NEW YORK (MainStreet) Presidents Day initially took place on February 22 each year in celebration of George Washington's birthday. Although it is still officially referred to as "Washington's Birthday" by the federal government, the holiday was moved to the third Monday in February each year as part of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1971. The Act was an attempt to give the working people more Mondays off throughout the year, and it succeeded in doing just that.
Most people are now spending their Presidents Day Monday home from work, enjoying all the perks that come along with an extended weekend. One of those benefits is being able to shop! For years, businesses everywhere have started advertising sales for Presidents Day weekend, offering discounts and slashed prices that are hard to say no to, even for the "frugalistas" among us.
Here is a list of 5 great places to shop this President's Day weekend!
If you're looking for clothes, be sure to check out the sales at Kohls!
Kohls is one of those all-in-one department stores where shoppers can purchase an entire outfit, including intimates and shoes, as well as items for the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and living room. They also offer an extensive children's section for clothes and toys! According to the company's website, Kohls Charge cardholders can now take an extra 15% to 30% off all merchandise. Also, through February 17, for every $50 that shoppers spend, Kohls will give each shopper a $10 gift certificate of "Kohls Cash" to use at a later date. For all of you charity supporters out there, Kohls will also donate $1 for every Kohls Cash coupon, redeemed February 18 through March 8, to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to support breast cancer research. (Shopper's tip: As a Kohls shopper myself, I've come to find that Kohls accepts Kohls Cash even if it's past the expiration date. It does depend on how expired it is, though. Happy shopping!)