Memorial Day Sales Are Live! Here's What to Expect

Even if you're stuck at home, you can save up to 75% on clothing, computers, and more with online sales.
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Memorial Day sales have arrived, deal-seekers! Stores may not be operating like normal due to the coronavirus outbreak, but you can still score great deals online. Whether you want patio furniture, clothing, or home goods, check out all the Memorial Day deals you can shop now!

And keep reading to learn what we expect from all the top Memorial Day sales this year.

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When Do Memorial Day Sales Start?

You don't have to wait until the final weekend in May to shop the year's first Memorial Day sales. Eddie Bauer dropped the earliest Memorial Day sale we saw on May 14 last year — almost two weeks before the holiday. Then a couple of days later, Columbia and Home Depot followed suit.

Expect most Memorial Day sales to start during the week before the holiday.

Despite a handful dropping early, the best Memorial Day sales will still arrive closer to the holiday itself. A stunning 93% of the sales we saw started within a week of Memorial Day in 2019, and 31% fell during the holiday weekend.

Shop for Your Outdoor Space

Even if you're staying home, you can still shop for home and garden items online around the holiday. Stores like Home Depot and Lowe's will probably take up to 40% off items like furniture and grills, while Big Lots could take up to 25% off select patio sets during its Memorial Day sale.

Walmart, Target, Amazon, and Macy's will also likely have Memorial Day sales that include a variety of home and garden items, helping you turn your outdoor space into a solo sanctuary.

Score Up to 75% Off Clothes and Shoes

In 2019, roughly 46% of the Memorial Day sales we saw were clothing discounts. Though some clothing sales will be on the modest side this year — think 30% to 40% off — others should net you serious savings. Look for stores like Eddie Bauer and Joe's New Balance Outlet to take 50% off during their sales. And if you want dapper pieces, know that Jos. A. Bank will likely take up to 60% off sitewide, while Allen Edmonds could cut up to $200 off select shoes. If fast fashion is more your style, watch for Forever 21 and Gap Factory to take 50% to 75% off a huge selection of items, as well.

Sleep Easier With Mattress Savings

Mattresses are another popular item in Memorial Day sales, and we don't expect this year to be any different. Buying a mattress online has only grown more common in recent years, so even if you can't shop in-store, you can still find a great deal on a new bed. Watch for Amazon to discount Leesa and Casper mattresses by up to 25%. Expect warehouse clubs like Sam's Club to include mattresses in their Memorial Day events, and department stores like JCPenney could knock up to 60% off their selections.

Expect Diverse Memorial Day Sales

It's not just clothing and home-related items on sale for Memorial Day, either. Watch for Best Buy, Lowe's, and Home Depot to discount large appliances by up to 40%. Sound systems will be on sale, as well, if World Wide Stereo's clearance sale returns and takes up to 60% off again. And if you want to stock up on neat items for your kitchen, look for stores like Sur La Table to take up to 50% off sitewide.

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Need something to occupy your time while you're stuck at home? Watch for games to go on sale. Last Memorial Day, GameStop cut 15% to 50% off and offered free shipping on $35. Looking for new tech? Dell Technologies will likely take up to 40% off; HP, up to 60% off; and Lenovo, up to 70% off during their sales.

You could even find chocolate on sale. Last year, Lindt offered 100 Lindor truffles for $30 during its Memorial Day event.

Memorial Day Online Sales Keep Going

Some holidays have sales that last only through the holiday itself, but Memorial Day isn't one of them. While the events will probably taper off after Monday, it's good to keep an eye out the rest of the week. Last year, we saw the end of some sales come almost a week later. If you miss out on the sales on Memorial Day, you'll have a little more time to shop, but selection will be limited.

Readers, what are you planning to buy during this year's Memorial Day sales? Let us know in the comments below!


Senior Staff Writer

Julie joined DealNews in 2015. Her work has been featured on MSN, Business Insider, Lifehacker, The Motley Fool, GoBankingRates, and Moneyish. In her spare time, she enjoys baking sweets, reading thrillers, and listening to an ever-growing list of podcasts.
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Does Jos A Bank own Dealnews? I've honestly never heard of them outside of this setting.