Not every holiday can be as exciting as Thanksgiving or Christmas. And as always within a few days from Valentine's Day
, Presidents Day is having a hard time. But retailers are doing their best to cause a stir with some Presidents Day sales. In some cases, like a miniature version of Black Friday, sales have already started and will continue until Presidents Day and beyond. In other cases, sales will increase as we approach vacation.
Here's what you need to know: Presidents Day takes place on Monday, February 1
Here are the best Presidents Day deals we've found so far, but check back from time to time. We will keep this article up to date with new offers and updates.
In the run-up to Presidents Day, Rakuten goes far beyond that. Not only are there some deep discounts on Lenovo hardware, you get a 20% discount on Rakuten Super Points that you can redeem on your next purchase. It's not something to sneeze at. For example, consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon with 1 TB SSD. You can get it for $ 1,499, which is a 57% discount, while earning another $ 300 in Rakuten points. This is enough, for example, to grab a Bose QuietComfort 35 ANC headphone.
Here are the Lenovo deals we could find:
Despite the fact that the Rakuten website is currently saying that these deals end on February 14th, people at Rakuten have assured me that the offer Really ending on February 17th, Rakuten therefore assumes that certain models will sell out relatively quickly, so the actual end date may be controversial.
I wish there was a wise historical connection to this particular business, for example, as if George Washington carbonated his own sparkling water with deforested cherry trees, but unfortunately that doesn't seem to be the case. Nevertheless, SodaStream is reducing its spark water maker Fizzi Classic, One Touch Electric and Aqua Fizz Premium – basically everything around the world – from now until February 17th. To get a 15% discount on everything on the website, apply the discount code to . PRES15 at the checkout. The only limitation: you cannot get this discount on gas or bottle changes.
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The Beats Studio3 may look just like its predecessor, but has been radically revised on the inside. This includes, for example, the W1 Bluetooth chip from Apple, which is why they can be combined so well with iPhones and achieve a battery life of up to 22 hours. But they also deliver solid bass reproduction – something that many headphones in this class lack – not to mention improved noise cancellation. Best Buy usually costs $ 350 and now offers the gray version (and only gray – the other colors are much more expensive) for only $ 200. That's about $ 50 less than the best price we could find anywhere else.
I am a huge fan of the August Smart Lock – there is nothing better than hearing your front door open automatically as you approach the porch. Not everyone loves using a mobile app to unlock the front door. Add August's Smart Keypad, and guests, kids, and your smartphone-ambivalent spouse can just tap the access code. Now save $ 12 on the keyboard by entering the coupon code VDAY20 at checkout.
If you recently updated your TV, you may also need to improve your sound system. The Vizio SB36512-F6 is a 5.1.2 home theater soundbar with two wired rear speakers and a wireless subwoofer. The system supports Dolby Atmos and has an integrated Google assistant that processes your voice prompts. Usually $ 450, currently 35% off.
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Stop killing trees – use a Kindle instead. The paper-like screen is much easier for your eyes than reading on your phone or tablet. This model for 2019 has an adjustable front light that makes reading indoors or outdoors pleasant for a longer period of time. And unlike an iPad, the Kindle can run for weeks on a single charge. You can currently save 28% on a new Kindle.
Read our review of the brand new Kindle 2019.
Dell has a fairly large Presidents Day sale, with over 200 promotions to be launched in the next few days. One of our favorite offerings that you can currently secure is this pimped up Dell XPS 13, which is equipped with a 10th generation Intel Core i7-10710U and a 256 GB SSD. In a test of the XPS 13, Dan Ackerman of CNET said: "Dell has done almost the impossible – it's a laptop that I have almost nothing to complain about."
We are big fans of the XPS 13 and its slim bezel, which makes the 13.3-inch screen look massive. It has three USB-C ports and a microSD slot as well as a Windows Hello-compatible integrated fingerprint reader and four microphones for Cortana voice support from all over the room.
Read our review of the Dell XPS 13.
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The Yoga C630 is one of our most popular Presidents Day deals as the discount is huge – regularly $ 940, it is sold on vacation for $ 500 if you use the discount code use. EARLYVOTING11 at checkout. That means you can get this Windows 10 Home S-mode laptop for less than the Yoga Chomebook 630 variant that we tested last year.
This Yoga 630 has a 13.3-inch FHD display with 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 processor and has a 128 GB solid-state drive. It is a convertible so you can use it as a laptop or tablet and also camp.
Lenovo offers a lot more on Presidents Day, including IdeaPads, Yogas, and IdeaCentres. Check out all offers on the Lenovo Presidents Day sales page.
What sport do you play on Presidents Day? Ice Hockey? Presidential debates? Water polo? The point is that I don't do sports. No matter what you want to see on Presidents Day weekend, you can do it in style with a new 55-inch screen. Scepter is not a well-known brand, and the Scepter U550CV-U has neither quantum dots nor built-in smart TV streaming apps. However, it has a 4K screen and only costs $ 229.
Cheapskate Rick considered buying this Scepter TV and landed: "Yes, it's a lot, and if you don't like it, you can return it." (I paraphrase.)
Until February 17th, you can receive $ 250 from each Amerisleep mattress. To get this discount, enter code PRESDAY250 at checkout.
Amerisleep offers a family of mattresses that are each optimized for a different type of sleep. The AS3 (the most popular model according to Amerisleep) was developed with the support in mind. The AS2 is intended for back and stomach sleepers and was developed to relieve back pain. The AS5 doubles on memory foam and ensures a particularly soft feeling of sleep. Mattress prices start at $ 849.
If price didn't matter, we'd probably all have a Dyson vacuum (and drive it around in our Lamborghini). However, if your budget is in the real world, you may be tempted by the Shark Navigator Upright Vacuum. This traditional post is generally well rated and has a large capacity. It is suitable for both hardwood and carpets. Usually priced at $ 139, you can now get it for $ 99. (While you can get it a little cheaper on Amazon, this offer isn't for a new one – it's part of the Amazon Renewed program.)
Originally published last week. Updated to reflect the latest prices and offers for Presidents Day.
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