President’s Day might take a backseat to all the major holidays, but this day is chock full of epic sales that are worthy of a little praise. If you’re in the market for anything from a brand new toaster to a used car, then count down the days until President’s Day because it seems to be the best time to buy … just about anything!
Clothing and Household Goods
Stores like Macy’s, JCPenney and Sears run major President’s Day sales promotions. Both local stores and online stores will offer special promotions. Most stores start the sale early, so check the website in advance. Look for sales circulars in the weekend paper for full details about online and in-store sales. Check online for coupon codes to get sale prices and offers of free shipping or special discounts. Websites like CouponCabin.com and RetailMeNot.com are great resources for online deal-shopping.
Big Ticket Items
You’ll find great President’s Day sales on big ticket items, like furniture and electronics. All the usual suspects (Macy’s, Best Buy, J&R and others) offer immense savings the entire weekend, with a chance to save even more if you open a store credit card. Elsewhere, you’ll find sales on computers, big screen TVs and other electronics on President’s Day. Any of your favorite retailors for these items are most likely participating in the sales.
First, a little history: The first President’s Day Weekend sale happened almost a hundred years ago, when a Boston car dealer had an “open house” on Washington’s Birthday to boost sales at his dealership. Over the years, all the “big box” stores have joined the President’s Day party with their own promotions – but the third weekend in February remains the best time of the year to buy a car. By this time, new models are in the showroom, so manufacturers and dealers are always willing to support their first sales push of the New Year with aggressive offers and programs.
On this day, exercise your right to save and get out of the house on that long winter weekend!