What to Buy During MLK Weekend Sales

You'll find apparel, bedding, furniture, fitness gear and more marked down around Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015.

Retailers love long holiday weekends for the simple reason that consumers have an extra day off from work to shop. That's why you'll find big sales happening around the Presidents Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays. Typically, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday has been an exception, with the focus more on service than spending. But that doesn't mean you can't find good deals on MLK weekend. You just need to be smart about shopping for the right things at the right places.

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for Kiplinger.com. She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.