Everything You Need to Know to Find the Best Memorial Day Sales — Plus Deals You Can Shop Right Now!

updated May 3, 2024
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There are certain times of the year that we like to refer to as “peak sales times.” These are the times of the year when the sales are swinging and the savings are steep. When you read that, you probably immediately think of the end of the year, thanks to big annual sales like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. While end-of-the-year sales are massive, there’s another time of the year that is just as big for savings, and that’s late spring and early summer — aka May. Thanks to the combination of Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Memorial Day sales, this time of the year can be one of the best times to save big on your next large purchase, with Memorial Day starring as the biggest savings powerhouse. So, when is Memorial Day weekend, when do the sales start, and what kind of deals can you expect to find? We answer all of your biggest questions below.

When is Memorial Day 2024?

This year, Memorial Day is on May 27. While the specific date does change each year, the holiday always lands on the last Monday of May.

What to Buy During Memorial Day Sales

When it comes to Memorial Day sales, it’s important to be strategic about what you buy and to go after products in certain categories that are historically marked down for the holiday. According to Consumer Reports, this includes big home spends such as mattresses and appliances as well as small kitchen appliances, outdoor tools, and the crème de la crème of the season: grills. We have also found Memorial Day weekend to be a great time to save big on furniture, rugs, and all of kinds of tech — especially TVs.

When Do Memorial Day Sales Start?

Like most big sales nowadays, Memorial Day sales start well before the actual holiday. In fact, even though Memorial Day is still a few weeks away, the sales are already starting to roll in and show no signs of stopping. It is important to note, however, that the three-day holiday weekend (May 25–27) is when you can expect to find the best discounts — as well as special deals from your favorite retailers.

Early Memorial Day Sales

Ready to start saving? Below, we rounded up 15 of the best early Memorial Day deals you can shop right now.

Looking for more great deals? Check out our complete Memorial Day sale coverage, and be sure to sign up for our Cook/Shop newsletter for the latest sales and must-have kitchen finds.

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was $129.99

The ultimate in low-oil cooking, this Ninja Air Fryer can produce crispy, delicious food with up to 75 percent less fat. The 4-quart capacity has ample space (up to 2 pounds of french fries!), and with minimal preheat time and temperature settings up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, your crispy goodness will be ready in no time. It also has a dehydrating function for fun snacks such as jerky and dried fruit.

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was $2449.00

If there’s one mattress for side sleepers the internet is raving about right now, it’s the Nolah Evolution Max. Rated 2024's Best Mattress for Side Sleepers by The Sleep Foundation, this mattress features the brand's trademarked coils, Euro topper, and graphite-infused AirFoamICE for a pick that makes it so sleepers never have to choose between supportive comfort and staying cool. Now through 5/28 you can save 35% sitewide on your order meaning a great night's sleep is an (affordable) click away.

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was $59.99

A compact coffee maker that makes hot and iced coffee? Yeah, you're going to love this one. The Mr. Coffee Iced and Hot Coffee Maker comes complete with a 22-ounce tumbler and a reusable coffee filter for any easy brew, no matter how you like it.

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Bed Bath & Beyond
was $459.99

If a grill is at the top of your Memorial Day shopping list, head to Bed Bath & Beyond to check out their already live grill deals and save big on picks like this one from Z GRILLS. Featuring a fan-forced convection design, this 8-in-1 powerhouse can grill, BBQ, smoke, roast, sear, braise, and bake for the ultimate patio find, making it hard to say no to this bad boy.

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Best Buy
was $449.99

TVs are one of the most coveted items come Memorial Day sales, but why wait when you can save $200 on this Insignia 65-inch LED 4K Fire TV right now? With 4K 2160p resolution, immersive DTS Studio Sound, and Alexa voice control, it's one of our favorite deals on this list.

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was $199.95

Blenders are an annual bestseller come Memorial Day weekend, and if you're not quite sold on spending hundreds of dollars on a more expensive blender, this two-in-one Ninja blender and food processor is a fantastic choice. Complete with a powerful 1500W motor, it has enough wattage to turn ice into snow and pulverize almonds for homemade nut butter in moments. Best of all, it comes with a pitcher for blending, a food processor bowl, and two to-go cups for fresh juices and smoothies.

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was $519.99

Although Dyson has since released a number of multifunctional stick vacuums, its V8 Absolute remains a hardworking and worthwhile model (as well as a reader-favorite). Its wall-mounted docking station stores it out of the way but still within reach for whenever you need it, and the machine comes with a collection of tools that help you tackle any vacuuming job. Contributor Sholeen said the vacuum actually makes her excited to clean her floors, writing, "It’s so easy and, dare I say … fun, to use that sometimes I feel like my vacuum is taking me for a spree, rather than the other way around. The size is also perfect for my current living situation. It hardly takes up any storage space, and though it comes with a docking station, I just slide my tools and stick under the bed for fuss-free storage."

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Home Depot
was $2399.00

French Door refrigerators are notoriously pricey, but if you head to Home Depot right now you can save over $800 on this best-selling GE model. Wrapped in fingerprint-resistant stainless steel (a must for homes with kiddos), this fridge offers 27 cubic feet of storage, a one-touch internal water dispenser, and spill-proof shelves designed to contain spills for stress-free organization and cleaning.

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was $119.99

Now's the time to shop for outdoor furniture, and this all-inclusive Amazon set is can't-miss deal. The powder-coated steel chairs resist rusting and hold up well through rain and shine, and their synthetic wicker wrapping is similarly durable and stylish. The side table has a glass top that's easy to keep clean, too. If you want a compact and basic setup that you'll enjoy all summer, get this.

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was $2095.00

If you're familiar with our Best List over on our sister site Apartment Therapy, you'll know that the Saatva classic mattress won the Best Innerspring category. In addition to two durable layers of innersprings, this sag-free number has a Euro pillow top cover for plenty of cushioning. That, combined with a breathable cotton foundation and special Lumbar Zone technology for spinal alignment, make this piece a knockout. Right now, you can save $300 during Saatva's Memorial Day Early Bird Sale.

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was $215.00

If you're looking for a great rug deal, you don't have to wait for Memorial Day — head to Wayfair and pick up this chic beige rug that's currently 59 percent off. It comes in a host of sizes and color variations so you can be sure you'll find one that works with your space.

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Home Depot
was $999.00

Looking for a new washer? This Samsung High-Efficiency Front Load Washer features Self Clean+ technology, a spacious drum, and a stackable design — all at a $300 discount.

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was $139.99

Don't let this colorway fool you — this is the same Little Green carpet cleaner that has won rave reviews on social media for being the device pet parents (and frankly, all humans) need in their cleaning arsenal. Equipped with a 48-ounce tank, the Bissell Little Green Portable Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner is ideal for addressing any pet messes on your carpet and furniture, as well as things like caked-in mud, spilled wine, and more. This petite but mighty machine boasts a strong spray and suction that will tackle even the toughest carpet stains.

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was $249.00

Apple devotees agree that AirPods Pro are worth the splurge, thanks to upgraded features including active noise cancellation, touch sensors, and sure-fit silicone tips. And at 20 percent off, this is an early deal worth taking advantage of.

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Bear Mattress
was $2305.00

Say goodbye to aches and pains with the Bear Elite Mattress. After a history of back problems, Kitchn's Senior Commerce Editor Ian decided to give this pick a try. With its hand-quilted cushion cover, three layers of supportive foam, and two layers of coils, this cooling mattress had him sleeping like a baby. "Besides the unparalleled cooling power, my favorite aspect of the Elite Hybrid is that it’s the perfect compromise for my girlfriend and I — but it doesn’t feel like a compromise," he wrote. "I feel like I got the better end of the deal with a firm mattress, while my girlfriend thinks she got the better end of the deal with a soft mattress." In the end, it's sweet dreams all around when you see it's also over $700 off!