MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Brent Shelton of the coupon and shopping deal site, FatWallet.com, offered suggestions as to what you should buy -- and what you should wait to buy -- during Memorial Day sales. He said your best bets boil down to summer apparel, travel discounts, and certain big-ticket items.
"The kick-off of summer clothing retail season, some 34 percent of Memorial Day shoppers buy clothes, and another 21 percent buy shoes as dozens of site-wide discounts from top retailers, including 20-50 percent off shorts, tanks, sandals and swimwear, swarm the best deals of the weekend," Shelton said.
He also recommended using cash-back sites to stack rebate savings on top of the sales.
"Traditionally, there is no better time to buy a mattress -- or mattress sets -- than during Memorial Day sales when all specialty sleep, furniture, and department store retailers offer their biggest savings and brand selection of the year," Shelton said.
"Home improvement stores like Home Depot, Sears, and Lowe's will feature Memorial Day deals with up to 50 percent off refrigerators, ranges, washers and dryers that rival their Black Friday prices."
"Holiday deals offer some of the best seasonal discounts on mulch, soil, plant food, fertilizers, pesticides, and grass seed."