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Star Wars Sales Hit Stores and Sites in Celebration of May the Fourth

2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the franchise, and retailers are offering fans major discounts on merchandise



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    For Star Wars fans, May 4 is a worldwide day of celebration, and this year, it's even more special. 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the franchise, and retailers across the nation are jumping in on the celebration to offer shoppers discounts on Star Wars gear.

    Here’s a look at some of the places you can snag a deal.

    Build-a-Bear Workshop
    Build-a-Bear is giving away free lightsabers with a $50 in-store purchase that includes any Star Wars Furry Friend, such as Chewbacca or Stormtrooper bear. Shoppers can use the promo code STARWARSDAY17 at checkout to earn their lightsaber.

    Hot Wheels
    For toy car fans, Hot Wheels is giving shoppers 25 percent off all Star Wars merchandise with the promo code STARWARS. This includes items like Star Wars cars and play sets.

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    This graphic site is giving 20 percent off all Star Wars products starting May 4. Some of the products include lightsaber windshield wiper accessories, window graphics and decals.

    Pottery Barn Kids
    PBK is giving shoppers 20 to 60 percent off on its Star Wars collection including beddings sets, towels, sleeping bags, room accessories and luggage.

    Hallmark Gold Crown stores across the United States are giving away free limited edition three-piece Star Wars pin sets with a purchase of Star Wars gifts of $15 or more. The offer is only available in stores, and runs through May 4. 

    Hallmark is also doing a giveaway that requires Twitter users to change their profile picture to one of four Star Wars characters identified on their site. Users have to tweet Hallmark using #HallmarkMT4 to enter to win one of two prizes including a Stormtrooper Keepsake ornament, a Snaggletooth itty bitty, a blue-suited Snaggletooth itty bitty, a Hammerhead itty bitty, an Ahsoka Tano itty bitty with an autographed card and a Sabine Wren itty bitty.
    CuffLinks, a men’s fashion accessories site, is giving shoppers 40 percent off all Star Wars accessories with the code STARWARSDAY at checkout. Some of the items offered on the site include R2D2 cufflinks and a Death Star tie bar. 

    Shoppers can get up to 60 percent off more than 150 Star Wars items from, including apparel, kitchen accessories and other trinkets. The sale lasts through Saturday.

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    Toys R Us
    Toys R Us is offering $10 savings on LEGO Star Wars purchases of $50 or more and 25 percent off all "Star Wars: Rogue One" figures, role play and vehicles. The toy company is also sponsoring a nationwide LEGO Star Wars building event at all Toys R Us stores where kids can build their own micro Princess Leia.

    Pet owners can also catch a deal on May 4 at Petco. The store is offering 25 to 50 percent off the Star Wars Pets Fans collection on their website, 

    The Disney Store 
    The Disney Store is offering shoppers an exclusive Star Wars BB-8 pin on Thursday for $8 with any purchase. Star Wars items will also start at $10 through May 4.

    Google Play
    Fans can get up to 50 percent off on Star Wars items through Google Play, including comics, games and movies. 

    There’s a sale on games from PlayStation, too, including The Force Awakens Season Pass, Battlefront Deluxe Edition and the Star Wars Throwback Pack, among other items.

    Cross, a writing-instrument site, is giving a free Star Wars journal to shoppers with every purchase of the Star Wars Collection on its site using the promo code SWM4NA.

    Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

    Checks in the Mail
    There are all kinds of sales on Star Wars merchandise, including checks, on Thursday. Shoppers can save 20 percent on all Star Wars products from Checks in the Mail using the promo code STAR20.