2012 Memorial Day Sales This Weekend: Bargains Up For Grabs
To commemorate men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces, the US celebrates Memorial Day on May 28, 2012. It also marks the start of the summer vacation season.
While many people will visit cemeteries and memorials, some will be out to shop and take advantage of the Memorial Day sales offered by various retailers and commercial brands.
As with any major US holiday weekend, Memorial Day represents a huge opportunity for businesses to boost and drive their sales. We’ve scouted several retailers to look for sales offering for Memorial Day:
Sears is offering up to 30% off Kenmore appliances (and 15% off other brands), 50% to 60% off mattresses and up to 60% off apparel. Several other retailers, such as Best Buy and Home Depot , also will be marking down prices on appliances.
Kmart is marking down furniture 50% while Macy’s is taking an extra 10% off on already marked down indoor furniture, patio furniture and mattresses. An alternative to these two retailers is Thrive Furniture which will launch its new website in time for Memorial Day sales where a 15% off will be available in its entire catalog for customers that enter coupon REMEMBER15 when ordering online.
Lowe’s, the chain of retail home improvement and appliance stores, is giving away Everyday Low Prices on its Limited Time Values offering on its 2012 Memorial Day sales which will run up to Monday, May 28. Among the savings being offered include free parcel shipping on qualifying orders of $49 or more. Free delivery can also be availed on mowers, grills and patio furniture which costs $249 or more.
Toys R’ Us will be celebrating its 2012 Memorial Day Sales with 60 deals good for four days from Friday, May 25 to Monday, May 28. As much as 50% off are offered on several toys and baby accessories.
Computer maker Dell is offering a 5-day Memorial Day sales event ending on May 28 where customers can save up to 85% off. Free shipping is also offered on all deals. Rival HP is also offering up to 60% discount with bonus coupon savings on its Memorial Day sale event which will last up to June 2, 2012.
Pool supplies retailer PoolGear Plus is having a Memorial Day Sale that provides swimming pool owners with terrific discounts on above ground pools, solar pool heating systems, pool maintenance products, and pool floats and toys. The sale lasts through May 28, 2012.
Select Rugs will commemorate Memorial Day 2012 with a 40% off discount on popular brands of rugs and area rugs throughout the site. The sale will start Friday, May 25th and extend to Memorial Day, May 28, 2012.
Customers of V2 Cigs will have an opportunity to save 20% on electronic cigarette starter kits, refill cartridges, e-liquid, batteries and accessories on May 28, 2012. Even inventory on clearance will be marked down an additional 20%.
What’s more, if you live in Texas, you can take advantage of a sales-tax holiday from May 26-28 on Energy Star appliances to save even more money.