These 15 Retailers Are Offering Unbeatable MLK Day Sales — Some Happening Now

Dozens of retailers are offering major MLK Day sales including Best Buy, Nordstrom, and JCPenney. Get the deals and MLK Day promo codes here.

Jennifer Farrington - Author

Jan. 16 2023, Published 12:00 a.m. ET

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In honor of all the advancements and achievements Martin Luther King Jr. has made, the U.S. recognizes his birthday as a federal holiday. And because MLK Day falls on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, many are afforded a three-day weekend. Because most people are off from work, retailers tend to use this time to offer major MLK Day deals, some of which you won’t want to miss.

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We’ve rounded up 15 of the best sales that are going on now through MLK Day, giving you a chance to snag items from some of your favorite brands at a cheaper price. Keep reading for all the details.

These are the best MLK Day sales you can start shopping right now.

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If you’re in the market for some new apparel or want to grab a few winter essentials for next year, now may be the time to do it. Here are a few retailers offering amazing sales through MLK Day weekend.

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Bath & Body Works

Bath & Body Works’ semi-annual sale is going on now, giving you an opportunity to grab those scented lotions and three-wick candles you’ve been eyeing all holiday season at a discounted price. The retailer is offering between 50 percent and 75 percent off select times. Bath & Body Works will also give you $10 off any purchase of $30 when you become a rewards member.

Best Buy

Now through Jan. 15, 2023, Best Buy is offering unbeatable MLK Day tech deals. The retailer is currently advertising the Apple 10.2-inch iPad for $249.99 and up to $700 off select big-screen TVs. While there are plenty of sales happening at Best Buy, they won’t last long.

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Now through Jan. 16, Coach will host its winter sale, offering as much as 50 percent off handbags, wallets, and wristlets. You can also snag an extra 10 percent off your purchase of $150 or more just by joining Coach’s email list. Sale items start as low as $27.50.

Famous Footwear

In need of a shoe upgrade? Famous Footwear is selling select women’s boots at up to 60 percent off the retail price, even Dr. Martens! You’ll also receive a 15 percent off coupon when you sign up for emails.

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Gap is currently offering customers 40 percent off most items (with code Flash) and an extra 20 percent off with code GAPDEAL. You’ll want to hurry and grab these deals as they won’t last long.

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JCPenney is now holding one of its largest clearance events, with women’s sweaters marked down as low as $9.99 and sleepwear starting at just $5.99. And to honor Martin Luther King Jr., the retailer is giving you an extra 20 percent off your purchase when you apply the code "MLKDAY20" at checkout.

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Right now, Kohl’s is holding its Biggest Clearance Event of the Season. The retailer is offering up to 70 percent off thousands of items. If you have any Kohl’s Cash lying around, now is the time to use it. And if you want even more savings, Kohl’s is giving 15 percent off coupons to those who sign up for emails.


Macy’s will be giving customers between 50 percent and 75 percent off many items throughout MLK Day weekend. If you’re looking to support black-owned businesses, be sure to check out Macy’s website to see which may be offering exclusive deals with MLK Day weekend.

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Like most retailers, Nordstrom is currently offering major discounts on brands like UGG, Sam Edelman, and Kiehl’s. And if you sign up for a Nordstrom credit card and are approved, you’ll receive a $40 bonus.


In need of some new athletic attire? Check out Reebok’s website as you could save an extra 50 percent off select items using code "EOSS."

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Saks Fifth Avenue

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For a limited time, Saks Fifth Avenue will give you 15 percent off a purchase of $250 or more or 20 percent off a purchase of $500 or more. The deal is only available online and you’ll need to use code "GET20SF" in order for the discount to be applied.

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Spanx is slashing its prices on some of the most sought-after items including joggers and faux patent leather leggings.

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Target won't be closed on MLK Day 2023, but instead will be offering major discounts during its clearance event. And while shopping online or in-store, don’t forget to check out brands like Sammy B, Rayo & Honey, and Ade+ Ayo, all of which are Black-owned.


Between now and Jan. 21, 2023, Ulta is giving customers $2.50 off a purchase of $15 or more. Use code "650158" to take advantage of the discount.

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Vitamin World

Ready to start the new year off right? Take advantage of Vitamin World’s current deals, going on now and through MLK Day weekend. The retailer is offering buy-one-get-one-free deals on various brands.

Although you may still be trying to recover from the holiday debt you accrued, these MLK Day sales might be the perfect opportunity to stock up on items for next year or prepare for upcoming events like Valentine’s Day or graduation.


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