It might not be Black Friday, but this is still a big weekend for sales.
Presidents Day weekend is the first sale opportunity of the new year, according to Diane McCrohan, an associate professor in the College of Business at Johnson & Wales University.
There are plenty of retailers hosting weekend sales leading up to the holiday on Feb. 18, so we rounded up a handful of the best deals to make your shopping easier.
Here are some of our top Presidents Day picks:
- Academy Sports + Outdoors: Through Feb. 18, score an additional 50% off clearance items, in store only.
- Best Buy: Through Feb. 27, save up to 35% on appliance “top deals.” Delivery is free on major appliance purchases of $399 and up.
- Dell: Save on laptops, desktops, monitors, gaming accessories and more.
- DreamCloud Sleep: Order between now and Presidents Day to get $200 off a DreamCloud mattress.
- Houzz: Through Feb. 20, take up to 80% off kitchen, dining room, bedroom, bathroom and living room furniture and decor.
- J.C. Penney: Get up to 40% off select styles of major appliances.
- Lowe’s: Ending Feb. 27, get up to 35% off eligible appliance “special values,” plus free local delivery on major appliances of $396 or more.
- Mattress Firm: Through Feb. 18, get a free adjustable base with a qualifying mattress purchase of $599 or more. Use promo code ELEVATE to claim online.
- Nectar Sleep: Order between now and Presidents Day to get $125 off, plus two free pillows, when you purchase a Nectar mattress.
- Overstock: Get up to 70% off on a wide variety of items for the home.
- Serta: Purchase a Serta iComfort or iComfort Hybrid mattress and receive either a free standard box spring (same size as the mattress purchased) or up to $500 off a qualified Serta adjustable foundation.
See each retailer for full sale details, including exclusions.
And remember, if you want to outsmart the retailers and keep your budget intact this Presidents Day, buy only what you need during these sales. Retailers want to make money, and they know how easy it is for you to go to the store for one item and leave with several more.
“The house always wins with sales and marketing promotions,” Kelly Goldsmith, an associate professor of marketing at Vanderbilt University, said in an email. “Or at least they try to!”