The 6 Best Things to Buy at Memorial Day Sales

Expect to find appliances, TVs, mattresses and more on sale over the long holiday weekend.


By Cameron Huddleston

Memorial Day sales typically offer great savings opportunities on a variety of items. Some of the best deals are on spring clothing, appliances and mattresses, says Vice President Howard Schaffer. Retailers trying to unload warm-weather apparel that didn't sell because of the prolonged cold weather will offer discounts of up to 80 percent, with coupons bringing down prices even more. And Schaffer says that consumers can save 30 percent to 70 percent on appliances and mattresses during Memorial Day sales. Residents of Texas can take advantage of the sales-tax holiday on Energy Star appliances and products May 24-26.

You'll see lots of sales on outdoor items, such as grills and patio furniture. However, Schaffer and the deal experts at recommend waiting a few months until these items are marked down much more at the end of summer.

Plenty of retailers will have sales Memorial Day weekend. Start by checking out the lists of Memorial Day sales and coupons at Amazon also has a long list of Memorial Day deals. You might also want to visit some of our favorite deal sites.

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You must like watching Obama's crotch to notice that one.


That's more your style.

May 26 2014 at 4:18 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

d.barack loves Rush Limppig and his low information right wing voters.

May 26 2014 at 6:35 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to teaparty2implode's comment

You mention low information. Have you received any information about any employment opportunities for yourself. You can't expect to get a free ride all your life.

May 26 2014 at 4:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

teapartyObamite the leftwingnut

May 27 2014 at 1:22 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Can we shop on Saturday and Sunday while honoring those who died in combat on Monday?

May 25 2014 at 7:29 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Kent's comment

I agree, but I think we should also keep Sunday as a day of rest and start calling for a nationwide ban on Sunday shopping as well. In Rhode Island and Massachusettes any retail store that wishes to open on Sunday is required to pay workers time and a half for Sunday work. If it's good enough for these two states then it should also be good for the rest of the country.

May 26 2014 at 10:29 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Typical, memorial day is a day of RESPECT and REMEMBERANCE for those who gave ALL (their life) to keep this country a great place and FREE, all we hear about are sales???? What is wrong with people?

May 25 2014 at 12:22 AM Report abuse +8 rate up rate down Reply

The 1% went to so much trouble to inflate the prices on all the goods used on this Holiday so they had have Daily Finance promote the scam. Everything increased 5% for 1 day is over $1 Billion dollars additional income for the 1% to stuff their pillows with. Even the Sheep had to see this one coming.

May 24 2014 at 7:28 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to militiaman2013's comment

Thank god for the 1% or i would be like working on a farm or a sawmill trying to just survive! I i don't know you but i can tell you don't know much about investing!
The unions have made people lazy wanting more than they deserve and are pricing us all out of our ability to to think and work for a living!
The people wanting the 15.00 dollar minimal wage don't understand that it will increase everyone waged and everything will be priced higher!

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May 24 2014 at 4:03 PM Report abuse -8 rate up rate down Reply

It's as though our economy is built upon shopping and eating out, and traveling to places to spend or charge more $$$.....Try a stay-cation @ home with family and neighbors. What better place to party than that !....BBQ anyone ?.... :>)

May 24 2014 at 10:30 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to rkeeeballs's comment

Staycations turn into home remodeling projects.

Considering that I took a lot of history classes in college and my wife majored in history, we like to go on vacations that involve seeing historyidal sights and going to museums.

Plus, I was deprived as a child. Vacation meant visiting relatives who lived in a rural area of the Great Plains. So, no Grand Canyon. No Gettysburg. No Boston. No Washington, D.C. No Philadelphia. Certainly, no Williamsburg.

May 25 2014 at 7:39 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

Why do we have to buy more stuff? How about spending time with family and friends and remembering what the holiday is all about?

May 24 2014 at 7:57 AM Report abuse +9 rate up rate down Reply
1 Evil Brat

One question, when did Memorial Day come to signify sales? Statement: Declassify this day as a "Consumer Sales Day" and get back into the real reason this day was and should be what it is. The remembering of our Military people who have given their all for their country. This is why this day is called "Memorial Day!"

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