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Memorial day deals: what experts suggest you look for

Posted at 8:49 PM, May 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-25 22:49:45-04

Memorial Day is about remembering the sacrifices of America's service men and women, but like many holidays the time off has led to a tradition of shopping as well.

But unlike other "shopping holidays," there's no specific theme or occasion for presents.

For general advice on how to look for the best Memorial Day deals, has some ideas.

Many sales center on the season, which is why you'll see a lot of home improvement deals because the big box stores know you're anxious to get the latest tools and supplies for your yard, patio or deck. You'll also see a lot of sales from outdoor retailers hoping to pique your excitement about camping, hiking or boating.

Home Improvement sites:

Ace Hardware

Home Depot

Lowes, (for outdoor furniture)

Outdoor retailers:

Sportsmans Warehouse

Some other companies that don't make traditional gifts have taken advantage of Memorial Day as an opportunity to get attention to their products. You'll see advertisements for mattresses, auto parts, and eyeglasses. listed many of these deals in their blog.

One rule of thumb: be careful about sales for summer specific products. Swimsuits, grills, and air conditioners are unlikely to be deeply discounted right when everyone realizes they need them.

Some other fun articles about Memorial Day products and sales:

Memorial Day Sales 2018 via Wired
Memorial Day Sales 2018 via High Snobiety
Memorial Day Sales 2018 via Esquire