Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth Of July!

Can you believe it? On Thursday, America will be celebrating its 243rd birthday. (Time sure does fly!)

My family and I will be celebrating by having some friends over for a BBQ. How will you be celebrating the day/weekend? Will you be seeing a fireworks show, or going to a picnic/BBQ, or going to a beach/pool, or just relaxing at home? Let us know what you’ll be doing!

Here are some interesting facts about the Fourth of July holiday, from Wallethub.com:

  • 61% of Americans own an American flag
  • 26% of Americans will purchase patriotic merchandise for the Fourth of July
  • 61% of Americans will attend a July 4th picnic
  • $6.8 billion is estimated to be spent on July 4th food
  • 150 million hot dogs are consumed each Fourth of July
  • 700 million pounds of chicken are purchased in the week prior to the Fourth of July
  • July 4th is America’s top beer-drinking holiday ($1+ billion estimated spending on beer for Fourth of July celebrations in 2018)
  • 16,000+ fireworks displays are held each July 4th
  • 40% of Americans will attend a July 4th fireworks display
  • 47+ million Americans will travel 50+ miles from home this Fourth of July weekend (compared with 44 million in 2017, and 43 million in 2016).
  • 3.8+ million will travel by plane
  • 85%+ of travelers will drive to their destination

Speaking of traveling this holiday weekend …

Note to scanner households: If you’re traveling and unable to record your purchases, please let us know by contacting the Panel Support Center by phone at 1-800-962-6700 or email support@ncponline.com.

If you’re an NCPMobile App user, you can continue to scan while you’re away.

And please make sure you record all of your BBQ-related purchases! These include such items as charcoal, lighter fluid, condiments, paper products, grilling utensils, and even insect repellent and sunscreen!

Enjoy the holiday!

Best Regards,

38 thoughts on “Happy Fourth Of July!”

  1. My family and I are celebrating the 4th of July by going over my mom’s house, she’s having a big cookout 🙂

  2. We will be celebrating with family and thanking God for our great country. On Saturday we will be celebrating a family reunion with many we have not seen in a long time at our nephew’s home. Happy July 4th to all and God bless !🙏🏻❤️🇺🇸🍔🌭

  3. Hi Taylor! Thanks for the great info! Crazy numbers! We haven’t really made any plans for the 4th, although we will be having a Midsummer Party on Saturday. No fireworks for either event. Just some great people and delicious vegan fare! Happy Fourth!!

  4. I will be celebrating the 4th of July at a friends house. We will play games, bbq, then watch the city fireworks.

  5. As of this moment we have no plans. Maybe sit in our backyard make Smores over fire pit and hopefully see some fireworks.

  6. My Husband and I were in a car accident yesterday, My husband just passed out, this has never happened to him being xfore we had just started moving after the stop light turned green,so we weren’t going very fast but We ran. Into the side of a building, he hit the steering wheel so his chest is really sore no airbags deployed and I have 3 broken ribs from the seat belt and an abrasions and black eye from hitting the dashboard and a slight concussion so our plans have changed for the 4th we were supposed to meet family and have a picnic but it’s an hour away and they suspended my husbands license until he sees his cardiologist and neurologist so we will be home there isn’t anyone close to us that could take us but we are ok and just need time to heal and we are praising God for his saving us and keeping us alive. Happy 4th to all of you and our Great Country

    1. Thank the Lord you both are okay. Prayers for quick healing, speedy recovery and your husband will get a clean check and he doesn’t need to get on any medication.
      Relax on this holiday!

  7. Can’t wait!!! Feeling anxious, our family will celebrate 4th of July with a good o’le BBQ and watch abeautiful firework display.

  8. This 4 of July my family and I will be celebrating our family reunions looking forward to see families that we haven’t seen since last year we will also be camping out looking forward to see for seeing family we have not seen last year and we will also be camping out

  9. My family and I will be bbqing some ribs, steaks and hamburgers complemented by a potato salad.

    I will of course show of my Fourth of July attire.

    Later that evening this year we will attend the downtown fireworks display, instead of having our own.

  10. We just moved back into our home in Wilmington NC so we will spend the 4th unpacking boxes and waiting for the moving truck to arrive, hopefully on the 5th.

  11. I will be taking my 13 year old daughter and parking on the grass of a busy street, where a bunch of cars line up, to watch the 1/2 hour beautiful fireworks show that the town lights up from a park a few miles away. Then we will go home and snuggle. A new tradition we starting 2 year ago.

  12. We always celebrate with our family reunion during the July 4th holiday. We go to a different city every year! So much fun seeing everyone each year. The kid and teens always put on a big talent show!

  13. This 4th of July our friend whose in the airforce is coming home so we will celebrate with a huge bbq and fireworks my baby turns 6months old on the 5th and it is also my anniversary 1year of marriage so it’s a pretty big fourth of July celebration

  14. We’ll be walking over to my Dad’s house to spend a little time with him and celebrating his 88th birthday. After that just going home and relaxing before the evening starts when we fearfully observe people setting of fireworks during our burn ban as it happens every year otherwise we would be in bed sleeping by then. Unfortunately many people don’t realize out here in the country side that when there is a burn ban it’s for a reason as some of us that have lived out here many years have seen stray going fireworks set someone’s property into an inferno and being so far out in the country; by the time the volunteer fire department can get here there’s nothing left other than for them to keep the fire from spreading to the neighbors. I wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July and having said that, please be cautious with your fireworks!

  15. My husband and I will be visiting a high school friend who is recovering from a serious back surgery. He is very bored. We hope to cheer him up! If there is time to go to fireworks, we will.

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