For Americans, Fourth of July weekend is nearly upon us, and while this holiday certainly won’t look like years past–everyone should still be social distancing, after all–we can still enjoy the barrage of online deals that are cropping up from retailers. From GameStop to Best Buy, July 4th sales are now in full swing, offering some remarkably good prices on gaming, tech, and more.
Quick look: The best Fourth of July deals
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If you’ve been on the hunt of a new gaming laptop, 4K TV, or gaming mouse, this is a great weekend to pick one up, as we’re seeing discounts on some of the top options from brands like Razer, Samsung, Apple, and Lenovo.
We’ve rounded up some of the best July 4th deals available now below. July 4th is this Saturday, so most of the deals are ending on Sunday or Monday. That means you’ll want to check out everything on offer and grab what you want before the weekend is over; fortunately, we’ve made it easier on you by curating some of the best Fourth of July deals floating around online.
Best game deals
Discounts on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC games this weekend
Fourth of July weekend is mainly a great time to stock up on tech and accessories, but you’ll find some solid game discounts right now as well. We’ve highlighted a few of the best game deals available this weekend and which platforms they’re for below. For PC gamers, the Steam Summer Sale is also live now, so be sure to see our roundups of the best Steam game deals, best cheap games under $10, and the best PC exclusives on sale on Steam this weekend. Some retailers are also beating Steam Summer Sale prices on PC games.
Stock up on PS4 and Xbox One games for cheap
GameStop’s Fourth of July sale officially kicked off today, July 2, and runs through July 4. The sale’s biggest draw is a buy two, get one free offer on pre-owned PS4 and Xbox One games, some of which are already discounted, like the Persona 5 Royal steelbook edition for $35.
Save $10 on PS4 and Xbox One wireless controllers
DualShock 4 and Xbox One pre-owned controllers are going for $40 each today, although they were $30 yesterday in an early-access deal for PowerUp Rewards Pro members. That said, $40 is still a solid price, especially if you just need an extra controller for multiplayer or as a backup. The sale includes a wide range of colors for either controller, so it’s a good opportunity to snag a color you’ve been wanting.
Get 20% off Marvel, Star Wars, and My Hero Academia collectibles
Funkos, figures, and other collectibles for three mega-popular franchises–Marvel, Star Wars, and My Hero Academia–are getting an extra discount for Fourth of July weekend. You can grab select collectibles from these franchises, like this Star Wars “Encounter on Endor” Funko Pop, for 20% off. For all other toys and collectibles, you can get 15% off when you spend $75 or more or 25% off on $125 or more, so be sure to check out everything on offer.
$1,710 (down from $2,000)
One of the best gaming laptops we’ve used, the Lenovo Y740, is getting a nice discount in this weekend’s Fourth of July sale. While not as flashy as other gaming laptops on the market, the Lenovo Legion Y740 is an excellent gaming laptop that works well for business users, with large keycaps that curve nicely to fit your fingers. It comes with a 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H processor, 1920 x 1080 Full HD display, 16GB of RAM, and Nvidia Geforce GTX RTX 2070 graphics card.
$220 (down from $300)
If you’ve been looking at budget gaming monitors, this 27-inch Acer XF FreeSync monitor is a great option for getting into PC gaming and getting work done at home. It features a 1080p resolution, 144 Hz refresh rate, and 1 ms response time along with four USB 3.0 ports for connecting devices.
$180 (down from $280)
If you’re looking to pay a little less and stay under the $200 range, this 24.5-inch HP display will get the job done nicely. It also features a 1080p resolution, 144 Hz refresh rate, and 100mm range of motion so you adjust the screen to your comfort level. If you’re OK with a smaller screen size, this HP monitor will suit your needs just fine.
$2,800 (down from $3,500)
The 2019 15.4-inch MacBook Pro is available for a great price as part of Best Buy’s Fourth of July sale, selling for $2,800 instead of its $3,500 list price. Great for business users, students, and more, this particular MacBook Pro features 9th Gen Intel Core i9 processors with Radeon Pro 560X graphics and an ultra-fast SSD. It also maintains up to 10 hours of battery life for long sessions of use and four Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports.
$600 (down from $900)
Best Buy’s Fourth of July sale features a fantastic discount on this 65-inch Samsung 4K UHD TV, which is a full $300 off its normal $900 price. The TV has a 2160p resolution and is HDR-compatible; it also includes all the major streaming services and has four HDMI inputs so you can hook up your consoles and more.
$300 (was $400)
One of our favorite Arcade1Up cabinets is a full $100 off this Fourth of July weekend, selling for $300 for the next couple of days. We wouldn’t wait too long, however, as the last time we saw this cabinet at this price, it sold out before the sale was over. The Golden Tee arcade cabinet features four classic Golden Tee titles, a light-up marquee, and a 12-inch riser to elevate the 17-inch LCD screen. The new Pac-Man Special Edition arcade cabinet, which just released this month, is also $50 off.
$30 (down from $80)
Logitech’s G502 Hero wired gaming mouse is always a popular option for PC gamers, which is clear from its five-star rating and over 1,600 reviews at Best Buy alone. Plus, you can’t beat its current price of $30; the G502 is normally priced at $80. It delivers precision tracking up to 16,000 DPI, 11 programmable buttons, and five different weights so you can personalize the mouse’s weight to your liking.
$50 (down from $80)
If you’re in need of a new gaming mouse, one of our favorite options is $30 off right now. The Razer Viper wired ambidextrous gaming mouse with Chroma RGB lighting is on sale for $50 for July 4th, down from its usual $80. Featuring a 16,000 DPI optical sensor for precise aiming and movements, the Razer Viper is lightweight, comfortable, and one of the best gaming mice you can buy. It’s on sale at Amazon now through July 4.
$70 (was $80)
Released earlier this year, the upgraded Razer Basilisk V2 wired gaming mouse features 11 programmable buttons, customizable scroll wheel resistance, and a 20,000 DPI optical sensor ensuring accuracy and precision. Like the Razer Viper, the Razer Basilisk V2 is lightweight, and it features a comfortable, ergonomic design to fit your hand perfectly. It’s discounted for the first time since its release this weekend at Best Buy.
$85 (was $130)
Razer’s Fourth of July deals include a 35% off markdown on its Thresher headset for PS4, which will also work with PC and Xbox One. While the Thresher isn’t the best gaming headset on the market, it’s a great budget choice that’s even more worth it for just 85 bucks (normally $130). You have the option to use it wired or wirelessly, and it has lightweight memory foam ear cushions for comfort.
$85 (down from $130) with promo code “july4thewin”
Already on sale for $100 (normally $130), the Whirlwind FX Element gaming keyboard is available for even cheaper with promo code july4thewin from now until July 6. The additional discount drops your price to just $85, and free shipping is included. The Element keyboard is great if you care about your gaming setup’s aesthetic, as it’s notable for its dynamic RPG lighting and effects. The keyboard is content-reactive, meaning the RGB lighting and effects will reflect what’s happening in the game, which is intended to increase immersion. Whirlwind has a video on its site demonstrating this in action.
$169 (was $200)
Amazon’s current deal on the Apple Watch Series 3 matches the best price ever for this model, according to CNET. The 38 mm version in Space Gray features a GPS, Retina display, swim-proof protection, an optical heart sensor, the ability to store music and podcasts, and more. It’s a great option for current Apple users.
Save up to 50% on the best party game bundles around
All six Jackbox Party Packs along with their standalone titles are seeing major discounts during Fourth of July weekend on Steam, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Amazon Fire TVs. From Quiplash and Trivia Murder Party to Tee K.O and Fibbage, these popular party games are super accessible to people who aren’t used to playing video games, as you can join in on practically any device including your phone. And while they were made for couch multiplayer, Jackbox Games has a handy guide for playing them online with friends and family remotely by using Zoom or Google Hangouts (or Remote Play Together if you buy on Steam).
Amazon Prime cardholders get 15% back until July 5
Amazon Prime cardholders can take advantage of a special offer that gives them 15% cashback on Nintendo Switch Eshop gift cards from now until July 5. Amazon Prime cards also give you 5% cashback on every Amazon purchase and has no annual fee, so it’s absolutely worth having if you shop on Amazon a lot. It ranks on our sister site CNET’s list of the best cash-back credit cards in 2020, so check that out for more info.
$60 (down from $120)
Let’s be real: The pandemic has forced a lot of us to start cooking at home more, and if you find cooking arduous, a multi-function pressure cooker is a real game-changer. This little machine includes a slow cooker, which lets you easily cook practically anything over several hours in a very hands-off fashion, great for prepping in the morning and enjoying for dinner. You can also cook rice in it, sauté vegetables, steam fish and veggies, and keep food warm in it. And with its 8-quart capacity, there’s enough for the whole family or ample leftovers.
$138.20 (was $238) with promo code “PLUS20”
Most of us have been spending a lot more time at home these days, and that might have you thinking a lot more about how to keep your home and family safe. The Google Nest outdoor security camera plugs directly into a power source so you don’t have to worry about batteries, and using an app on your phone, you can see everything going on outside your home in 1080p HD. You can currently get the security camera and two wifi smart plugs for $138.20 when you use promo code PLUS20 at checkout as part of Ebay’s July 4th sale. The deal ends July 6.