By Joshua Nichol-Caddy, dealnews contributor Independence Day occurring midweek is a bummer for a number of reasons, and the Founding Fathers would probably agree it should always take place on a Thursday, with national Take-It-Easy Friday to follow. Still, we'll take what we can get, and one of the best ways to celebrate America is to not pay full price. Although 4th of July sales aren't necessarily the best of the year, this week's roundup features the best and most popular 4th of July deals we've seen so far. There are discounts on apparel, home goods, recreational equipment, and more. For good buys regardless of the date on the calendar, check out our daily Editors' Choice deals. American Eagle Factory Store Sale Discount: Extra 50% off in-cart Shipping: $7 s&h Expires: July 4 Is It Worth It? Celebrate the Red, White, and Blue with only a little green. You'll find American Eagle and aerie sale items starting at $2 in this Editors' Choice deal at American Eagle Outfitters Factory Store. Discounted items include T-shirts and shoes as well as hats and other accessories. Not interested in Factory items? Look for other American Eagle coupons here. Lowe's 4th of July Sale Discount: Varies Shipping: Free shipping on most items Expires: July 4 Is It Worth It?: Although most folks associate July 4th with discount fireworks, it could just as easily — and more safely — means low prices on necessary household items during the Lowe's the of July Sale. In one of the best sales we've seen from Lowe's this year, we found the pictured Maytag 7-Cubic-Foot Gas Dryer for $449.10. Looking for other home goods? You'll find other great buys during the Lowe's 4th of July Sale here. Speedo Independence Day Sale Discount: Up to 60% off with an extra 25% off via coupon code "JULY2012" Shipping: $4.95 s&h or free shipping on orders over $100 Expires: July 4 Is It Worth It?: The best way to stay cool this July 4 is by dipping in a nearby lake or pool. So suit yourself up in a Speedo! You'll save up to 60% off with an extra 25% off this Independence Day if you slip into something like the Speedo Men's Diamond Head Splice E-Boardshort in Red Pepper (pictured) or Midnight Blue. These trunks are just $10.80 after the coupon (a low by $37) and during the Speedo Independence Day Sale. Oneida 4th of July Special Discount: Up to 75% off with an extra 20% off via coupon code "JJ20" Shipping: $5.49 s&h or free shipping on orders over $99 Expires: July 5 Is It Worth It?: To celebrate the 4th, why not invest in a patriotic set of plates, utensils, and cups whose colors surely won't run. Your wallet won't mind, either: the 20% discount via coupon code "JJ20" even stacks with sale items marked up to 75% off. Eastern Mountain Sports Fourth of July Sale Discount: 20% off the highest-priced item in-cart with an additional 15% off other goods Shipping: $6.99 or free shipping on orders over $48 Expires: July 5 Is It Worth It?: There's never been a better time to stock up on your outdoor gear and equipment! Head to EMS and you'll save 20% off the in-cart item on your the highest price at checkout and 15% off other select merchandise. Follow @dealnewsfeature on Twitter for the latest roundups, price trend info, and stories. You can also sign up for an email alert for all dealnews features.