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If you don’t have kids in school and you’re not lucky enough to get the holiday off from work, you might not have even known Columbus Day is on Monday. Whether you get a long weekend or not, there’s one thing everyone can enjoy—sales! Every time there’s a minor holiday, from this to President’s Day to Labor Day, many retailers run special sales and promotions. To help you shop smarter and get back to your weekend, we investigated all the top retailers to bring you the best sales happening for the October holiday.
This weekend is the perfect chance to get some new furniture from Wayfair. The furniture brand is known for its affordable, quality items (and its excellent customer service). Right now, Wayfair is running a limited-time Super Sale where you can save up to 70% on rugs, wall art, bedding, dining furniture, and kitchen appliances; up to 65% on curtains, outdoor furniture, and living room seating; and up to 60% on benches and ottomans, storage solutions, living room furniture, and tables. Plus, the clearance section has discounts as big as 80% off and is definitely worth scrolling through.
Nothing quite gets us excited like discounts on amazing stuff, especially what that stuff is already discounted. Right now, REI is running a massive clearance sale, where they’re taking up to 50% off already marked-down items, from Patagonia’s insanely popular Better Sweaters ($49, down from $100) to Hydro Flask water bottles ($24, down from $33) to camping gear and sports bras and shoes and more. Even if you’re not the “outdoorsy” type, it’s certainly worth checking out the selection, or at least browse our top picks. Maybe you can even get a jump on your holiday shopping!
Casper makes one of the best mattresses we’ve tested, and if you’re ready to replace your old mattress you’ll want to check out their sale. Right now through Oct. 14, if you buy any Casper mattresses, enter the code DREAMY10 to save 10% on your entire order. This means you can add sheets, pillows, and other sleep accessories and get a discount on the total purchase price. Not too shabby, eh?
Winter is coming. Some of us have already seen snow! And even if you live in a more temperate part of the country, the colder months still require layers and warmer clothing. Thankfully, L.L.Bean is running a sale this weekend through Oct. 14 where you can get 20% off outerwear, clothing, and footwear with the code BEAN20. This include the ever-popular Bean Boots, which tend to actually sell out this time of year, so we’re
Nordstrom is offering up to 70% off a ton of items this weekend, including the eternally popular ASTR lace midi dress (only $45 instead of its typical $80) and items from popular brands like Levi’s, BP., Kate Spade, and more. Nordstrom is easily one of the most popular apparel and home decor retailers out there. The high-end look and feel of their selection coupled with the moderate prices make it a sweet spot for many of us, but it’s even sweeter when they have a sale, and this may be a smaller one, but definitely worth browsing. If you want even deeper savings, Nordstrom Rack is offering up to 70% off new arrivals. The Rack tends to have much more limited sizing, but it doesn’t hurt to look!
6. Home Depot
If you didn’t find what you’re looking for at Wayfair, we highly recommend checking out The Home Depot’s selection. First did you know Home Depot even sells furniture in the first place? Yep! it’s true! And right now you can find savings up to 40% in every room of the home (on select pieces). You might be pleasantly surprised that they’ve got an impressive selection for every room in the house, and you might find the gem you’ve been dreaming of!
If you have always admired other people’s Lululemon leggings and workout gear at the gym, but balked at the price tag (same!), this weekend you might be able to find something of theirs at a price you can stomach. They’re calling this the “We Made Too Much” sale and you can find everything from yoga pants to cozy pullovers to men’s polos and pants to accessories all at a decent discount (roughly 20-30%).
Helix makes the best luxury mattress we’ve ever tested, and when you hear the word ‘luxury’ it does mean a higher price tag. But this weekend, you can get one of these decadently comfortable beds for much less. You can save $100 on a mattress with the code 4DAYFLASH100. If you spend $1,250 or more, use the code 4DAYFLASH150 to save $150, and if you spend over $1,750, you can save $200 with the code 4DAYFLASH200. Plus, every purchase includes two of their comfy Dream Pillows.
The busiest travel season of the year is fast approaching, and if you’ve been lugging around ratty, old luggage, this eBags sale might be the perfect opportunity to upgrade. The Semi-Annual Travel Sale offers up to 65% off backpacks, up to 60% off travel accessories, up to 50% off luggage and handbags, and an extra 60% off clearance! When we tested all the best packing cubes to help you find the best ones to keep your suitcase organized and your clothes unwrinkled, eBags came out on top by a large margin. Did I mention all orders over $49 qualify for free shipping?
10. 23andMe DNA test kits
If you have always wondered about your heritage, or just want to prove to your sister that you’re not adopted, you can get a DNA kit from 23andMe for up to $50 off this weekend. All you have to do is enter your email to get the discount, and you need to give them that info anyway to get your results, so why not? There are loads of different DNA test kit options out there, but 23andMe is one of the most popular. One of my coworkers recently took this test alongside the AncestryDNA kit and told me he found 23andMe to offer him better insights into what his results meant.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.
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