Boost your wardrobe with Memorial Day sales
First, avoid buying summer items. While it may be tempting, items like BBQ grills and patio furniture don't typically reach their lowest prices until the end of summer, so hold off until then if you can.
TVs and laptops are also cheaper towards the end of the year. Go for laptops during back-to-school sales in September, and TVs during Black Friday in November if you want to score bigger savings.
So what do you buy?
If you're looking for the best deals, spring clothing and accessories is the way to go. You'll see discounts ranging from 40 - 90 percent off at stores like Macy's, H&M, J.C. Penney and Eddie Bauer. Plus, designer brands like Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Steve Madden will also be slashing prices by up to 75 percent off.
Lastly, don't overlook the stackable coupons and promo codes that typically accompany these sales and can take up to 40 percent off the already discounted price.
So make the most of your time and money this Memorial Day, because knowing what to buy can make all the difference.