As an empty nester, I love to save money. With one still in college and one just out of law school, we’ve got two still on the payroll for a few more months, so I’m always looking for ways to save a little here or there. I figure, the more I save, the more we have to spend on things we really want – like vacations, date nights, or tickets to concerts. Here at Empty Nest Blessed (I sound like a big corporation – LOL!), I’m all about sharing my life — and the things I’m into — with you. Every so often, I share tips & tricks for saving some serious dough. Sometimes it might be information about great sales, coupons or special deals I’ve come across, or even tips and tricks I use to save money in our empty nest. Even though Bob and I are on vacation. (Watch my Instagram & Facebook for BTS photos of our quick empty nester getaway in Islamorada.) Today’s one of those rare Saturdays when I post. Keep reading to find out why!
Independence Day Sales – This weekend marks the beginning of the “end-of-summer” sales season. (I know it’s hard to believe, but it’s true!) Yep, after July 4th, the back-to-school push will begin, and we’re already starting to see retailers discount wear-now summer styles to make room for fall merchandise. What does that mean for you? It means that the July 4th holiday sales are a great time to buy wear-now clothes, shoes, and accessories, and to stock up on gifts. After these sales, no more new summer merchandise will be added, and instead, you’ll start to see clothing retailers focus on transitional wear, and even some fall merchandise.
I’ve pulled together a comprehensive listing of some of the best July 4th sales for you below, along with the discount codes you need. (Click on the pink links for more info.) With Independence Day falling on a Wednesday this year, most retailers have opted to start their sales this weekend and close them out on July 4th or 5th. If I could find the end dates, I’ve included them in my listing. Shop as soon as you can, before things sell out (and since merchandise probably won’t be restocked)!
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Nordstrom has released the dates of their annual Anniversary Sale, and I can’t wait to fill you in on it! I talk about this sale every year because it’s one of the best! It’s full of wear-now, transitional, and fall/winter merchandise at significant markdowns. Want a sneak peek at what’s on sale? Check out the sale catalog here. (Don’t worry, it’s not everything that’s on sale, just a taste of the offerings.) Nordstrom offers free shipping and returns, so even if you don’t live near one of the stores, they make shopping so easy. Nordstrom cardholders gain access to the sale a full week before everyone else, which is awesome because the best pieces often sell out during early access. (Click HERE to apply for a Nordstrom card.) Watch for a post in the next week about the trends you need to look for in the sale, and lots of insider tips on the best way to shop it.
Amazon Prime Day – From noon Monday, 7/16- Tuesday, 7/17 at 11:59 p.m., Amazon will put forth unbelievable deals on tons of merchandise. We’re talking deals that rival Black Friday or Cyber Monday! Things like Amazon Echo, Amazon Fire tablets, and Amazon Fire TV are all likely to be on sale. Not an Amazon Prime member? Don’t worry! You can sign up for a 30-day Free Trial in order to take advantage of this sale!
Here are the best July 4th sales! Keep checking back, because I’ll update these all the way through July 5th.
Click the pink links to go straight to the sites.
ACCESSORY CONCIERGE | 40% off sale styles with the code AMERICA at the site that has become my new fave for jewelry and accessories. (The wooden bead tassel necklace I told you about in last month’s SO in the KNOW post is from this site!) Now’s the perfect time to check it out! 40% off, y’all!!! I’m dying over this necklace!
BANANA REPUBLIC | Extra 50% off sale styles. (Ends 7/5)
CHICO’S | Save up to 50% off already reduced styles.
DRAPER JAMES | 30% off select summer styles + free shipping with code USA. (Ends 7/4)
J.CREW FACTORY | Up to 50% off everything + an additional 15% off with the code SUPERSTAR! Several of the looks I’ve worn on our vacation to the Florida Keys are from this site, including my (fully lined) white eyelet dress, which is under $25 now! Click on the photo of it at the bottom of this website, check out the shop page in the navigation bar, or check my Insta! (Ends 7/4 at 11:59 p.m..)
JACK ROGERS | Up to 60% off select styles on the sandals that have become a summer staple. (Sorry for the alliteration!) It may be too late to snag these patriotic sandals for this year, but hey, July 4th comes around every year!
MADEWELL | This line is my new obsession! Take 20% off summer must-haves with code SPARKLER+ free shipping/returns for Madewell Insiders. The top I’m wearing in the iPhone snap at the top of this post is down to $29.99!
MARLEY LILLY | Monogrammed sandals $19.99 + numerous other items on sale. (This site ALWAYS has a sale going!)
OLD NAVY | Up to 60% off sitewide.
SOMA | Extra 50% off sale. (Ends 7/10)
TALBOTS | 40% off one, 50% off two or more on all sale items. Prices online reflect discount & 50% off 2 or more will be applied at checkout. (Ends July 4.)
TORY BURCH | Up to 50% off sale items.
WHBM | Up to 70% off original prices.
Have an awesome weekend!
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