Routines have changed and you may have extra time on your hands to tackle your household to-do list — which might include anything from revamping your store of food containers to upgrading your furniture. Patio sets, bestselling home products, office furniture and more are seeing discounts of up to 75 percent off original prices — and we found some of the best stores to shop this weekend, given more broad sales categories. Finally, we highlighted the best furniture deals on popular items you won’t want to miss. As the weekend continues, we’ll keep refreshing the best Memorial Day sales and deals so keep an eye on those updates.
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When is Memorial Day 2020?
Memorial Day was officially established in 1967 as a way to pay tribute to U.S. Armed Forces service members — unofficially, its roots go back to the Civil War. It also marks the unofficial beginning of summer, having become an American tradition rife with weekend travel and grilling-centric get togethers. This year, Memorial Day is on Monday, May 25, 2020. This means most ongoing sales will run through the end of Memorial Day Weekend, which begins on Friday, May 22.
How to shop Memorial Day furniture sales
Shopping Memorial Day sales will look different this year for several reasons, not least of which are stay-at-home orders, but you can still shop online — and still find substantial savings. According to DealNews.com, the large majority of Memorial Day sales last year came up within a week of Memorial Day Weekend — of course, this year’s realities mean it’s hard to foresee how things will shake out. Julie Ramhold, a consumer analyst for DealNews.com, told NBC News that popular stores like Lowe’s and The Home Depot will typically offer up to 40 percent off furniture, grills and outdoor items, whereas stores like Wayfair, Walmart and Overstock, among others, will run their own sales on patio sets, living room furniture and more.
Best Memorial Day 2020 sales
Below, we share some of the best Memorial Day sales to shop this year, listed alphabetically. We’ll keep updating this list in the weeks building up to Memorial Day Weekend.
- Allswell is giving you 20 percent off select mattresses and bedding with code MEM20.
- Avocado is giving you off any mattress with code WEHONOR200
- Awara is giving you $300 off any mattress sitewide.
- Bear is giving you 20 percent off sitewide plus two free Cloud Pillows with code MDW20 through May, 26.
- Beautyrest is providing up to $300 off mattresses.
- Bed Bath and Beyond is offering up to 40 percent off indoor and outdoor furniture.
- Birch is giving you $200 off any mattress with code MDWS200.
- Brooklinen is giving you 10 percent off sitewide.
- Brooklyn Bedding is giving you 25 percent off sitewide.
- Casper is offering 10 percent off sitewide.
- Crate and Barrel is giving you up to 40 percent off outdoor furniture.
- DreamCloud is offering $200 off a mattress plus a free weighted blanket and pillow.
- Eight Sleep is offering $200 off the Pod mattress.
- Helix is offering up to $200 a mattress purchase.
- The Home Depot is providing over 50 percent off outdoor furniture and patio items.
- Layla Sleep is giving you $30 off the Weighted Blanket, $50 off the Memory Foam Topper and buy-one-get-one half-off the Kapok Memory Foam Pillow.
- Lowe’s is giving you up to 40 percent off outdoor and patio furniture.
- Nectar is offering $400 worth of free bedding accessories with every mattress purchase.
- Nest Bedding is offering 25 percent off sitewide with the purchase of a mattress.
- Overstock is giving you up to 70 percent off patio furniture, bedroom furniture and more.
- PlushBeds is giving you $600 off the Memory Foam Mattress and $1,250 off the Organic Latex Mattress through June 22.
- Pottery Barn is offering up to 70 percent off furniture and home items.
- Puffy is giving you $300 off your mattress plus a free pillow.
- Purple is offering up to $400 off mattress and sleep bundles.
- Tuft & Needle is offering up to 30 percent off sitewide.
- Wayfair is offering up to 65 percent off indoor furniture.
- Walmart is offering over 60 percent off bedroom, living room and dining room furniture as well as up to 45 percent off patio furniture.
- West Elm is providing up to 25 percent off rugs, outdoor furniture, home decor and more with code SAVEMORE.
Best Memorial Day mattress deals
1. DreamCloud’s Luxury Hybrid Mattress
The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid Mattress is certified by CertiPUR-US, ensuring it’s free of harmful chemicals including heavy metals, ozone depleters and synthetic flame retardants. Kiersten Muenchinger, an associate professor of product design at the University of Oregon, previously told NBC News that standard mattresses are unlikely to contain high amounts of harmful substances like lead and mercury — this certification is therefore most relevant to people with sensitivity to these materials.
2. The Purple Mattress
This Purple Mattress design comprises the proprietary Purple Grid, a hyper-elastic and breathable polymer material — ideal for those wanting additional ventilation while they sleep. When we covered the best Presidents Day mattress sales according to Consumer Reports, The Purple Mattress stood out due to the 10-year warranty and soft foam topper. Thankfully, Purple offers a 100-night trial so you can test their mattresses prior to committing to a purchase.
3. Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress
The Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress is able to support a range of body sizes and works well for side or back sleepers, according to Consumer Reports, as we also mention in our previous sales coverage. The soft feel of the mattress comes from a graphite-filled foam layer and the plush knit fabric is designed to cool your body while you sleep. It also includes a 100-night trial and free returns.
4. Tulo 10-inch Medium Mattress
As we previously noted, Consumer Reports considers Tulo’s 10-inch Medium Mattress to be great at maintaining its support for eight to 10 years of use. The mattress comprises a blend of ventilated memory foam and firm foam that help stabilize it. , and it boasts cooling properties for the warmer months ahead. Though Tulo will repair or replace any defective mattress, the warranty is only valid if you live in the United States.
5. Awara Organic Luxury Latex Hybrid Mattress
This hybrid mattress is one of the best eco-friendly mattresses. The latex is tapped from rubber trees and the materials contain no formaldehydes or phthalates. The mattress, whose sizes range from twin to California king, is crafted with a two-inch contouring topper and a13-inch thick mattress. Awara has a 365-night trial — meaning you can return the mattress for up to a full year.
6. IDLE Sleep
This eco-friendly mattress is made with 100 percent organic cotton and latex — making it hypoallergenic, antimicrobial and dust-mite resistant, according to the brand. It includes 1,000 coils that give the mattress support, and a memory foam topper made with cooling foam.
7. Birch Natural Mattress
Handmade in the US, the Birch Natural Mattress is crafted with humane and organic wool from New Zealand farmers. It landed on our list of best eco-friendly mattresses since it’s GOTS-certified and free of any polyurethane-based products.
For a limited time, you can save $2000 on any mattress. You can also try the mattress for up to 100 nights and the company offers 10-year accidental damage coverage for $119.
Wayfair Memorial Day furniture sale
8. Tilden Lift Top Coffee Table
The Tilden Lift Top Coffee Table has open space in the unit allowing you to store books, magazines, remotes and more. It comes in five different colors and is finished with a neutral wood grain — giving the table a rustic aesthetic. Its versatile design and low cost landed it on our guide to the best coffee tables.
9. Union Rustic Lyall Loveseat
This deep-seated loveseat is crafted from solid acacia wood and has a warm brown finish. Thanks to the weather-resistant frame, it makes for a great outdoor furniture piece that will won’t wear quickly in rain or snow. The cushions come with removable and machine-washable covers.
10. Red Barrel Studio Leather Loveseat
The Red Barrel Studio Leather Loveseat features a contemporary style and faux leather upholstery. The compact size of the couch is optimal for those with limited space — and it comes in black, brown, gray or cognac to match your current decor.
11. Charlton Home Goodfield Armchair
Reading nook, living room or bedroom — this comfortable chair may be a good choice for anyone needing some comfort in their home. The armchair is made with a solid wood base and textured upholstery for a look that will fit the decor of any space.
Lowe's Memorial Day furniture sale
12. Sego Lily Exum Three-Piece Patio Set
This three-piece dining set includes a table and two chairs made with woven polyethylene wicker. The material is available in black, brown or gray and is weather-proof and UV-wear-proof for up to 2,000 hours — a good option for those wanting a set of low-maintenance outdoor furniture.
13. RST Brands Cannes Five-Piece Conversation Set
Gather the family around this fire pit as we head into the warmer months. The set includes four chairs and a fire table that is powder-coated in a weather-proof finish. The chairs rotate a full 360-degrees, rock back and forth and include a set of cushions and decorative pillows.
14. Walker Edison Patio Bench
This solid acacia wood bench can stand alone near your entryway or pair well with other outdoor pieces. It showcases a chevron design and is coated in a stained finish.
The Home Depot Memorial Day furniture sale
15. Home Decorators Collection 3-Drawer Computer Desk
The Home Decorators Computer Desk is a great option for those working from home. The construction features hardwood veneer and a solid wood frame. It’s also equipped with an adjustable drawer that can fit letter- and legal-sized paper.
16. Home Decorators Collection 4-Basket Storage Bench
This four-basket bench is great for an entryway or mudroom where you may need extra storage space. Each section includes a drawer and basket so you can organize your shoes, winter clothing accessories, dog leashes and more. The bench has a durable frame made with hardwood veneer and the top features an ivory cushioned seat.
17. StyleWell Glenville Kitchen Cart
This two-shelf kitchen cart is available in black, white or grey. It includes two drawers for storage, a towel bar and storage hooks to hold pans or kitchen accessories. It also has a butcher block top for anyone that needs additional counter space.
18. Home Decorators Collection Secretary Desk
For those who need a lot of storage space but have little room to spare, this secretary desk may be a decent choice. It has a solid wood frame and hardwood veneer for durability. It's also equipped with a storage cubby with door, two file drawers, one shelf and eight letter cubbies.
Other Memorial Day Deals
19. West Elm Mid-Century Pop-Up Storage Coffee Table
We’ve previously recommended this coffee table as one of the best coffee tables. It features a lift top design that allows for hidden storage and serves as a dining tray if you’re sitting on the couch. The table is finished with natural wood and showcases a mid-century style slap of white marble.
20. Ansel Footboard Storage Bed
This walnut-finished bed is helpful for those needing some extra storage space. It’s engineered with drawers that are covered in real walnut wood veneer and has a solid eucalyptus wood frame and legs. The drawers sit on metal glides to help with opening and closing.
21. Better Homes & Gardens Juno Natural Wood Console Table
The Better Homes & Gardens Juno Console Table has two levels of shelf space and two top drawers for storage. It has a sleek and modern design that is finished in natural wood. Its slim silhouette, lets you use it as a TV stand or in an entryway.
22. Printer’s Letter File Hutch
This file hutch is crafted from solid hardwood and boasts a Tuscan chestnut finish. Its five letter slots and five horizontal slots make for storage space fit for papers, notes and more — and they’re removable so you customize the hutch. It’s designed to fit atop the Printer’s Desk — which can be purchased separately.
23. Glitzhome Outdoor Wicker Storage Box
The Glitzhome Storage Box can hold up to 140 gallons and is deep enough to hold outdoor tools, cushions, pillows and more. It’s constructed with an anti rust steel frame and includes a waterproof bag to prevent the contents inside the storage box from getting wet from rain.
24. South Shore Basics Platform Bed with Molding
This platform bed from South Shore Basics is available as a queen or king and comes in five color options. It’s ideal for those with limited space and has a 10-inch space underneath the molding that allows for storage. The bed does not require a box spring.
25. Best Choice Products Modern Home Coffee Table
This modern and refined coffee table can double as a desk or dining area. It features a lift-top design that increases the hight of the table and an internal compartment that serves as a storage space for books, the remote and more.
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