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


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!"

May 23 2014 at 10:19 PM Report abuse +9 rate up rate down Reply

THe best thing to buy on Monday is nothing..maybe the folks working in the stores could get the day off......also maybe there should be a decree that anyone working a major holiday should get premium pay regadless of hours worked because many of them have to work to make ends come a little closer to meeting....yeah I'm a Progressive union guy about GFY to the repubs who don't like it ...Costco closes on the major hoildays, pays decent wages and returns shareholder value..and the EXECUTIVES make a good living ...SOMETHING WRONG WITH THAT MODEL.......unless you Gordon Gecko "greed is good"

May 23 2014 at 2:24 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to cvanac8550's comment

I was chatting with a checker at Kroger yesterday about the upcoming holiday. She said that Kroger does not recognize Memorial Day as a holiday for their employees. If you work at Kroger apparently you are only expected and entitled to recognize New Years, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Sad, isn't it?

May 24 2014 at 8:03 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to jpfmtka's comment

yes it is ...and if they did recognize the holiday ..most cheap companies manipulate the workers hours to stay under 40 hours in the week so they don't have to pay overtime.....They do it all the time ...they need you on Saturday to unload a truck so they tell you to take off Friday or only work 4 hours friday then tell you you have to come in on Sat. for either the whole day or for 4 hours. In my Union you have to give 24 hours notice on a shift change or pay overtime....Workers are entitled to have a rights......

May 24 2014 at 11:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down

Back in the 60s-mid 70s there was something called 'blue laws' which stated that non-essential places had to be closed on Sundays. So all shopping malls, plazas, etc., were vacant on Sundays! Then companies started offering double-time if you worked on Sunday, then it went to time-and-a-half, and now it's just regular pay. I believe that working Sunday was a first step towards the breakdown of the family. We always had our Sunday afternoon dinners together, and I remember how upset my dad got when my older sister, who worked retail at Marshalls dept store, had to begin working Sundays and she wasn't at the dinner table with us.

May 24 2014 at 1:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to cincyburb01's comment

I have two cousins who always expected the families to "rearrange" Thanksgiving and Christmas so that they could work for the extra pay. (They are both clerical workers at Kaiser Permanente with seniority enough to have these days off). Their parents were (and still are) enablers. It always irked the rest of us that we were always expected to plan everything around their self imposed schedules. Now, even today with parents in their 90's, they still can't seem to celebrate either of these holidays by the calendar.

May 25 2014 at 9:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down