Historically, Memorial Day weekend gis one of the best times to score deals on big-ticket items like appliances and mattresses. It’s also when you’ll find a variety of summer clothing sales, from booty-boosting leggings to romantic sundresses.
Whether you’re shopping for clothes, shoes, or home decor, Memorial Day deals are here to save. As one of the first holidays to kick off summer, retailers typically offer steep discounts on summertime staples such as flip-flops and basic tees. You can also find savings on outdoor gear like lawn mowers and patio furniture or kitchen essentials such as a pizza baking sheet or a griddle.
Many of these sales begin well before the holiday itself, while others last for a few weeks or more. Some — especially those offered by big-name retailers and tech companies — are so good that they’re known as “blowout” deals. For example, you can score 4K TVs at Best Buy or a mattress from Helix for a limited time.
In addition to major discounts on electronics and appliances, you can also save money on clothes and shoes. For instance, you can get 30% off a pair of sassy sandals from Tory Burch or a two-way maxi dress from Frenchsca’s. Plus, you can snag up to 60% off summer dresses and tops at Nordstrom Rack. Alternatively, you can stock up on home goods at Walmart, where you can take advantage of savings on pet care items and even a money-back deal on everyday household basics such as diapers, trash bags, and dish soap.
Memorial Day Discounts for Veterans
While many people celebrate the start of summer with backyard barbecues and beach outings, Memorial Day weekend is also a time to honor America’s tens of millions of military veterans. This year, many restaurants and stores are showing their appreciation for service members by offering discounts or free meals.
For example, Fogo de Chao is offering 50% off for veterans and active-duty personnel with valid ID at participating locations this holiday weekend. In addition, at Joe’s Crab Shack, active-duty and retired military personnel can dine for 15% off with a party of up to four people. Likewise, at McCormick & Schmick’s, parties of active-duty and retired military personnel can enjoy a 15% discount. At LaMar’s Donuts and Coffee, active-duty, reserve, and retired service members can receive free doughnuts and coffee this weekend.
Other retailers that are offering deals this weekend include Kohl’s, where veterans and active-duty military can save 10% off with a MyVeterans card. Also, at Walgreens, all active-duty and retired military members can get 20% off regularly priced items with the myWalgreens loyalty platform from May 27 through 30.
This year’s Memorial Day discounts are out of this world. You’ll find great savings across all departments from a 20% discount at Dermstore to 40% off a new beach bag at Dooney & Bourke. Dick’s Sporting Goods is also offering big discounts, like 50% off golf apparel and accessories, $100 off kayaks, and BOGO deals on life vests.
Home goods and outdoor gear are in heavy rotation at Amazon, which offers prices starting at $8 and discounts up to 81 percent. Stock up on essentials like diapers, dish soap, garbage bags, and sunscreen with Amazon’s Money-Back Guarantee.
Premium home brand Brooklinen is taking 20% off sitewide through May 29. Save on sheets in fresh spring colors, plush beach towels, and robes made from environmentally sustainable materials.
Get a head-start on your summer workout routine with savings at Lululemon, which includes best-selling bras and biker shorts. You can also score 30% off running gear at Asics and 25% off eco-friendly activewear at Tentree, which plants 10 trees for every purchase. Plus, you’ll find great deals on yoga blocks and straps at Alo Yoga.
Memorial Day Restaurant Discounts
While Memorial Day is typically thought of as a holiday for barbecues and poolside beverages, it’s also a time to remember those who gave their lives for the country. Some restaurants are offering military discounts and freebies in honor of this holiday. While only a small assortment of eateries are completely waiving their regular prices, some – such as family-style chain Bob Evans – offer savings that aren’t to be missed.
For example, active duty and veteran service members can eat for free all weekend long at Outback Steakhouse (with a valid ID), where the Bloomin’ Onion is available as an appetizer. Meanwhile, Fuddruckers offers a buy-one-get-one deal on its signature burgers for those with valid ID this weekend.
Similarly, Quiznos is offering all military personnel an eight-inch free sandwich plus two bottled drinks on Friday and Monday. For those looking for something lighter, Denny’s has a special “Super Slam” menu that includes two buttermilk pancakes, two eggs cooked to order, bacon strips, and sausage links for $7.99 (or $10.99 in some locations). And at Kona Grill, veterans, Gold Star families, and front-line essential workers can get 20% off their checks.
Discount for Shoes
Whether you’re a morning jogger or a long-distance trail runner, this three-day weekend has some of the best deals on shoes and running gear. Runners can stock up for the peak running season with deals at Running Warehouse, New Balance, and Nike. Outside+ members can score additional savings on running tech from Garmin and other top brands. For those who prefer to kick back and relax, barefoot shoe brands like Lems, Freets, Softstar Shoes, and more are offering discounts during the Memorial Day sale. Shoppers can also snag sandals, sneakers, and foot health products from the sale.
Other Memorial Day sales include discounts on booty-boosting leggings from Spanx, steep savings on customer-loved swimwear at Lululemon, and dozens of summer-ready styles for less at Nordstrom Rack. Shoppers can refresh their wardrobes with spring dresses and skirts from & Other Stories, a line that Kate Middleton wears. You can save up to 60% on kids’ summer styles at Gap. Or, grab a pair of cozy slippers from Dearfoams for 20% off during their Memorial Day sale.