Weekend Deals: Columbus Day Sales


Retailers tend to hold big sales on weekends, as that’s when many people do their shopping. But when it’s a holiday weekend, the dial gets turned up to 11. For some reason, every American holiday has become an excuse for a massive blow-out sale, and Columbus Day is no exception. We looked at the various retailers celebrating the famous voyage of the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria this weekend, and plucked out a few of the best deals.


Reebok.com is offering 25% off your entire online purchase with the promo code SALE25. There are exceptions of course, like ZigTech shoes, premier NHL jerseys and anything with a price ending in .98 (yes, really). But there’s still plenty to like here, like this New England Patriots hoodie, already marked down from $55 to $34.99. With the coupon code that comes down again to $26.25.

Children’s Place

The Children’s Place is offering up to 50% off select styles for its Columbus Day Sale. In some cases they’ll go even lower, like this pair of shorts for just $4.99 (marked down from $12.50). Oh, your son doesn’t want to wear shorts in the winter? Tell him to tough it out, recessions ain’t easy.

Old Navy

Technically this isn’t a Columbus Day sale, but a celebration of the store’s 16th birthday. But whereas Molly Ringwald spent her sweet 16 moping around a high school dance, Old Navy is celebrating with savings. Various items are marked down to $16 in honor of the event, including this hooded fleece-lined vest, originally $24.50. The deal runs through Oct. 14.


Swedish meatballs are a reward unto themselves, but this weekend only they carry an extra perk at IKEA. Dine at the furniture store’s restaurant and you can deduct whatever you spent on food from any purchase of more than $100.


Just in time for fall, Express.com is taking $15 off of every $60 you spend with the online promo code 9982, good through Monday. It’s also knocking 30% off all outerwear and sweaters, including this snazzy argyle sweater vest, marked down to $41.93 from $59.90. Be warned, though: not a lot of guys can pull off a sweater vest, much less an argyle one.

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