Macy's Lures Shoppers with Black Friday July

The store is set to compete with Amazon Prime Day in a major savings event.
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Brace yourselves, Slickdealers, because the sales just keep on coming this week. Not to be outdone by Amazon Prime Day, Macy's is launching its "Black Friday in July" sale beginning Tuesday, July 12. (No, you didn't suddenly time hop, and yes, you read that right.) We're breaking down everything you need to know about this week's sale and the deals the store will offer throughout the week ahead.


When to Shop

This week's event is basically divided into two time frames. On July 12, the store's online sale begins with 25% off and free shipping on all orders (no minimum), which is always exciting for those who prefer to avoid overzealous crowds (and who may be used to free shipping with their Prime membership). Use code BFJULY at checkout to apply the sitewide savings.

From July 13 to July 17, the sale continues with 25% off, and free shipping on orders of $50 or more with the same code. However, Macy's is also giving customers the option to save $10 off a $25 purchase instead, with code BFJULY25. If you're shopping online, Tuesday is definitely the best day to do so in terms of item availability and shipping, but the $10-off coupon is a great deal for small in-store purchases Wednesday and beyond.


What's on Sale?

Not to be dramatic, but there are so many deals this week that listing each one would venture into "Crime and Punishment" territory. (Was that book not ridiculously long? Anyone?) To give you a general preview, here are the main categories and some highlights to expect in each:

Women's Clothing

  • $6.99 women’s tees and tanks
  • 40% to 60% off women’s swimwear
  • 50% off women’s dresses (select styles)
  • 50% off women’s "Impulse" contemporary clothing brands (like Free People, Bar III, kenzie and 7 For All Mankind)
  • 70% off bras (select styles)

Men's Clothing

  • 65% to 75% off men’s designer suits and suit separates
  • $12.99 men’s polos, tees and shorts (select styles)
  • Men’s dress shirts and ties starting at $18.99
  • 60% off men’s American Rag apparel


  • 50% off cosmetics and fragrances (select styles)

Home Goods

Baby, Kids' and Juniors' Clothing

  • 60% off Carter's kids’ and baby clothing (select styles)
  • 60% off girls’ and baby summer dresses
  • Juniors’ rompers and dresses starting at $14.99

Jewelry, Shoes and Handbags

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How Do These Deals Compare to Actual Black Friday Savings?

As consumers, it's natural for us to question whether or not these Black Friday deals are actually on par with November sales. When I looked at Macy's 2015 Black Friday ad, I found a lot of similarities, which I honestly didn't expect.

For instance, both feature KitchenAid stand mixers for $199.99 and select kitchen electrics for $9.99 after $10 mail-in rebates. I also found that some of Macy's deals this week are even better than their traditional Black Friday offers. Last year, clearance designer handbags were an extra 25% off, but this week will see them marked down an extra 50%. (Ladies everywhere, rejoice.) Men's suit separates are also discounted more than usual (they were reduced up to 50% in 2015, but are up to 75% off in this week's savings event.)

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Many Slickdealers weren't happy that the store's Black Friday sale last year required a $50 purchase to receive free shipping, so that's another improvement worth noting -- even if it is limited to just one day.

I'm particularly excited to see that certain cosmetics will be 50% off (from what I've read, they include Anastasia Beverly Hills' discontinued liquid lipsticks and several Benefit products) -- and 70% off jewelry is sounding very tempting, as well. Overall, I think that these deals, combined with the 25% off coupon code and free shipping on Tuesday, will make it a sale worth browsing. Just be careful to mind the list of coupon code exclusions, as Macy's is known for limiting its "sitewide" savings to only certain items and brands.


App Alert

Macy's App

If you're a Macy's email subscriber, you likely saw the store's announcement about its new in-store app. The app promises to help shoppers save by alerting them of price drops and sale alerts, while also allowing customers to order through the app and pick up their purchases inside a Macy's store. I'll definitely be trying it out this week to see what notifications I receive. (Check my next Macy's deal round-up for that review.)

Also, if you haven't used Slickdeals' "Deal Alert" feature, now's a great time to give it a try. Add an alert for Macy's in order to stay updated on other Slickdealers' best finds so that you don't miss any exciting offers.

So what's the verdict, Slickdealers? Are you excited for Macy's summertime Black Friday event, or are you on the fence about this week's deals? Share your perspective in the comments below!

Images courtesy of Macy's.

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Lesley Sheridan is a freelance fashion and beauty writer who lives for Pinterest boards, animal prints, strappy shoes and coupon codes. Her bookshelves are filled with Kevyn Aucoin makeup guides, and her favorite band is and will always be INXS. A Kentucky girl at heart, she currently resides just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, with her rescue cats, a boyfriend who wishes he were an astronaut and a dog whose favorite word is “pizza.”


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