Presidents’ Day weekend is a big deal for shoppers who will be out in force looking for bargains on clothing, furniture, appliances, and perhaps a few free food deals along the way. Although the federal holiday is officially observed on February 16, most retailers have sales running throughout the three-day weekend.
While there aren’t as many freebies available this weekend as there are on Veteran’s Day or Black Friday, you can still snag a free cup of hot or iced coffee from Chick-fil-A (no purchase necessary) to keep you caffeinated while you shop. Need a dose of sugar with that cup of java? Download the Taco Bell app on your smartphone and get a free four-pack of Cinnabon Delights when you buy a Cinnabon Delights Coffee. Walk off the calories at one of 405 national parks — admission is free February 14–16.
Retail stores like Old Navy, GAP, Target, Kohl’s, and Macy’s are already starting to stock spring clothing, so Presidents’ Day weekend is a great time to score a deal on winter clothing. You may be sick of wearing boots, sweaters, and heavy coats, but with savings up to 80 percent off the original price, it’s a great time to stock up for next winter.
Deal News has a great list of of Presidents’ Day deals that is frequently updated with new offers, so bookmark the site and check back for more deals throughout the weekend.
Not all deals are in-store — many retailers are offering bargains online with free shipping included. Best bets? Lord & Taylor (20 percent off site wide with coupon code PRESIDENT); Target (20 percent off clothing and shoes with coupon code DEAL20); and Carter’s children’s clothing (50 percent off sitewide. Use coupon code BIGSALE to save an extra 25 percent off on orders of $50 or more.)
According to Kiplinger, Presidents’ Day is a great time to find deals on electronic, including laptops, TVs, cameras, and tablets.
“Expect to see discounts on a variety of electronics at merchants such as Best Buy, Newegg and TigerDirect, she says. And Dell, Office Depot and Staples should offer deals such as $50 off entire purchases.”
With tax refunds already making it into many taxpayers’ bank accounts, new furniture may be on the shopping list this weekend. Offers.com states that Presidents’ Day is a great time to buy a new mattress (as much as 70 percent off) and update the furniture for your home at retailers like Raymour & Flanagan, Overstock, JCPenney, and even Target.
Appliances are typically a good buy during the month of February, so take a peek at the Home Depot and Lowe’s ads if you are in the market for a new washing machine, stove, or refrigerator.
Will you be shopping for deals during Presidents’ Day weekend, or relaxing at home with Netflix and some popcorn?
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