As one of the most all-American and patriotic federal holidays, Memorial Day is a time to remember, honor and celebrate the lives of soldiers who have died fighting for the U.S. Armed Forces. According to USMemorialDay.org, 1.8 million American men and women have lost their lives in combat since 1775. From the simple act of laying a flag on a soldier’s grave site to attending a reenactment or remembrance service, making a special gesture this day to thank service members will keep their memories alive.
Memorial Day weekend also symbolizes much more, as it marks the beginning of summer with beaches, resorts and tourist destinations ahead. This three-day weekend is also a popular time to shop. Last year, Americans spent more than $50.7 billion during Memorial Day weekend, a $1.9 billion jump from 2013, according to Applied Predictive Technologies.
Let’s hope consumers didn’t do all that shopping at full price — you certainly don’t have to if you plan ahead to take advantage of Memorial Day sales. If you’re going on your first spree of the season this weekend check out these Memorial Day deals, promo codes, coupons and other offers from major retailers that will help you save money.
25 of the Best Memorial Day Coupon Codes, Promos and Deals
GOBankingRates enlisted the help of sites like CouponSherpa, BeFrugal, RetailMeNot and Coupons.com to round up the best Memorial Day sales, discounts and deals. You can take advantage of many of these Memorial Day weekend freebies and deals now through the beginning of June.
- 1-800-Baskets.com: Through May 30, save 20 percent on gift baskets for every occasion with CouponSherpa-exclusive code SHERPA20.
- AERO (Aeropostale): A printable coupon gets shoppers $10 off a purchase of $50 or more, or $25 off $100 or more now through May 31.
- Ashley Furniture: Shipping is free on orders greater than $25 up to $250 and many styles are up to 25 percent off during the Memorial Day event ending May 31.
- Bath & Body Works: Through June 7, receive 20 percent of your total order with promo code S155661.
- Best Buy: With promo code SAVE20SPRING, all customers will receive 20 percent off their choice of select home items like a small kitchen appliance, floor care appliance or more through May 31. Or, you can print this coupon to get the same deal in-store.
- Cabela’s: The store’s Memorial Day Salute has a selection of featured outdoor and sports gear marked down up to 50 percent through May 25, and shoppers can use code 25GEAR to get free shipping on orders of $99 or more.
- C.O. Bigelow: Through May 31, take 10 percent off your full order and get free shipping for orders over $49 by using code MEMDAYSHERPA10.
- Eastern Mountain Sports: Get up to 30 percent off regular prices during the Memorial Day sale through May 25, and an extra 40 percent off clearance through May 26. Plus members of the EMS Rewards program can save an extra 20 percent on one item.
- FILA: Save 20 percent on full-price items with coupon code SHERPA20 through May 31. As a bonus get free shipping on orders of $80 and up.
- Hotels.com: A Memorial Day sale gets you up to 40 percent off a hotel stay, plus an extra 5 percent off select hotels on Hotels.com using the code AFCPNSMAY15 through May 24.
- JCPenney: Enter promo code STRIPES for 15 percent off your purchase (20 percent when paying with a JCPenney card), valid through March 25.
- Land’s End: Through June 4 take $15 off your purchase of $75 or more by printing this coupon, or showing it at the register on your mobile phone.
- Lord & Taylor: Shop the Memorial Day sale with prices up to 50 percent off. Plus take an extra 20 percent off sale and clearance with online promo code MEMORIAL or by visiting the Lord & Taylor site to print a coupon; offer expires May 25.
- Macy’s: Shop select departments for 20 percent off Memorial Day sale items, plus an extra 25 percent off clearance. Sale starts May 24 and ends May 25, according to BeFrugal.
- Office Depot: Take $20 off all qualifying purchases of $125 or more through May 31 with coupon code C42YS6S4KY00F.
- Orbitz: Book a room during Memorial Day weekend and get 20 percent off your reservation at select hotels when you use code TRAVELHAPPY to book stays through December 31.
- OshKosh B’Gosh: Through May 31, a Memorial Day sale has the entire store 60 percent off, an extra 25 percent off clearance and free shipping on orders of $50 and up. You can also take 20 percent off orders $40 and up with code MAYOKBG, excluding clearance and doorbuster items.
- Overstock.com: Get up to 70 percent off select indoor and outdoor furniture during the Memorial Day Sale, which ends May 25.
- Perfumania: All Memorial Day weekend purchases through May 25 are 20 percent off with code MEM20.
- QVC: Take up to 50 percent off with the Memorial Day weekend sale.
- Red Lobster: Print out your coupon for a free appetizer or dessert with the purchase of two adult entrees, through May 31.
- Saks Fifth Avenue: A Memorial Day sale has select styled marked down by as much as 55 percent, and any order gets free shipping with code FREESHIP.
- Sam’s Club: Active or retired military who join or renew through May 31 will receive a $15 store gift card, plus a free meal consisting of a rotisserie chicken, five-cheese macaroni and cookies.
- Sears: Get up to 60 percent off all mattresses during Memorial Day weekend through June 2.
- Travelocity: Though May 31 get 10 percent off select hotels is yours for with code TEN2015, according to CouponSherpa. Only valid for stays of three nights or more.