Best tech sales of the July Fourth weekend: Samsung Galaxy S8, Apple Watch Series 2, and more

With Memorial Day behind us, July Fourth is the next holiday to get big sales, and we’ve rounded up a number of tech deals worth checking out during the long weekend. Highlights include early Prime Day deals, $50 off the Nest Learning Thermostat, Microsoft’s Ultimate Game Sale, big discounts on Lenovo laptops, and so much more.

Without further ado, here are our favorite Independence Day sales:


Just added on July 3rd: Samsung is running a new Galaxy S8 deal, allowing you to get a $200 gift card with purchase of an S8 smartphone.

  • Until July 15th (or until supplies last), buy a Galaxy S8 or S8 plus phone with Samsung Financing or outright purchase at full retail price, and receive a $200 gift card (terms apply which are listed at the bottom of the above link).


Amazon is already busy promoting Prime Day which we mentioned earlier this week. The event takes place on July 11th, and there are already deals to take advantage of.

Prime Day deals:

  • Get four months of Amazon Music Unlimited with access to tens of millions of songs for just $0.99.
  • Get $10 to spend by Prime Day when you stream a Prime Video for the first time.
  • Get 25 percent off a six-month Kindle Unlimited membership, 33 percent off a 12-month Kindle Unlimited membership, and 40 percent off a 24-month Kindle Unlimited membership.

Non-Prime Day deals:

  • As we covered earlier this week, save up to $80 on new handsets for Prime members including Nokia 6 ($179.99 down from $229.99), Alcatel Idol 5S ($199.99 down from $279.99), Alcatel A50 ($99.99 down from $149.99), Alcatel A30 Plus ($79.99 down from $129.99), and Moto E4 ($99.99 down from $129.99).
  • Buy three Echo Dots and save $20 with code DOT3PACK for a total of $130, which is still cheaper than one Echo.
  • Buy two Echo devices and save $100 with code ECHO2PACK for a total of $259.99.


Now through July 8th, shop HP’s Fourth of July sale to save up to $500 on select laptops and desktops.

  • Take $200 off the HP ENVY x360 Convertible Laptop 15t, now $699.99.
  • Take $170 off the HP Pavilion Laptop 15t (touch optional), now starting at $459.99.


Until July 10th, take advantage of Microsoft’s Ultimate Game Sale with discounts on PC hardware and Xbox titles.

  • Save $130 on the Lenovo Legion Y720 Gaming Laptop, now $1,199.
  • Save $20 on Battlefield 1 for Xbox One, and $30 on Titanfall 2 for Xbox One.


Through July 4th, save up to 88 percent off at the Independence Day Sale.

  • Take $20 off the WD 2TB My Passport Portable Hard Drive (USB 3.0 Model), now $79.99. Make sure to use code 06304TH8 for an extra $5 off.
  • Take $350 off the Lenovo Y700 (2.60GHz processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 16GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 1TB HDD) Gaming Laptop, now $899.


B&H is running some promos for the holiday, including up to $100 off Apple Watch Series 2 models.

  • Save $100 on the Apple Watch Series 2 42mm smartwatch, now $659 until July 5th.
  • Save $50 on the Nest Learning Thermostat — a five-star-rated item among B&H customers — which is now $199.


eBay is running red, white, and blue deals including the aforementioned Nest Thermostat at B&H, also available for $199 at eBay.

  • Save $5 on the super popular Google Chromecast, now $30 (with limited stock left).


Until July 9th, save up to 43 percent on select home laptops. Lenovo is also offering a 15 percent discount off the entire purchase for Active Military, Reservists, Veterans, and immediate family members.

  • Save $140 on the Lenovo Legion Y520 Laptop with eCoupon DEAL331, now $779.99.

Looking for gaming deals? Check out Polygon’s gaming deals roundup here.

Good Deals is a weekly roundup of the best deals on the internet, curated by Vox Media’s commerce editor, Chloe Reznikov, in collaboration with The Verge’s editorial team. You can submit deals to and find more Good Deals here.

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Updated on July 3rd at 10:30AM ET: Added the Samsung Galaxy S8 deal.

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