Freebies, Discounts and Deals for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Martin Luther King Day falls on the third Monday of every January, which is January 18, 2021 this year. A tribute to America’s beloved civil rights icon, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a time to reflect on his commitment to justice, peace and equality that has a profound impact on the country to this day.

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Additionally, MLK Day is also a three-day weekend for many Americans. Though most people are doing their shopping online due to COVID-19, retailers and websites are slashing prices to draw customers after the holidays. Honoring Dr. King’s life and legacy doesn’t require you to pass on a great deal if one pops up.

Best Buy, Bloomingdale’s and Other Martin Luther King Day Sales

From transportation and hotels to clothing and photos, MLK sales — and January sales in general — offer plenty of ways to save. Here are a few of the best MLK Day sales in the country:

  • Amtrak: A variety of deals start in January, including a 50% sale on up to five companion fares for a Capitol Corridor train ride, up to 45% off Acela share fares, and 10% off for Veterans.
  • Bed, Bath & Beyond: You can take 20% off an entire order if you shop online and use their curbside pickup through Jan. 18.
  • Best Buy: There are a number of items on sale in January, including 10% off select tech for students, 20% off cell phone accessories, and up to $500 off select Smart TVs. No coupon code needed.
  • Bloomingdale’s: Take an additional 50% off select clearance items through January 18. Your discount will be applied when you put eligible items in your cart.
  • Costco: While Costco is not having a specific MLK Jr Day special, they are offering discounts on select products through January 24 such as $100 off a memory foam queen size mattress and $150 off a Lenovo touch screen laptop.
  • Crate & Barrel: Through January 18, you can receive up to 30% off sheet sets, towels, bath mats and other bathroom essentials.
  • Home Depot: Take 40% off select bath fixtures, 30% off select mattresses and toppers and 30% off select furniture over the MLK weekend.
  • JCPenney: Take advantage of  25% off select apparel, accessories, shoes, home goods and more through January 18 by using promo code SPECIAL8.
  • Macy’s: For the entire month of January you can use the promo code HOME to get 10% off select furniture, mattresses, lighting and rugs.
  • Nordstrom Rack:  Take advantage of 25% off women’s and men’s regular-priced sweaters through January 25, in-store and online.
  • Rose Wholesale: Use Promo code EMAILRW to get 12% off any purchase. And use promo code RW10 to get an additional 10% off your purchase.
  • Wine Enthusiast: The Wine Enthusiast is offering free shipping on orders over $149 and on all wine cellars.
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Andrew Lisa contributed to the reporting for this article. 

Last updated: Jan. 15, 2021

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