Guide to Presidents’ Day deals

Customers push shopping carts as they depart a Target retail store Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 in Watertown, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

COLUMBUS -- Presidents’ Day has evolved over the years to a day of deals. While places, like the bank and the post office, are closed for Presidents’ Day, many retailers are offering big sales, especially since many people have the day off because it is a federal holiday.

Columbus Zoo
Even though Presidents’ Day is a day off from school, it doesn't have to be a day off from learning. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will continue its tradition of offering free admission on Presidents’ Day. The offer will be valid during operating hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) on February 19, 2018. Standard parking fees ($10 per vehicle; free for Zoo members) will still apply.

Big Ticket Items
Sears is hosting their Presidents’ Day Event and offering up to 40% off top appliance brands.

Best Buy is also offering up to 35% off major appliances as part of their Presidents’ Day Sale.

Home Depot is offering sales throughout the entire store. In addition to up to 35% with appliance special buys, they are offering up to 40% off certain bath essentials.

Looking for a new laptop? During HP's Presidents' Day sale, you can save up to 55% on several tech devices, as well as receive free shipping and returns

Microsoft is also offering up deals. Save up to $500 on select PCs. Save $200 on all Surface Pros. Gamers can save $50 on Xbox One S, plus get a free select game of choice.

You can shop deals up to 40% on, plus get free delivery on everything.

Save over 45% on select Samsung TVs. Save up to $200 on premium soundbars, starting at $399.99

Bedding, Furniture and Home Items – Online only
Online furniture retailer Wayfair is having a Presidents’ Day Blowout Sale. Save up to 70% off bedding, mattress markdowns, dining furniture, living room furniture, kitchenware and storage. The website also has outdoor furniture, bedroom furniture and lighting marked down up to 65% off. Score up to 80% off their closeout deals. is offering up to 70% off, and an extra 20% off select living room furniture.

Target is also joining in the online Presidents’ Day sales by acknowledging George Washington’s birthday. Use the code “GEORGE” and you will get 30% off home items, plus an additional 15% indoor and outdoor furniture and rugs.

Take 40% off everything at Express, both online and in select stores.

Stock up your spring wardrobe during Old Navy's U.S.A. (Unreal Shopping Adventure) sale, which features up to 50% off store-wide. You can also receive 35% off your online order today and free shipping on any order using the code “FORALL.”