Presidents Day weekend (February 12-15) means major savings with online retailers in the United States. These holiday sales start early, but supplies don’t last.
You’ll find discounts on a wide variety of products like home items and electronics, but keep an eye out for clothing. Since we’re nearing the end of the chilly season in the U.S., winter apparel will be heavily discounted.
Origins of Presidents Day
In 1885, President George Washington’s birthday was federally recognized as a holiday on February 22. Years prior, a day was was also set aside for President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on February 12, although it’s only considered a holiday in some states. This changed in the 1950s when travel organizations pushed to create more three-day weekends in the U.S. This led to one federal holiday on the third Monday of February, a middle ground for both Washington and Lincoln’s birthday.
It’s now commonly known as Presidents Day to commemorate all U.S. presidents. Many people are given the day off so retailers use this as a shopping holiday.
Buy Now for the Upcoming Holidays
If you’re planning ahead, these sales come just in time to do some early shopping for upcoming holidays, like February 23 and March 8 in Russia and National Day in Kuwait on February 23. Head over to our blog to read gift guides for Defender of the Fatherland Day and International Women’s Day.
You can also follow us on social media for more ideas. Our Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook pages are updated leading up to holidays with suggestions for places to shop and where you can find the best deals.
Where to Shop on Presidents Day
Make sure to check retailers throughout the month as sales tend to be extended past the holiday weekend. Here’s a list of where we think you’ll most likely find deals along with a selection of stores currently promoting sales.
Microsoft: Save up to 50% on Surface, Xbox, PCs and more.
Overstock: Find home items up to 70% off.
Target: Save 25% on home furnishings like storage, dining, furniture and bedding.
Carter’s: Search tons of items in this children’s store for 50% off.
L.L. Bean: Save up to 60% off on men, women and kid’s clothing, outdoor gear, luggage and more.
6pm.com: Find sales on shoes and apparel from brands like Calvin Klein, UGG, The North Face and Coach.
Steve Madden: Take an additional 60% off select clearance items and 25% off other merchandise at checkout.
The Children’s Place: The entire site is offering children’s clothing, shoes and accessories up to 75% off.
American Eagle Outfitters: Shop women and men’s clothing up to 60% off with this end-of-season sale.
Walmart: Find sales on various items throughout the store. Check the site for holiday-specific deals.
eBay: Check the site for holiday-specific deals.
Land’s End: Get up to 70% off sale and clearance items when taking 30% off at checkout.
Fry’s: Find discounts on a variety of electronics. Check the site for holiday-specific sales.
Bluefly: Get an extra 20% off your entire order on brands like Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Moncler and more.
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