As reliable as fireworks (unless you're in St. Paul) and cookouts on the Fourth of July, big sales are a mid-summer staple for Independence Day.
It's a good time to load up on all the things you forgot to grab while prepping for summer. New grills, tents, patio furniture, summer clothes, and, for some reason, mattresses are the usual suspects. You'll find steep discounts on all those items and more during sales for Fourth. (There are also lots of Fourth of July food deals.) To help sort through the noise, here are some of the best sales taking place this year.