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Welcome to TechRadar’s Presidents’ Day sales live blog. As with all shopping events these days, we’ve already seen countless deals in the run-up to the big day itself. But if you’ve been patiently waiting for the holiday before searching through the digital aisles then your timing couldn’t be any better.
Stay tuned throughout the day for our picks of the best deals from this year’s Presidents’ Day sales. As well as the biggest price cuts and cheapest offers, we’re also highlighting discounts on TechRadar’s favourite and highest-rated products that have been tested and approved by our expert reviewers.
Expect bargains on big-screen smart TVs, huge savings on appliances, excellent value-for-money laptops, discounted mattresses and a whole host of cheap tech for around the home. Let’s get to it.
What’s been happening so far?
It may only be the early hours of the holiday, but many Presidents’ Day sales have been live at a number of retailers over the last couple of weeks.
If you’re up with us right now and are already looking to shop, here are our picks for the five best President’s Day sales so far:
Best Buy – view the full sale
The Best Buy Presidents’ Day sale is now fully underway. Whether you’re shopping for appliances, TVs, laptops, video games, headphones or other tech, there are some big savings available right now at the mega-retailer. The main highlight, though, is the appliance sale – where you can save up to $2,000 on LG, Samsung, GE Profile, Whirlpool and more.
Samsung – view the full sale
Fresh off the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S23 range, the manufacturer has big offers on the new handsets, with savings of up to $1,000 available when you trade in an eligible phone. Next to that, there are big price cuts on some top TVs, including the Samsung S95B OLED – one of the best TVs you can buy right now. And let’s not forget appliances, too, where there are discounts of up to $1,200 on washers, dryers, refrigerators and more.
Dell – view the full sale
Dell makes some of the best laptops you can buy, so you should definitely take the chance to save on its most popular Inspiron and XPS ranges for Presidents’ Day. For the budget conscious, there are solid entry-level and mid-range machines that will comfortably handle your day-to-day computing needs. For those that need a bit more power, don’t miss the high-performance and well-designed XPS 13 for $999.99. And for the gamers, you’ve got pre-built machines and ultra-responsive gaming monitors reduced, too.
Home Depot – view the full sale
The Presidents’ Day sales tend to focus on home items, so it makes sense that Home Depot goes big for this yearly holiday sale. The retailer has up to 25% off major appliances, which includes refrigerators, washers and dryers, and dishwashers from brands like LG, Whirlpool, and GE. Other offers include $100 off select tools, 25% off small appliances, and patio furniture deals starting at just $399.99.
Lowe’s – view the full sale
Another home-focused retailer is Lowe’s – and its Presidents’ Day sales started with early bird promotions on a selection of appliances, tools, and home goods. Flat discounts of up to $750 are on offer, but there’s the opportunity to get extra savings on top when you bundle products from the same brand. A good choice if you’re after a few items to refit the kitchen.
An unmissable MacBook Air deal
Apple laptops are pricey, sure. But their high performance and impressive longevity means they can also be excellent value for money if you buy them at the right price. Well, now’s the time to plump for the MacBook Air M1 – as it’s back down to its lowest-ever price for Presidents’ Day.
Right now, you can now get the MacBook Air M1 at Best Buy for $799. That’s a $200 saving off the regular price and it matches the record-low we saw last year during Black Friday.
It’s a terrific deal for a premium machine that sits high on our best laptop list due to the sheer performance of the M1 chip that powers it. As our MacBook Air (M1, 2020) review makes clear, the M1 chip gives the device fast load times, incredible responsiveness, and the ability to handle intensive tasks such as 4K photo and video editing with ease. That’s on top of the slick design and solid battery life of around 11 hours.
The top 5 TV deals to shop now
The Presidents’ Day sales event is an excellent opportunity to grab a cheap TV, so we’ve picked out five of the best offers available right now. Whether you’re after a high-end OLED display or the biggest screen you can buy on a budget, we’ve got an option for you here, with prices starting at just $89.99 from retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, Samsung, and Amazon.
Missed out on a Samsung Galaxy S23 pre-order? Never fear
The latest range of Samsung Galaxy S23 handsets has now officially launched and there are still big opportunities to save on all three devices.
If you head direct to the manufacturer you can save up to $1,000 on the Samsung Galaxy S23 range when you trade in an eligible phone. Plus, you get up to $100 in store credit. The extra credit is a nice little bonus you can put towards some Galaxy Buds, a Galaxy Watch, or other accessories to go with your new phone.
In our Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra review, we described it as one of the best phones in the world. It’s a step up from the previous version, with a tougher build, faster memory and storage, a more efficient battery, a custom-tuned Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and a new 200MP main camera hidden behind a familiar design.
Apple’s best earbuds for a record-low price
The Presidents’ Day sales event is an excellent opportunity to grab a bargain on lots of our favorite tech – and we’ve just spotted a deal at Amazon on some of the best wireless earbuds that are not to be missed.
The retail giant has Apple’s best-selling AirPods Pro 2 on sale for $199.99. That’s a $50 discount and a return to the record-low Black Friday price.
Released in October of last year, the new and improved AirPods Pro 2 deliver enhanced noise cancellation and overall sound quality thanks to Apple’s new and improved H2 chip. The sweat-resistant earbuds also include an extended battery life and a redesigned case that provides up to 30 hours of total listening time.
Now’s the time to buy new appliances
Appliances are always blessed with some of the largest reductions in the Presidents’ Day sale – and this year is no different. We’ve seen reductions of up to 30% off top brands at Best Buy and Home Depot, while there’s up to $1,200 off at Samsung across the Bespoke refrigerator range.
Check them out and more below:
It’s a good day to upgrade your bed
Presidents’ Day is pretty much the second-best time of year to buy a new mattress (after Black Friday/Cyber Monday), and if you need a new bed but you can’t wait until November, now’s the time to get the best prices.
The mattress business does have a bit of a tendency to run sales all year long (pro tip: never ever pay MSRP for a new bed), and quite a few of the mattress deals today seem quite close the prices we see every other day of the year. But, there are some definite bargains in there too. We’re tracking the deals in our Presidents’ Day mattress sales guide, but if you’re in a hurry we’ve also picked out three of the best options for you:
The one laptop deal I’d buy? The Dell XPS 13
There’s one laptop deal that’s caught my eye above the rest in today’s Presidents’ Day sales. If you’re shopping for a brand new device today, then don’t ignore this powerful and well-built Dell XPS 13 that’s now $999.
This light and portable workstation is capable of tackling all your everyday computing tasks. It boasts a fast and modern Intel i7 processor, a healthy 16GB of RAM to boost performance and a large 512GB SSD for ample storage space. That’s all wrapped up in the slim and portable XPS design, with a bright and high-definition 13.4-inch display.
In our Dell XPS 13 review, we found the latest version of the long-running laptop was once again an ideal pick for most users – whether that’s general everyday use or more productivity-focused tasks. It’s claimed a spot yet again on our best laptops list, so don’t miss it while it’s available at a great price.
10 Presidents’ Day deals at Amazon that are actually worth buying
Amazon isn’t officially running a sale for Presidents’ Day, but that hasn’t stopped the retailer from running a vast selection of daily deals over the holiday. With so much on offer, though, it can be hard to find the real gems within the muck.
Luckily, TechRadar deals editor Alex Whitelock is on hand to pick out the best of the best. He’s put together a wider roundup featuring 19 of the top deals if you want to give that a look. However, I’ve highlighted just ten of them here to give you a taster.
Get up to $900 of one of TechRadar’s five-star rated TVs
For a limited-time-only, you can score the stunning Samsung S95B OLED TV for just $1,699 (was $2,199) over in today’s Presidents’ Day sales at Samsung. This particular $500 discount is for the smallest 55-inch variant, but you’ll also find an even bigger $900 saving on the 65-inch model, which is currently going for $1,899 (was $2,999).
What makes the Samsung S95B so good (and one of our top picks for best OLED TV) is not just a fantastic picture quality but a high-end set of features at a reasonable price. Cutting-edge AI features, a re-designed Tizen-based smart platform and a truly gorgeous slim form-factor design make the S95B a truly stunning TV.
It’s festooned with enough tech to not only make all your favorite movies and shows truly shine but features that enable it to get the best out of the latest PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles.
Some of the best furniture sales this Presidents’ Day
This year’s Presidents’ Day furniture sales have been underway for a couple of weeks now, but there are offers still available today.
Whether you’ve got your eyes on a new sofa, bed, desk, dining table or any other sorts of fixtures and fittings for the inside or outside of your home you can find some big savings right now. We’ve gathered up all of the best sales on furniture from major retailers and specialist stores for you to check out.
Get LG’s 65-inch OLED TV down to a new record-low price at Walmart
Today’s Presidents’ Day deal on LG’s C2 OLED TV brings the 65-inch display down to $1,599 at Walmart – that’s a new record-low price and beats the Amazon and Best Buy deal by $100. The LG C2 OLED is one of the best TVs you can buy, thanks to its exceptional picture quality and reasonable price, so you’re looking for the latest and greatest TV in today’s President’s Day sales – you can’t beat LG C2 at this price.
Save over $1,000 on major appliances at Best Buy’s Presidents’ Day sale
Appliances are one of the most popular categories during Presidents’ Day, and Best Buy is a top destination thanks to huge savings on refrigerators, washers and dryers, and dishwashers from brands like LG, Whirlpool, and Samsung. The retailer is also offering 24-month financing and free shipping on purchases of $399 and up.
And we’re done
We’re wrapping up our coverage of the Presidents’ Day sales for 2023 now that the holiday is behind us. Thanks for sticking around and we hope you picked up a bargain or two to start the year off strong.
Sales may be winding down, but there are lots of excellent deals still live, so do check out the retailers above for our top picks from all the remaining offers.
Until the next big event, happy shopping!