Nothing gets us more excited about this month than the federal holiday that brings it to an end: Memorial Day. What makes this occasion special, unlike September’s Labor Day counterpart, is that it marks the unofficial beginning of summer. More importantly, for the sale seekers and savvy shoppers among us (yes, we’re looking at you), Memorial Day it is a time for major steals and deals.
You’re bound to find a great price on all the things you need (from appliances and mattresses to yoga pants and skin-care essentials) along with plenty of reason to get the stuff that you don’t (A new meditation bench? Check. Another iPad to add the the collection? Double check). To help guide you through the chaos that is Memorial Day sale season, we’ve put together a list of the retailers with the best offerings along with the items you definitely don’t want to miss.
Because your house needs some lovin' too.
Overstock is hosting its annual Memorial Day Blowout Sale, and all we can say is prepare yourself. With over one million deals and up to 70 percent off select items, you’re bound to find something new for your home. Why not take this opportunity to get that fancy coffee table you’ve had your eye on for months? Add a sophisticated touch to an empty wall with a new mirror, or even invest some chic outdoor furniture for a stylish start to the season.
SHOP: Silver Orchid Henderson Round Cocktail Table, Was: $278.49, Now: $207.59, available at Overstock
SHOP: Kate and Laurel Gold Leaf Wall Mirror, Was: $169.99, Now: $144.49, available at Overstock
SHOP: Acapulco Indoor/Outdoor Woven Lounge Chair, Was: $246.99, Now: $167.19, available at Overstock
Joss & Main is the perfect place for everything from indoor and outdoor furniture, to sofas and cabinetry. From May 22 through May 30, you could get up to 80 percent off all kinds of items, but finding your way to the perfect Memorial Day steal can be overwhelming with so much to choose from. To help narrow down the selection, how about a new area rug that you probably wouldn’t have gotten otherwise? Keep it simple with a glass terrarium for your countertop, or go big with a brand new couch.
SHOP: Bettina Hand-Tufted Wool Rug, Was: $75.99, Now: $48.99 (before Memorial Day discount is applied), available at Joss & Main
SHOP: Vanatta Glass Terrarium, Was: $35.99, Now: $25.99 (before Memorial Day discount is applied), available at Joss & Main
SHOP: Roberta Chesterfield Sofa, Was: $2,500, Now: $749.99 (before Memorial Day discount is applied), available at Joss & Main
Lowe's has whatever you’re looking for in terms of appliances, paint, patio furniture, and so much more. With months of entertaining and relaxation ahead, the home improvement store has got you covered with up to 30 percent off select grills and accessories, up to 25 percent off select outdoor power equipment, and up to $100 off select Dyson vacuums (you’ll want to add one of those to your cart right now), among other major deals. Let this convince you that it’s time to upgrade your barbecue and, along with that, a new outdoor dining set for all the al fresco meals to come.
SHOP: Dyson Ball Multi Floor Bagless Upright Vacuum, Was: $399, Now: $299, available at Lowes
SHOP: Char-Broil Advantage Series Gas Grill, Was: $199, Now: $179, available at Lowe's
SHOP: International Home Amazonia Bar Patio Dining Set, Was: $559.99, Now: $447.99, available at Lowe's
Buy now. Beautify later.
Glo Skin Beauty is our go-to destination for innovative skin care and nourishing mineral makeup collections. From May 24 through May 27, enjoy 15 percent off orders $100 and over (use code SUMMERSALE15), 20 percent off orders $125 and over (use code SUMMERSALE20) and 25 percent off orders $150 and over (use code SUMMERSALE25). We suggest adding some of Glow Skin Beauty’s best sellers and top-rated products to your cart, like its blendable and buildable Contour Kit, the must-have Conditioning Hydration Cream, and all the tools and powders necessary for the perfect brow.
SHOP: Contour Kit, $42 (before discount is applied), available at Glo Skin Beauty
SHOP: Conditioning Hydration Cream, $48 (before discount is applied), available at Glo Skin Beauty
SHOP: Brow Collection, $50 (before discount is applied, available at Glo Skin Beauty
Olay is a beauty industry powerhouse that rigorously tests its products with women worldwide so you know you’ll get immediate and long-lasting benefits. The brand is currently offering 20 percent off sitewide (excluding body) along with additional promotions like 25 percent off all sun care (use code SUNCARE25), and 25 percent off products from now through May 28 (use code EYES25). We’d suggest buying the Ultimate Eye Cream to combat wrinkles and dark circles.
SHOP: Ultimate Eye Cream, Was: $33.49, Now: $25.12, available at Olay
Prepare for sunny days on the beach with the Total Effects Whip Face Moisturizer with SPF 25.
SHOP: Total Effects Whip Face Moisturizer, Was: $38.99, Now: $29.24, available at Olay
Opt to restock on some Micro-Sculpting Serum while the price is right.
SHOP: Micro-Sculpting Serum, Was: $33.49, Now: $26.79, available at Olay
Philosophy is the wellbeing beauty brand that combines science and inspiration for some of our favorite transformative skin products. So we couldn’t be happier to report that they’ve got an enticing offer from May 23 through May 27. Get $20 off your order of $50 or more (use code MDW19). If you can’t wait that long, enjoy up to 30 percent off select items right now (use code MAYSAVING) . Save on nourishing anti-aging cream, treat yourself to a detoxifying oxygen peel, or try out a new fragrance (“Unconditional Love” sounds pretty nice!).
SHOP: Ultimate Miracle Worker Multi-Rejuvenating Cream, Was: $75.00, Now: $56.25, available at Philosophy
SHOP: The Microdelivery Detoxifying Oxygen Peel, Was: $62, Now: $49.60, available at Philosophy
SHOP: Unconditional Love Spray Fragrance, Was: $50, Now: $40, available at Philosophy
You can finally justify that big electronics purchase now.
Best Buy is your best bet when it comes to savings on household tech essentials this season. From now through June 15, enjoy 20 percent off all C by GE products so you can stock up on everything from bluetooth-enabled light bulbs to dimmer switches. It’s not the sexiest stuff in tech right now, but these are definitely the kind of things you’ll appreciate having around the house. Plus, if you’ve got your eye on a Google Pixel 3a right now, you can get it for $100 along with a $100 Best Buy eGift card.
SHOP: Plug-In Smart Dimmer, Was: $54.99, Now: $49.99, available at Best Buy
SHOP: C-Sleep Smart LED Bulb Voice Control Starter Kit (2-Pack), Was: $74.99, Now: $59.99, available at Best Buy
SHOP: Google Pixel 3a, Was: $399.99, Now: $299.99, available at Best Buy
Amazon is bound to have lots of different deals as we approach Memorial Day, but we’re particularly excited about some of the tech steals that are already happening. If you still haven’t met the famed Alexa, Amazon is offering discounts on Echo products to change that. Shop the necessary accessories for your new speaker, or save on yet another pair of wireless headphones (because you can never have too many, right?).
SHOP: Echo Dot (3rd Generation), Was: $49.99, Now: $29.99, available at Amazon
SHOP: Alexa Voice Remote, Was: $29.99, Now: $19.99, available at Amazon
SHOP: Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones, Was: $299.95, Now: $224.95, available at Amazon
Walmart is offering discounts on all the top tech products you didn’t even know you needed this summer. Whether you’re an Apple addict or Bose buff, you can get a head start on some serious savings. Splurge on a smart watch, upgrade your home with the latest Google gear, or get a brand new iPad — all for less than you’d spend elsewhere.
SHOP: Apple Watch Series 3 GPS, Was: $279, Now: $199, available at Walmart
SHOP: Google Nest Hub, Was: $149, Now: $129, available at Walmart
SHOP: Apple iPad 32GB, Was: $329.99, Now: $249, available at Walmart
Style for a steal.
ASOS is the always on-trend retailer that’s got an amazing product selection for all sorts of styles and clothing categories. That means you’re always bound to find something you like and, now, at a pretty cool discount. From May 19 through May 22, score 25 percent off a certain clothing, shoes, and accessories to complete your summer wardrobe. How about an easy-to-wear jumpsuit or a versatile summer dress? And don’t forget to add a light sweater for those crisp July nights. You’ll be ready for the big weekend before Memorial Day even gets here.
SHOP: Berskha Notch Front Jumpsuit, $26 (before Memorial Day discount is applied), available at ASOS
SHOP: ASOS Design Curve Mini Swing Dress, $24.00 (before Memorial Day discount is applied), available at ASOS
SHOP: Monki Textured Crew Neck Sweater, Was: $48, Now: $28.50, available at ASOS
J.Crew is giving your permission to splurge with 30 percent off full-price styles and 40 percent off kids’ styles (use code SHOPNOW). And honestly, what’s better for summer than the preppy, colorful goodness of J.Crew? Guys, it’s time for a new (and bold!) swimsuit this year. And, ladies, channel your inner French girl with a striped top and light sweater-blazer (extra points for its layering potential in future seasons).
SHOP: 6” Swim Trunk In Blue Floral, Was: $69.50, Now: $41.70, available at J.Crew
SHOP: Cropped T-Shirt In Multi-Stripe, Was: $49.50, Now: $34.95, available at J.Crew
SHOP: Juliette Collarless Sweater-Blazer, Was: $148, Now: $103.60, available at J.Crew
Bloomingdale’s is home to some of the industry's best designer collections and most coveted styles and trends. But even this upscale department store is offering some impossible-to-miss sales as Memorial Day draws near. From May 21 through May 27, enjoy 20 percent off Big Brown Bag sale and clearance items. Plus, from May 21 through June 3, enjoy up to 40 percent off select designer handbags (woohoo!). So whether you need a new vacation tote or you simply can’t resist a sartorial steal, Bloomingdale’s is keeping you chic without too much of a strain on the wallet.
SHOP: Tory Burch Robinson Canvas Color-Block Tote, Was: $458, Now: $274.80 (before Memorial Day discount is applied), available at Bloomingdale’s
SHOP: Herschel Supply Co. Settlement Light Backpack, Was: $59.99, Now: $41.99 (before Memorial Day discount is applied), available at Bloomingdale’s
SHOP: Sophie Cano Printed Shearling & Leather Tote, Was: $450, Now: $337.50 (before Memorial Day discount is applied), available at Bloomingdale’s
Sweatin' never felt so sweet.
New Balance is a classic choice when shopping for sportswear essentials. After all, it has been around for over 100 years to help athletes of all levels live a more active lifestyle. And with the company’s semi-annual sale in full swing, you’re in for great price points on your favorite sneakers and gear like the original mashup 574 sneaker or a comfortable performance T-shirt.
SHOP: 574 Sneaker, Was: $79.99, Now: $69.99, available at New Balance
SHOP: Accelerate Short Sleeve, Was: $29.99, Now:$22.99, available at New Balance
SHOP: Women’s Fresh Foam Cruz v2 Knit Sneaker, Was: $84.99, Now: $59.99, available at New Balance
Old Navy is one of our favorite spots for affordable fashion that’s fit for the entire family. This year, as part of the brand’s annual Memorial Day promotion period, choose from thousands of styles as low as $5, and earn $10 for every $25 you spend from now through May 31. This includes exciting discounts on men’s and women’s workout clothes.
SHOP: Go-Warm Quilted Fusion Hooded Jacket, Was: $79.99, Now: $35.97, available at Old Navy
SHOP: High-Rise Sculpt Plus-Size Leggings, Was: $52.99, Now: $26.50, available at Old Navy
SHOP: Light Support Seamless Sports Bra For Women, Was: $19.99, Now: $12, available at Old Navy
Eddie Bauer is the ultimate brand for adventure seekers and adrenaline junkies. And if you like a good deal as much as you like a rigorous hiking excursion, look no further than the top-notch outdoor gear and apparel from Eddie Bauer. Enjoy 40 percent off everything (use code SUMMIT40) so you’re well equipped for whatever new journey this summer will bring.
SHOP: Blakely Sunglasses, Was: $59, Now: $35.40, available at Eddie Bauer
SHOP: Men’s Microtherm 2.0 Stormdown Vest, Was: $149, Now: $89.40, available at Eddie Bauer
SHOP: Men’s K-6 Boot, Was: $200, Now: $120, available at Eddie Bauer