With the Fourth of July quickly approaching, you might be thinking about your firework displays. Fireworks are a great way to celebrate the holiday, and can be an entertaining activity for when night falls, but how can you enjoy a great show for less? Take a look below at some helpful tips on how to save money on fireworks and still put on a great show without draining your bank account. Here is what you need to know to get started.
1. Check out Dollar Tree.
Would you believe that Dollar Tree carries small fireworks? They sure do! Find your small items such as sparklers, poppers, snappers, and mini fountains for just $1. These items typically cost $4 and up at a local fireworks stand, so just a buck is a great bargain.
2. Skip the assortments.
The large, prepackaged assortments typically seem fancy, but the truth is they are stuffed with a lot of fillers such as sparklers and smoke balls. Instead, save your money for items that give you more of a show. Skip the pre packaged assortments and buy items you know you really want to see.
3. Find coupons.
Nationally known fireworks brands and franchises do run coupons for their products. You can typically find these on their websites and print them out. If shopping a local stand, see if they are running any coupons or specials in the local paper. It never hurts to call and ask if there is a place to find such savings either!
4. Ask for bulk discounts/general discounts.
Many fireworks stands will offer a bulk discount. Ask about any possibilities before you start shopping. Some may also offer a discount when using cash, or if you are a student or senior. It never hurts to ask. You can save 10% and up by finding out your own discount status.
5. Be patient.
While you might be excited to start shopping a week before the holiday, the day of the 4th is typically the best day for deals. At that point many of the fireworks stands will be ready to clear out their inventory and be offering special deals and sales.
While you might be anxious to save money on fireworks, here are a few things you should never do to save a buck:
- Don’t use fireworks from a previous year, as they may no longer be safe.
- Don’t buy fireworks from a fly by night dealer where the deals seem too good to be true, as you never know what you are getting.
- You also never want to buy fireworks that appear to be opened or tampered with, even if they are discounted.
When you keep these tips in mind, you can enjoy a 4th of July that is fun and even frugal. Give these tips for saving money on fireworks a try!
How do you plan on celebrating this 4th of July holiday?