On Your Side: What to buy during Presidents Day sales
Presidents Day sales are not for flashy products. Think of it as a time to save hundreds of dollars on things you use each day or night.
1. Buy a mattress
Don't snooze. This is the best time of the year to buy a mattress. You'll see mattresses up to $600 off from major mattress retailers. Word to the restful, replace your mattress about every decade. Recycle your old one.
2. Buy a big appliance
Now's the time to buy major appliances like a new refrigerator or washer and dryer. Prices are usually slashed around 35 percent off. You might save more with a store card, but consumer beware. Pay off that balance before the interest kicks in.
3. Buy a new car
If you need a new ride, buy now. In February most dealerships still have a few new 2019 models. Those need to go.
Besides back-to-school sales, Presidents Day has deep discounts on computers. Same with cars, buy a slightly older electronic and save big
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