A look at St. Patrick's Day deals

An girl with her face painted with the Irish flag is pictured during St Patricks Day festivities in Dublin, Ireland, on March 17, 2011. More than 100 parades are being held across Ireland to mark St Patrick's Day, with up to 650,000 spectators expected to attend the parade in Dublin. AFP PHOTO/Peter Muhly (Photo credit should read PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images)
PETER MUHLY

(MoneyWatch) Any excuse for a sale. The nation's retailers, anxious to boost revenue now that consumers seem a bit more amenable to spending, have launched a host of St. Patrick's Day deals, according to deal site FreeShipping.org. After all, if a day best known for green beer isn't a good excuse for a sale, it's hard to imagine what is.

Where can you get the best discounts?

Gap: 30 percent off on any purchase through March 17 with code GAPFRIENDS.

The Limited: 40 percent discount on everything through March 17 with code LUCKY.

Aeropostale: Take an extra 30 percent off guys and girls spring clearance through March 17 with code MAR30.

Kohl's: Is offering a variety of deals, including some that give you up to 60 percent off dressy apparel. For the entire listing, click here.

Banana Republic: 30 percent off your full-priced purchase through March 17 with code BRTHANKS.

Old Navy: 17 percent off through March 18 with code ONLUCKY.

The Children's Place: 25 percent off orders of $50 or more through March 17 with code LUCKY25T.

JCPenney: $10 discount on orders of $25 or more through March 17 with promo code SPENDIT.

Nine West: 30 percent off everything through March 18 -- no code required.

Sierra Trading Post: 20 percent off your entire order through April 3 with code ALSHINE3.

Toms Shoes: $5 off orders of $25 or more through March 31 with code TOMSSPRING5.

Express: $15 off each $60 spent through March 20 with code 1160.