BBB Offers Tips & Tricks for President's Day Shoppers

February 16, 2017

With President’s Day less than a week away, holiday deals offered by businesses across the country may have already started. Better Business Bureau® Serving Central Oklahoma (BBB) is offering its insight to help consumers know what to expect when evaluating sales and special offers this President’s Day.


February is usually a slow month for many retailers. So, President’s Day sales are encouraged to help motivate spending by consumers, particularly on big ticket items, such as cars, furniture, appliances, electronics, mattresses and much more.


“Savvy shoppers should plan ahead and be mindful of any budget they already have in place,” said Kitt Letcher, president & CEO of BBB. “By planning ahead and staying aware of holiday sales and discounts, you increase the likelihood of having a successful and stress-free experience.”


“With bigger ticket items being the popular thing to purchase during President’s Day, shoppers are looking to find the best deals, but the lowest price doesn’t always equal the best deal,” Letcher added.


To get the most bang for your buck this holiday, BBB offers the following tips for those who are ready to take on President’s Day sales:

  • Search for sales ahead of time. Check out websites and online advertisements for specific discounts being offered for Presidents’ Day. Comparison shop online and find which retailers are offering the best price for the item you are looking for.
  • Do your reading. Make sure you read and understand the return policy. Keep in mind that if you are giving the purchase as a gift they may not be able to return it.
  • Check with BBB. If the price sounds too good to be true or if you are skeptical of a possible scam, look up the business’s Business Profile and Customer Reviews on, or shop with an Accredited Business near you to ensure you are dealing with a business you can trust.
  • Share your experience. If you’ve had a good or bad experience with a business, we want to hear about it! Submit a customer review with us at to help fellow consumers make their purchasing decisions.


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