Memorial Day sales 2018: What to expect

Memorial Day sales

Having come to symbolically mark the start of summer, Memorial Day is also one of the biggest shopping weekends of the season. Memorial Day sales are some of the most popular retail events of the year, and you'll see just about everything on sale, from clothing to appliances and everything in between. 

When it comes to consumer tech, the best deals will be on older models as stores begin to make a concerted effort to clear out old stock in time for the winter holidays. If you don't mind last year's televisions or laptops, you could score a good deal.

The best deals, though, will be on appliances, specifically things for the kitchen. It's the best time of the year to buy a new refrigerator, as well as small appliances. Department stores and home improvement stores like Home Depot, who had discounts of up to 50% off last year, will offer some of the best prices of the weekend.

But you don't have to trek out to the store to find these deals, as you can find all these bargains online. Even better, we've already done a lot of the legwork for you, scoping out the best deals in multiple categories. Be sure to check back often, as we'll be updating this page with more Memorial Day deals as they become available.

When will Memorial Day sales begin?

This year Memorial Day falls on May 28, but that doesn't mean you'll have to wait until to shop Memorial Day sales. Unlike Black Friday, stores will unveil their deals days  —  if not weeks  —  before the actual holiday. In fact, some stores have already begun to roll out their Memorial Day deals, which you can check out below.

Top Memorial Day sales

Home Depot
As we mentioned, last year we saw Home Depot offer discounts up to 50% off. Look for appliances like refrigerators as well as small kitchen appliances to be discounted in addition to patio furniture and other items to get ready for summer.

Like Home Depot, expect Sears to reduce prices by as much half off, specifically on large appliances like refrigerators, washers and dryers, as well as apparel and other items.

Like other department stores, Walmart will be discounting big items like appliances and mattresses, as well smaller goods like kitchen appliances and apparel. It's also a great time to shop for an air conditioner or mattress.

Macy's is another department store that will be offering discounts of as much as 50% off. Look for particularly great deals on appliances, but the store usually has discounts across the board. Be sure to keep your eye out for coupon codes to use on everything from apparel to home items.

You can expect Memorial Day sale prices across the board at Kmart, but the best deals will be on electronics. Last year, we saw the store offer discounts of as much as 34% on such items as headphones, Blu-Ray players, and HDTVs.

Sur la Table
As you might expect, you're only going to see sale prices on kitchen goods at Sur La Table as that's what they sell. But those prices are going to be great, with small appliances discounted by as much as 75% off!

Office Depot & Office Max
You may not expect a retailer specializing in office supplies to have a Memorial Day sale, but Office Depot & Office Max will be offering discounts on an array of products. Chief among those sale prices will be computer deals, with prices on laptops and desktops slashed by as much as 40%.

One of the strongest Memorial Day sales when it comes to tech, HP will be discounting items by as much as 54% off. This will include laptops, desktops, printers, monitors, and more.

Last but not certainly not least, Amazon will more than likely do something big for Memorial Day. They usually don't have a sitewide sale, but in past years have offered discounts on TVs as well as furniture and tools.

Best Memorial Day laptop deals

HP ProBook 440 G5 Laptop | Was $866, now $398.36 | HP
You may not think of laptops when considering Memorial Day sales, but there are deals to be had. If your computing needs are minimal, so is the price on this ProBook as it's nearly $470 off list price. It features 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, and an Intel Celeron dual-core processor.View Deal

HP ProBook 650 G3 Laptop | Was $1,235, now $599 | HP
Another ProBook configuration, this one comes with a 15" high-def display and a 7th gen i3 processor. Best of all, though, is that HP is selling it for more than half off.View Deal

HP EliteBook Folio G1 Laptop | Was $2,187, now $940.41 | HP
The best deals on consumer tech this Memorial Day will be on older models like this EliteBook. But if you don't mind a 6th generation processor, you still get a lot for your money, including 8GB RAM and a 128GB SSD. Plus, it's more than $1,200 off list price.View Deal

Dell XPS 15 Laptop | Was $1,371.99, now $1,234.79 | Dell
We're big fans of Dell XPS machines, and this Memorial Day, you can get the 15-inch model, the XPS 15, at a good price. Use code "XPSMEM10" to further drop the already discounted price to $1,234.79. That's more than $130 off this laptop featuring 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD.

Best Memorial Day TV deals

LG 49UJ6300 49-inch 4K Smart TV with $150 Dell gift card | Was $699.99, now $399.99 | Dell
Looking for a second TV for the bedroom or another small space? This HDR-equipped Smart TV is a great option. At just $400, it's already less than most stores charge, but Dell also throws in a $150 gift card, which cumulatively makes this price about $110 cheaper than the next closest price.View Deal

Samsung UN50NU7100FXZA 50-inch 4K Smart TV | Was $799.95, now $497.99 | eBay
This brand name midsize is listed at $547.99, the same price many other stores charge, but with coupon code "PMEMDAY," it drops to $497.99, about $300 off list price. This 2018 model features like HDR to ensure a great picture.

LG 65UJ6300 65-inch 4K Smart TV with $150 Dell gift card | Was $1,399.99, now $799.99 | Dell
For those in the market for a big brand name TV, this LG is a competitively priced option. When you factor in the gift card that comes with it, it's about $115 less than what other stores charge. Even better, it comes equipped with HDR and Smart TV capabilities among other features.View Deal

Best Memorial Day appliance deals

GE Front Control Dishwasher | Was $329, now $258 | The Home Depot
As expected, Home Depot will be discounting appliances for its Memorial Day Sale and has already released deals like this one for a GE Dishwasher. It's $81 off, a savings of more than 20%. It features two-stage filtration, Piranha hard food disposer, and HotStart option.View Deal

Kenmore 21 cubic-foot top-freezer refrigerator | Was $879.99, now $499.99 | Sears
Memorial Day has come to be the best time to buy a refrigerator. This one is one is 43% off, a savings of $380. It features LED lighting, crisper drawers, and a frost-free freezer.View Deal

Kenmore 24" dishwasher | Was $979.99, now $549.99 | Sears
Sears' Memorial Day sale has already begun, with the store now discounting its Kenmore appliances by as much as 44%. This dishwasher, which has such advanced features as a third rack, SmartWatch HE Cycle, and PowerWave Spray Arm, has been discounted by $430 (43%).View Deal

GE 5.8 cubic-foot gas range with self-cleaning oven | Was $1,099, now $648 | Home Depot
Home Depot discounts this gas stove by 41%, which amounts to more than $450 in savings. It features five specialized burners, a cast iron grate, convection oven with self-cleaning ability, and a storage drawer.View Deal

Kenmore 5.0 cubic foot freestanding gas range | Was $1,179.99, now $649.99 | Sears
Also at 44% off, this Kenmore gas stove is more than $500 off its list price. Plus if you're a Shop Your Way member, you can get $56.50 in points. It features high heat control, a 5,000 BTU simmer burner, and storage drawer. View Deal

Kenmore 4.5 cubic-foot front-loading washing machine | Was $1,179.99, now $679.99 | Sears
Ready to stop going to the laundromat? Sears has discounted this washing machine by 42%, which amounts to a savings of $500. It features Accela Wash, Smart Motion Technology, and Cold Clean option.View Deal

Kenmore Elite 9 cubic foot front-loading electric dryer | Was $1,699.99, now $949.99 | Sears
This large capacity dryer is now 44% off, the largest discount of Sears' Memorial Day Sale thus far. That's $750 off! It features Accela Steam technology, Static Shield option, and NSF-certified sanitize cycle.View Deal

LG 21.8 cubic-foot French-door refrigerator | Was $1,699, now $997.20 | Home Depot
If you have a narrow space, this LG refrigerator gives you almost 22 cubic feet while measuring just 30 inches wide. Even better, Home Depot is discounting it by 41% for a savings of $702 and the best price we could find.View Deal