We may in the dog days of summer, but it’s Christmas in July as retailers offer big midsummer sales. With the unsure economy, retailers want to move merchandise… and they hope their deals get you motivated to spend now…

At Toys R Us, holiday like deals abound. Legos are buy one, get one 50 percent off. And and if you’ve got kids who love Legos like my little guy, you know they’re expensive.

They’re also selling games like Trouble, Connect 4, Monopoly and Scrabble for 50% off.

In some Sears stores this weekend, you can head down their Christmas Lane. And online at both Kmart and Sears, you’ll find holiday deals helping you deck the halls months before everyone else.

Target’s celebrating “Black Friday” a few months early. Friday, July 23rd you’ll find 500 items at least 40 percent off, like a 47 inch 1080p LCD TV for $699… or a Philips blu-ray players for a hundred bucks.

We also found lots of free shipping offers, the kinds you find closer to the holidays…

Your kids probably don’t want to think about back to school yet, but if you do, you can land some great deals on school supplies.

At Toys R Us, buy one of many Crayola products, get two free!

And at Staples, spend $5, get glue for a penny. You can also find 25 cent pencil cases, mechanical pencils and 3 by 5 cards…

And for bigger kids, those heading off to college, Kmart’s got you covered with Campus 2010 deals.

As for those back to school clothes, Old Navy’s offering a great deal in stores this weekend. On top of slashed prices on Polo’s and khakis, teachers and students can get 25 percent off their entire order, with proper identification.

So taking a quick break from all the fun summer has to offer… and thinking ahead, to yes the holidays, and back to school can payoff big time.

Sears and Kmart would like your holiday dollars, and they want to help make paying for your gifts a little easier. They’re bringing back the Christmas Club Card. The program lets consumers put away money for holiday spending. And they’ll add an extra three percent on what you’ve saved by November 15th!

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