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Stock Up on Summer Barbecue Foods This 4th of July

Independence Day and summer BBQs go hand-in-hand, so it’s no surprise that that the average American household spends nearly $70 on food and snacks during this time. Luckily, you can find some great food sales during the last week before the holiday! Here are a few good deals to check out.

First, look for big discounts on meat. During the holiday, stores typically use meat as “loss-leaders” with the intent of luring people in to spend more on non-sale items. As a result, the prices of beef, chicken, turkey and pork can drop by as much as 50 percent during this time, so take advantage.

You’ll also see condiments at rock bottom prices. Costs for these can drop down to $1 or $2 a bottle.

Still thirsty for more sales? Look for big markdowns on soda during the holiday. The 4th of July is one of the few times you’ll see cans for as low as 25 cents, so stock up and save.

And lastly, what’s summer without a little ice cream? Luckily for us, July is National Ice Cream Month, so expect great deals and promotions throughout the entire month. You can even find some freebies at some popular ice cream parlors, so don’t hesitate to ask in advance.

Some of these deals are the best you’ll see until Labor Day — it’ll pay to stock up on the less-perishable foods you’ll use through the season.

Related: Summer savings — how to have fun without busting your budget


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