Memorial Day sales are officially here. With less than a week to go till May 30, practically every retailer has released its Memorial Day sales for 2022. After all, Memorial Day is one of the year’s biggest holidays offering discounts on everything from mattresses to laptops.
However, Memorial Day sales are different this year. Inflation is causing the price of items to skyrocket and households are reducing their budgets as a new era of shortages and inflation sets in. As a result, we’re going to be extra critical of the deals we choose to cover.
Each Memorial Day sale we list will be price checked, analyzed against that item’s previous price history, and highlighted only if it’s a true price low. Likewise, we’re going to actively look for deals on value picks, Editor’s Choice devices, and products we own or highly recommend.
In terms of the deals themselves, TVs and large appliances tend to see the biggest discounts on Memorial Day. But we also expect to see deals on small kitchen appliances, outdoor furniture, and home goods.
If you’re in the market for a new mattress, Memorial Day mattress sales offer some of the lowest prices of the year with discounts on top-rated mattresses, weighted blankets, and everything in between. Memorial Day is actually one of the biggest retail holidays for mattresses and an overall excellent time to upgrade to a new bed.
Below we’re spotlighting some of the best deals you can browse now.
Early Memorial Day sales — Quick links
- Amazon: save on 4K TVs, NordicTrack, Apple devices, more
- Apple Music: 6 months free @ Best Buy
- Best Buy: save on Chromebooks, air fryers, treadmills, and more
- Chewy: 30% off select food brands and toys
- Dell: laptop sales from $274
- Dyson: up to $120 off select vacuums @ Dyson
- HDTVs: smart TVs from $99 @ Amazon
- Hello Fresh: 16 free meals + free shipping via coupon “HFMDW2022”
- Home Depot: up to 60% off power tools, gardening, more
- Hulu: $1/month for first three months @ Hulu
- Leesa: up to $700 off mattresses + 2 free pillows w/ mattress purchase
- Lowe’s: up to 50% off patio furniture, outdoor power tools, major appliances
- Microsoft Store: up to $500 off gaming PCs and 2-in-1 laptops
- Nectar: $100 of Editor’s Choice mattresses + $499 in free gifts
- Nolah: up to $700 off all mattresses+ extra $50 off via “TGNOLAH”
- Overstock: 70% off patio furniture, home decor, and more
- Samsung: 50% off select QLED TVs + Galaxy S22 from $99
- Sling TV: free Chromecast w/ Google TV w/ sign up @ Sling
- Walmart: sitewide savings on Vizio, Hoover, and more
- Xbox Series X: refurb consoles from $469 @ Microsoft Store
When is Memorial Day 2022?
Memorial Day 2022 will fall on Monday, May 30. Traditionally held on the last Monday of the month, Memorial Day is a federal holiday mourning military personnel who’ve died while serving in the armed forces. The holiday also marks the unofficial start of summer.
Memorial Day and TV deals
Year after year, Memorial Day has proven to be an excellent time to buy a new TV. That’s because Memorial Day TV sales offer aggressive discounts on all types of TVs. Whether you want a basic 4K TV or buying your first OLED TV, Memorial Day sales will offer epic price drops on all TVs.
For instance, OLED TVs currently sell for about $795 (for a 48-inch model). 55-inch models sell for about $999. (Although we did spot this epic deal on the Vizio 55-inch OLED). Memorial Day deals could drive these prices $50 to $100 lower. Make sure to follow our TV deals coverage for all of the best sales.
How to find the best Memorial Day sales
As with all holidays, Memorial Day will be filled with both good and bad deals. But with a little diligence, it’s possible to find the best Memorial Day sales on the items you want. Here are our tips and guide to finding the best deals during Memorial Day.
- Always comparison shop: Practically every retailer offers Memorial Day sales. As a result, we recommend that you always comparison shop — no matter what you’re buying. If you’re shopping for a new 4K TV, look at deals from Best Buy, Amazon, and Walmart. If you’re in the market for new kitchen appliances, check out Kohl’s, Amazon, Home Depot, and Lowe’s. That way you’ll see who has the lowest price on the item(s) you want.
- Use price tracking tools to weed out fake deals: Shoppers have an arsenal of tools to help them weed out bad Memorial Day sales. One of our favorites is CamelCamelCamel. Although it only works on Amazon, it can give you the price history on just about any item sold on Amazon. We find it especially helpful for tech items like iPads, 4K TVs, and more.
- Beware fake reviews: It’s something every shopper does: We find something we want to buy and we google reviews for that item. However, shoppers should be very cautious with the reviews they read because there are a lot of fake or paid for user reviews out there. So if you’re spotted a few Memorial Day sales you’re intent on buying, make sure you do your homework and rely on reviews from multiple users and not just users who leave glowing reviews.
Prime Day vs. Memorial Day sales
Memorial Day sales are a great opportunity to save money. However, we now know that Amazon Prime Day will take place in July this year. But there is a stark difference between Memorial Day and Prime Day. Prime Day deals come from Amazon only, whereas practically every retailer offers Memorial Day sales of its own. If you’re looking for a new Fire TV or new Echo, we strongly recommend you wait till Prime Day to make your purchase. Otherwise, rest assured that you’re likely getting the better bargain on Memorial Day.
Memorial Day sales and PS5 restocks
No holiday is complete without gaming deals and Memorial Day is no exception. However, if you’re hoping to find deals on next-gen consoles like the PS5 and Xbox Series X, it’s unlikely you’ll see major discounts. Sure, you’ll see discounted bundles — especially on the Xbox Series X — but it’s unlikely you’ll see big price drops. That said, Xbox Series X restock has gotten easier to find and stores like GameSpot and Microsoft have even offered refurbished consoles.
As for the PS5, while we have seen an uptick in PS5 restock this month, the console is still hard to score, which means there’s zero incentive for retailers to discount it. Instead, keep an eye out for Memorial Day restocks, which are more likely to happen.