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NORFOLK-- Retailers and restaurants around Hampton Roads are getting ready to celebrate Independence Day by offering deals, specials and freebies.

Laura Oliver runs a website called afrugalchick.com, dedicated to finding local deals and freebies.

Oliver said because this year's holiday falls on a weekday, more people are staying put, and retailers are hoping to cash in.

'With consumers getting so much smarter and having so much more information on their hands, you've got to be flexible with stuff and that means not just sales on Labor Day and Memorial Day,' said Oliver.

You'll find specific deals this Fourth of July targeting military members and veterans.

'Most of the movie theaters in the area are going to have the new Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx movie, White House Down. If you are active or veteran you can stop by and with every movie ticket you purchase, you actually get one free for the veteran,' said Oliver.

Ways to save over Independence Day:

Bare Necessities: 30-40 percent off sale with an extra 20 percent off with coupon code BNSAVINGS
Bath and Body Works: Up to 75 percent off Semi-Annual Sale, both in-store and online with an additional 20 percent off online with promo code BEACHES13 until July 7.
Children's Place: Extra 20 percent off with code V8KFAY13. Deal ends July 8.
Foot Locker: $20 off $120 purchases with promo code LKS1CP3N. Ends July 31.
Nine West: Buy one, get one 50 percent off site-wide with free shipping.
Nordstrom: Up to 60 percent off handbags and jewelry with free shipping.
PacSun: Buy one get one free with code FREE4YOU. Free shipping until July 4
Boston Market: Take 50 percent off Family Meals on July 4th with coupon available online.
Joe's Crab Shack: 10 percent off on entire order with coupon available online until July 8.
Macaroni Grill: Customers with website coupon can enjoy 10 percent off their entire purchase. Coupon expires on July 8.
Outback Steakhouse: 10 percent discount for military members with their IDs until July 4.

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