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PRESIDENTS DAY SALES INCLUDE SCREENS, CARS, TRAVEL AND MORE

On Presidents Day, everyone will solemnly remember the men who led and formed our great country in times past. Also, the search for giant bargains and steeply discounted merchandise.

Before you head out to the stores, have a quick look at some of the best sales in tech this Presidents Day weekend:

ALL THE SCREENS

Keep checking your favorite retailers’ websites. For instance, Best Buy keeps updating their sales page to reflect the holiday specials. And while everyone is stocking up on TVs, you can snag a great price on an oversized HD computer monitor. Great for all of your YouTube research.

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A SMARTPHONE

For some reason, many of the newest smartphones launch each spring. That means that savvy retailers will be clearing out their existing inventory to make room for the models of the moment. Before buying though, make sure to read the fine print- will you be forced into a multiple year commitment? Do you pay extra for data or roaming? Sometimes a seemingly great deal isn’t that much of a bargain after all.

ONLINE TRAVEL BOOKING

This one’s a little bit sneaky. While your friends have escaped for the long holiday weekend, travel websites are feeling a bit panicked. After all, the big holiday travel season is over and Easter is still months away. Try comparison shopping on your favorite travel and airline sites for off-season air, hotel and even car rental packages.

INDOOR GADGETS

Before you make fun of me for this one, think about it for a minute. As soon as winter started everyone I know decided they needed a light box (to combat the lack of light during winter months) or a humidifier or an air purifier. But now that we’re in the home stretch, stores want to make room for the spring gadgets you can’t live without. Comparison shopping will surely help you to find the gadget of your dreams at considerable markdowns.

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SLOW COOKER

I’m a recent convert to the cult of the slow cooker. I also know that as soon as the weather gets balmy, mine gets relegated to a top shelf in my kitchen cabinets. If you’re done with the chili for the big game but still want to upgrade your slow cooker, this is a great time to shop around for a discounted version.

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A NEW CAR

Not exactly tech (unless you buy the most souped up version!) but Presidents Day is a great time to buy a new car, according to RealCarTips.com. Though the time between Christmas and New Year is the best time all year to buy a car (when the new models are launched), dealers are trying to clear out inventory this time of year as well.

 

Rachel C. Weingarten is a former celebrity makeup artist and noted style and trends expert. She’s also the author of three nonfiction books. The trade version of “Ancient Prayer: Channeling Your Faith 365 Days of the Year” is available now.

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