Hot Sales: Your July Fourth Savings Cheat Sheet

Fourth of July shopping
Fourth of July shopping

American retailers are celebrating the birth of the nation in their usual way -- by trotting out all manner of sales.

For those of you headed to the mall around this holiday, DailyFinance has the low-down on where to find the hottest deals -- complied with some help from bargain shopping websites, and

We also got experts to weigh in on travel-related discounts surrounding the Fourth, but you'll have to act fast: Once the last firework pops, many of these deals will evaporate.