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Looking forward to President's Day sales

by Jennifer Palmer Published: February 8, 2013

Though the next major holiday is Valentine’s Day on Thursday, retailers will soon begin advertising discounts for President’s Day – what some in the industry consider the first major sale day of the year. According to dealnews.com, a deal roundup website, some of last year’s President’s Day sales started nine days before the holiday and most kicked off five days in advance. This year, President’s Day is Monday, Feb. 18, so we should see sales start around Valentine’s Day.

Apparel is the most discounted item, the site found. Last year, clothing accounted for 30 percent of sales. Home furnishings, accessories, mattresses, patio furniture and electronics were other popular sales items.

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Sales are already in effect at many stores. Stores such as Lucca in Penn Square Mall, have posted signs alerting shoppers to the sales. .  BY JIM BECKEL, THE OKLAHOMAN
Sales are already in effect at many stores. Stores such as Lucca in Penn Square Mall, have posted signs alerting shoppers to the sales. . BY JIM BECKEL, THE OKLAHOMAN
by Jennifer Palmer
Investigative Reporter
Jennifer Palmer joined The Oklahoman staff in 2008 and, after five years on the business desk, is now digging deeper through investigative work. She's been recognized with awards in public service reporting and personal column writing. Prior to...
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