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 February 16, 2013  Posted by  Expired

Where can you find the best Presidents’ Day sales in 2013? Are there even any real deals? According to several sources, Presidents’ Day has the potential to beat all other big sale days — even Black Friday. It’s particularly good for apparel deals, and this is the time when patio sets start rolling out, so watch for discounts there. Other good bets: home furnishings, sports apparel and gear, and (possibly) electronics.

If you are out Sunday, you might want to stop by a Michaels Arts and Crafts store. The employees will be giving free gift cards to random customers.

Now for the list of some of the best Presidents’ Day Sales of 2013 we’ve seen so far:

Clothing and apparel

Coldwater Creek: Everything is 30% off online and in stores at Coldwater Creek this weekend, including new spring arrivals. The sale ends Monday, February 18.

Macy’s: Find sitewide sales of 50% to 60% off, and get an additional 10% off or 15% off with the promo code PRES.  Clearance items are marked down an additional 25%.  Free shipping on orders of $99 or more. Sale runs through Monday, February 18.

Bloomingdale’s: Save 20% to 40% off select women’s, men’s and kids’ apparel, and up to 50% off home in Bloomingdale’s Big Brown Bag Sale. Also save 50% on select fine jewelry in the Bloomingdale’s Own line. Free shipping on orders of $150 or more. Sale runs through Monday, February 18.

Kohls: Markdowns up to 60% (and an additional 10% off select jewelry) and Bonus Buys will be available at Kohls throughout the weekend. If you use a Kohls charge card, you can get an additional 20% off your purchase with the code HEARTS20 until February 20. Get free shipping on orders of $50+ by using the code SHOP50.

Old Navy: Take 15% off your purchase with the online code ONPDAY. (If you’re shopping in-store, ask the cashier for details.) Also, find up to 40% off kids’ clothes and maternity apparel, starting at $5. Free shipping on orders over $50.

Gap: Get 30% off online purchases with promo code GAPBRIGHT or look for deals up to 40% off select items in-store. Through Monday, February 18.

Aeropostale: Everything is 50% to 70% off, with 80% off clearance. Ends February 20. At P.S. from Aeropostale (for the little kids), use promo code 20PRES to get $20 off purchases of $80 or more. (P.S. promo code is valid through February 18.)

Express: Get 30% off every single item and free shipping on purchases over $125 with no promo code necessary. Also, clearance items are marked an additional 50% off. Sale goes through Monday, February 18.

Lane Bryant: The big news at Lane Bryant is that you can get 70% off clearance with the code USALB through February 18, but additional sales may pop up over the weekend.

Wet Seal: Clearance merchandise online and in the stores is an additional 60% off, and sale items start at just $5. Free standard shipping on orders over $50. Wet Seal coupon codes are available here.

Hot Topic: Get 25% off everything online or buy one, get one half off in stores.

Under Armour: Some real deals can be had in the Under Armour online outlet store, with discounts of 40% on sports apparel for men, women, and kids. Get free shipping with no minimum purchase. Ends February 18.

Calvin Klein: 40% off apparel and select accessories. Flat rate ground shipping of $5.95. Free ground shipping on orders of $150 or more.

Home furnishings, appliances and electronics

Sears: Shop for appliances at up to 30% off and find discounts on mattresses of up to 60% off. 50% off tool storage. Some spring fashions are marked down by 50%, and you’ll save an extra 15% off when you use the promo code ABELINCOLN.

Best Buy: Find discounts on laptops, TVs, cameras and more this weekend, and get free shipping on almost everything. Also, take 10% to 25% off major appliances and get free delivery. Through February 18.

Home Depot: Take 10% off appliances of $397 or more.

Lowes: Get 10% off in-stock and special-order major appliances $399 or more, with some exclusions.

Sports and outdoors

Bargain Outfitters: Sitewide free shipping with coupon code BH749 and up to 80% off Presidents Sale items. Save up to 82% in the Cold Weather Warehouse Blowout. Ends February 19.

Bass Pro Shops: 260 items are marked down, including fishing gear, clothing (50% off Redhead Lined Jeans), and shoes and boots. Free ship-to-store option. Ends February 18.

Patagonia: Up to 60% off fall items, including clothing, ski and snow gear, and kids’ coats and other apparel. Free shipping on purchases of $75 or more. Ends February 19.

Have you found a great Presidents’ Day sale we’ve missed? Share it with us in the comments!

Carolyn Erickson

Carolyn Erickson is a freelance writer with expertise in business-to-consumer writing and editorial. During her career, she's helped companies like Time Warner Internet, Ethan Allen, Gold's Gym, Stanley Steemer, Empire Vision Centers and others reach local customers with their marketing messages. Her writing has received awards from the Kansas Professional Communicators and the National Federation of Press Women. Most recently, Carolyn has parlayed her experience in digital media as the owner of Wichita on the Cheap into helping small businesses and non-profit organizations establish an Internet and social media presence – on the cheap, of course.

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