10) items that you might want to wait and buy.

10 Things To Never Buy In July


1. TVs- July doesn’t tend to be the best month for TV’s, so save that for November and January during Holiday sales then if you can wait.

2. Appliances- You might be able to find some nice Fourth of July sales, but beyond that appliances aren’t typically a good buy during this time. Manufacturers release new models and stores drop prices the most to move older products in September and October typically.


3.  Grills- If you can wait, grills tend to go on sale at the end of the season during late Summer and early Fall.  When the stores need to make room for Christmas things they try to get rid of all their grills at great prices!

4. Sunglasses- It might be hot or bright outside, but these items can be bought for the best deals in September and towards the end of the year.

Lowes Patio Furniture Clearance

5. Patio Furniture- We are starting to see some clearance sales on sets and accessories, however these sales will get bigger.

6. Fruit: Apples & Citrus - There is plenty of produce in season to fill your cart, but if you add these items you’ll pay top dollar. They are far out of season which means they are very expensive.  Stick with summer vegetables, watermelon, peaches and berries in July.

7. Beach & Pool Gear- While we will see great swimsuits and towel sales this month, you want to avoid anything this clearly labeled for the pool or beach.  Wait to buy any beach chairs, tents, toys etc.  These are items you want to get after the season ends or right as it’s starting in the spring.


8. Apple Products- This could be a good time for a deal on a new laptop but many items get an upgrade starting in September, so either hold out for new models or wait for big discounts on soon to be older models!

9. Sandals- This is another “beach” type item that is best to wait to buy until Labor Day Sales role around.  You probably shouldn’t fashionably wear them after labor day, but living in the south everyday is a great day to wear sandals!

10. Summer Clothes- The best deals on warm weather apparel is yet to come, but now is a great time to buy cooler weather clothing items.

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      Thanks for heads up!
      Sandals section: “roll” not “role!”

    • Carissa

      Well, I think I have to disagree as a mom of littles. We are taking a trip late in August, and I’m trying to gather things now (water shoes, sandals, beach towels, swimsuits, etc.). I found some sandals and watershoes for my little tot at Walmart, but didn’t buy them because of this post. Went back today (July 9th) and all the summer shoes are cleared out! There’s almost nothing there and they’ve started in with the back-to-school stuff, fall stuff, etc. The pool items and beach items are all on 50% off and Clearance now, and I couldn’t even find the shoes and sandals I wanted for my tot. I’ve noticed that Walmart likes to totally clear out and remove seasonal items the DAY AFTER the holiday or sooner! I need to buy some things online now it looks like.

      Also, finding really great sales right now! I mean I totally agree that the best sales would be near Labor Day or just before, but if you need something size specific (especially for children) you need to buy it when you see it at the lowest price you can find it DURING the season, otherwise you’re outta luck.

    • Sporksoma

      I think that some of the clothing-related items are probably contingent upon when school starts in your area. For us, school starts in about a month, so all the summer stuff is going on clearance (yes, already! And summer only officially being two weeks old!) and we’re seeing school uniforms coming out, bookbags, etc.

      Also, where you live also has a great deal to do with what goes on sale when. I live on the Gulf Coast a mile from the water, so beach stuff and swimwear is usually pretty easy and inexpensive to find year-round (especially in the thrift stores) whereas someplace that has a longer cold season has a shorter time for summer stuff (where I live, it doesn’t usually get really cold until January and it’s only cold for about 2 months. “Cold” in this case meaning the temperatures approach freezing, and a couple of mornings you wake up with your windshield iced over.)

    • tori729

      Haha and we almost bought a grill on the 4th. Guess we should hold off!