NEW YORK (MainStreet) – This is Presidents Day weekend, and you know what that means: A day off from work, and an excuse for retailers to hold some sales. Here are a few we found on the Web.
The most creative sale comes courtesy of the Gap, which is offering 44 styles – one for every president – for up to 44% off. Obviously “up to 44% off” can mean different things, but there seem to be pretty hefty discounts across the board. Boys graphic tees, for instance, are marked down from $14.50 to $8.12 (we did the math – that’s 44% off). Meanwhile, a few men’s slim fit shirts are also 44% off, and there are also a limited number of women’s styles that give you the full 44% off. The sale started today at 9 a.m. and runs throughout the long weekend. It’s in-store and online, and as always, ordering more than $50 worth of merchandise online gets you free shipping.
Express is cranking up the patriotism by emblazoning a giant stylized American flag on its homepage. Now through Monday it’s offering a “Mix & Match” sale – buy one of anything in the store, and get a second item of equal or lesser value for 50% off. The sale is in-store and online, though if you shop online you can get $15 off every $75 you spend with the promo code 1088.
If the unseasonably warm weather has prompted you to do some spring cleaning and renovation this weekend, Lowe’s is holding a Presidents Day Event. The main thing we see is that it’s taking 10% off appliances more than $397, and 15% off if the appliance is Energy Star qualified. You can also get no-interest financing on purchases of $397 or more if you use a Lowe’s Consumer Credit Card. We’re not sure what’s so special about $397, but that seems to be the magic number. The deals last throughout the long weekend.
Finally, JCPenney is taking 50% off its entire stock of furniture and mattresses, including everything from TV stands to couches. The only exception is baby furniture, which is advertised as 30% to 60% off. The sale is online only, and you can get free shipping on purchases of more than $69 with the code SENTBYUS. One of the exceptions is “truck-designated” items, though, so your couch probably won’t be delivered for free.