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The 20 Best Sales and Deals of Columbus Day 2016

Oct. 7, 2016
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If you’re trying to get a head start on holiday shopping, Columbus Day is the last major retail event before Black Friday — and it has tons of deals that will help you tick items off your shopping list.

Check out some of the best sales to shop this weekend, leading up to Columbus Day on Monday, Oct. 10.

Electronics and appliances

1. Amazon: Prime members can save $30 on the Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite e-readers, as well as the Kindle for Kids bundle, or $50 on the Kindle Voyage e-reader, through Oct. 11. And all Amazon shoppers can pick up the Alexa-enabled Tap Bluetooth speaker for $99.99 (regularly $129.99) through Oct. 10.

2. Best Buy: Through Oct. 19, save up to 30% on major appliances in store and online, including refrigerators, ranges, washers and dryers from brands such as Samsung, LG, Maytag and Whirlpool. Best Buy offers free delivery for appliance purchases of more than $399.

3. H.H. Gregg: Take 30% off major appliances, TVs, furniture and more in store and online through Oct. 8. Appliance purchases of $397 or more and TV purchases of $997 or more are eligible for free delivery.

4. Lenovo: Save up to 34% off select Lenovo home and professional laptops, desktops and tablets. This deal lasts through Oct. 12.

5. Sears: Sears is offering up to 40% off major appliances with free delivery on purchases of more than $399 through Oct. 29. Its home section is promoting savings of up to 60% on top mattress brands and up to 40% off select pillows and mattress pads through Oct. 16. Discounts apply in store and online.

6. Staples: Shoppers can find savings on laptops, printers, scanners, desk chairs and accessories at Staples this weekend. Discounts are valid online and in store, some through Oct. 8 and others through Oct. 11.


7. Sleepy’s: Through Columbus Day weekend, Sleepy’s is discounting most mattress brands by as much as 50%. Deals are available in store and online.

8. 1800mattress: Buy mattresses from Serta, Sealy and other brands for up to 65% off at 1800mattress’ Columbus Day sale, and take home a free air mattress if you spend more than $799. The deal applies through Oct. 10 online and in store.

Clothing and accessories

9. American Eagle Outfitters: AEO is marking down online prices on its men’s and women’s fall collections by 25-60%, plus all clearance jeans are available for $19.99 online and in store. Both deals are good through Oct. 10.

10. Banana Republic: Shop BR’s “Want, Need, Now” event to save up to 40% on select men’s and women’s fall styles.

11. DSW: Online shoppers can use code FALLSAVINGS to take $10 off $49 purchases, $20 off $99 purchases or $40 off $199 purchases through Oct. 10.

12. Gap: Through Oct. 8, take 35% off your entire Gap purchase, including sale styles. Use code WANT to claim the discount online.

13. Famous Footwear: Save 15% on your entire purchase when you enter code FALLYALL at checkout. Shopping in store? Print a coupon to claim the discount. The deal is valid through Oct. 10.

14. JCPenney: For Columbus Day weekend, save on select JCPenney apparel, including men’s and women’s sweaters, women’s boots and fleece for kids. In the home department, you’ll find up to 55% off select mattresses and up to 30% off major appliances, with some eligible for free delivery.

15. Kate Spade: Score an extra 25% off all sale styles — including handbags, wallets, jewelry and accessories — by using code SHOWTIME. The deal is available in store and online through Oct. 10.

16. Kohl’s: Take up to 50% off on select sweaters, boots, bedding and more at Kohl’s Friends and Family sale. You can save an extra 20% by using code VIBRANT online or presenting a printable coupon at the register through Oct. 10.

17. Levi’s: Save 40% on most items in Levi’s online shop with code SECRET40 through Oct. 11.

18. Macy’s: Macy’s is offering online and in-store discounts across its apparel, jewelry, accessories and home departments through Oct. 10. Save 50% on men’s coats and 20% on brand name watches, such as Citizen Eco-Drive and Seiko, and buy women’s Levi’s for $36.99. Select bedspreads and sheets are also discounted by up to 50%.

19. OshKosh B’gosh: Through Oct. 10, OshKosh and Carter’s are taking 50% off most items for kids, toddlers and babies online and in store.

20. Urban Outfitters: UO Rewards members earn an extra 40% off all sale items and nonmembers can save up to 30%. Deals are available in store and online through Oct. 11 at 3 a.m. EDT.

Nina Tabios is a staff writer at NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Email: [email protected].