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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