Some call it “early Black Friday.” For shopaholics, Veterans Day is another day to shop ’til you drop.
As a day to honor veterans, those who have served in the U.S. armed forces, Veterans Day is not only a federal holiday but a weekend retailers often use to promote sales and discounts. Many of the sales begin as early as Friday and last through Monday online and in stores.
Veterans Day is the first recognized holiday on the calendar in November ahead of the holiday shopping season. Sales on toys, clothing and gift sets will be marked down with discounts over the weekend to entice shoppers into stores before Black Friday deals go live. Department stores including JCPenney, Macy’s and Walmart will be participating.
And since it’s Veterans Day, check store websites to see if there will be discounts associated with the holiday. Some stores, like Lowe’s and Home Depot, usually offer discounts for those in the military, either active-duty or veteran, with a valid military ID.
After scouring the Web for the best deals and discounts, we bring you the 15 best Veterans Day sales this weekend and Monday, in stores and online.
Amazon: Laptops, tablets and desktops under $400 or at least 20% off; 30% off external hard drive and wireless routers; up to 45% off men’s and women’s athletic and outdoor clothing; deals of Veterans Day jewelry; more bargains on toys, DVDs, party supplies, games and more
JCPenney: Deals on men’s and women’s apparel; women’s boots $39.99 to $69.99; 20-50% off fine jewelry; 50% off bras (two or more); 20-40% off small appliances; 30-50% off bedding and bath; 25-50% off window; 40-50% off furniture and mattresses; $10 off purchases of $25 or more; 20% off orders up to $150; 25% off orders of $150 or more; extra 30% off orders of $250 or more
Macy’s: 20% off and free shipping on all purchases of $99 or more; Extra 15% or 10% off select departments using promo code “SUPER”; Online-only, an extra 25% off clearance; Free cosmetics bag with any $75 online beauty purchase; Use this coupon in stores for %20 off
Walmart: Early Bird online specials in electronics, toys, video games, home, sports, tools, auto, apparel and gifts
Aeropostale: 40% off first item, 30% off rest of order; $5 in Black Friday cash for every $25 spend with code “FRIENDS30” until 11/11
Barneys Warehouse: 50% off men’s suiting and women’s bags, 30% off women’s designer and Barneys New York clothing, men’s and women’s shoes, 20% off home and kids from Nov. 7 to Nov 13.
The Children’s Place: 20% off all weekend using webcode “W3J25HP” plus 40% off outwear, sweaters for $10 and up and 40% off dressy collection
Hollister: Up to 50% off outwear
Lord & Taylor: 50% off suits, 25% off boots, 50% off women’s and men’s cold weather accessories; an extra 15% off online using code “VETSDAY” and an extra 10% off when you use your Lord & Taylor credit card
New York & Company: 50% off all dresses; 30% off everything using promo code “3370”
Nine West: 30 to 50% off Veterans Day Sale items
Urban Outfitters: 20% off entire site using code “BLKNOV13”
The Body Shop: $10 off any $20 or more purchase in-stores only from 11/7-11/11 with this coupon
Yankee Candle: Buy two, get two free with code “BWS13”
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...