Memorial Day is part of a long-weekend holiday created to celebrate the men and women who died serving in the United States military. Somehow, it has morphed into an unofficial celebration of summer — complete with cookouts, pool openings, and amazing sales to help us start our summer off under budget.
This is a great weekend for bargain hunters. You’ll find plenty of yard sales and Memorial Day sales to satisfy the deal chaser in you. Click through for 8 snag-worthy items to help you save big!
Memorial Day Sales 1 of 9
8 things you should buy this weekend!
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New Cars 2 of 9
The red, white, and blue bunting that was once a popular patriotic decoration has become a staple for car dealerships. I'm not saying you should run out and buy a brand new car, but if you've been in the market already, now could be a good time to snag a great deal.
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Furniture and Mattresses 3 of 9
The "Monday holidays" are always a great time to buy furniture and mattresses. Furniture stores take advantage of the long weekends and lure customers in with deep discounts, floor model clearance, and special financing opportunities. Stick within your budget, and be cautious not to create larger problems down the road.
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Appliances 4 of 9
Holiday weekends are always a great time to buy large appliances. You'll find even better deals on refrigerators and freezers, as retailers clear out to make room for new models later this summer.
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Gym Memberships 5 of 9
As we kick off summer, fitness centers are working hard to lure people back indoors to the gym. You'll find deals through the end of the month on gym memberships and enrollment fees.
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Apparel 6 of 9
Clothing sales will be huge this weekend. You'll find discounts and coupons at all your favorite retailers. Plus, watch for early clearance on spring and summer clothing. (Seriously, why do they clearance swimsuits before the pools are even open?!)
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Patio and Grill Items 7 of 9
Although you'll probably find much better deals on outdoor furniture and grills later this summer, you'll see Memorial Day sales on outdoor items this weekend too. It could be a great time to make over your patio before your summer cookouts.
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BBQ Foods 8 of 9
Check the grocery sale ads for amazing deals on your favorite items for grilling. Now is the time to stock up on condiments and grilling spices for the summer. Plus, take advantage of the deals to buy meat and produce you can freeze for later use.
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Flowers and Plants 9 of 9
It's not too late to get flowers in the ground or plant a small garden. Because the suggested planting times have passed, you'll see markdowns on flats at most retailers. We're hoping to get a few things planted this weekend at awesome bargains.
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