99 Memorial Day Sales You Need to Shop This Year
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Memorial Day weekend is the time to buy
If you’ve been saving every hard-earned dollar of your stimulus check waiting for the best sales of the year, your wait is almost over—huge Memorial Day sales are right around the corner. “Three-day weekends are always great for sales, but Memorial Day weekend happens to be one of the best when it comes to deep discounts,” says smart-shopping expert Trae Bodge. “This long weekend offers a fantastic opportunity for consumers to save on bigger investment items. You can expect generous rebates and discounts as high as 60 percent off regular retail prices.” We’re talking fabulous Memorial Day furniture sales, mattress sales, appliance sales, and TV sales, to name a few. Wayfair and Walmart both have deep discounts on early Memorial Day sales this year.
To score the absolute best deals, you’ll need to do two important things: Keep an open mind when it comes to retailers, and stack promotions. “Don’t take sale prices at face value,” Bodge advises. “Make sure to check your favorite deal sites for exclusive promotions or cashback deals that you can stack with retailer sales.” One more thing to be on the lookout for this year? Travel-related deals, which she says will likely pop up as the American tourism economy rebounds with the uptick in available vaccines—don’t be surprised to see some last-minute Memorial Day getaways being booked.
But don’t limit yourself to booking a fabulous vacation or buying the best mattress on the market at an amazing discount. You’ll also score some of the best deals on products you’ll use every day, like normally pricey shoes, skin care, and even food. Here’s what you’ll want to put on your shopping list.
Home and kitchen appliances
Time to upgrade those outdated appliances. Don’t wait to buy that new washer and dryer set, range, or dishwasher, because the days leading up to Memorial Day will be better than any other sale we’ve seen in 2021.
Maytag: May is Maytag Month which means shoppers can get up to a $200 rebate via prepaid card by mail or save up to $200 via instant rebate with the purchase of select Maytag appliances on the brand’s website or through some of their retail partners. The promotion will run from April 29 through June 2 and make this already affordable brand even more budget-friendly.
BestBuy: The electronics superstore will be offering hundreds off its most popular appliances—including refrigerators, washing machines, and more—with discounts ranging from 10 to 40 percent off usual prices. It’ll also be stacking its Appliances Outlet landing page with hundreds of new deals at up to 40 percent off. BestBuy offers some of the biggest appliance sales each year, so it’s worth waiting with bated breath to see exactly which models will be marked down.
Lowe’s: Bookmark the Lowe’s Memorial Day Sales landing page, because that’s where you’ll find appliances at up to a third off their usual prices. Pro tip: This retailer offers an aggressive price-match policy that spans most other major retailers. Go in with a plan by knowing the brands that make the most reliable appliances, according to Consumer Reports.
NutriBullet: Replace your noisy and clunky blender with a streamlined NutriBullet Pro. Save 15 percent off on NutriBullet Pros with code USAPRO from May 28 through June 1.
The Home Depot: If it’s time to replace some big-ticket home items, this superstore is another place you’ll definitely want to be over the holiday weekend. While specific deals are still under wraps for 2021, last year’s deals included discounts of up to $1,700 off on fridges, ovens, and washer/dryer sets. You’ll also save big-time on outdoor items like lawnmowers, grills, and patio furniture. Talk about setting the stage for one great summer!
Dyson: Shop Dyson’s deals, including $100 off the Dyson Ball Animal 2 Total Clean in blue, plus up to $100 in free tools when you auto-register.
Mattresses and bedding
Looking to upgrade your sleep? Memorial Day weekend will be a treasure trove of discounts on mattresses of all price points and styles. “I am hearing some buzz about exciting mattress sales like those from Mattress Firm,” Bodge says. “The sales will be the ‘very best they’ve ever been over Memorial Day,’ according to my sources at the company.” Check out what these mattress and bedding companies have in store for Memorial Day sales.
Allswell: Now through May 31, get in on the biggest sales event of the season and enjoy an extra 20 percent off all mattresses with code MEMDAY.
Amerisleep: Use promo code MD30 to get 30 percent off any mattress and up to $399 in free accessories. Included are contactless delivery and returns at no extra charge. Get going before the sale ends on May 31.
Aviya: You’ll get free delivery along with $200 off your Aviya mattress purchase from now until June 2.
Avocado: Until June 7, use promo code HONOR to get $100 off Regular/Vegan Hybrid and Latex mattresses; enter MEMORIALDAY to save $250 on new Luxe mattresses and put in GRATITUDE to snag $300 off sleep and bedroom essentials like furniture, bedding and more.
Bear Mattress: Use promo code MD25 to save 25 percent off sitewide, plus get two free pillows and a sheet set with a mattress purchase. The sale is good through June 7.
Cocoon by Sealy: Over at Cocoon by Sealy, you can save up to 35 percent on mattresses—and get free pillows and sheets with purchase through Memorial Day.
MattressFirm: Expect up to 40 percent off Mattress Firm’s popular mattresses in the days leading up to Memorial Day, with the entire weekend seeing a virtual parade of seldom-discounted mattresses at rock-bottom prices.
Leesa: This year’s Memorial Day sales will net you up to $400 off mattresses, plus discounts on sheet sets, as well as free no-contact delivery.
Brooklinen: Save 15 percent off Brooklinen’s entire website through June 2. Yep, that includes sheets, bath towels, pillows, and comforters. Sweet dreams!
Zoma: Keep it simple with $150 off any mattress using code WIN150. Or, buy one, get one 50 percent off pillows with code BOGO50.
Vaya: Save $300 off any mattress with code VAYA300. And, buy one, get one 50 percent off pillows with code BOGO50.
Birch: If you’re looking for stellar savings on an organic mattress, you’ve come to the right place. Save $200 off your mattress and get two Eco-Rest pillows along with free contactless delivery in the bargain. Just use code MEMORIALDAY200.
Casper: The Memorial Day sale is happening now through June 6! Get 15 percent off mattresses, 20 percent off bundles, and 10 percent off everything else (pillows, blankets, bed frames, sheets, sleep accessories, etc.) by entering promo code MEMDAY.
DreamCloud: Get yourself over to the DreamCloud Summer Slumber Memorial Day sale, valid through May 31. Look for rollbacks that save you $200, plus receive $399 in accessories (mattress protector and a sheet set) absolutely free.
Floyd: The wait is over. This holiday weekend, save $125 on a Floyd mattress and up to $375 on other selected items using the code SUNNYDAYS21 at checkout. The sale ends on May 31.
GhostBed: Want 30 percent off mattresses and two luxury pillows to boot? While you’re at it, get 40 percent off adjustable base bundles when you shop the sale this weekend.
Helix: When you purchase a mattress for $600+, get $100 off with promo code MEMORIALDAY100, $150 off purchases of $1,250+ (code MEMORIALDAY150), and $200 marked down when you spend $1,750+ using code MEMORIALDAY200.
Home Depot: Among the top Memorial Day deals at Home Depot find 48 percent savings on a collection of gel and aloe-infused memory foam mattress toppers and 20 percent off waterproof queen mattress protectors.
Molecule: Molecule’s Memorial Day sitewide sale is happening now. Plug-in code MD20 to receive 20 percent off mattresses, bedding, toppers, frames, bundles, and more. The sale is ending soon, so don’t miss out.
Parachute: For one weekend only (May 28 through May 31) customers will score deals of 20 percent off mattresses sitewide.
Tuft & Needle: From now until May 31 you can save between 10 and 20 percent on top-rated mattresses, frames, bedding, and other sleep essentials sitewide.
Layla: Buy a Layla hybrid mattress of any size over Memorial Day weekend and you’ll get $200 off the usual retail price, plus two free Layla memory foam pillows, a set of microfiber sheets, and a mattress protector. Now that’s what we call a deal!
Apparel and accessories
Now is the time to stock up on basics, exciting back-in-the-world dresses, and business casual pieces that work just as well at the home office as anywhere else.
Nordstrom: Going above and beyond Memorial Day, Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale slashed prices on shoes, men’s, women’s, kids, outdoor living, beauty, and home. Here are our favorite Nordstrom shapewear and sandals.
Zappos: Select styles are up to 35 percent off and shipping is free at Zappos through Memorial Day. New Balance, Under Armour, and Calvin Klein are just a few of the top brands on sale.
Macy’s: Get 20 to 60 percent off in all categories, including women’s and men’s clothing, at Macy’s, plus an additional 20 percent savings with promo code MEMDAY.
Columbia Sportswear: One of our favorite outerwear companies is kicking off summer with 25 percent off almost everything from apparel to shoes to sun hats with UPF protection.
Glasses USA: Get new glasses or sunglasses in time for summer’s brightest days. Save 30 percent off your entire order with free prescription lenses using code USA30. Want Ray-Ban frames? Save 20 percent with OKRAY20.
New York & Company: Need to freshen up your summer wardrobe? Save 50 percent off all women’s clothes and accessories from May 28 to June 1.
Coach: Shop up to 50 percent off bestselling men’s bags, wallets, and shoes—plus free shipping with promo code FREESHIP from May 27 through June 4.
Gap: All Gap brands, including Old Navy and Athleta, will offer up to 60 percent off retail prices and special doorbuster-style deals on warm-weather essentials like tanks, shorts, and swimwear. Expect the average discount to hover around the 30 percent range, with some special promotions being well over half off regular retail pricing.
Forsake: Take 20 percent off the brand’s outdoorsy boots and shoes this Memorial Day weekend. The versatile sneaker boots come in men’s and women’s styles, and they pair well with an adventurous lifestyle. All you’ll need to do to access the deal is shop the brand’s website between May 22 and May 31.
Lensabl: From May 28th through Memorial Day, Lensabl is offering 20 percent off all lenses and EverydayEyewear frames with code MD20; 25 percent off Lensabl+ annual subscriptions with code PLUS25; and 10 percent off contact lenses with code SEE10. We love Lensabl for polarized sunglasses.
JCPenney: The department store has all sorts of summer deals, like 40 percent off furniture, 50 percent off mattresses, and an extra 25 percent off coupon that can be used on apparel and shoes for the whole family.
TOCCIN: Premium fashion label TOCCIN will offer a sitewide 30 percent discount sale from May 26 through June 1, offering a tempting opportunity to stock up on flowing dresses and the types of frocks you might wear to an outdoor summer wedding. You can also browse their extra-discounted sale section here.
Sonia Hou: Jewelry brand Sonia Hou is offering 30 percent off its chopstick-style earrings, which were designed in response to the uptick in violent crimes against AAPI communities. These fan favorites will be marked down to $49.99 throughout Memorial Day weekend, and 10 percent of all sales will be donated to #stopasianhate organizations. Here are more Asian-American-owned businesses to support right now.
Weatherman Umbrellas: Don’t let the rain ruin your summer! Save 20 percent on travel, collapsible, and golf umbrellas designed to withstand 55 mph winds! From May 27 through May 31.
Payless: The already famously affordable shoe destination will offer 30 percent off all shoes the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, as well as a wallet-friendly 40 percent off orders on Memorial Day itself. Free standard shipping will also be offered throughout the weekend. That means some of the store’s popular summer styles will be marked down as low as $5—an unbeatable deal, especially if you’re shopping for kids’ kicks.
Bare Necessities: Restock your underwear drawer with this semi-annual sale. Select bras start at $19.99 and underwear at $4.99. You can also save up to 30 percent on swimwear and 50 percent on sleepwear.
Fossil: Use promo code HISUMMER to save an additional 40 percent on sale items like watches, jewelry, and accessories.
The North Face: The end of May might not feel like the most fun time to shop for winter jackets, parkas, and apparel, but it’s when you’ll score the biggest discounts at The North Face.
Old Navy: Save up to 50 percent on clothes and kicks for the entire family at Old Navy through Memorial Day. Styles start as low as $10.
Peepers: Need new reading glasses, or ready to try out blue light blocking glasses? Save 15 percent off through Memorial Day with promo code STYLE15.
Teva: Teva’s may as well be the official shoe of summer. Save up to 40 percent on new styles from May 27 through Memorial Day.
Brooks Brothers: Heading back to the office? This Memorial Day sale is the time to stock up on work shirts. Get three shirts for $169.
Home decor, furniture, and linens
Memorial Day weekend is typically one of the best times of the year to stock up on sheets, bedding, towels, and home decor items like kitchenware and lamps. “It’s between the rush for Mother’s Day gifts and a little before Father’s Day,” explains Daniel Wilson, a retail advisor for CoreGroup. “That means retailers are going to push their clearance items from Mother’s Day to make shelf space for seasonal items, and try to score a few more sales for Father’s Day, which typically sees less bedding and bath movement when compared to other sectors.”
Macy’s: Get 20 to 60 percent off in all categories, including home, at Macy’s, plus an additional 20 percent savings with promo code MEMDAY.
Apt2B: Love modern furniture? Then get to Apt2B for 15 percent off storewide. Save an additional 20 percent off orders over $2,999, 25 percent off orders over $3,999 through Memorial Day.
Target: Turn your patio into an outdoor living room and save 15% on select outdoor furniture at Target through Memorial Day.
Raymour & Flanigan: The more you spend on furniture, the more you save. Purchases up to $2,500 qualify for 10 percent off. Spend over $2,500 and get 15 percent off.
Overstock: Check out the Memorial Day Blowout sale at Overstock, where thousands of items for the home and yard are marked down up to 70 percent off. And shipping? It’s free.
American Blossom Linens: This eco-friendly line is a favorite for lovers of organic cotton and magazine-worthy style, and offers sustainably made and chemical-free bedding with temperature control. Throughout Memorial Day weekend, you can score a rare 20 percent off everything on the site, including all of their luxury organic linens.
Comma Home: Take 20 percent off everything at this New York-based luxury bedding brand that specializes in weighted blankets, comforters, and ultra-cozy throws. The sales will be in full swing from May 28 through May 31.
Anthropologie: Get up to 25 percent off their already discounted bedding and bedroom furniture throughout the second half of May. Not sure what you need? Check out these ways to make your bed 10 times cozier and shop accordingly!
Burrow: Save up to $700 on loads of furniture items, including a solid range of sectional sofas, using promo code MDW21.
Layla Sleep: For a better night’s sleep, you need amazing pillows—and you’ll rest even better knowing that you didn’t break the bank buying them. That’s where Layla Sleep comes in. The brand will be offering big discounts on its best-selling pillows, including the Kapok Memory Foam Pillow; buy one and you’ll get another at 50 percent off. The deal is valid throughout Memorial Day weekend and applies to any size.
Ruggable: Machine-washable rugs from Ruggable have quickly become a new go-to favorite for homes with high foot traffic, kids, and pets. Take 15 percent off all of their best-selling rugs and more from May 28 through June 1 by visiting the brand’s website and using their to-be-announced code at checkout.
Society6: This is the place to shop for unexpected home decor designed by artists. Through Memorial Day save 40 percent off wall art and 30 percent off home decor.
Wellness essentials and sporting goods
Load up your shopping carts with your favorite supplements and wellness essentials over Memorial Day weekend, when prices tend to dip at least 25 percent—and sometimes more.
Love Honey: Save 40 to 60 percent on adult toys, lingerie, and games through June 3.
Ancient Nutrition: Take 25 percent off the brand’s Multi Collagen Protein Powder on Amazon through Memorial Day weekend with an easy-to-click-and-clip coupon that makes this bestseller more affordable than usual.
Medterra: CBD favorites from Medterra will be marked down by 30 percent sitewide from May 28 through May 31. The brand’s entire lineup will be open to the sale, including capsules, lotions, gummies, and more. Do you have questions about CBD? Find out everything you ever wanted to know in our ultimate guide to CBD.
Extract Labs: Another fan-favorite CBD line, Extract Labs will also be offering 30 percent off sitewide over Memorial Day weekend in honor of the brand’s founder, an American military veteran. Gummies, face creams, and other popular products from the line will all be included in the sale pricing.
Sole Bicycles: Need a new bike? Save 10 percent on Sole Bicycles on May 30 and 31 with code MEMORIALDAY21. Stock includes single speeds, city cruisers, and three speeds in a variety of fun colors.
LifePro: Save 20 percent on handheld percussion massage guns and other wellness tech products like vibrating foam rollers, May 29 through May 31.
Amazon Beauty: Clip coupons for at least 35 percent off boutique Amazon beauty brands throughout Memorial Day weekend, when a coalition of independent beauty companies plan to organize their own collection of steep discounts and sales.
Molekule: Looking for a home air purifier that’s beautifully designed and quiet? Molekule’s Memorial Day sale runs through June 8. The biggest deal is $150 off the Air Pro.
Olight: Flashlight deals and flash sale deals are available from May 27 to May 28. Get a free magnetic hook with some purchases and save up to 35 percent off.
Tech items and electronics
Be on the lookout for doorbuster sales and price-matching across your favorite retailers over Memorial Day weekend with popular tech gifts and coveted items like televisions, home office equipment, and audio equipment. Expect up to 50 percent off usual prices and add-on freebies like extended warranties and free delivery.
Walmart: Expect to find HD televisions, Chromebooks, and favorite tech accessories like earbuds marked down at Walmart’s Memorial Day weekend sale, which will run the entire week leading up to Memorial Day. Doorbuster-style deals are expected to range from new-model Chromebooks under $100 to wall-enhancing HD televisions under $200. Snag $100 off a VIZIO P85QX-H1 TV. (The best part? They’ll ship fast and free for most qualifying orders—and possibly even arrive the same day for Walmart+ members.)
Canon: The classic camera company has loads of shopping incentives on electronics, printers, and cameras through Memorial Day.
Amazon: You’ll find a plethora of Memorial Day sales on Amazon’s tech items, but there are three that we’re particularly excited about. First, there’s the TCL 50-inch Class 4-Series 4K UHD Smart Roku LED TV, which will be marked down well below $300; industry experts are expecting this one to sell out, so act fast if you want to nab one! Then there’s theOutlet, a nifty gadget that offers twice the amount of electrical outlets in far less space. Use code RDOUTLET at checkout between midnight Pacific on May 29 and 11:59 p.m. Pacific on May 31 to get 25 percent off. And last but not least, if you want to enhance your home office, you’ll want to buy a Victor standing desk. Get 25 percent off usual retail prices from May 24 through June 7 by using code 25OFFDESKS at checkout.
Memorial Day weekend is when beauty brands try to offer a little something extra to keep shoppers interested in skin care and makeup beyond just SPF. That means you can expect to find a variety of color cosmetics, fragrances, and other beauty essentials marked down by a generous 20 percent.
For even more makeup deals and steals, check out the best makeup and beauty sales we’re shopping this week.
Sephora: You’ll have to wait until May 28, but Sephora will offer up to 50 percent off must-have beauty through Memorial Day.
Elizabeth Grant: Head to Elizabeth Grant’s website between May 28 and May 31 and use code MEMORIAL20 at checkout to take 20 percent off full-priced items sitewide. This skin-care brand is one of QVC’s top sellers and offers a wide range of serums, creams, lotions, and other beauty-enhancing potions that have amassed a cult following.
Dr. Yates Hair Care: Looking for the best shampoo for your hair type? You’ll be able to take 20 percent off already-fair pricing on Dr. Yates Hair Care products from May 28 through May 31 by using the code MEMORIALDAY20 at checkout.
Pai-Shau: Luxury beauty brands will offer discounts over Memorial Day weekend as well, with Pai-Shau knocking 20 percent off all its travel-size products. As a bonus, you’ll get the iridescent NecessiTEAs travel bag and free shipping with any $75 minimum order. This sale will be active from May 26 through May 31.
Amazon: Head to Amazon for independent and mainstream beauty brands offering seriously steep discounts on Memorial Day weekend. You’ll find Stila All Day Foundation & Concealer marked down by 50 percent, NūFace Hydrating Gel Primer at 30 percent off, and more. Ethique discounted their best-selling shampoo and conditioner bars by 15 percent for the month of May.
It’s a 10 Haircare: Score 30 percent off sitewide on haircare heat protectants, detanglers, potions, and styling products. Fight summer frizz, no promo code needed.
ColourPop: No promo code needed to save 30 percent sitewide at ColourPop. That includes makeup, skincare, and tanning items.
LORAC: Ooh! Save 40 percent off sitewide from May 28 to May 31, no promo code needed. Skin primer, volumizing mascara, and long wear concealers are a few of the brand’s bestsellers.
NYX Cosmetics: Head over to NYX for 25 percent savings on everything, no promo code needed. Spend $40 and get a free gift. Act fast, their cosmetics tend to sell out quickly.
Fresh: Fans of Fresh skincare get 20 percent off all $85 and over purchases from May 27th through May 31st.
Home-entertaining and kitchen favorites
Companies that offer home-ready fun and entertainment flourished in the cold winter months since stay-at-home orders were so widespread. Now that the weather is warming up and vaccines are more readily available, companies are offering their best-selling items at remarkable discounts—and that includes some seriously good eats.
AeroGarden: Grow herbs indoors and save 20 percent off any AeroGarden item with code SUMMER20 through Memorial Day.
Sur La Table: Save up to 50 percent on gourmet kitchen tools and appliances through Memorial Day. We’ve got our eyes on Zwilling knife sets and Staub pans.
NutriBullet: Replace your noisy and clunky blender with a streamlined NutriBullet Pro. Save 15 percent off on Nutribullet Pros with code USAPRO from May 28 through June 1.
Omaha Steaks: Grilling for a crowd, or just want a lot of leftovers? Check out the 40 Omaha Steak Burgers + 40 Jumbo Franks package for $149.99; you’ll save 67 percent by not buying each item separately. Order a few days before Memorial Day and you’ll be all set for the best cookout in town.
Carne Collective: Take 20 percent off Carne Collective’s Memorial Day Box, which is filled to the brim with New York strip steaks, rib eyes, ground chuck, flank steak, and a picanha culotte.
Rosetta Stone: The iconic language-teaching program will be on sale for $179 over Memorial Day weekend. The Lifetime Unlimited Languages is normally priced at $199, and it offers unlimited access to learning languages with a plan that never expires. It’s a great deal for lifelong learners and travelers looking to brush up on their language skills, learn a new foreign tongue, or even share with other family members at home.
Stasher Bags: Save 25% and make your kitchen more sustainable with these beautiful, reusable silicone bags and storage solutions.
Kohl’s: It’s no surprise Kohl’s has huge markdowns on everything from Keurig machines to margarita blenders. Don’t forget to use your Kohl’s cash!
Bed Bath & Beyond: Score multiple deals this weekend, including up to $150 off select vacuums and 50 percent off select window curtains.
The Honest Company: Take 20 percent off lots of your Honest Company cleaning faves in honor of Memorial Day with code: SAVE20. Disinfecting spray, hand sanitizer, and laundry detergent are good choices!
Chewy: Everyone’s favorite online pet retailer has loads of summer-inspired dog toys, treats, and accessories marked down through Labor Day.
Ono: Need a non-skid pet bowl? Save 20 percent with code DOGDAYS.
Beyond Memorial Day’s stellar sales, there’s still plenty to look forward to, of course, when it comes to deals. Find out the best time to buy these 45 cheap finds throughout the year. And don’t forget to bookmark which stores are open on Memorial Day!
- Trae Bodge, smart-shopping expert