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Memorial Day Sales: Here's Where to Score Some Big Deals

It’s Memorial Day weekend, which means it’s time to hangout with family, fire up the grill, and, of course, get in on some serious sales!
Image: Pedestrians walk by Macy's flagship store in Herald Square
Pedestrians walk by Macy's flagship store in Herald Square on May 11, 2016 in New York, New York. As the retailer faces a second year of sales declines, CEO Terry Lundgren has outlined numerous ways to boost sales including investing in better customer service. Overall sales fell 7.4% to $5.77 billion in the quarter ended April 30.Spencer Platt / Getty Images

It’s Memorial Day weekend, which means it’s time to hangout with family, fire up the grill, and, of course, get in on some serious sales!

With just about every retailer offering some sort of discount this holiday, you’ll have no shortage of options. NBC News has compiled a list of five retailers that are touting multiple worthy deals across their stories.


Target is feeling the summer love, with discounts spanning numerous sunny categories including swimwear, patio furniture, outdoor grills and even hot dogs.

Target spokesperson Angie Thompson confirmed that through the 28th of May, Target’s swimwear for both kids and men is marked down by 20 percent; tanks and tees for women start at $5, and $3 for kids; and a purchase of one pair of women’s sandals and flip flops gets you 50 percent off an additional pair. Outdoor grills and patio furniture including all outdoor Threshold chairs are retailing at 25 percent off. Toss in $15 of suncare purchases and you can snag a $5 Target gift card.

If you’re heading to the store to shop, check out the grocery aisle for discounts on fresh foods including a pound of ground beef for $2.49; 2 for $5 strawberries; and 2 for $6 Hebrew National Franks, Thompson said.

Sears and Kmart

Memorial Day weekend sales kicked off early at Sears and Kmart. A spokesperson for the brands said that the sales span from May 29 through June 4, but that some are already in effect. Shoppers can now get at least 40 percent off Kenmore appliances like the Kenmore 24” Built-In Dishwasher w/ PowerWave Spray Arm, which normally sells for $709.99, and is on sale for $399.99.

Also save up to 60 percent on mattresses, 40 percent off regular-priced tools, 10 percent off sale-price tools, and more. Remember to bring your Sears card for even more savings.

Over at Kmart, nab some backyard essentials like the Sportspower Wood Jump ’N Swing Set for $389.99, marked down from $549.99, and Bestway 18'x48" Steel Pro® frame pool for $349.99, marked down from $599.99.


Macy’s turned the Memorial Day savings heat up a bit early, with sales starting this past Wednesday. Through May 30, you can save big on fashion for men, women and babies, said Tracy Davis, a spokesperson for Macy’s.

Both men and women can find Calvin Klein jeans marked down by 25 to 40 percent, while juniors can get 50 percent off American Rag dresses, with 50 and 60 percent off suiting from Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and Michael Kors. When shopping for baby apparel, look for 50 percent discounts on brands such as Carter’s, First Impressions, and more.

Check out other Macy’s Memorial Day Weekend deals here, but note that a few expire on Saturday.

Best Buy

Starting on Friday, you can get big savings on TVs at Best Buy, said Best Buy spokesperson Shane Kitzman. The 43” Sharp HDTV with Roku will retail for $289.99, down from $319.99, while the 58” Samsung HDTV is retailing for $549.99, down from $649.99, and the 55” Sony 4K UHD with HDR is on sale for $1,199.98, down from $1299.98.

Sales on laptops, desktops, cameras, smartphones, and even drones will also be highlighted this weekend. Look for some of the biggest, yet to be announced sales launching on Sunday, May 29.


eBay is already a treasure trove of discounts, but prices are getting further slashed this weekend. Kari Ramirez, a spokesperson for eBay, shared a slew of deals taking place from Friday through Monday. Some of the best deals to be found there center on musical instruments, home and garden, and men’s fashion.

From May 27 through May 30, a Gretsch G5422tg Ssfsr Natural Double Cutaway Lmt Electromatic Guitar Ks15083449 with an MSRP of $899.99 is available for $599.99, while a Yamaha FSX700SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar Bundle - Natural with an MSRP of $693.05 is going for for $299.99.

In the home and garden arena, find the Dyson V6 Slim Cordless Stick Vacuum SV03 Yellow/Iron is retailing for $159.99, slashed from a $249.99 MSRP, and the Powerbuilt® 161 Pc SAE & Metric Ratchet and Socket Tool Set – 640745 is priced at $74.99, down from its MSRP of $199.99. Also check out the Zero Gravity Chairs Case Of (2) Black Lounge Patio Chair Outdoor Yard Beach Pool, on sale for $59.99, marked down from an MSRP of $199.99.

In the men’s fashion department, fetch a pair of Ray-Ban Men's Original Wayfarer RB2140-901-47 Black Wayfarer Sunglasses, which have an MSRP of $155.00 on sale for $69.99. Also find the Citizen Avion Dark Grey Dial Mens Watch AW1361-10H, which has an MSRP of $195.00 on sale for $86.99.