Bottom Line: Best buys in July

Published: Jul. 4, 2023 at 6:57 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - With Fourth of July sales here and Amazon Prime Day right around the corner, Consumer Reports says July is a month full of ways to save big this summer.

Consumer Reports tracks the prices of many of its tested products all year long, so it knows exactly when they go on deep discount.

Here are some top ones to look for in this month’s Best Time to Buy.

Fourth of July sales are in full swing. This is an especially major sales moment for big-ticket items like grills, large appliances, and mattresses.

Now might be the time to make a change your body needs: a recommended mattress from Consumer Reports tests.

The Casper Original Hybrid (queen-size) is now on sale for $1,196 at Amazon, Best Buy, and Casper. CR says the hybrid of innerspring and foam delivers excellent spine support for sleepers of all sizes.

Next, save big on a new washing machine. The Electrolux ELFW4222AW is as low as $898 at Home Depot.

CR says it aced tests for washing performance and water efficiency.

Keep the cookouts coming this month with a new charcoal grill. The charcoal barrel grill from Char-Griller is as low as $699 at Lowe’s.

It’s WiFi enabled and has a hopper feed system for adding more charcoal. It also aced CR’s tests.

If you’re planning a family trip this summer, you can save on a travel stroller. The Chicco Liteway Stroller is as low as $87.99 at Amazon and Walmart. CR says it’s compact, easy to fold, and maneuvers well for its small size, even on rough terrain.

If those sales aren’t enough, get ready for Amazon Prime Day coming later this month.

It’s happening on July 11 and 12. Basically, everything is going to be on sale, but the discounts are exclusively available to Prime members, so you’ll need an account to shop.

Also, look out for competing sales at other retailers like Target and Walmart around the same time.

Consumer Reports will have updates on all these special summer savings events throughout the month.

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