Top tips for Memorial Day shoppers
Getting the best Memorial Day discounts is all about knowing how to shop. Whether you’re checking out department stores or shopping online, here are six tips to help you get the most out of your shopping.
Know when to start shopping
Memorial Day is always on a Monday, but that’s not when the sales start. It’s a full holiday shopping weekend and will start on the Friday before Memorial Day at the latest. In-store sales also start early. Since Memorial Day is a federal holiday and many people are out of work, physical retailers want to create an all-out holiday shopping weekend.
Some sales may even start before Friday. It’s not uncommon for Memorial Day sales to last a full week, starting on the Monday before the holiday. The Memorial Day Sales are only available for a limited time, but you might be surprised how soon some of them are starting.
Find out how long the sales will last
You should also know how long the sales will be available after Memorial Day. Many sales don’t actually end on Memorial Day and can continue through Tuesday, Wednesday, or even Thursday. These sales may be called something like « Post-Memorial Day Sale » or « Memorial Day Sale Week. »
Know the most common sales to check out on Memorial Day
There are a few products that almost everyone knows to check out on Memorial Day. There are many other deals, but the top sales are usually in furniture, home decor, kitchen appliances, and bedding. Clothing sales are also quite common, especially for spring wear. You might even find some summer sales, so you can stock up on things you’ll need for the months ahead.
Have a list of brands to check out
Almost every store will have a Memorial Day sale, which means you’ll quickly be overwhelmed if you try to check them all out. In the weeks leading up to Memorial Day, make a list of the products that interest you the most, like the essential entertainment for the upcoming holidays, the kitchen gadgets you’ve wanted for months, or the outdoor gear for next winter. Make a list of eight to ten brands you want to check out. This will help reduce stress and allow you to actually browse sale items to find the best discounts.
Keep an eye out for less common Memorial Day sales
Everyone will tell you that it’s the perfect time to look up mattress sales or get a deep discount on a refrigerator, but it could also be the perfect time to score amazing deals on beauty products or something else cool. You just have to browse the brands that interest you so you can see what sales they are making.
Use coupons in addition to your purchase
Sale prices alone are often the lowest price on a variety of products, since Memorial Day is one of the biggest sales events of the year. If you can use a coupon as well, however, you may be able to further increase your savings. Look for a coupon code that you can combine with sale (or even off-sale) items to always get the best deal.