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Check out these Memorial Day Sales Going on Now

Monday, May 31st, 2010

memorial-day-savingsAlthough shopping can defeat the purpose of Memorial Day, many stores have taken advantage of the long holiday weekend to provide Memorial Day sales and deals.  While some of these Memorial Day deals are available only on Memorial Day, others are available in the days following the national holiday as well, to extend the savings – or perhaps out of respect for our fallen soldiers and those who wish to honor their memory instead of feeling obligated to use the day for shopping.  Here are some of my favorite Memorial Day deals that are available this year:

Jos. A. Bank – 40% off 2 shirts, ties, sportswear and dress pants, OR 50% off 3 items, OR 60% off 6 items.  If you need classy menswear (as I often do), this Memorial Day sale should not be missed (good today, May 31 only).

Gap – Save 25% off a purchase or $75 or more.  And since the Gap’s prices are so reasonable, you can probably get most of your summer wardrobe for $75…good on May 31 only.

Dick’s Sporting Goods – Take 20% off clearance items and 15% off all regularly priced items.  Extra savings on already reduced prices?  That’s a great idea for a Memorial Day sale!  Good on May 31 only.

Home Shopping Network – Take 60% off all clearance items.  If you’ve been mulling over a specific item, now is the time to get it.  The site does not mention when this Memorial Day deal expires, so don’t wait long.

HP – Save now on items from the Hewlett-Packard home and office store.  This Memorial Day sale is on until Tuesday, June 1.

Charlotte Russe - Buy 1 item, get the second 50% off.  This sale is available until June 2.

Finally, there are some chain stores that offer store-wide Memorial Day deals, without promoting a specific special offer.  If you’re in the market for new housewares, electronics, jewelry or clothing, you can check out some of these favorites – JC Penney, Kmart, Office Depot, Kohl’s and Children’s Place.

Find any Memorial Day deals that are worth sharing?  Leave a comment here to spread the savings!

Great May Deals are Coming Your Way

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Yup, another month has flown by. Just like that, the spring is halfway over, and a new month is upon us. And you know what that means…there are lots of new May deals available. Because May is a month that is chock-full of untraditional holidays, there are a lot of great bargains to be found. Pay careful attention to the expiration date of holiday-based deals, as some May deals are extremely short-lived.

May 5th is Cinco de Mayo, a holiday which commemorates the Mexican’s victory over the French, but even if you’re not Mexican, I give you full permission to take advantage of the sales. Some notables:


  • Free shipping from on orders over $99 when you use promo code FORMOM. (OK, you got me – this sale isn’t for Cinco de Mayo, but it does expire then!)
  • Get 20% off food and gourmet items at Barnes & Noble until May 5th.
  • May 9th is Mother’s Day…in case you needed a reason to appreciate your mother. Here are some great Mother’s Day deals and Mother’ Day sales – if you’re not sure what to get your mother, why not get something on sale?

  • Get a year’s subscription of Redbook or Ladies’ Home Journal for just $5.
  • Get a photo gift from Snapfish with 20% savings by using coupon code MOMSDAY10 by May 9th.
  • Get a photo on an 8×10 canvas for free (you pay only S&H) from Canvas People (this deal isn’t only for Mother’s Day, but it’s a great gift idea).
  • Get a free photo book from Hot Prints, and put in pictures of your family now or create a memory book of then-and-now. (Note that the free version of the photo book comes with advertisements, but your mom may not mind as they are easy to remove.)
  • FTD has flowers starting at only $19.99 (the price in itself isn’t a great deal), but you can get a free year’s subscription to Better Homes & Gardens, which can be nice if your mother is into that type of thing.
  • May 31st is Memorial Day, which commemorates US troops who died during their tour of military service. Although in some countries this day is a day of mourning, in America it’s a day for sales. You’ll find Memorial Day deals at department stores, restaurants and online stores, though only a handful have already been announced (stay tuned, I’ll be sure to clue you in!). Memorial Day is also a great time for May travel deals, as many people want to take advantage of the long weekend. It’s worthwhile to note that many May travel deals require advance booking, so don’t wait too long:

  • Hotel rooms in Puerto Vallarta starting at only $102/night.
  • Unbelievably low fares on Virgin America, which must be booked by May 3rd, but can be used for travel through June 20th.
  • Enjoy cheap cruise prices if you book in May with JetBlue.
  • If you ask me, there’s a reason it’s called the ‘month of May’. And that is because there just may be some of the best ways to save this month.