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'Star Wars' deals
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'Star Wars' deals

May the 4th be with you! This is the day that "Star Wars" fans celebrate their favorite movie series. The first 6 movies in the "Star Wars" saga launched in May.

The first official reference to the day was May 4, 1979, when Margaret Thatcher took office and the London Evening News ran an ad, saying: "May the 4th Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations."

DisneyWorld holds Star Wars Weekends, fans have parties to celebrate the franchise and there are deals at stores and online.

"Last year, we saw some related savings," says Kendal Perez, spokeswoman for CouponSherpa.com. "And we expect the same this year.

If 2015 was any indication, fans and shoppers can expect discounts of 20% to 50% off Star Wars-themed toys, apparel and other items. "There are definitely some special savings to be had," she says.

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