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As Memorial Day has come and gone, we’ve stopped updating this post with sales and can’t promise the ones below are still available. Check back later this year for updated deals.
While summer doesn’t officially kick off until the solstice on June 20, Memorial Day might as well be the season’s soft opening. The federal holiday is more than just a three-day weekend, but rather a celebration of veterans and those who have died fighting for our country. And for savvy shoppers, Memorial Day’s hot weather often heralds the hottest deals of the year. Check out some of our favorites that you can still shop for below.
What is Memorial Day?
Memorial Day commemorates fallen soldiers who have fought and died for our country. According to ThoughtCo., it was originally dubbed Decoration Day and has been a federal holiday since 1971.
When is Memorial Day 2021?
Memorial Day always falls on the final Monday of May—for 2021, that means Memorial Day will fall on May 31, 2021.
When Do Memorial Day Sales Start in 2021?
Occasionally, Memorial Day sales will come on our radar way before Memorial Day—we’re talking late April. Sometimes, they’ll only run for Memorial Day Weekend. Oftentimes, though, it’s somewhere in the middle, with many Memorial Day sales running for a week leading up to Memorial Day Weekend and ending on Memorial Day itself.
What is Usually on Sale for Memorial Day?
Memorial Day is a gateway to summer, so many warm-weather essentials like hot tubs, patio umbrellas, Adirondack chairs, patio dining sets, and grills are fresh on the market. “As the temperatures rise, we know that customers move their focus outdoors and look to expand beyond the indoor space with projects that help them enjoy their homes more,” says an expert spokesperson from Lowe’s.
It can be tough to find significant sales on these hot ticket items. That said, they do exist. Last year, Wayfair offered up to 65 percent off patio furniture, and be sure to check back, as they'll continue to drop sales in the coming weeks.
Since winter is far in the rearview come Memorial Day, it’s a great time to save on remaining winter inventory, like snow blowers, although pickings will be slim, to say the least.
Warmer nights mean it’s a great time to shop for summer bedding, too. Matt Breuer, the CMO of Buffy, says, “Memorial Day is always big at Buffy—it's right at that moment when people start noticing that it's getting a bit hotter at night and start to look for solutions."
Right now, take 20 percent off sitewide on Parachute. Plus, grab 40 percent off everything in the Last Chance section—pick puckered quilts and shams, spa towels, linen tabletops, and more.
Now through June 6, you'll find a handful of great savings on Helix, and each order includes 2 free Dream Pillows with purchase. You'll get $100 off when you spend $600 or more with code MEMORIALDAY100, $150 off when you spend $1,250 or more with code MEMORIALDAY150, and $200 off when you spend $1,750 or more with code MEMORIALDAY200.