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Retail stores and restaurants alike are gearing up for the celebration of Independence Day by offering customers many special offers and deals.
In addition to pool parties, barbecues, and fireworks, the Fourth of July sees unique opportunities to buy items such as home appliances at a discounted rate.
This year, The Christian Post has compiled a list of the best freebies and sales available on Independence Day this Thursday.
Because July is typically a slower month for clothing and apparel sales, stores will be cutting prices to attract buyers, according to CreditDonkey.com. Also, a great way to celebrate freedom on Independence Day is by enjoying free giveaways.
Shoppers both in-store and online at Macy's can enjoy special discounts, including 15 percent off and free shipping with an extra 10 percent off home and select department purchases.
In stores, Macy's shoppers can buy shoes, swimwear, furniture and mattresses and save between 20 and 50 percent.
Furthermore, huge sales are being offered at Sunglass Hut, Aeropostale, PacSun, and Nike this year, in addition to a buy-one-get-one-free deal on swimwear at Target.
When it comes to food, several restaurants and eateries are offering deals on the Fourth of July this year, including Jamba Juice where customers can buy one smoothie and get another one for free.
At Boston Market, all Family Meals are available for half price on Thursday, July 4.
Furthermore, Outback Steakhouse is offering hungry customers a free Bloomin' Onion on Independence Day, while On The Border has a coupon for a free Queso and Sopapillas for every entrée purchase through July 4.
At Red Lobster, Facebook users can get a coupon for half off of any entrée when you buy another. The deal is good Monday through Thursday this week.
As for electronics, Best Buy is offering 4th of July sales on HDTVs, digital cameras, and games.
Amazon is celebrating the Fourth of July by offering the Kindle Fire HD for $169, marked down from $199 this year. The site is also offering deals on party supplies, books, music, movies and more.