Presidents Day may technically be a federal holiday honoring the first U.S. president, George Washington, and other subsequent U.S. presidents, but the third Monday in February just might make its biggest mark as a great day for snagging sales.

Presidents Day discounts this year range between 20 percent and 80 percent off popular products and apparel on Monday. But according to Jon Lal, founder of coupon site, Feb. 17 isn't the only day to get big markdowns.

“Start early,” Lal told IBTimes. “Presidents Day is Monday, but many of the sales have already started.” Lal recommended to shop as early as Friday all the way through Monday for the best prices. He also said some stores will have Valentine’s Day sales as well, so Friday could be the best day to score double discounts, not to mention more selection on popular products.

Lal also suggested savvy shoppers should look for coupons to use in store in weekly ads and circulars as well as coupon codes online. Many sites will have discount codes for additional savings or free shipping online on top of the Presidents Day discounts.

So grab your wallets and eco-friendly shopping bags! Here are the best places, online and in store, to snag a sale on Presidents Day 2014, courtesy of

1.       Aeropostale: 70% off site-wide; $20 off $80 using coupon code “20OFF”; $10 off purchases of $40 using this coupon. Expires: 2/18.

2.       Anne Klein: Extra 25% off sale items; additional $20 off purchases of $100 by submitting your email address. Expires: 2/17.

3.       Bebe: Extra 50% off already reduced prices; 15% off purchases of $150 or 20% off purchases of $250 using online code “NEWSEASON” or this coupon. Expires: 2/17.

4.       Best Buy: Appliance sale. Expires: 2/16.

5.       Calvin Klein: 40% off site-wide.  Expires: 2/17.

6.       Carter's: 50% off site-wide; 25% off purchases of $50 or more using coupon code “PRESDAY” or this coupon.  Expires: 2/17.

7.       Claire's: 50% off Presidents Day sale. Expires: 2/17.

8.       Disney Store: 25% off any order plus free shipping on orders of $75 or more using coupon code “DISNEYPAL” or this coupon. Expires: 2/17.

9.       Dockers: 20% off orders of $100 or 30% off $150+ and free shipping on orders of $50 or more; plus 20% off and free shipping by signing up for email. Expires: 2/18.

10.   Express: 40% off site-wide, plus free shipping on orders of $125 or more. Expires: 2/17.

11.   Kmart: Online only, hundreds of deals to choose from plus extra 5-10% off featured categories. Expires: 2/17.

12.   Levi's: 20% off orders of $100 or more or 30% off $150+ plus free shipping on orders of $100 or more.  Expires: 2/18.

13.   Macy's: 20% off select items storewide; restrictions apply. See offer for details. Expires: 2/17.

14.   Nautica: 20% off site-wide, plus free shipping. Expires: 2/19.

15.   OshKosh B'gosh: 25% off orders of $50 using coupon code “PRESDAY” or this coupon. Expires: 2/17.

16. 10% off bedding, bath, kitchen, dining, home décor, matresses, memory foam, select furniture; 15% off select area rugs. Expires: 2/24.

17.   PUMA: 25% off all sale items. Expires: 2/17.

18.   QVC: Starts: 2/14, Expires: 2/17.

19.   Saks Off 5th: Up to 75% off site and in-store. Expires: 2/18.

20.   Samsonite: 20% off orders of $100 or more plus free shipping. Expires: 2/17.

21. 15% off site-wide using coupon code “SHOES15”; 25% off sale items using code “PRESIDENT” plus free shipping. Expires: 2/18.

22.   ShoeMall: 25% off all orders using coupon code “PRESIDENTS.” Expires: 2/18.

23.   Speedo: 25% off all orders using coupon code “FEBPRES14”. Expires: 2/18.  

24.   Talbots: 30% off site-wide. Expires: 2/17