Celebrating MLK Day with Freebies and the Best MLK Day Weekend Sales

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The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr.
On January 18, we celebrate the anniversary of the holiday recognizing one of America's greatest heroes - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. Check out the AmeriCorps MLK Day of Service website.

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The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have a Dream and Other Great Writings

-- The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr. is the ultimate collection of Dr. King's most inspirational and transformative speeches and sermons, accessibly available for the first time as an ebook. Here, in Dr. King's own words, are writings that reveal an intellectual struggle and growth as fierce and alive as any chronicle of his political life could possibly be. Included amongst the twenty selections are Dr. King's most influential and persuasive works such as I Have a Dream and Letter from Birmingham Jail but also the essay Pilgrimage to Nonviolence, and his last sermon I See the Promised Land, preached the day before he was assassinated.

Published in honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr. includes twenty selections that celebrate the life's work of our most visionary thinkers. Collectively, they bring us Dr. King in many roles—philosopher, theologian, orator, essayist, and author—and further cement the most powerful and enduring words of a man who touched the conscience of the nation and world.

✊🏿 Coloring and Activity Books

Virtual MLK Celebrations

Arboretums and Botanical Gardens – check with those in your area for any special offers

Museums – Many museums will offer free admission on MLK day. Check with your local museum to see if they’re offering free entry.

Free Admission to National Parks – Many national parks will be waiving fees on MLK Day.

Hundreds more events nationwide can be found on Google.

Martin Luther King: The Peaceful Warrior

Amazon Freebies:

✊🏿 Read Martin Luther King, Jr. ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

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✊🏿 Listen to Martin Luther King, Jr. Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

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✊🏿 Amazon Kids+ Free Trial - Unlimited access to more than 16,000 kid-friendly books, videos and apps, as well as parental controls to help create a unique experience for each child. (US, Germany, UK)

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By: Sara Skirboll, shopping and trends expert at RetailMeNot

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Today we celebrate and educate ourselves on Martin Luther King Jr.’s achievements. If you’re shopping for new stuff, check these great sales, including deals at some amazing Black-owned brands. Limited-time sales, so start shopping and supporting!

Sales at Some of Our Favorite Black-Owned Brands:

Black Girl Sunscreen:
-- Save 20% off your first order when you subscribe to Black Girl Sunscreen’s newsletter.

-- Save up to $40 on healthy hair kits, and get free samples and free shipping on $60+.

Butter by Keba:
-- Join their email list for 15% off your first order. Shipping is free on purchases over $65.

-- New customers get 50% off Femi Box the first month and free shipping.

-- Join the Kurl Krew, and you will get an instant 10% off promo code plus access to sales, news and tips!

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-- Shop the Bath Savings Event for up to 40% off select bath vanities, toilets, faucets and more.

Nubian Skin:
-- During the winter sale, you can get up to 50% off your online purchase of select items. Nubian is known for nude lingerie and hosiery for women of color.

Pat McGrath Labs:
-- Take up to 50% off with Xclusiv offers on luxury beauty products from this celebrated editorial and runway makeup artist.

Pear Nova:
-- Take 20% off Pear Nova nail shades, no code needed. Also, get free shipping on orders of $70+.

Rich Girl Candy:
-- Shop accessories and clothing, and you can save up to 80% off the entire store for a limited time. But note that due to COVID-19, shipping may be delayed.

River Birch Candles:
-- Right now, you can get 15% off fall and winter candles, which are their signature seasonal scents.

The Ronnie Shop:
-- Shop shampoo, conditioner and a best-selling hair oil that you can use to maintain the health and vibrancy of your hair and use the code LOVE25 for 25% off your order through February 14.

Savage x Fenty:
-- Get two bras for $29 and 50% off all other items.

So Supple Organics:
-- Use code NEWYEAR21 for 21% off orders $100 and up.

The Sip:
-- While supplies last, you can get 25% off your first box of wines and champagnes with an annual subscription using code Jan25. Cheers!

Trill Paws:
-- Buy two pet tags and get a third free with the code STAYSAFE. You can also get 10% off your purchase when you sign up for their emails.

Viva La Silk:
-- Enjoy free shipping on all orders with code FREESHIPPING in January.

Home Deals

-- Get up to 30% off sale items for a limited time.

American Mattress:
-- Get a free box spring when you purchase any mattress of $749+.

Ashley Furniture HomeStore:
-- Shop sofas, beds, dining furniture and more on clearance, and get an extra 10% off select items with the code NEWYEAR10.

Bed Bath and Beyond:
-- Shop the Winter Clearance Weekend Sale for up to 50% off select vacuums, bedding, dining and more.

Brooklyn Bedding:
-- Get 25% off sitewide with code MLK25 and 50% off all sheets through January 18.

-- Get 15% off any order with any mattress and save $800 on select mattresses.

Crate and Barrel:
-- Take 30% off during the Bedding and Bath Sale.

-- Get $200 off the Eden Mattress with code NEWYEAR200.

-- Get 30% off sitewide with any mattress purchase with the code NEWYEAR30. Get a free Sleep Bundle worth up to $850 with any mattress purchase with the code NEWYEARBUN.

-- Get up to 25% off bedroom decor during their Better Bedroom Event.

The Home Depot:
-- Get up to 30% off select storage solutions and 40% off select tools and accessories.

Idle Sleep:
-- Grab 30% off sitewide with any mattress purchase with the code NEWYEAR30.

Layla Sleep:
-- Get up to $300 in free products with every mattress you purchase (two free pillows + microfiber sheets + mattress protector). Shop the Memory Foam Mattress for $150 off and Hybrid Mattress for $200 off, plus Kapok Pillow for BOGO half off and $30 off this weighted blanket.

-- 48-hour sale! Get 40% to 60% off all clearance. You can also get cash back and more deals with RetailMeNot.

Nest Bedding:
-- Get 10% off sitewide during all of January. No minimum spend required.

-- Get 70% off thousands of items, including furniture, rugs and patio must-haves during their Winter Refresh Event. Plus, enjoy free shipping and cash back with RetailMeNot!

Pier 1 Imports:
-- Shop their January 2021 Blowout sale and get up to 50% off.

Plow and Hearth:
-- Shop the annual winter sale for 20% off customer favorites.

-- Get 20% off all toppers and bedding and $1,200 off all bedroom mattresses, plus a free plush luxury sheet set.

Pottery Barn:
-- Get up to 20% off during their The Big Refresh sale on bedding and bath items.

Restoration Hardware:
-- Save up to 70% off hundreds of clearance items. RH members save an extra 20% off.

Select Blinds:
-- Take up to 45% off everything until Monday.

-- Shop the Markdown Roundup with items starting at $9.99.

West Elm:
-- Get 20% off bedding and bath essentials to save on your New Year refresh.

Yankee Candle:
-- Check out the Yankee Candle Semi-Annual Sale for up to 60% off.

Apparel Deals

-- Up to 60% off their Aerie Collection, which includes bras and bralettes, tops, bottoms, plus an extra 10% off clearance. You can also get cash back and other deals with RetailMeNot.

-- Shop up to 80% off clearance items and 50% off jeans.

-- Get an extra 40% off sale items.

American Eagle:
-- 25% off AE jeans, joggers and leggings and 60% off clearance (plus an extra 10% off!). You can also get cash back and more deals with RetailMeNot.

Ann Taylor:
Get 50% off three full-price items and 40% off one to two full-price items with the code ITSBIG. Plus, get cash back and deals with RetailMeNot.

Banana Republic:
-- Save up to 50% off must-have styles in The Wardrobe Refresh Event.

-- Get up to 50% off select items sitewide, 65% off select towels and bedding, 25% off activewear, 40% off Champion and 70% off shoes. Tons of deals including cash back with RetailMeNot!

-- Save up to 50% off sale styles, including bags, wallets and shoes.

-- Take an extra 50% off for up to 70% off clearance. There’s even more deals and cash back with RetailMeNot.

Forever 21:
-- Get an extra 50% off in the winter sale, which ends this weekend.

-- This retailer is offering sales galore right now, including up to 70% off clearance items and discounts on intimates and men’s basics.

-- Take 30% off all fitness and exercise items, including 30% off sneakers and 40% off activewear.

Lands’ End:
-- Receive up to 60% your order with the code FREEZE.

-- Enjoy up to 60% off thousands of clearance and sale items.

Nordstrom Rack:
-- Enjoy up to 70% off cold-weather gear, designer accessories, home goods and more until January 20. Also, take advantage of cash back with RetailMeNot!

Old Navy:
-- Up to 75% off clearance and up to 50% off storewide. There’s also cash back and deals with RetailMeNot.

Ralph Lauren:
-- Enjoy 40% off during their Designer Sale and up to 50% off all sale.

Saks Fifth Avenue:
-- Take up to 70% off designer selections.

-- Save an extra 30% off hundreds of newly added sale items.

-- Shop women’s and men’s activewear starting at $6, BOGO 50% off bras, kids’ fleece and cozy clothes starting at $5.50 and more.

Tory Burch:
Take an extra 30% off all sale items during their winter sale (for up to 70% off) with the promo code EXTRA30 at checkout. You can also get cash back with RetailMeNot!

Tommy Hilfiger:
-- Save an extra 50% off all sale styles. U.S. shipping is free on orders over $100. There are more deals, including cash back, with RetailMeNot.

Shoe Deals

-- Enjoy an extra 20% off on sale styles with the code EXTRA20.

Famous Footwear:
-- Buy one, get one 50% off on clearance items.

-- Use the code FRESHSTART to get 2 for $69 women’s items, 2 for $89 men’s items for all sale and outlet, plus 30% off everything else.

-- They are offering 50% off markdowns with code GETDOWN.

Shoe Mall:
-- Save 25% on orders of $25+ with code SMWONDER.

-- Get up to 40% off their best-selling winter boots during their End of Season sale.

Outdoor and Sporting Gear Deals

Bass Pro Shops:
-- Get up to 50% off during their Gear Up for the New Year sale.

Dick’s Sporting Goods:
-- Up to 50% off select outerwear.

Finish Line:
-- Shop fresh markdowns up to 40% off. You can also get cash back and deals with RetailMeNot.

High Sierra:
-- Save an extra 20% off clearance styles sitewide with the code EXTRA20.

National Parks:
-- Enjoy free entry on MLK Day!


Bath and Body Works:
-- Get up to 75% off in the Bath and Body Works Semi-Annual Sale.

-- Save 25% on vital protein products, and buy two get one free on immune support and select protein products.

-- Shop the Clearance Sale for up to 70% off select items

Get 50% off during the Love Your Skin Event and Jumbo Love sale until January 23.

Vitamin World:
-- Buy two, get one free of fitness essentials and 25% off health management items. Plus, buy two, get three free of digestive health essentials


Best Buy:
-- Shop many deals, such as $20 off an Arlo video doorbell and 65-inch TVs as low as $399.99 (perfect for your big game needs!).

-- You can save 40% off select TVs and audio, and up to 30% off heaters and snowblowers You can also get deals on items by Rolex, Bose, Dell and more.

-- They are serving some great deals, including 70% off select ThinkPad laptops and 73% off select desktops.



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