On July 4, 1776, the United States of America broke free from British rule. That's right, the land of the free and the home of the brave went solo only a short 241 years ago.
Every year around the U.S., Americans celebrate Independence Day by firing up the grill and gobbling up classic foods like hot dogs and hamburgers. After spending hours enjoying the warm sunshine, Americans end the day with a colorful display of fireworks.
Fun fact: Fireworks are part of the festivities because of John Adams, a founding father of the nation. On July 3, 1776, he wrote to his wife, Abigail, that the occasion should be celebrated with "... Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more."
Joining the celebration is easy even if you don't live in the U.S. Lucky for you, retailers love offering discounts on merchandise during this holiday, and you can take advantage of them all with Borderlinx.
The Fourth of July may be a one-day celebration, but sales are firing up the entire holiday weekend. Some stores begin advertising deals up to a week before the holiday, and they don't necessarily end on July 4. You could find some deals spilling over a few days past the holiday.
Here are some categories you should definitely look out for if you're bargain-hunting this month.
You'll see the biggest savings on summer apparel with retailers offering up to 50% discounts. Some, like 6PM, have even hit the 88% mark! So enjoy the warm weather with some new threads to keep you cool.
It's a beautiful time to be outside and retailers, like Dick's Sporting Goods and Back Country, are slashing prices on the gear you need to make the most of it. Find camping equipment, hiking gear and more.
Swimsuit season is halfway over, but good deals are just heating up. Last year, Victoria's Secret offered up to 60% off its coveted swimsuit line. Check out Macy's and similar department stores for deep discounts.
Tip: If you're looking for deals on laptops, wait until next month when they go on sale during the U.S.'s Back-to-School season.
Want to plan ahead? Take a look at the holiday sales offered last year.
Extra 40% off sale styles
Up to 60% off
Up to 50% off apparel and outdoor gear
40% off full-priced summer styles PLUS 40-60% off sale items
Up to 40% off summer styles PLUS 50% off sale items
Save up to 30% on camping, hiking and cycling gear PLUS apparel
Health and Beauty
Clothing, Tops and Outerwear
Jewelry and Watches
While retailers are making it easy to save on the products you need this Fourth of July weekend, Borderlinx is here to make international shipping convenient and affordable for you, too.
Use the Borderlinx Shipping Cost Calculator to estimate the total cost of shipping to your home, including guaranteed taxes and duties.
Shipping packages individually can become expensive, so we recommend virtually consolidating your packages from our hubs when possible. Learn more here.
Take the guesswork out of handling customs fees, and use Borderlinx to pay for taxes and duties on your next purchase.
We hope you find the best deals this Fourth of July weekend. Happy shopping!