July is known for beach days and barbecues, but it's also a great time to cash in on Black Friday sales. Many retailers offer deep discounts -- like the ones you see in November -- right in the middle of the summer.
Not every retailer participates in Black Friday sales, but you can great amazing deals, if you know where to look. For instance, Toys R Us has been known to offer "free shipping through Saturday" during some weeks in July, as well as "buy one, get one 50 percent off" on toys.
If you're a TV shopper, QVC also offers an annual Black Friday in July event. You can find slashed prices during its 'Today's Special Value' segment. However, if you want to score more savings, open up your computer and go online.
Target has a long running Back in Black sale, which can be accessed at Target.com/blackfriday. Here, you can get up to 40 percent off electronics, furniture, DVDs, baby items and more. Early shoppers can even snag deals on certain products days before the official sale launches.
So, if you're in the mood to shop, head to retailers in July. You'll save time and money, and may have less on your list when the holidays roll around.