7 Ways to Save on Fireworks

Fireworks are fun, festive, and a great way to ring in the 4th of July. But have you ever felt like you are just watching your money go up in smoke? If so, take a look below at 5 ways to save money on fireworks. You can still enjoy a colorful selection of fireworks while keeping a little cash in your pocket. Take a look!

5 Ways to Save on Fireworks

7 Ways to Save on Fireworks

1. Be patient.
You may be tempted to purchase fireworks as soon as you see the tent go up in your town. But try to be patient as prices are sure to go down the closer the holiday gets. Many fireworks retailers offer discounts if you wait to buy until the 4th. Don’t hesitate to ask the retailer if they will be offering any specials or sales either. Chances are they will be and will be happy to tell you.

2. Check out your dollar store.
Stores like Dollar Tree sell fireworks such as sparklers, snakes, poppers, smoke bombs, and mini fountains. If your children enjoy these items, buy them here instead of the big box retailers or fireworks tents. For a few dollars you can get a fun selection that the kids are sure to enjoy. If you don’t have dollar stores that sell fireworks, try to buy in bulk to get more bang for your buck.

3. Check out free shows.
Enjoy the small items such as poppers and sparklers at home, then head out to the free fireworks shows available in your town. You can watch these shows at local parks and stadiums, typically at no cost. Ask around to find out when these free displays will be in your area, and take advantage of them.

4. Find coupons.
Many fireworks retailers do offer coupons online for their products. Typically you could not find coupons for fireworks, but more and more are jumping on the coupon bandwagon. Coupons may not be valid in all states, so read the fine print. To find coupons that you can use, Google the names of fireworks retailers in your area and add “printable coupons” to the search.

5. Inspect what you buy carefully.
Nothing is worse than spending money on a firework and finding out it is a dud. Inspect everything you buy carefully. Make sure it is not opened and has a decent sized wick. It should not be damaged or show water damage in any way. Ask the retailer if there is a guarantee on fireworks that don’t work. Smart buying can certainly help you get more gang for your buck.

6. Organize a neighborhood fireworks event.
Have each neighbor chip in $20 and purchase some fireworks in bulk. Gather in a designated (and safe) area at the agreed upon time and celebrate! If you get 5 households to participate, you can easily see $100 worth of fireworks for just $20!

7. Visit your local dollar store.
You may not think of your dollar store as being a place to get fireworks, but it is. Dollar Tree stores sell sparklers, small fountains, poppers, colorful snakes, smoke bombs, and other small firework products. For just a buck you can really stretch your budget and get the items that children really enjoy.

When you give these tips a try, you are sure to save some cash on this year’s fireworks display. Happy 4th of July!

Fourth of July BBQ Anyone

I hope everyone has a super fun and safe holiday weekend! I hope to get out to see a lot of fireworks over the weekend with my munchkins and enjoy some great outdoor fun times!

My family doesn’t do anything special during the holiday weekend so I plan to make my own family fun! Fireworks are hosted two nights in a row here locally and I can’t wait to watch them with my three little munchkins!

I would love to have a BBQ with the kids at some point but it’s hard to have one at my house when we don’t have any patio furniture for the adults to sit on outside. I love patio furniture and currently only have one bench and two chairs. Some day I plan to shop around for patio furniture and get a table with umbrella top so that I can place it inside a screened in gazebo type area where the bugs will stay away but my family can sit comfortably for outside dinner time.

BBQ’s are a great way for you to celebrate the Fourth of July and I am curious, do you have patio furniture? What is your favorite kind and do you have enough to host a family event at your house outdoors?

Happy Fourth Of July

Fourth of July Fireworks
Image by Graeme Smith via Flickr

Wishing you a happy weekend and a happy fourth of July. We are a lucky nation to be free to make our own decisions so go out and celebrate safely while watching a great fireworks show!

We made two shows last year and hope we can make two again this year!

Happy Fourth Everyone!

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