The 6 Best Things to Buy in July 2021

It’s hard to believe we’re already approaching the middle of summer. July is such a great month, with Fourth of July, grilling, long days at the beach and plenty of sunshine. It’s also a time to save big on many different items — if you know where to look. Read on for the six best things to buy in July 2021.

Grills And Accessories

Fourth of July is peak grilling season, and stores such as Lowe’s and Ace Hardware start discounting grills and grilling accessories just after the holiday. You’ll typically find the deepest discounts in late August or early September, but inventory is scarce this year due to manufacturing backups, so it’s best to get the grill you want now.

Summer Clothing

Summer clothing such as swimsuits, cover-ups, sandals and shorts go on sale in July to make room for the next season’s merchandise, so you can find incredible deals if you know where to look. If you’ve been eyeing a certain summer outfit, July is the time to buy. Macy’s, Kohl’s and Target have all had seasonal sales in previous years.

Outdoor And Camping Gear

The fun happens all year long for people who love the outdoors. There are times of the year, however, when outdoor merchandise — particularly camping gear — goes on sale, and July is a top month for scoring the best deals. Stores such as Backcountry and Titan Great Outdoors need to make room for fall and winter items or offload last year’s models, so now is the time to save on your next adventure.


Tools go on sale in July, after Father’s Day has come and gone. The next big shopping season for tools is in November, on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Stores such as Ace Hardware and Acme Tools will have some serious sales on hand tools and power equipment in midsummer.

Holiday Items

All the patriotic Fourth of July items go on sale after the holiday, so July is a great time to stock up for next year’s festivities. American flags, outdoor dining sets, patriotic seasonal gear and more will be heavily discounted — sometimes up to 80 percent, depending on where you shop.

Furniture And Mattresses

Memorial Day and Labor Day used to be the best times to buy furniture and mattresses, but the deals around Fourth of July have gotten better and better over the years. Stores such as, Mattress Firm and Tuft and Needle will all offer deals in July to compete for your hard-earned dollars.


And there you have it: the best things to buy in July. All the stores on this list are Rakuten partners, so you’ll earn Cash Back on your purchases. But you have to be a member to take advantage of everything Rakuten has to offer. It takes only a few minutes to sign up, so get started today.

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