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Everything to expect during Memorial Day Sales 2024: What we know about deals to shop already

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Everything to expect during Memorial Day Sales 2024: What we know about deals to shop already

Summer is close enough, we can taste it. We are finally here at the unofficial kick-off to summer and we can't think of a better way to get ready for longer days and warmer nights than with some of the year's biggest sales and deepest discounts. While this long weekend is typically spent at backyard cookouts, parades, and freshly opened community pools, tons of retailers are also celebrating in their own ways, with major Memorial Day sales on brands and products we love.

We're already seeing major retailers like Amazon sharing early deals with shoppers and Walmart dropping prices on bestsellers shoppers love. You'll find big stuff — like furniture, TVs, and mattresses — on sale, but there are also plenty of style and beauty finds, outdoor and electronics, and everything in between. Finding something won't be too hard. Get ready for this latest shopping with our tips to shop like a pro. We've gathered all we know about Memorial Day sales and the best ways to save.

At-home griddles have become increasingly more popular in the last few years and the Blackstone brand has set the benchmark. Our shopping editor has this combo version and loves how easy to use and clean it is. Plus, the versatility makes backyard cookouts super simple. 

$197 at Walmart

This 32-piece airtight food storage set will transform your pantry with very little effort. The various size options will allow you to decant everything form spaghetti to granola, cookies, crackers and candy. We personally have our items stored in these containers and have been so satisfied with the freshness of the food and the very tidy look of our pantry. Plus, you can save an additional $14 if you buy them online, dropping the price to just $32!

$32 at Walmart

If you haven't yet made the switch to wireless earbuds, here's a rare chance to snag some of the best — AirPods — on sale. Some 537,000 five-star fans swear by these buds for stellar sound, fit and durability, and they last up to five hours on a single charge.

$80 at Amazon
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Shelter from the summer sun with this overhanging, mega-wide shade-bringer, perfect for keeping cool on even the most scorching days. There are 14 colors to choose from, so you're bound to find a perfect match for your outdoor furniture — and it's also fade-proof, windproof and water-resistant.

$80 at Walmart

If you've been thinking about upgrading your TV, now would be the right time to do so. Outside of Black Friday, Memorial Day sales offer some of the best deals on electronics, like this 70-inch LG 4K smart TV that is $150 off. 

$498 at Walmart

This multitasking product will fade fine lines and wrinkles, lighten dark spots, plump and hydrate skin and make large pores appear smaller.

$19 at Amazon

Memorial Day is always the last Monday in the month of May, and this year, Memorial Day is Monday, May 27. The full weekend celebration usually kicks off the Friday before, which this year is May 24.

There are typically plenty of lead-up deals, starting as early as weeks before Memorial Day. (Right now, there are many great sales worth shopping.) But most retailers kick off their sales as early as mid-May, with the full-blown sales starting in the days prior to the weekend. Scroll below to shop our favorite deals worth shopping right now.

Memorial Day sales usually cover the gamut, from grills and outdoor furniture to clothing, mattresses, kitchenwares, and everything in between. Appliances and home improvement items, as well as electronics like TVs and smart home devices, have a history of going on major sales. Virtually all major retailers — Amazon, Walmart, Macy's, Home Depot, Target, Wayfair, etc. — will have markdowns worth checking out.

Start dates will vary, but Memorial Day sales typically don't extend far beyond the long weekend. Deals usually wrap up by mid-week after the holiday, with some retailers squeezing out deals until Wednesday.

Big-ticket items, like mattresses, are known for being on sale during the long weekend. Many mattress companies, such as Casper and DreamCloud, can offer discounts that range from 20% to 40% off. Most of the time, these deals will extend into bedding as well.

Memorial Day sales are primed for online shopping, so you don't have to miss a moment of the summer season kick-off, but you also don't have to step foot in a store. Both online and in-store sales will be available for most major retailers, with significant discounts across both.

Absolutely! We've gathered the deals we really love right now and will continue to keep track of the biggest and best deals worth spending your time and money on during the long holiday weekend.

We've got all the tips and tricks you need to help you shop a major shopping holiday like this, but here are some highlights:

  • Create a Wish List — Just like we suggest for every big savings event, the most efficient way to navigate multi-retailer sales is to consider creating a wish list ahead of time. This makes it easier to track prices and not miss when an item's price drops.

  • Shop early deals — Don't wait for deals because you think they'll get better—they might not! Plus, many of deals are time or quantity-limited, so when the item is out of stock, the deal ends.

  • Sign up for invite-only lists — This is a super simple way to ensure you don't miss the timing of sales on retailers you love. Plus, lots of retailers offer an additional discount for sharing your email address.

  • Price matching at other retailers — This does add a bit of work to your shopping experience, but if you have a prepared list, you'll be able to easily check that the retailer you're going to checkout with is indeed the retailer with the best price at the moment. While this weekend is typically spent at backyard cookouts, parades, and newly-opened community pools, there are also tons of retailers celebrating in their own ways, with major sales on brands and products we love. Summer is getting so close we can practically smell it. Memorial Day Weekend is the long weekend we all look forward to kick off summer unofficially, and what better way to get ready for longer days and warmer nights than with some of the year's biggest sales and deepest discounts?

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