Presidents' Day deals on some of our top-rated products

Consumer Reports News: February 21, 2011 08:23 AM

Home Depot is enticing people to “renew and redo your bath for less,” Sears has knocked 30 percent off the price of Kenmore appliances and hhgregg promises sales on “everything $99 and up.” This is how we celebrate our presidents? Apparently so.

Coming on the third Monday of February, Presidents' Day has become as famous for deals as it has for George and Abe. (Check the car deals.) And with warmer weather in the offing -- or so we hope -- it’s a good time to plan ahead for spring. We took a look at retailer websites and circulars and found sales on some appliances and other products that have done well in our tests.

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Home Depot is offering a “Buy 3, Get 1 Free” promo on one- and five-gallon buckets of Behr Premium Plus Ultra, Behr Ultra, Glidden, and Martha Stewart Living paints. (See our new paint Ratings.) Home Depot is also offering 10 percent off all appliances $398 or more, along with free delivery and haul-away.

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Lowe’s is offering 15 percent off Energy Star-qualified appliances and 10 percent off other appliances priced over $397; free next-day delivery and haul away is available on some items.

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In addition to the 30 percent off its Kenmore appliances, Sears if offering 15 percent off other brands. All Craftsman power, lawn and garden tools, and outdoor storage items will be 20 percent off in stores starting Sunday. Free in-store pickup is available for many appliances ordered online, and Sears will haul away and recycle old appliances for $10.

  • Kenmore Intuition 28014 canister vacuum for $399, with coupon in weekly print circular
  • Kenmore 1692[2] 8.8 cubic-foot manual defrost chest freezer for $244;
  • Kenmore 71602 25 cubic-foot French door refrigerator for $999;
  • Kenmore 1389 dishwasher for $412;
  • GE GeoSpring hybrid electric heat pump water heater for $1,399;
  • Kenmore 71602 25 cubic-foot French door refrigerator for $999;
  • Craftsman model 13AN77SS099 17.5 hp 42-inch lawn tractor for $999. Website I Facebook I Twitter
So far, Amazon is not promoting Presidents Day sales, but the online retailer has its usual good prices on vacuums as well as a space heater that scored well in our tests. There's free delivery on some items.

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Best Buy is offering 20 percent off Frigidaire appliances, 10-15 percent off Electrolux appliances and 15 percent off other brands. Free delivery and haul-away is available for appliances over $599 ordered online.

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All items over $99 are being discounted, and the retailer is offering free delivery and haul-away on appliances over $499 with a printable coupon from the website

—Reporting by Gian Trotta
Find ratings: Ratings and recommendations of all the home products we test can be found on the Appliance and Home & Garden pages.

Aaron Bailey

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