Memorial Day weekend doesn’t only mean the unofficial start of summer, it means three days of deals.
Many stores are offering savings during the holiday weekend but what should shoppers put on their lists and which discounted items can wait?
Retail expert Trae Bodge from RetailMeNot.com recommended looking at mattresses, grills, patio furniture and camping gear during Memorial Day weekend because the discounts on those items will likely be among the deepest offered all year. On the other hand, Bodge suggested waiting to buy electronics, tools, swimwear and dishware because those items will likely be cheaper in June and July.
Below are some of the stores offering Memorial Day weekend deals. Go to RetailMeNot.com for more savings, including coupons to retailers nationwide.
Bloomingdale's: Extra 20 percent off selection of sale and clearance items. Offer is valid May 21-25
JCPenney: Up to 60 percent off Memorial Day sale, plus up to an extra 20 percent off through May 25
Macy’s: Extra 20 percent off Memorial Day sale, plus extra 25 percent off clearance through May 25
Neiman Marcus: Up to 40 percent off regular-priced items through May 25
Nordstrom: Up to 40 percent off half-yearly sale. Offer is valid May 21-31
Overstock.com: Up to 70 percent off Memorial Day sale. Offer is valid May 21-25
1800Mattress: Up to 60 percent off, plus free shipping on orders of $299 or more. Offer expires on May 31
Sears: Up to 60 percent off mattresses, plus an extra 10 percent off and an extra 5 percent off when financing with Sears card. Free delivery on orders of $599 through June 2
Sleepy’s: Up to 50 percent off every mattress, plus free delivery through June 1
Home Improvement Deals
Bass Pro Shops: Save up to 30 percent and get free shipping on men’s and women’s shorts. Offer valid until May 30.
Cabela’s: Up to 50 percent off fishing items and other outdoor gear, including bathing suits and hiking boots. Offer valid until May 26
Home Depot: Up to 20 percent off on appliance special buys
Sears: Up to 20 percent off of lawn and garden
Clint Davis is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.