Best July 4 sales and deals you can still get right now

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CNET 05 July, 2021 - 08:29am 39 views

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The grill is cold, the ice has melted and hopefully most of your party guests have gone home. The July Fourth weekend is drawing to a close, but many of the sales and deals offered starting Friday have not yet expired or sold out. If you happened across a sale but were too busy to sit down and complete the purchase earlier, there's a very good chance you're still in luck and can score something great today.

Keep reading for our favorite July 4 sales you can still take advantage of. 

If your summer plans include hiking, camping and grilling, the time is right to pick up some new gear and save big in the process.

This CNET-tested and approved smokeless grill and fire pit combo is a cool 20% off -- down to $225 (plus free shipping). It's the BioLite wood and charcoal burning FirePit Plus and it doubles as a hibachi grill. Or it's an easy hibachi grill that doubles as a fire pit -- it's up to you. I tested one in the spring and found that it excelled in both roles, landing it on my list of best portable grills for 2021

I'm a charcoal-grill man myself, but if you're looking for a new gas grill this summer, you can put a $300 dent in the price of this big Nexgrill stainless steel grill from BBQGuys.com. A free grill cover is also included. You can save up to 60% on other BBQ items, and orders over $49 ship free.

Maybe it's not the hot summer nights that are keeping you from a good night's sleep but your mattress. Ready for an upgrade? Mattress buying is easier than you might think and doesn't require a trip to a mattress store and awkwardly conversing with a salesperson. Skip the store and buy a mattress online. You can usually find a mattress sale no matter the time of year, but they really get good during holiday weekends, including July Fourth. 

Layla happens to make one of our favorite mattresses. For the Fourth of July, it's discounting its mattresses by up to $200, plus throwing in two free Layla memory foam pillows. Free shipping and no-contact delivery is included.

Appliance sales are nearly as widespread over the Fourth of July as fireworks. You'll find large appliances on sale at Best Buy and Samsung, and you can also save on computers and PC hardware this weekend.

Besides tracking activity and unlocking fun games upon completion, this Garmin connects to an app that enables parents to assign chores and dole out virtual rewards once they're finished, and set timers for things like homework, brushing teeth and bedtime. The Vívofit Jr. has a one-year battery life and comes in three fun kid-friendly colors at this sale price.

This deeply discounted desktop from HP serves up tons of memory, a huge solid-state drive and Radeon RX 580 graphics to handle both work and play. It's less than half its usual cost and features a ninth-gen Core i7 CPU, 32GB of RAM, a 1TB of storage and an older GPU that should still let you play casual games at a good clip. You'll also find discounts on laptops, monitors and more during HP's Fourth of July sale.

Did you break something this weekend? Maybe you woke up and you're suddenly very low on supplies? There are a few remaining July 4 deals to help you deal with that. 

June's E3 show gave gaming fans a lot to look forward to -- and some fresh new gaming deals. Here are some of the best we've found for the PS4 and PS5, Xbox, Switch and PC platforms.

If you have Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you now have access to Xbox Cloud Gaming on a wider variety of platforms, including Android and iPhone. This streaming version of Xbox's subscription gaming library still has plenty of kinks -- you'll need a high-speed connection, and prepare yourself for some control lag -- but anyone looking to play serious games like Doom Eternal on their phone will appreciate real thumbsticks, triggers and buttons like those found on the Kishi. And now the Android version is still at its lowest price to date (a holdover from Prime Day).

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