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Memorial Day Shopping Trends

Memorial Day

Many of us associate Memorial Day weekend with backyard barbecues and weekend getaways. The truth is, a large number of people plan to spend the long weekend stocking up on summer essentials!

According to a recent survey by coupon destination RetailMeNot, half of consumers (50%) plan to shop Memorial Day weekend sales and plan to spend an average of $183 on purchases.

This includes 23% of people plan to take advantage of Memorial Day deals on clothing or shoes. Others think they’ll find a tempting discount on restaurants (19%), or entertainment (18%). And while it is a good time to book a summer vacation, fewer are thinking about taking advantage of travel deals (10%). Additionally, nearly 4 in 10 consumers (38%) plan to spend money eating out over the holiday weekend and will spend an average of $77 on food.

Looking to go shopping on Memorial Day? Here are some of our favorite deals from RetailMeNot:


Pier 1 Imports: Save up to 25% on patio furniture, outdoor rugs, cushions and pillows. (Expiring May 26) Get up to 30% offand an extra 10% off select chairs, patio umbrellas, hammocks and more. (Expiring May 29)

Target: Take up to 20% off grills and barbecue tools. (Expiring May 31)

Pottery Barn: Shop the Memorial Day presale to get up to 30% off outdoor furniture, umbrellas, pillows and more. (Expiring soon)


Travelocity: Save an extra $50 off $300 or more at select hotels. (Expiring May 26)

CheapOair: Get up to $15 off your next flight. (Expiring May 26)

Southwest: Enjoy up to 60% off hotels. Note: You must travel by June 2. (Expiring May 26)

Days Inn: Book now to get 20% off your stay. (Expiring May 27)


Derailed: Knock 20% to 30% off select fitness, snow and water gear. (Expiring May 26)

REI: Get up to 30% off camping, cycling and hiking gear and clothing. (Expiring May 26) Root for an extra 30% off all team gear that’s currently on sale. (Expiring May 27) Save up to 50% on tents, sleeping bags, rain jackets and other outdoor essentials. Plus, get free shipping on $50 or more. (Expiring May 29)


Staples: Get 20% off tech and mobile accessories. (Expiring May 24)

Walmart: Save on HDTVs, smartphones, laptops and more. (Expiring May 27)

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Home Depot: Take $5 off $50. (Expiring May 26)

Macy’s: Save 50% and get an extra 10% off on-sale furniture and mattresses. (Expiring May 26)

Sears: Cozy up to 60% off mattresses. Also, get an extra 10% off mattresses priced at $599 or more. (Expiring May 27)

Best Buy: Save 10% to 25% off refrigerators, washers, dryers and more. (Expiring May 31)

World Market: Get 10% off sitewide. (Expiring June 1)

Kohl’s: Get 15% off ottomans, accent chairs, desks and other indoor furniture. (Expiring June 17)


eBags: Enjoy up to 65% off duffels, backpacks and wheeled suitcases. (Expiring May 26)


Carter’s: Get a 50% discount (or more!) on everything. (Expiring May 26)

Aéropostale: The entire site is currently 50% off(Expiring soon)


TOMS: Get 20% off TOMS Marketplace orders. (Expiring May 25)

Nine West: Buy one, get one 50% off! (Expiring May 27)

Hush Puppies: Step into 50% savings on select styles. (Expiring May 27)


Perfumania: Get 20% off sitewide and load up on all your favorite fragrances. (Expiring May 26)

Bath & Body Works: Enjoy 20% off all lotions, body sprays and soaps. (Expiring May 31)

Ulta: Get 20% off one item in stores or online. (Expiring May 31)

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