Presidents’ Day weekend is only a week away, and with that three-day break comes—you guessed it—the Presidents’ Day sale. And in the middle of winter, with questionable weather keeping us indoors, it’s the perfect time to save on a wide range of products. Historically, brands make big savings that weekend, giving you a good chunk of downtime AND go hunting for deals.
“Because many of us have downtime on three-day weekends, retailers are seeing increased foot traffic and clicks, and are offering sales to secure some of that market share,” buying expert Trae Bodge tells Yahoo. life. Of course, you don’t want to just find old savings – you want to score the improve offers. That’s where we come in! Here’s what you need to know over the holiday weekend, so you can get your marquee markdowns.
The best offers to buy now
That said, we have a surprise: You don’t have to wait until Presidents Day to save. Here are some awesome deals you can shop right now.
2021 Apple iPad 10.2 inch
This legendary tablet features a 10.2-inch Retina display, ultra-wide front camera, and blazingly fast processing. It’s also compatible with Apple Pencil and a smart keyboard for a laptop-like experience when you need it.
$269 at Walmart
JBL Vibe 100 True Wireless Bluetooth Earphones
Never underestimate the amount of downtime you may have at the airport. These buds offer 20 hours of combined playtime; five hours with the earbuds plus another 15 hours with the charging case. They come with three sizes of ear tips to ensure a perfect fit.
$30 per lens
Reegan Pansy Toss Top Handle Shoulder Bag
This adorable pansy bag has both a top handle and a shoulder strap that you can use to wear it like a shoulder bag. Crafted in smooth leather and jacquard lining, this bag is secured by a flap with magnetic snap closure. The interior has a zip pocket and there is a front and back slip pocket.
$179 at Kate Spade
Pack of 3 Juvale Woven Cotton Rope Round Storage Baskets
Storage bins get a stylish update with these white woven baskets from Target. They can group clutter like remotes, keys, accessories, and snacks together to keep things tidy. The set includes three sizes: 6.5 x 2.9 inches, the medium size is 7.5 x 3 inches, and the large cotton basket is 8.2 x 3.2 inches.
$18 per lens
Shark AV2001 AI Robot Vacuum Cleaner
This vacuum features impressive suction to pick up dirt, debris, and whatever else lurks on your floors. There’s also an UltraClean mode for the toughest or busiest spots. Control all the action from your phone.
$238 on Amazon
Dearfoams Ladies Lacey Slipper
Treat your feet at home with these soft slippers. They’re made with a memory foam insole for a soft feel, with a clog design that makes it easy to put them on and take them off. Another nice perk? They are machine washable.
$22 on Amazon
Cloudfoam Pure 2.0 shoes
Step into these shoes for crisp, clean style and comfort. These sneakers feature a memory foam insole and cloudfoam midsole that keep your feet cushioned and supported. Adidas shoppers love this bestselling pair of sneakers. Specifically designed for the female foot, these walk/run hybrids gently hug your dogs with a soft knit upper.
$53 at Adidas
Renpho active massage gun
This stand mixer is a knockout for Amazon shoppers, who swear by it for easing sore muscles. Cycle through five speeds and enjoy six different massage heads to help you get relief.
$70 on Amazon
Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
These Beats wireless headphones have a huge following. Enjoy 40 hours of listening before needing a recharge, along with a built-in microphone, adjustable fit, and foldable earcups. Choose from a range of cool colors.
$100 on Amazon
LuxClub 6-piece sheet set
This hugely popular sheet set features pockets that will accommodate a mattress up to 18 inches deep. The sheets are wrinkle-free and have a silky feel, keeping you cool and comfortable throughout the night. Choose from a range of colours.
$29 on Amazon
When does the Presidents’ Day sale start?
It depends, but many retailers start sales before the actual holidays. “Presidents’ Day sales usually begin the Friday before the Presidents’ Day holiday,” says Bodge. “However, some retailers will start sales a day or two earlier in an effort to create a competitive edge.”
Stay alert even earlier, just in case. “Some retailers may even start sales a week or more before the holidays,” Michelle Madhok, online shopping expert and founder of deals site Shefinds.com, tells Yahoo Life. “It’s also common for sales to continue through the following week after the holidays. So you can expect to see sales starting in mid-February and continuing through the end of the month.”
What are the best types of deals for Presidents’ Day 2023?
Expect a lot of good stuff in the mix. “Presidents Day weekend is typically a good time to find deals on winter clothing and outdoor clothing, as retailers look to clear out inventory to make room for spring merchandise,” Madhok says. “Plus, many retailers are offering sales on furniture, appliances, and mattresses. It’s also a good time to find deals on electronics and automobiles because new models are being announced at shows around this time, so older models have to go.”
What items should you wait to buy next?
If you find a great deal, you should definitely jump on it. “If you need a tech item, like a smartphone or laptop, it’s definitely worth looking for a deal,” says Bodge. “But you’re more likely to save in this category in July during the Amazon Prime Day/Black Friday in July sale.” He also advises you to “keep the spring attire at bay.”
How to buy the sale
Experts recommend doing the following to ensure you get the best deals this Presidents’ Day weekend:
Do your research: “Before the sales start, research the items you’re interested in buying and compare prices from different retailers. This will give you a better idea of what a good deal looks like,” she says.
Make a list: If you know what you want to buy, make a list of the items you are looking to buy and stick to it. “This will help you avoid impulse buys and overspending,” says Madhok.
Check the return policy: “Make sure you understand the store’s return policy before making a purchase, in case you change your mind or the item doesn’t meet your expectations,” says Madhok.
Use coupons and promotional codes: Some retailers may allow you to use coupons and promotional codes in addition to discounted prices.
Compare prices: “Compare the prices of the same product from different retailers, online and offline, to get the best deal possible,” says Madhok.
Sign up for emails: Do you have a reseller you love? Join their mailing list. This, Bodge says, will help you “be aware of the sales they’ve planned.”
Don’t wait too long: Fast thinking is important. “Popular items sell out quickly during sales, so don’t wait too long to make a purchase if you see something you want,” says Madhok.
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