From Kohl’s to Best Buy, treat yourself to a little post-Valentine’s Day shopping at these stores.
Although Presidents’ Day was first designated as a celebration to commemorate President George Washington’s birthday, it now serves as a day to commemorate all US presidents.
Plus, by celebrating Presidents’ Day on a fixed Monday each year, it gives federal employees an extra-long weekend off work, which also means super savings at many retailers.
When is Presidents’ Day
Presidents’ Day always falls on the third Monday of February. This year, the holiday is Monday, February 19, 2018.
Is Presidents’ Day a federal holiday?
Yes, Presidents’ Day is a federal holiday, although it is still technically recognized by the US government as “Washington’s Birthday.” Thus, non-essential government offices will be closed on February 19, including the post office and most banks. Most retailers, on the other hand, will not only be open but also usually run special sales for the long weekend.
Where to shop Presidents’ Day sales 2018
Last year, some stores dropped their big Presidents’ Day sales even before the official holiday. Best Buy, for example, launched its patriotic savings on major appliances days beforehand, while Overstock.com set the record with sales starting an entire week before Presidents’ Day.
This year, here’s what you can expect from these retailers that notoriously drop some of the best sales for Washington’s Birthday:
Best Buy’s winter appliance sale has already started, but you can expect to start seeing even bigger savings as we get closer to Presidents’ Day. If you’re in the market for a new refrigerator, you could save $400 or more if you time your Best Buy shopping around the holiday.
In the past, Macy’s has offered some pretty generous Presidents’ Day savings, like an extra 15% off most sale and clearance items. This time of year is also a great time to check out seasonal clothing items at department stores like Macy’s to try to snag the best deals on the last of this winter’s styles.
If you’re looking for furniture, bedding or home décor, you might be able to save up to 65% at Bed Bath & Beyond this Presidents’ Day. Past sales on select items even included a $300 gift card, so this retailer is definitely worth a look.
While you might be able to snag a few stellar deals on tools during Home Depot Presidents’ Day sales, expect some of the biggest savings to be on home appliances. You might be able to save $500 or more on a huge selection of major appliances, including refrigerators, stoves and washers and dryers.
Don’t forget that you don’t necessarily have to venture out into the cold to score big savings for George Washington’s birthday. Amazon has a history of offering up to 70% off new and refurbished electronics, so check for deals online to see if you might be able to save yourself a trip and a little extra cash.
Who could pass up Newegg’s exclusive Eggxecutive Savings event for Presidents’ Day? This popular online computer and electronics store has already kicked off some of its best deals on core components, monitors, gadgets and accessories. Sales will last through Presidents’ Day, but you can start taking advantage of super early bird savings right now.