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Memorial Day sales 2021

Get a jump-start on home renovations with savings over this retail holiday weekend.

Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 31 in 2021. Many of us observe the long holiday weekend with family gatherings and parades — and shopping top deals and sales. Here’s where you’ll find the best deals this May.

Early memorial day sales

This year’s Memorial Day sales aren’t live yet. But you can still score great prices with these deals — happening right now.

  • Up to 50% off shoes, apparel and more at Adidas.
  • Get 25% off bath, bedding, spa and more at Allswell with code MOM25.
  • Up to 30% off at Casper when you bundle a bedding set.
  • Get up to 45% off and free shipping on computers at HP.
  • 30% off all Amerisleep mattresses.
  • Up to 50% off power tools at Home Depot.
  • Up to 65% off all laptops at Lenovo.
  • Buy $50 worth of women’s clothing at Target and get a $10 gift card.
  • Up to 40% off all Tempur-Pedic mattresses.
  • Free sheets and a free pillow on select mattress purchases at Purple.

Best Memorial Day sales in 2021

Some of the best finds during this three-day weekend are on big-ticket items. So if you’ve been waiting for a bargain to splurge on a big purchase, now’s your chance.

Mattresses

Memorial Day is traditionally a great time of year to buy mattresses, both online and in stores. Some of the top mattress sales for Memorial Day are:

  • Amerisleep: Take 30% off all mattresses.
  • Nectar: Get a free mattress protector, free sheets set and free premium pillows with every mattress purchase.
  • Casper: Take 15% off your entire purchase. Available through May 25th.
  • Saatva: Save $200 on purchases of $1,000 or more. Available through May 25th.
  • Mattress Firm: Save up to 50% on select mattress brands.
  • Helix: Take up to $200 off your mattress + get 2 free pillows. Available through May 25th.
  • Allswell: Take 20% off Luxe and Supreme mattresses, bedding and bath & spa. Available through May 25th.
  • Purple: Get up to $400 off mattresses + sleep bundles.
  • Leesa: Save up to $300 on hybrid mattresses.

Check out our mattress review page to compare more online brands and see which deals and features might be right for you.

Appliances

Indoor appliances like refrigerators, dishwashers, washers and dryers usually get steep markdowns this time of year. But the best deals on grills and other outdoor appliances are usually towards the end of summer.

Some top appliance deals on memorial day are:

  • Lowe's: Save up to 40% on appliances.
  • Home Depot: Save up to 40% on appliances. Available through June 3rd.
  • Best Buy: Save an extra 40% on open-box appliances.

Furniture and home goods

Scoop up savings on home goods, furniture and decor items like area rugs, bedding, towels and wall art from these stores:

  • Macy's: Save 20% to 60% on furniture, mattresses and rugs.
  • Overstock: Save up to 70% + free shipping sitewide.
  • Wayfair: Save up to 70% on bed and bath, home decor and patio essentials.
  • Target: Save up to 25% home and patio.
  • Houzz: Save up to 75% home decor and furniture.
  • Big Lots: Save up to 25% on indoor furniture.
  • Rugs USA: Save up to 60% on area rugs.
  • Bed, Bath & Beyond: Save up to 30% on select indoor furniture and up to 40% on select outdoor furniture and accents.

Spring fashion

Spruce up your warm-weather wardrobe with Memorial Dal deals from these major fashion brands:

  • Nordstrom: This brand’s famous Half Yearly sale coincides with Memorial Day this year. Save up to 50% on designer brands May 21st through the 31st.
  • JCPenney: Save up to 40% on clothing and accessories for the whole family.
  • Bloomingdale's: Save 30% to 50% on select regular-priced items + take an extra 50% off select sale items. Available through May 25th.
  • Gap: Save 40% on your entire order, plus save an extra 50% on markdowns.
  • Kate Spade: Save 40% on sale items. Available now through May 26th.
  • Old Navy: Save up to 50% sitewide. Plus, take an extra 30% off your entire purchase at checkout.

What to buy (and what not to buy)

You’ll find Memorial Day sales all over the place. But not all deals are as good as they might sound. We’ve gathered a smattering of the best and not-so-best items to scout out this time of year.

What to buy

  • Mattresses. Memorial Day is among the best times of year to buy a new bed. Many online providers offer deep discounts and freebies.
  • Appliances. Look for bargains on indoor appliances, like refrigerators, washers and dryers, dishwashers and more.
  • Home decor. Need new area rugs, wall art or bedding? Now is a great time to save!
  • Spring clothes. In the past, we’ve seen deep discounts on spring fashion from a wide range of retailers.
  • Travel. You might score a sweet deal on a last-minute Memorial Day weekend getaway.

What not to buy

  • Summer clothes. While swimsuits and tanks are on the shelves, you’re likely to find better deals as summer draws nearer.
  • TVs and electronics. You’ll see a few deals pop up. But hold off until Black Friday, if you can help it, for stronger electronics savings.
  • Jewelry. Late summer is typically the slowest shopping time for jewelers, so you may find the best deals by holding off until then.

Where to shop Memorial Day sales 2021

Lowe's and Home Depot are two of the best places to seek out sweet deals this time of year

With Memorial Day on a Monday, lots of retailers take advantage of the extra day off by holding sales that last throughout the weekend and often extend into the following week.

Big Memorial Day sale items tend to be furniture, mattresses, outdoor appliances and home improvement items.

Top retailers for Memorial Day sales

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Memorial Day flowers

Sending flowers to loved ones who are grieving their fallen friends or family is a kind gesture this time of year. Poppies are one of the most popular flowers to honor lost loved ones on Memorial Day.

You can also order flowers online to be placed on the graves of the fallen.

Places to go during Memorial Day

Memorial Day travel deals may look a little different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. If you live in a state where stay-at-home restrictions have eased, you could consider booking a hotel or vacation rental. Be sure to check state and regional guidelines before planning a trip, and keep in mind that the CDC is still encouraging people to stay home as much as possible to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

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