Cinco de Mayo Friday May 5 Sales & Deals

For 2017, Cinco de Mayo falls on Friday, May 5. If you love Mexican-themed food and drinks, this is your day! It’s pretty easy to find Mexican restaurants offering special Cinco de Mayo deals, freebies, and promotions on this day. Some stores and shopping malls get into the spirit with Cinco de Mayo sales of their own. Discounted, free, or 2-for-1 tacos, enchiladas, burritos, nachos, and special lunch or dinner menus are all common on May 5. Because Cinco de Mayo falls on a Friday this year, there’s a good chance these promotions will extend into the weekend and/or for several days preceding the holiday.

Cinco de Mayo dining and shopping hours are usually the same as they would be on any other Friday. Because Cinco de Mayo is not a federal holiday, banks, schools, libraries, USPS Post Office, liquor stores, etc., should all be open with normal hours of operation. Just as St. Patrick’s Day is a fun “party” holiday when everyone’s a wee bit Irish, Cinco de Mayo is the same, but with a Mexican theme. Be sure to call your favorite stores and restaurants to ask about specific Cinco de Mayo sales and deals they may be offering on May 5.

Don’t miss the party! Cinco de Mayo only comes once per year. For 2017, it happens on Friday, May 5.

Tax Day Sales Deals & Freebies Tuesday April 18

Tax Day is on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Yes, I said April 18th, not the 15th. Because of a Washington DC holiday known as Emancipation Day and the preceding weekend, you get 3 extra days to file your 2016 tax returns!

While few people think of Tax Day as a holiday, it has become a significant promotional event for stores and restaurants. Many stores are having special Tax Day Sales or offering freebies on April 18. Several restaurants are featuring specials and free menu items. Your favorite shopping mall may be having a Tax Day promotion with special deals available at participating stores.

As far as shopping hours, nearly all stores, restaurants, and shopping centers will be open with regular hours of operation on April 18. They don’t close early on Tax Day. In fact, some businesses have extended hours to coincide with Tax Day promotions. If you are out and about, you’ll no doubt see some restaurants and stores promoting last-minute Tax Day sales and deals.

Finally, be sure to get your income tax returns done before the April 18 deadline. The IRS frowns on late returns! Nobody wants to pay extra interest and penalties. If you are planning on mailing your tax return after normal USPS closing time, make sure you call and verify hours of operation. Every year, the number of Post Offices open late on Tax Day decreases. Because most people now file and pay their taxes online, it’s no longer cost-efficient for USPS to keep their doors open until the midnight deadline. Once you’ve finished and filed your 2016 taxes, relax and take advantage of the numerous special discounts and promotions taking place on Tax Day: April 18, 2017.

Open or Closed on Easter Sunday April 16

In recent years, more stores and restaurants have began opening on Easter Sunday. Locations which were formerly closed have now decided to open on Easter. Some stores and restaurants remain closed, however. Most enclosed shopping malls and centers are also closed on Easter Sunday.

At most locations, these stores will be OPEN on Easter Sunday: Advance Auto Parts, Bed Bath & Beyond, Dillons, Fred Meyer, The Home Depot, Hy-Vee, Kmart, Kroger, Lowe’s, Meijer, Menards, Old Navy, Safeway, Toys R Us, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Walgreens, and Winn-Dixie. The following stores will be CLOSED on Easter Sunday at most locations: Academy Sports + Outdoors, ALDI, Belk, Bergners, Best Buy, Costco Wholesale, Cub Foods, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Office Depot, Office Max, Publix, Sam’s Club, Staples, Target, and Younkers.

For our Canadian friends: many locations in Canada are open on Easter Sunday. However, stores in some provinces are required to close on Good Friday and/or Easter Sunday. Generally, stores in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, and Yukon are permitted to be open both days. Stores in the provinces of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland/Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Prince Edward Island are required to close on Good Friday. Stores in the provinces of Newfoundland/Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec are required to close on Easter Sunday. All stores in all provinces are allowed to open on Easter Monday.

Need information on restaurants or stores not listed above? Just search this site! Many restaurants are franchise operations, so Easter Sunday hours and open/closed status may vary from what is listed here. As always, our best advice is to CALL the location you’re planning to visit to confirm their Easter holiday schedule before heading out. Happy Easter, everyone!