Presidents Day may technically be a federal holiday to celebrate the first president, George Washington, but it may leave its mark in history as a great day to snag sales on the third Monday in February.
For 2012, big discounts ranging between 20 percent and 80 percent are on popular products and apparel. According to ABC News, Presidents Day is the second most discounted day of the year, after Labor Day, at an average of 46.7 percent off. In comparison, Black Friday, known as the best day of the year for deals and steals, averages 42.1 percent off on discounts.
Grab your wallets and eco-friendly shopping bags! Here are the best places, online and in store, to snag a sale on Presidents Day 2012.
Customers who purchase an adult pair of jeans for $19 or kids' jeans for $12 between Feb. 16 and 29 will receive a Denim Price Lock card, which offers the same price for up to three more pairs through May. Plus, 15 percent off orders under $100, or 20 percent off orders of $100 or more using code ONSAVEBIG at checkout
30 percent off everything
50 percent off everything
80 percent off with a chance to get a free $300 gift card; Select purchases on cameras receive a $10 gift card; $450 in savings on a Samsung LCD TV; Nikon Coolpix camera for $99.99
Brown Bag Sale 65 percent off online and in store
50 percent off select tools; 30 percent discount on home appliances; 40 percent off on spring fashion wear; 50-60 percent off in mattresses and beddings; 20 percent off Craftsman and outdoor products
20 percent discount off online orders of $150 or more
40 percent off clearance on shoes, with free shipping and returns
60 percent off select styles plus free shipping over $150
44 percent off in stores; 30 percent off online using discount code GAPSALE30
20 percent discount on toys (power wheels, transformers toys, Barbie, Disney Princess & Me dolls and more)
15 percent off, free shipping with promo code PRES
67 percent off select items
20 percent off select merchandise; 65 percent off already reduced items
30 percent off until Tuesday at 5 a.m.
40 percent off entire site online until Feb. 20
40 percent off sale items online only
20 percent off plus free shipping online using code PRESDAY
25 percent off using code 25SALE until Feb. 21
30 percent off online using code SNOWDAY
Buy three, get three free signature collection body care items and $1 shipping for online orders over $25
10 percent off appliances
10 percent off appliances
75 percent off select electronics until Feb. 20
BOGO 50% off on all body, bath, hair and accessories
Nadine joined IBTimes in July 2011 and is the editor of the Continuous News Desk, which covers trending news. She writes about retail, the fashion industry and pop culture...