5 Can't-Miss Columbus Day Sales
NEW YORK ( MainStreet) When it comes to the best days of the year to shop, Columbus Day is right at the top of the list. You can see prices slashed on everything from clothing to appliances to furniture on the federal holiday, with some sales and promotions lasting several days.
"Shoppers can save up to 70% on seasonal items and Columbus Day offers some of the best sales of the year for big-ticket items," says Howard Schaffer, vice president of Offers.com. "Retailers need to move out their old inventory and make room for holiday items, so it's the perfect time to buy those excess products for less."
If you're not sure which stores are worth checking out this year, we can help. After some careful research, we've come up with a list of five retailers offering some of the hottest sales in the coming days. Read on for the details.
In the market for a new appliance? In honor of Columbus Day, Best Buy is offering a major appliance savings event through Saturday, October 19, in which you can save up to 30% on washers, dryers, microwaves, refrigerators and more. You can also get an additional 5% off purchases of $429 and up when you use your Best Buy credit card.
Macy's is known for its blow-out holiday sales and this year's Columbus Day deals are no exception.
Head to the department store on Friday, Oct. 11, through Monday, Oct. 14, to snag 30-75% off storewide. Highlights of the sale include 30% off all mixers and 50% off all comforters in the home department. You can also get a buy-one, get-one-free deal on suits, suit separates, shirts, ties and more by Kenneth Cole Reaction, Calvin Klein, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Andrew Fezza, Alfani and Haggar. And if you're planning to do some traveling this winter, Macy's is offering Samsonite Lift spinner luggage for half off with another 15% off.
You can check out JCPenney's Columbus Day deals from Friday, Oct. 11 through Monday, Oct. 14. If you shop on Friday and Saturday, you can get 20 to 60% off select items storewide. Highlights of the sale on Friday and Saturday include 25% off select styles of Joe Fresh apparel for women; buy-one, get-one 50% off select styles of men's socks or underwear; and 30% off all blenders and juicers. You can also snag some pretty awesome doorbuster deals in-store only if you shop on Friday from 3 p.m. to close and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
If you visit JCPenney on Sunday or Monday, you can get 25 to 50% off select items storewide, plus an extra 20% off if you use your JCPenney credit card. Some of the best deals on Sunday and Monday include 30 to 40% off St. John's Bay and JCP sweaters for men and women; 30 to 40% off select guys' outerwear; 40% off outerwear for women; and 30% off select kids' coats, gloves, hats and scarves.