How Do You Save Money On Fireworks?
The 4th of July is coming up this weekend. I have such great memories of shooting off fireworks with my family as a kid. I loved it! We would have a BBQ and then in the evening head out to the country and shoot off as many firecrackers as we could. I loved it so much as was a highly upset 5 year old the year my aunt went into labor and had her own firecracker. I think we left the hospital at 10:30 PM and went to shoot some fireworks just so they could shut me up!
Now as an adult I still love big fireworks displays and shooting off a few of them of my own. But as a couponer, what I don’t like is the expense. So this year I had to ask, “Is there a way to save money on fireworks?” The answer is yes!
We found 5 Easy Tips to save money on fireworks that you can use this year and beyond!
Money Saving Tip #1: Get Your Fireworks Right Before The 4thI used to be at the fireworks stand as soon as it opened in June. But this year I am waiting until right before the 4th. That is when the mark downs start happening. If you wait 3-3 days before the 4th of July, you can save 50-70% off. Firework packages go down as well. Just don’t wait until the day of July the 4th to make sure that you get what you want and beat the crowds. You will save money on fireworks and the headache of having to wait in long lines before you can go pop’em!
Money Saving Tip #2: Buy Your Fireworks Right After the HolidayIf you city ordinance will allow the stands to be open the day after, this is a great way to stock up and save. You will often see Buy 1, Get 2 Free sales. If the stands can’t be open then hit them up early in the day on the 4th. Or in my city they open up for New Year’s again. It is a slower time for them, so this is a great time to stock up as well.
Shopping for your fireworks after the holiday is a great way to already have a bag full of fireworks waiting for up to light up next year while saving loads of cash! Of course you need to store them in a safe, fireproof place.
Money Saving Tip #3: See Your Local Free FireworksI think this is the best way to save money on fireworks now that I’m older. Our city has a huge fireworks display every year. We have to pay $5 to park but it is worth it. I’ve also found that we can set up chairs in parking lots near their and not have to pay anything. We pack a picnic of snacks and drinks, lawn chairs and blankets. It’s a blast and there is no worry about setting a field on fire or picking up all the spent fireworks!
Money Saving Tip #4: Avoid Impulse Purchases At The DisplaySo many times when we have gone to a fireworks show, or any nighttime activity (county fair, street fair, etc.), there will be people selling glow in the dark bracelets and necklaces. Kids love them but they are usually expensive. Now I try to buy them in advance and hand them out to my nieces and friends kids during these events. You can order them in bulk online or even get them from the Dollar Store. As long as they are not cracked, they will last for years.
This same advice holds true for food, sodas, sunscreen. Anything you can avoid buying at the higher prices being charged by the venue is money you save, without sacrificing your celebration.
Money Saving Tip #5: Get LED Glow SticksThis tip falls in line with the last one but is glow sticks, bracelets, etc on steroids. Instead of the old fashioned glow sticks that only last one night, invest in LED ones. I can think of many practical uses for these. There are so many new products with LED lights in them and the batteries last for a very long time. I found several cool options including these bracelets at Amazon.
I hope you found these 5 easy tips to save money on fireworks helpful. If you have any ways that you save money on fireworks, please leave us a comment below and share it!
Have a Safe And Happy 4th of July!
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