Score a Great Deal During Memorial Day Sales -- Savings Experiment

Memorial Day is just around the corner, and retailers are gearing up to announce their holiday sales. But while many items are reduced for the weekend, only some things are being offered at discounts that count. Here's how to get the best deal for your dollar.

For instance, if you're in the market for electronics, this is is not the best time to buy. They'll be on sale, but prices won't be as low as they are during Thanksgiving and Christmas. You're better off waiting until Black Friday to make these kinds of purchases.

Memorial Day weekend is a great time to focus on appliances and furniture. According to, Sears discounted their Kenmore appliances by 30 percent, and offered other brands at 15 percent off retail price. Meanwhile, Kmart offered 50 percent off of their furniture, and Home Depot reportedly had patio accessories on sale for 50 percent off.

Finally, timing is everything. says that there are two to three times more sales to be found on the Friday before Memorial Day, while they tend to taper off on Sunday and Monday. For the best selection online, start searching for sales on Wednesday. Convenient sites like will help you make sense of it all, and tell you who's selling what, when and where. Happy shopping!