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Everything You Need To Know About Shopping On MLK Day
MLK Day falls on January 18th this year. Celebrated in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. who was assassinated in 1968, the day was first observed in 1986, although it was not until the year 2000 that it was observed across every state in the US.
Today, MLK Day is observed across the country, which means stores and shipping services are affected. If you’re looking to shop and ship goods and you’re wondering how it’ll be affected by MLK Day, we’ve put together this guide for everything you need to know about shopping on MLK Day 2021.
WILL STORES BE OPEN?
Most stores remain open on MLK Day and operate as usual. You can always check out your preferred store’s website; online shopping rarely ever stops.
While all major outlets are expected to be open and running as usual, it’s always a good idea to double-check if your favorite store is going to be operating at the usual hours. You can call them ahead of time or a day earlier, just to be sure.
HolidayShoppingHours.com provides a very useful overview of which stores and services are open or closed on particular holidays and even their timings. They have a great record for each major outlet in the US.
ARE THERE ANY MLK DAY SALES?
While stores don’t typically have sales for MLK Day, there are a number of great sales ongoing at the moment that are worth checking out if you’re looking for good deals.
Macy’s has a clearance sale which you can view on their website. You get up to 40% off on clothing, accessories, and more.
Walmart also has an ongoing clearance sale right now. You can save big on home decor, clothing, baby items and more!
Kohl’s is giving up to 70% off on its amazing clearance sale. You can check it out on their website right now for deals on clothing, accessories and more.
For more on great sales, check out our recent post on great January clearance sales before they end!
WHAT ABOUT SHIPPING?
Different international shipping companies have different policies for MLK Day. Here’s a quick rundown.
FedEx and UPS are shipping as usual. FedEx Express, though, will be on a modified schedule.
MLK Day is an official holiday for USPS and USPS offices will be closed on January 18th.
If you want to shop from US stores from some other country and the store doesn’t ship to your country, Global Shopaholics offers package forwarding services. You can get your shopping delivered to their tax-free US shipping address, where you get 180 days of storage. This allows you to shop from various outlets and have them delivered in one location, where Global Shopaholics will consolidate your shopping into one box, reducing your total shipping cost greatly.
Stay safe and have a great Martin Luther King Day!