While it might seem like everything is on sale during Memorial Day weekend, these are the smartest buys to make. And it’s smart to shop early — retailers often kick off their Memorial Day sales a week or more in advance.
During Memorial Day weekend (and likely the week before), you’ll start seeing brick-and-mortar and online mattress retailers alike advertising “Blowout” deals of 50% off or more on select mattresses, as well as online promo codes. In addition to straight-up discounts, look for king-for-a-queen specials and freebies. Common freebie promos at mattress stores include free mattress toppers, free bed frames and free pillows with purchase.
Memorial Day sales rarely disappoint when it comes to deals on appliances—especially refrigerators. Expect up to 40% off price tags on fridges, ranges, washers and dryers. If you’re looking for several appliances, look for deals on “suites” of multiple machines.
Furniture and Home Décor Deals
If you’re looking for a new sectional, dining set or bedroom furniture, check out furniture stores. National and local stores get in on the Memorial Day action, knowing that many shoppers will have an extra day off of work to peruse their showrooms.
Some of the best Memorial Day sales are helmed by home improvement retailers, so it’s a smart time to stock up on tools, especially with Father’s Day around the corner.