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

Martin Luther King Day falls on the third Monday of every January, which is Jan. 15 in 2018 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.

Additionally, MLK Day is also a three-day weekend for many Americans. That means 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. Read on to find the best deals to begin the year.

Best Buy, CVS 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: You can save 20 percent on a variety of popular routes when you book at least 14 days in advance.
  • Best Buy: Promo code APPLY20RMNNOW is your ticket to 20 percent savings on a variety of personal care, heating, cooling, vacuums and more. There are several exclusions on brands, and although it’s technically an appliance sale, the savings only apply to small appliances.
  • Burlington: You’ll score a free $5 gift card when you buy a $50 gift card by the end of December. Cards are redeemable through through Jan. 25, 2018.
  • CheapCaribbean.com: Save up to $350 on six-day trips or $200 on four-day stays in some of Mexico’s top resorts. No coupon code is needed, and the deal is good for travel between Jan. 2 and April 2.
  • Costco: The Costco mattress sale offers Lift 11-inch sleep tracking and temperature control hybrid mattress for $100 off the regular price.
  • CVS: Use coupon code 30CVSP to save $30 on orders of $60 or more at the CVS photo department.
  • Discount Tires: Enter coupon code 26606 and Discount Tires will give you a $30 prepaid Visa card when you order a full set of four wheels by Jan. 28, 2018.
  • JCPenney: JCPenney has slashed the price of dozens of bedding sets — several by 50 percent or more.
  • Rose Wholesale: Spend $50 or more at the Rose Wholesale January Sale and you’ll get 8 percent off. Savings jump to 9 percent when you spend $80 and 10 percent off of orders of $120 or more. The coupon code is JAN16, and new users get $89 cash off savings. Subscribe to emails to get another coupon for 12 percent off.
  • StudentUniverse: StudentUniverse is offerings flights from the U.S. to select destinations in South America starting at $371.
  • Wine Enthusiast: The Wine Enthusiast Giant January Sale is reducing the price of select wine accessories and storage merchandise by as much as 50 percent.

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No matter how you decide to celebrate MLK weekend, make sure you’re not paying full price as discounts on food, travel and more are plentiful.