Let's call it like it is: The best 4th of July sales aren't always all that great. Many of these sales are totally bunk—basically the chance for a company to just slap some shiny red, white, and blue packaging on top of the basic discounts they offer all year. But still there are some, rare ones, that are actually worth your precious time. Below, we've gathered all the tech, appliance, furniture, home decor, kitchen, and outdoor sales that fall into that latter category. If you're looking to kit out your apartment—and you should be, because you probably spend a lot more time there now—these are the best 4th of July sales worth your hard-earned cash.
The Best 4th of July Tech and Appliance Sales
Amazon: Amazon’s biggest sales are usually reserved for bigger events, like Prime Day or Cyber Week, but they have a few random tech and appliance deals available this weekend. The best is the discount on the company’s streaming stick. If there’s something you’ve had in your cart for awhile, it’s worth heading over and seeing if the price has dropped.
Apple: Apple isn't running its own 4th of July sale, but if you're a student or educator you can get free AirPods with the purchase of a new Mac or iPad through the company's Back to School offer. The Apple Watch Series 3 is discounted over at Amazon.
Best Buy: Best Buy's 4th of July sale is stocked with TVs, laptops, phones, and gaming consoles.
BenQ: The company that makes some of our favorite home theater projectors is selling one of its best projectors at a solid discount this weekend. You can snag the TK800M—a living room projector with a decent contrast ratio optimized for casual sports watching—for $450 less than it's usual retail price.
Dyson: Several of Dyson's vacuums, including the new Dyson V11 cordless stick vacuum, and personal care items, including the Lightcyle lamp (which we've reviewed), are on sale this weekend. The discounts aren't enormous, but Dyson rarely discounts its new gear this much.
Molekule: The company's beautifully designed (but maybe not particularly effective), are purifiers are on sale on Amazon through the weekend.
Neato: Two robot vacuums will be on sale through Saturday, including the Neato D7, one of our favorites. We like the D7 for it's design that makes it more capable of getting into corners and its easy-to-use app. The D4, which has a shorter battery life, is also on sale. Because the D4 doesn't support zone cleaning, which allows you to give it specific directions on places to clean (or avoid), we think the D7 is the better buy.
Tineco: The company's affordable, but capable, cordless stick vacuum is 25% off until the end of the weekend.
The Best 4th of July Bedding and Bath Sales
Crane and Canopy: Take up to 70% off the company's bedding, sheets, rugs, and home decor through the weekend.
My Sheets Rock: Get 15% off the company's sheet sets with code FIREWORK until Sunday.
The Best 4th of July Furniture and Home Decor Sales
Abc Carpet and Home: The company is offering its wide selection of luxury home goods at 30% off.
Burrow: As usual, Burrow is offering a somewhat convoluted sliding scale sale, which you can unlock by using the code "USA." If you spend at least $1,800, you get $200 off. If you spend $2,200, you get $250 off. If you spend $2,600, you get $300 off. If you spend $3,000, you get $400 off. If you buy anything less than $1,800, the company will give you a 10% discount, but you still have to use the code.
The Container Store: Get 30% off "customer favorites," including a bunch of the organizers you'll need to really get your closet under control.
Cost Plus World Market: The company's clearance section, which includes tons of outdoor and indoor furniture, is getting an additional 50% cut this weekend.
Crate and Barrel: Crate and Barrel is offering 40% off some of its furniture, entertaining sets, planters, and outdoor drinkware. It's also offering up to 60% extra off items in its clearance section.
Design Within Reach: DWR is in the middle of its midsummer clearance sale, which includes a wide range of home goods. During the 4th of July, they're also offering a 20% discount on the Anglepoise products, AKA: the Pixar lamp.
EQ3: All of EQ3s well-designed pieces are 15% this weekend. Pieces that are more than $2,000 are 20% off.
Floyd: The company is offering discounts on almost all its simple furniture, including the bed you've seen all over Instagram.
Hayneedle: The company's 4th of July sale includes 50% off a bunch of outdoor furniture, but the company is also running an "Indoor Summer Savings" sale that includes kitchen, dining, and living room gear.
Lightology: Up to 30% off lighting fixtures from select designers.
MoMA Design Store: Get an extra 20% off the company's sale section with code "SUNNY20." If you're a member, you get deeper discounts, lucky you!
Outer: With code 4JULY200, you can get $200 off your order of the company's outdoor furniture.
Society6: During the company's 4th of July sale, you can get up to 40% off of everything.
Wayfair: The discount retailer's clearance sale will get you up to 70% of a bunch of its wares, including both big-ticket items (sofas and beds) and accessories (side tables and rugs).
The Best 4th of July Kitchen Sales
Godiva: If you spend over $100 in chocolate or other decadent sweets, you can get 25% off your order. Any order of $15 or more gets free shipping.
Hurom: Take 30% off select juicers and accessories until July 13th.
Macy's: Macy's managed to avoid bankruptcy last month and appears to be celebrating by offering a banger of a 4th of July sale. There are discounts across every category, but you'll find the best deals on kitchen items like the Instant Pot and Nespresso machines.
The Best 4th of July Outdoor Sales
Backcountry: You can get up to 40% off on a bunch of camping, biking, and climbing gear during Backcountry's current "Freedom to Adventure" sale.
REI: The outdoor retailer is selling clearance items for up to an extra 50% off this weekend.
Originally Appeared on GQ