What to Expect From Memorial Day Sales in 2022
Memorial Day weekend serves as the unofficial kickoff to summer, with its backyard barbecues, days on the water, and fireworks shows. And with so many areas lifting pandemic restrictions, the 2022 holiday has the potential to be the biggest Memorial Day in three years.
But it's not all about soaking up the sun and kicking back to relax. The long holiday weekend is also when a bunch of retailers will be offering notable Memorial Day deals. In fact, some of these discounts may be the best ones we've seen since the winter holidays. Check out our guide below for what to expect from the Memorial Day 2022 sales, including the stores to shop and the kinds of discounts we should see.
Top Memorial Day Sales to Shop in 2022
BBQGuys: Pick up a new grill and get ready for summer bbqs with this sale. Save up to 60% on select grills and accessories, and earn free gifts on select purchases. This sale is valid through June 6 while supplies last.
Caesars Entertainment: Veterans and active-duty military members can save an extra 15% off on top of the best available rate for a total discount up to 35% off on future stays. You must book directly to take advantage of this offer, which is good May 26 through May 31. Note that blackout dates apply.
Clean Design Home: Save 15% off mattresses and receive free shipping for Memorial Day via the code "HONOR 15". This offer is good through June 1.
Essentia: Upgrade your old bed to a new natural memory foam mattress with this sale. Save 25% on all Essentia organic mattresses, pillows, and pet beds from May 19-31. The mattresses come with a 120-night trial and a 20-year warranty; plus, purchases of $299 will qualify for a free gift.
JanSport: Get 30% off select styles during the retailer's Memorial Day sale this year. This event is online only and runs from May 27-31, while supplies last.
Nutribullet: Save 15% on the Nutribullet Pro via the code "NBUSA". This offer is valid May 27-31.
Pom Pom at Home: Save 25% sitewide when you shop this brand for Memorial Day. Use the code "MD25" to redeem this offer. This offer is valid May 25 through June 1.
Spark: The grill company is offering $200 off its Spark Grill for Memorial Day. Discount is applied in-cart and this deal is good through May 31.
When Do Memorial Day Sales Start in 2022?
We tend to see Memorial Day sales begin a few weeks before the holiday itself. Only a small number of events usually kick off that early, however, and you can expect most of the sales in 2022 to take place over the holiday weekend. This year, Memorial Day falls on May 30, but the first sale we saw popped up on May 11.
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That first Memorial Day sale was courtesy of Ashley Furniture, which is taking up to 30% off during its event. Just remember that most sales will probably pop up during the final week of May and the holiday weekend itself. In fact, more than 60% of the Memorial Day deals we listed last year were available during the week leading up to the holiday weekend.
How Long Do Memorial Day Sales Last?
Unlike many other holiday sales, Memorial Day events don't necessarily end on the day itself or even the day after. Some stretch through the end of the week, and others even go slightly beyond that. We actually saw Memorial Day–branded offers pop up as late as June 4 last year, so you should have plenty of time to shop.
That being said, while the sales may last, the selection will not. So don't wait too long to check out these events — especially if you're looking for a particular item or wear popular sizes.
What to Expect From Memorial Day Sales in 2022
Refresh Your Outdoor Space at a Discount
It's usually better to buy outdoor items like grills and patio furniture when summer is winding down. With that strategy, though, finding the best deals may leave you with little time to use the products before the season is over. The good news is that if you want to upgrade your outdoor space for summer 2022, Memorial Day should have some deals worth shopping. Just expect modest discounts at best.
For instance, last year ZGrills knocked up to 30% off. Their offer was only good on 11 grill models, though, and prices started at $399. Similarly, Costway included select grills in its sale and took up to 37% off, plus an additional 10% off via a coupon code. Overstock.com may be a better option, as it took up to 70% off for its 2021 Memorial Day sale and offered bonus discounts in specific categories, such as an extra 20% off select patio and garden items. Be sure to check out home improvement stores like Home Depot, as well; they had a huge sale for Memorial Day last year that took up to 70% off.
Choose a New Look During Clothing Sales
Clothing is a huge part of Memorial Day sales. You can expect the bulk of the best discounts to be on spring apparel versus summer-wear. However, that doesn't mean you'll be left considering only items like light jackets and fleece vests at these events — plenty of "spring" clothing items can pull double duty for hotter temperatures, too.
Watch for retailers like Ecco to take as much as 40% off sale styles during its holiday sale, while Forever 21 could knock up to 50% off again. Eddie Bauer may offer one of the better sales and take 50% off sitewide via a coupon code. Now what if you're searching for strictly summer clothing? Then look for Bloomingdale's to knock 50% off clearance and take 30% to 50% off in-season styles during its Memorial Day sale.
Upgrade Your Mattress for Less
A few times of year are perfect for buying a mattress; Memorial Day is one of them. Tempur-Pedic offered up to $500 off select sets last year, and there's a good chance it'll do the same in 2022. Purple will likely have a sale and could take up to $450 off again this year, and Casper could knock up to 15% off during its own sale.
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It's not just mattress stores hosting Memorial Day mattress sales, though; plenty of other retailers put new beds on sale as part of their events. For example, check out department stores like JCPenney, which could take up to 50% off; Macy's, which could take up to 70% off; and warehouse stores like Sam's Club, which could cut up to $600 off select mattresses.
Save at Appliance Sales Around Memorial Day
Need a new washer-and-dryer set? Maybe your fridge is on the fritz and it's time to replace it, or perhaps you just want to upgrade to newer models. Whatever the reason, Memorial Day is a great time to shop deals on large appliances.
Expect Best Buy to offer a variety of discounts, along with free shipping; just be prepared to pay extra if you need your new appliances installed. And if you want the old ones hauled away, well, you'll have to pay Best Buy for that, as well. Lowe's and Home Depot will likely have appliance sales for Memorial Day, too, and could take as much as 50% off. And brands like Samsung may have their own sales, although the discounts may be more modest.
Count on Diverse Memorial Day Savings
There's a good chance that if you're looking for a particular product, you'll be able to find some kind of a discount on it around Memorial Day. It might not be the best discount, and it might not be on the exact model or brand you were hoping for, but it's still worth checking out.
For instance, electronics might not be as big for Memorial Day as some other items, but we expect sales on computers over the long holiday weekend. Lenovo may offer doorbuster deals for up to 60% off, while HP could take up to 47% off. Monoprice will likely have another sale, and could cut up to 77% off tons of accessories suitable for all your devices.
Need new outdoor gear for upcoming summer plans? Look for Backcountry to take up to 50% off and Bass Outdoor to take an extra 30% off. Plus, watch for retailers like Bowflex to offer up deals on exercise equipment, and even sites like Blinds.com could take up to 45% off. Basically, Memorial Day can be a good time to shop for almost anything — just make sure you're actually getting a great deal.
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