Top MLK Day Discounts, Sales and Freebies
Elyssa Kirkham of GOBankingRates shares the best deals for MLK Day 2014.
It didn't take long for brands and companies to realize that Martin Luther King Jr. Day could mean big business, as many families and professionals use the day to both volunteer, reflect on the Civil Rights icon's life, and yes...shop.
If you're going to spend part of the day shopping, GOBankingRates has rounded up a list of MLK Jr. Day deals, savings and freebies to help you save as you celebrate the late Dr. King.
Freebie: Visit National Parks Admission-Free on MLK Day 2014
National parks offer nine days throughout the year during which the usual entrance fee is waived. Not only are the more than 400 U.S. national parks open on MLK Day, entrance to all of them is free.
If you choose to spend Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the great outdoors, this quote from the reverend might enrich your experience: ”All life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one destiny, affects all indirectly.”
MLK Day Freebies and Deals for Food and Dining
If you’ll be eating out, use the deals below to get a free or discounted meal, snack, drink or dessert.
Corner Bakery Cafe: Participate in the “Most Awesome Combo” promotion to get $3 off a sandwich, panini, salad or pasta combo.
IHOP: All-you-can-eat pancakes for a limited time.
Longhorn Steakhouse: Buy one lunch combo and get a second half off, up to a value of $4.75, with this coupon.
Papa Johns: Buy a large/extra-large pizza at regular menu price, get a second large/extra-large one-topping pizza for only $.30 with the code P1ANV.
Retail Deals for Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2014
For retail, department stores are offering some great deals this weekend. For apparel merchants, it’s the ideal time to hit the clearance rack, as many are offering additional discounts on these already marked-down items to make room for next season’s items.
Apparel, Shoes and Accessories
Ann Taylor: 50 percent off entire purchase with code WINTER50.
Banana Republic: Save 40 percent on your entire purchase with the checkout code BRSAVE40.
Coldwater Creek: Sale items are an extra 50 percent, for savings up to 70 percent off the original prices.
Express: Get $25 back for every $75 spent with the code 1005, or visit the site to print out a coupon. Clearance items are also an additional 50 percent off.
Gap: Discounts of up to 50 percent off can be found on more than 500 styles in the store, ending Jan. 20. Plus, earn GapCash — $25 for every $50 you spend through Jan. 22.
J. Crew: An extra 40 percent off final-sale items with the code FUNSALE, through Jan. 21.
Last Call by Neiman Marcus: All items are an extra 30 to 5 percent off through Jan. 20.
Levi’s: Get 20 percent off orders $100 and up, or 30 percent off orders $150 or more. Free shipping included for all orders. Offer valid through Jan. 21.
Madewell: Extra 40 to 50 percent off sale items at checkout with the code COZYUP.
New York & Company: The store’s five-day MLK weekend sale includes coupon codes to get $50 off a $100+ order, or $100 off a $200+ order, as well as a buy-one-get-one-half-off offer for new arrivals.
Children’s and Juniors Apparel
Aeropostale: Get an extra 30 percent off clearance items with the code EXTRA30. Plus, get $10 off purchases of $40 or more with this coupon.
American Eagle: Get an additional 50 to 70 percent off clearance items, and free shipping for online orders placed through Jan. 21.
The Children’s Place: The code T5H4HP20 will get shoppers an extra 20 percent off their order.
Delias: Clearance items are buy one get one free with the code MLKFREE.
Justice: The childrens’ clothing store is offering a store-wide discount of 40 percent through Jan. 20, with an additional 20 percent off every item.
OshKosh B’gosh: Through Jan. 21, this coupon will get you 15 percent off a purchase, 20 percent off if the purchase totals more than $40.
Bloomingdale’s: Select items are marked down 20 to 65 percent for the five-day weekend; sale pricing ends Jan. 20.
JCPenney: Through Jan. 20, the department store is offering 15 percent off all purchases with the code “SAVNJAN” — the discount gets bumped up to 20 percent when the purchase is paid for with a JCPenney credit card. Clearance items are marked down an additional 25 percent.
Kohl’s: On orders $100 or more, get 20 percent off with promo code SNOW — for less, use code FLAKE for 15 percent off. Customers also get in $10 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent through Jan. 20.
Macy’s: All items are extra 10 to 15 percent off, including clearance items, for customers using the code WKND or a coupon through Jan. 20. Jewelry is also up to 50 percent off, and home items (like bedding) are up to 60 percent off.
Sears: The department store is having a big weekend sale that ends Jan. 21, with special offers for home items, appliances, TVs and apparel.
CVS: Calendars and photo books are buy-one-get-one 50 percent off with the code CALBOOK; photo canvases, collages, enlargements and personalized electronic cases, mugs and mouse pads are all 25 percent off with a coupon code.
Rite Aid: Get 15 percent off a purchase of $75 or more with the code 15PCTOFF.
Walgreens: Vitamins and supplements are 10 percent off with the code VITAMINS10. The store is also offering a range of discounts on items from its photo shop, such as 60 percent off photo calendars and $10 off photo gift purchases of $20 or more.
Cabela’s: For its Midwinter Sale, this sporting goods store has marked down winter wear and equipment up to 70 percent.
Champion: Get $10 off purchases $50 or more through 1/28 with this coupon.
Dick’s Sporting Goods: Marked clearance items are an extra 25 percent off.
L. L. Bean: Save 10 percent on your entire order with the code JAN10 through Jan. 22. Winter items are marked down up to 60 percent, and all online orders come with free shipping.
Sports Chalet: Select athletic footwear, clothing and gear from top brands are marked down 25 percent. Clearance clothing and shoes are marked down and additional 50 percent in-store only.
Ace Hardware: Get 10 percent off $100 or more, or 15 percent off for order $300 or more.
CardCash: Get an extra 5 percent off select, already-discounted gift cards from retailers like Petco, PacSun and Cold Stone Creamery with the code MLKJR.
PetSmart: Get 15 percent off online orders of $60 or more, 20 percent of orders of $100 or more and 30 percent off orders of $300 or more.
Samsonite: Get 20 percent off select purchases $100 or more, as well as free shipping with the code MLKOFFER through Jan. 20.
Toys ‘R’ Us: With a coupon, get 15 percent off on regular-priced items or 20 percent off clearance-priced items through Jan. 20. Exclusions apply.
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