If you’ve never thought much about Columbus Day in the past, you might gain some new appreciation this year. It’s one of those holidays you just don’t hear much about, but retailers love to have sales when it comes around!
Here are some of the best deals you’ll find over the holiday:
SmartSource and Redplum both have coupon booklets today in most papers with a variety of restaurant, grocery and drug store coupons.
SmartSource has coupons for Olive Garden, Purina, Glade, OreIda, Blimpie, Mucinex, Dr. Pepper (this is for a free 2-liter!), Campbell’s, John Frieda and more.
Redplum has coupons for Logan’s Roadhouse, Minute Rice and Mrs. Dash, Milk-Bone, Mars Chocolate and more.
You’ll also find an insert with a few Smokey Bones coupons.
Belk, Macy’s, Kohl’s, JC Penney and Sears are all having sales in honor of the holiday, and it looks like you can find some early deals on fall apparel.
Today and Monday Belk has its entire stock of misses, petites and today’s woman dresses for 30% off, and sportswear for misses and women 30 to 50% off. The entire stock of kids’ sports wear is 30 to 40% off, while men’s sportswear is 40 to 50% off Men’s pants, suit separates, shirts and ties are all also at least 40% off.
Additionally, if you make a donation of at least $1 to Susan G. Komen you’ll receive three coupons good for 20% off storewide.
Macy’s is also having a 2-day sale with 25 to 75% off storewide. In addition to the sale, remember to use your WOW pass from the ad for an extra 10 to 15% off sale and clearance merchandise.
Some of the best deals include women’s suits on clearance for $59.99 (originally $200 to $320), men’s flannel sportshirts for $16.99, 40% off winter coats and the extra 30% off you can get when you purchase 3 or more pairs of shoes.
Spend $50 or more on men’s pants, which are 40% off, and you’ll also get a $10 off savings coupon.
Kohl’s is having a home sale with the entire stock of bedding 30 to 50% off, Trim-A-Tree products 40% off, Halloween and fall decor 50% off, wall frames and collages 50% off and decorative pillows 50 to 60% off.
The rest of the catalog is full of Bonus Buys that will earn you an extra percentage off today through Wednesday.
JC Penney has outerwear for the entire family 50% off, other cold weather accessories 30 to 50% off, boys’ and girls’ Arizona tops for $9.99, kids’ Okie Dokie match-ups for $5.99, misses’ and juniors’ dresses for 40 to 50% off and a wide selection of bras for 40% off.
Be sure to check the clearance out, too. Final clearance is 80% off, and new markdowns are 50 to 70% off.
Sears has a savings pass good for an extra 15% or 20 % off (with Sears card, 10% or 15% off with other form of payment) of home fashions, luggage, household goods, apparel, intimate apparel and accessories today through Tuesday.
Some of the products that apply to the pass include Bali bras and panties (already 40% off), womens’ sweaters (already 40% off), Colormate bath towels, kitchen electronics, pillows and sheets.
Staples will be having a huge sale on electronics, which include $200 off select computers, $50 off a Staples brand or Omnitech shredder and a $50 gift card with the purcahse of a camera or camcorder at $149 or more.
You can also get free delivery on all staples.com orders this week — no mention of a minimum purchase.
Ink cartridges are pricey, but if you switch to HP cartridges Staples will give you $10 back in Staples Rewards each time you recycle a cartridge.
Beginning Wednesday, Kroger will be offering special daily deal offers online through Oct. 25.
In-store there are tons of BOGO items, like Thomas English Muffins or Bagels buy one, get one free, Schick disposable razors buy one, get one free, and Nature’s Bounty or Flex-a-min vitamins buy one, get one free.
Halloween costumes, make-ups, masks, wigs and accessories are 25% off, Halloween decor for 25% off, Reese’s peanut butter pumpkins are buy two, get one free, Reese’s, Kit Kat and Hershey’s bar candy is 10/$10, Mars and Nestle candy is 10/$10 and various other candies are on sale — so stock up for Halloween!
Michaels, AC Moore and Joann Fabric are all continuing their run of great weekly sales.
Michaels has almost all of their fall and Halloween-themed decor 40 to 50% off. Halloween crafts and toys start at $1, and Martha Stewart Halloween crafts are 40% off.
The entire stock of photo albums and scrapbooks is 40% off, as well as strung beads, artists pads and canvases, and Ashland Christmas stems and bushes.
Of course there are some coupons, and don’t miss the one tucked inside good for 40% off your entire purchase of artist’s paints, pencils, pastels and markers. On the cover you’ll find coupons good for 50% off a custom frame order, 50% off a regular priced item (2 days only) and 40 % off a regular priced item (not good until Tuesday).
AC Moore has numerous 2-day doorbusters. They include mum pots for $2.99, 55% off the entire stock of wall and collage frames and Thomas & Friends wooden railway toys, floss 5/$1, craft paint and stickers 3/$1, canvase for 55% off and yarn for $1.99.
Throughout the week you’ll find the entire stock of fall and Halloween decor 50% off, white T-shirts for $2, photo boxes 4/$10, collage frames for $9.97, strung beads and bead tubes 50% off, fine arts supplies 40% off, and even a sneak preview of some Christmas decor on sale.
Remember to clip the coupons available: 50% off a regular priced item (today and tomorrow only) and 40% off a regular priced item (Tuesday through Saturday).
Joann Fabric, who accepts the competitors’ coupons, has plastic storage containers and home decor fabrics for 50% off, Halloween fabrics 60% off, quilting books 30% off, autumn wreaths 2/$30 and basic stems buy two, get one free.
The entire stock of fall and Halloween apparel and decor is also on sale, including Wilton baking supplies, floral arrangements and costume fabrics.
Red tag home decor, apparel and quilting fabric will also be an additional 50% off.
Don’t forget the coupons: 50% off a regular priced item (today and Monday only), 40% off a regular priced item (today through Saturday), and 50% off a custom framing order.
The CVS ad features over $100 in ExtraBucks, so see what sales you can combine with coupons to really save.
If you are in need of cosmetics, be sure to stop by the CVS kiosk in the store and scan your card. Once you scan your card a coupon good for $3 off of a $10 cosmetics purchase will print. Be sure to sign up for the BeautyClub too if you haven’t, then your purchases will count toward your $5 ExtraBucks reward.
Use your coupons for candy and stock up for Halloween. Mars and Wrigley’s candy is on sale, and if you spend $10 you’ll get $3 in ExtraBucks.
Target has bargains on everything Halloween — from candy, to costumes, to decorations.
There are also some opportunities to earn some high dollar gift cards: $75 when you purchase an Xbox Kinect bundle, $20 when you purchase a Wii bundle, $30 when you purchase a Kindle and $20 when you purcahse a Bissell Steam & Sweep.
Walgreens has numerous coupons for the coupon center this week, like $5 off photo books, 99 cent folded cards, 25% off posters and banners, 75 prints for $9.99 and 33% off collage prints and enlargements.
You can get some nice register rewards for buying over the counter cold/flu/allergy relief. You’ll receive $4 with the purchase of 42 count Zegerid OTC Acid Reducer, $5 with the purchase of 42 count Prilosec OTC Acid Reducer, $4 with the purchase of Blink Tears, Complete or Revitalens contact solutions and $3 with the purchase of Ecotrin aspirin, Citrucel or Os-Cal calcium.
Toys R Us is offering freebies with purchase throughout the store this week. Some of these include a free LEGO Retro mini-figure witht he prucahse of any LEGO contruction set or game of $20 or more, mix-and-match Fisher-Price products for a buy two, get one free deal, a free Halloween lighted safety bucket with the purchase of any costume and free Crayola Color Wonder Light Up Markers with any Crayola purchase of $15 or more.
Kmart has outerwear and cold-weather for the family 40% off this week, and regularly price footwear is buy one, get one 50% off. You can also find men’s, women’s and kids’ jeans by Riders, Chic, Wrangler and Rustler for as low as $9.99.
Remember, all of these ads may not appear in your Sunday paper. However, many retailers post their ads online, so always check there if you’re interested in finding out more details. You can also get printable coupons at both SmartSource and Redplum websites.