Memorial Day sales 2023: when is it and what to expect

Memorial Day sales 2022
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While it seems like Memorial Day sales just ended, there's no better time to start looking forward to the 2023 event and look back to see what happened at this year's sale.

Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer and the 2023 holiday takes place on Monday, May 29. Memorial Day sales mean huge discounts on outdoor items like grills, patio furniture, lawnmowers, and gardening tools. You'll also find best-ever deals on major appliances from retailers like Best Buy, Home Depot, and Lowes from brands like Samsung, LG, and Whirlpool. Other bargains include TVs, mattresses, small appliances, laptops, vacuums from Amazon, Walmart, Dell, and more.

Our 2023 Memorial Day sales guide is covering when offers start, the best bargains during the holiday event, and this year's top deals. If you're looking to shop discounts right now, you can see our 4th of July sales hub and the upcoming Prime Day deals event.

When is Memorial Day 2023?

Memorial Day is an American federal holiday that always falls on the last Monday in May to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

In 2023, Memorial Day will take place on Monday, May 29, with the long holiday weekend kicking off on Friday, the 26.

What are the best Memorial sales

The biggest categories discounted during Memorial Day include major appliances from retailers like Best Buy, Lowe's, and Home Depot, with massive sales on refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, ranges, and more. Because Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer, you'll also find deals on grills, patio furniture, lawnmowers, tools, and gardening accessories.

Memorial Day is also a fantastic time to find deals on mattresses, with retailers like Casper and Temper-Pedic participating in sitewide sales and throwing in free accessories. If you're after tech bargains, you'll also find terrific deals on TVs from Amazon and Walmart and laptops from Dell, HP, and more.

Memorial Day sales: this year's top deals

Taking a look back at last year's deals gives us a good idea of we can expect at the 2023 Memorial Day sales event. Stand-out bargains included Best Buy's major appliance sale, cheap big-screen TVs and small appliances like vacuums and coffee makers from Walmart and Amazon.

Shark Cordless Pet Pro Stick Vacuum: $299 (opens in new tab)

Shark Cordless Pet Pro Stick Vacuum: $299 $179 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
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If you're looking for a cheaper alternative to the Dyson vacuum, this Shark Cordless is a great option and it's on sale for a record-low price of just $179 at the Walmart Memorial Day sale. Designed for pet owners, the stick vacuum features 40 minutes of run time and includes a convenient handheld vac.

Appliances: up to $800 off Samsung, LG and KitchenAid at Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Appliances: up to $800 off Samsung, LG and KitchenAid at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Best Buy's Memorial Day appliance sale is strong, with savings of up to $800 on refrigerators, washers, dryers, dishwashers, and more from big-name brands including Samsung, LG, KitchenAid, Whirlpool, and Maytag. There's also an extra 10% off when you purchase four or more Samsung appliances, plus a free $200 or $300 e-gift card with select Samsung laundry packages. We also like Best Buy's home expert service, which offers free design and product guidance - handy if you're planning some home improvement over the holiday.

Outdoors: patio furniture, grills, and lawnmowers starting at $24.99 at Walmart (opens in new tab)

Outdoors: patio furniture, grills, and lawnmowers starting at $24.99 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
The Walmart Memorial Day sale has arrived and the retailer is offering cheap deals on everything you need to jumpstart your summer including patio furniture, grills, lawnmowers, fire pits, garden accessories, and more with prices starting at just $24.99. 

Jasonwell Splash Pad Sprinkler: $38.99 (opens in new tab)

Jasonwell Splash Pad Sprinkler: $38.99 $19.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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This splash pad sprinkler for kids has over 15,000 positive reviews on Amazon and has a massive 50% discount for Memorial Day. The 68-inch diameter splash pad is designed for kids (but big kids and pets can play too). This isn't quite the cheapest we've seen it - it dropped to just under $12 in early 2021 - but it cost $36 at the start of this year, so $19.99 isn't bad at all.

Apple Watch Series 7 (opens in new tab)

Apple Watch 7 (41mm, GPS): $399 $329 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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Our favorite Apple Memorial Day deal is the best-selling Apple Watch 7 on sale for a record-low price of just $329 at Amazon. That's a $70 discount and the best deal we've ever seen for Apple's latest and greatest smartwatch. The Series 7 features a larger display, faster charging, and tracks heart rate, sleep, stress, and more.

Amazon: save up to $500 on mattresses, desks, couches, and more (opens in new tab)

Amazon: save up to $500 on mattresses, desks, couches, and more (opens in new tab)
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The Amazon Memorial Day sale is a great destination for cheap furniture deals, plus you can score mattress bargains from Lucid, Tuft & Needle, and Casper with prices starting at just $91. Amazon's Memorial Day furniture deals include savings on standing desks, couches, beds, dining tables, and more with a range of prices and brands.

Nectar mattress Memorial Day sale: from (opens in new tab)

Nectar mattress Memorial Day sale: from $499 $399 + $399 of free gifts (opens in new tab)
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Nectar's Memorial Day sale includes $100 off the popular Nectar Memory Foam mattress - plus $499-worth of free sleep accessories added to your order too. Our top pick is the Nectar Memory Foam mattress: it's medium-firm, with a cooling cover, and we found it to be extremely comfortable and supportive (plus it sits number two in our best mattress guide).

TVs: from $99.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)

TVs: from $99.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
If you're looking to pick up a cheap TV deal, the Memorial Day sales are the time to do it - and Best Buy is the place to do it, with smart TVs starting from just $99.99. Currently, there are record-low prices on a wide range of 4K, QLED, and OLED displays from brands including Samsung, LG, Sony, Insignia, and more. But the very best deals usually sell out fast, so you'll need to be quick.

Beckham Hotel Collection Bed Pillows for Sleeping: $42.99 (opens in new tab)

Beckham Hotel Collection Bed Pillows for Sleeping: $42.99 $25.79 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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A customer favorite, you can upgrade your bedding with these top-rated pillows on sale for a record-low price of $25.79 at Amazon. You must apply the 40% coupon at checkout to see today's deal but with over 149,000 positive reviews, who wouldn't pass up that price?

TCL 70-inch 4 Series LED 4K UHD Smart TV: $599.99 (opens in new tab)

TCL 70-inch 4 Series LED 4K UHD Smart TV: $599.99 $499.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
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–One of our favorite big-screen Memorial Day TV deals is this 70-inch 4K TV from TCL on sale for just $499.99. An incredible value for a big-screen 4K TV - you're getting 4K UHD resolution, the Google Assistant and Chromecast built-in for seamless streaming, and a handy voice remote.
75-inch: $1,299.99 $678 (opens in new tab)

ionvac SmartClean 2000 Robovac: $179.88 (opens in new tab)

ionvac SmartClean 2000 Robovac: $179.88 $97 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
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A great price for a robot vacuum, Walmart's Memorial Day sale has the Ionvac SmartClean Robovac marked down to $97 - the lowest price we've ever seen. The robot vacuum works on carpets and hardwood floors and automatically docks and recharges when the battery is low. 

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Dell XPS 13 (Core i7, 3.5K 16:10 OLED, 8GB, 512GB): $1,919 $1,419 at Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $500 - The Dell XPS 13 with 11th-gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor is unquestionably the best Ultrabook running Windows you can get right now. With a 3.5K OLED display (3,456x2160p) and exquisite machine-engineered design, this laptop looks stunning inside and out, and the Intel Tiger Lake processor is Intel Evo certified, so you not only get exceptional performance, but you'll get outstanding battery life as well. This is definitely not a deal to pass up. 


You can see more mattress bargains with our roundup of the best Memorial Day mattress sales from brands like Purple, DreamCloud, and more.

You can also browse our Memorial Day TV sales roundup and today's best Memorial Day appliance sales.

Mackenzie Frazier is the deals editor in the US for TechRadar at Future plc. She's been sharing deal advice for Future for the past three years and loves to find products that the consumer wants at the best possible price. She's had eight years of experience working in the e-commerce space and loves being a mom to her baby boy.