By Charis Rebecca Brown
Memorial Day is a federal holiday to honor and remember those who gave their lives for our country. Cookouts with family and friends, pool openings and beach vacations often define many people's Memorial Day weekends.
Another activity associated with the holiday weekend is sale shopping. Many stores offer great discounts and deals throughout Memorial Day weekend, and some of the best deals you'll find will be on appliances, lawn and garden items, mattresses, summer clothing and summer travel.
But it's important to note that not everything is a deal. You'll want to skip out on power tools, electronics and laptops -- and wait until later in the year for the best deals on those products.
Here are some of the best deals and discounts available this holiday weekend:
Freebies for military members
- Shoney's: Free all-American burger for all who have served on Memorial day
- Free admission to Sea World, Busch Gardens, and more
- Free tickets for Veterans
- Free national park admission for active duty military
- Free admission to Blue Star museums
Aldi is offering a lot of discounts for traditional cookout foods in its weekly ad. Plus, there are some great deals on outdoor gear for any Memorial Day cookout. And, Aldi knows how much you like to save money, so they also have a free printable calendar with recipes you can download and print.
- Pop-up gazebo for $49.99
- Crane Inflatable Pool for $14.99
- Pop-up tent for $24.99
- 18-pocket lounge float for $4.99
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- Save 35% on select appliances, plus free delivery on most appliances $399 and up. Ends June 8th.
- Save 10-25% on floor care
- Free $10 gift card when you spend $50 in movies
- Laptops starting at $199
Discount Tire Direct
If you need new tires, Discount Tire Direct is having a Memorial Day sale, saving you up to $320 in rebates.
In order to get these deals, you must make your purchase by May 31, and the set of 4 qualifying tires must be purchased at the same time and must be the same model. Rebate forms must be postmarked or submitted online by June 30.
- Get a $25, $75 or $100 rebate on select sets of 4 tires: Offer code dtd0079
- Get a $100 rebate on a set of 4 wheels: Offer code dtd0079 or download this rebate form
- Get an Additional $60 rebate for the following when you use a Discount Tire Credit Card: Offer code dtd0080
- Any set of 4 tires
- Any set of 4 wheels
Up to $70 rebate on set of 4 Goodyear tires
- Rebate form
Up to $80 rebate on Set of 4 Yokohama tires
- Rebate form
Home Depot has been known to offer big deals on appliances, grills and other garden items for Memorial Day. Plus, they give an extra 10% off to military members.
- $10 off 1 gallon buckets of paint, or $10 off 5 gallon buckets of paint with this rebate
- Up to 30% off appliances
- Mulch: 4 bags for $10
- Gas grills starting at $159
Lowe's has deals on appliances, lawn and garden items and paints, and also offers an extra 10% off for members of the military.
- Up to 30% off appliances
- Up to 25% off ceiling fans
- Up to 20% off kitchen cabinets and countertops
- $10-$40 off stain & sealant via this rebate
- All Memorial Day deals
Sears is offering some deals on appliances and mattresses for its Memorial Day sale, in addition to the coupons below.
- Save 40% off Kenmore appliances
- Save up to 60% off mattresses
- Save $10 off $50 in clothing
- Save an extra $5 off $50 with coupon code "SEARS5OFF50"
- Save an extra $35 off $300 with coupon code "SEARS35OFF300"
- Amazon: Take up to 60% off a selection of men's, women's, and kids' apparel, shoes, and accessories.
- Ashley Home Furniture: Up to 25% off site-wide
- Bon-Ton: Get an extra 25% off sale merchandise with coupon code MEMDAY25P16, plus $10 off your $25 purchase in-store
- Brandsmart USA: Deals on appliances, A/C units, furniture and mattresses
- Cabela's: Save up to 60% on select items, free shipping via coupon code "56MEM"
- Carter's: 50% off entire store plus an extra 15% with coupon code "DMCAR156"
- Cole Haan: Save an extra 30% off sale items with coupon code "EXTRA30"
- Glasses USA: 50% off select items with coupon code "FREEDOM"
- Groupon: Up to 75% off mattresses
- hhgregg: Save to 35% off a selection of washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, ranges, dishwashers, grills, small appliances, vacuums, and TVs.
- Hotels.com: Save up to 40% off select hotel stays; plus you can save an extra 12% off select 3-night stays of $300 or more with coupon code "MEMSAVE12"
- JC Penney: Up to 30% off appliances
- Old Navy: 50% off tanks, tees, shorts and swim
- OshKosh B'Gosh: Save 50% off entire store, 25% off orders of $40 with coupon code "OKBG3025".
- REI: Up to 30% off
- Rooms To Go: Mattress sale
- Sherwin-Williams: 30% off paint and stains
- Stride Rite: Save 40% on select styles via coupon code "MAY40" during the Memorial Day Sale. Also, to get free shipping, just sign up for the free Stride Rite Rewards program. You'll also get $10 off every $75 you spend.
- Target: Save on patio furniture and grills
- True Value: Save on patio, lawn and garden
- Walmart: Save up to 73% on toys