Weekend Deals: What to buy during Columbus Day sales

You’ve probably already seen ads for Columbus Day sales, but before you start spending money this weekend, take a few tips from the deal spotters at DealNews who have analyzed data from previous Columbus Day sales to find out what is really worth buying:

Accessories and home decor

Get up to 50 – 70% off when you shop for accessories like wallets, handbags, totes and more. You can get similar discounts on accessories for the home at stores like Michael’s which has traditionally offered 50 percent off one regularly priced item during Columbus Day sales.

Fall & Sunset Fields™ Stems, Floral Accents, Bushes & Garlands  are 60% off at Michael's.

Fall & Sunset Fields™ Stems, Floral Accents, Bushes & Garlands are 60% off at Michael’s.

Skip apparel

Conversely, you should avoid shopping for apparel right now. Wait until November to get the best discounts on clothing, say Dealnews editors.

Do buy shoes

If you’re looking for shoes however, you can find deals of 25 – 90% off during Columbus Day sales. Stores like 6pm and Last Call by Neiman Marcus  are good choices. For athletic shoes, try brands like Puma and Nike, which have had sales over the past two Columbus Day holidays.

Say no to technology

Avoid buying gadgets except for 55-inch HDTVs which should have similar deal prices as those seen throughout the summer. That means about $400 for an off-brand set and $570 for a name brand model.

For more information and updates on Columbus Day sales, visit www.Dealnews.com.

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