Happy early third-Monday-in-February, everyone! That’s otherwise known as President’s Day, which was originally a federal holiday to honor George Washington’s birthday (February 22), but now folds in Abe Lincoln’s birthday (February 12), too. Sure, it’s a little weird that many stores ‘celebrate’ the day by having sales, but I’ll take a good deal anywhere, anytime. So below I’ve rounded up some of the best President’s Day sales I’ve found, followed by some specific deals we particularly like. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the linked stores and the sale of the products featured on this page.
Amazfit Bip smartwatch for $67.49
For a limited time, Amazon has the Amazfit Bip smartwatch in your choice of colors for $67.49. That’s not the all-time best deal I’ve seen, but it’s close — and it’s excellent. Even if you use none of the other features, the notifications alone make this worth having. See who’s calling, read incoming texts, get calendar alerts and more, all without touching your phone.
Nest Hello: $199 (save $30)
Our favorite smart doorbell isn’t the cheapest it’s ever been, but you’re still getting it for under $200. Just make sure you have the necessary doorbell wiring, and be prepared to pay a small monthly (or annual) fee for cloud storage.
HP Spectre Folio Leather 2-in-1 13.3-inch laptop: $1,050 (save $350)
Tired of same-old same-old laptops? HP’s super-thin, super-sexy Spectre gets a little sexier still, thanks to an integrated leather cover, which makes it look like a folio when closed (hence the name). Specs include a Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. This model is only a couple of months old, and the price has never been this low.
Big TV, small price
Sceptre 50-inch HDTV: $199.99 (save $150)
A 50-inch TV for $200. I’ll let that sink in for a minute. Granted, it has no smarts to speak of, but with three HDMI inputs, you’ll have no trouble finding room for your favorite streaming stick or box alongside your other sources. CNET hasn’t reviewed this model, but the user reviews — of which there are over 3,100 — average out to an impressive 4.4 stars.
Cheap vegan eats delivered
Veestro plant-based meal delivery: Save 25 percent
Call it the Vegan version of Blue Apron: Veestro delivers fully cooked, plant-based meals, either a la carte or at regular intervals. On President’s Day you can get 25 percent off any purchase with promo code PRESIDENT.
Make your air conditioner smart
Sensibo Sky: $99 (save $50)
If you own an air conditioner or heat pump that has a remote control, attaching a Sensibo Sky will make it smart. Control it from afar, set timers, use voice commands and more. Between now and Feb. 22, it’s marked $50 off.
Put a boxing gym in your house
FightCamp Gym: $895 (save $100)
You know the whole Peloton bike thing with the video classes and real-time performance metrics? FightCamp Gym is kind of like that, with streaming, instructor-led kickboxing classes that play on your TV. The kit includes a full-height punching bag, gloves, wraps, a mat and special sensors to track your punches. Looks like a total blast, and it’s $100 off with promo code PREZ.
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