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Memorial Day sales 2022 — best early deals right now

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It's mid-May and Memorial Day sales are ramping up. Memorial Day is one of the year's biggest holidays and various retailers are now offering their official sales on everything from mattresses to laptops. 

However, Memorial Day sales are different this year. Inflation is causing the price of items to skyrocket and households are reducing their budgets as a new era of shortages and inflation sets in. As a result, we're going to be extra critical of the deals we choose to cover. 

Each Memorial Day sale we list will be price checked, analyzed against that item's previous price history, and highlighted only if it's a true price low. Likewise, we're going to actively look for deals on value picks, Editor's Choice devices, and products we own or highly recommend. 

In terms of the deals themselves, TVs and large appliances tend to see the biggest discounts on Memorial Day. But we also expect to see deals on small kitchen appliances, outdoor furniture, and home goods. 

If you're in the market for a new mattress, Memorial Day mattress sales offer some of the lowest prices of the year with discounts on top-rated mattresses, weighted blankets, and everything in between. Memorial Day is actually one of the biggest retail holidays for mattresses and an overall excellent time to upgrade to a new bed. 

Below we're spotlighting some of the best deals you can browse now.

Groceries

Gerber Baby Snacks Puffs Variety Pack 2-Pack: was $16 now $13 @ Amazon

Gerber Baby Snacks Puffs Variety Pack 2-Pack: was $16 now $13 @ Amazon
These Gerber Puff cereal snacks are easy to chew, swallow, and just the right size for kids learning to pick up food. Each pack contains four canisters for a total of eight canisters. 

Memorial Day food Rollbacks: deals from $3 @ Walmart

Memorial Day food Rollbacks: deals from $3 @ Walmart
Memorial Day isn't complete without an outdoor barbecue. To help with our shopping, Walmart is offering Rollbacks on a variety of summer food from hot dogs to veggies. The sale also includes plant-based meats, condiments, and more. 

Nestle Boost High Protein 24-Pack: 15% off @ Amazon

Nestle Boost High Protein 24-Pack: 15% off @ Amazon
Amazon is taking 15% off select Nestle Boost High Protein Drinks. The sale include various flavors such and brands including Boost Glucose Control, Boost Max Protein, and Boost Powder Drink Mix. 

35% Off Gatorade, Pepsi, Doritos and More @ Amazon

35% Off Gatorade, Pepsi, Doritos and More @ Amazon
Stack up on your favorite snacks with this excellent deal. Log into your Prime account to get 35% off Pepsi brands. (The 35% clickable coupon can only be seen when you're logged into your account). Sign up for Subscribe & Save and you'll get an extra 5% off.  

TVs

TV sale: deals from $99 @ Amazon

TV sale: deals from $99 @ Amazon
Amazon currently has one of the most epic TV sales of all time. The retailer has smart TVs on sale for as low as $99. Keep in mind, the cheap TVs tend to be smaller, 720p models (which are more suitable for a children's room or guest room). However, the sale also includes larger sets. These are among the cheapest TVs we've ever seen from Amazon. 

Onn 55" 4K Roku TV: was $379 now $298 @ Walmart

Onn 55" 4K Roku TV: was $379 now $298 @ Walmart
Black Friday cheap! The Onn 55-inch 4K Roku TV merits a mention in our deals guide because it's one of the cheapest big-screen TVs you can buy. (This is the type of price we normally see on Black Friday!) It features HDR10 support, Dolby Audio, Apple AirPlay/HomeKit/Hey Google compatibility, and a voice remote. Plus, it uses Roku's excellent software to bring you hundreds of streaming apps like Hulu, Netflix, Apple TV, and more. It's perfect if you want a budget big-screen TV and don't require premium performance. 

Samsung 43" 4K TV: was $329 now $299 @ Best Buy

Samsung 43" 4K TV: was $329 now $299 @ Best Buy
The Samsung TU7000 is a 4K TV offering all the basics you could need. It includes a game enhance mode, HDR 10 Plus/HLG support, 120Hz refresh rate, Alexa/Google Assistant compatibility, and Samsung's own Tizen OS. It's a modest discount, but Samsung TVs are rarely this cheap. 

Hisense 55" 4K TV: was $449 now $319 @ Amazon

Hisense 55" 4K TV: was $449 now $319 @ Amazon
Hisense makes some of the best budget 4K TVs. For a limited time, you can get the 55-inch Hisense A6G on sale. It features Dolby Vision/HDR10 support, a low latency gaming mode, built-in Google Assistant, Android TV, and more. 

TCL 55" 4K QLED TV: was $549 now $449 @ Best Buy

TCL 55" 4K QLED TV: was $549 now $449 @ Best Buy
Editor's Choice: The TCL S546 is our favorite QLED TV when it comes to value. In our TCL 5-series review, we said it offered killer performance and a wide variety of features for the price. These include support for Dolby Vision/HLG/HDR10/HDR10 Plus, voice remote with Alexa support, auto game mode, and Google TV. Priced at $449, it's an epic bargain. 

Mattresses

Nectar: was $798 now $399 @ Nectar

Nectar: was $798 now $399 @ Nectar
Free $399 sheet set: Our favorite budget mattress is on sale. Nectar is taking up to $399 off all mattresses. Plus, you'll get a free bedding set worth $399 with every mattress purchase. The Editor's Choice Nectar Memory Foam mattress offers tremendous value for the money and holds a spot on our best mattress guide. In our review we found that it's very comfortable (thanks to its five layers of memory foam) and it offers excellent pressure relief around your shoulders, hips, and back. Bonus points for offering an impressive 365-night trial and a forever guarantee. As part of its current Memorial Day sale — you can get the twin mattress for $399 (was $798) or the queen for $799 (was $1,298).

Nolah Evolution 15: was $1,599 now $949 @ Nolah

Nolah Evolution 15: was $1,599 now $949 @ Nolah
The Nolah Evolution 15 is a hybrid memory foam bed that suits anyone seeking high levels of pressure relief and cooling. Graphite-infused AirFoamIce and a cool-touch cover handle the cooling, while pressure relief comes courtesy of foam and an 8-inch coil system. Use coupon "TGNOLAH" to take an extra $50 off mattress and weighted blanket sale prices. After discount, the twin costs $949 (was $1,599), whereas the queen costs $1,549 (was $2,299). During checkout, you'll need to remove the discount that's automatically added and instead add "TGNOLAH" as your discount. You'll then get up to $700 off plus an extra $50 off. 

Saatva Classic Mattress: was $1,148 now $798 @ Saatva

Saatva Classic Mattress: was $1,148 now $798 @ Saatva
The Saatva Classic is the best luxury hybrid mattress you can buy. This high-end innerspring mattress combines eco-friendly foams and a cushioning Euro pillow top with a super-durable dual steel coil support system. In our Saatva Classic mattress review, we found it's fantastic to sleep on. The Saatva Classic comes in three different comfort levels (soft, medium firm, or firm) and two heights (11.5 or 14.5 inches). Plus, it includes free white glove delivery as standard. After discount, the twin XL costs $798 (was $1,148), whereas the queen costs $1,345 (was $1,695). 

Tuft & Needle Original Mattress: was $745 now $645 @ T&N

Tuft & Needle Original Mattress: was $745 now $645 @ T&N
The Tuft & Needle Original Mattress is a great mattress for anyone on a tight budget. It has a soft, plushy feel, but it's also designed to provide good pressure relief, whether you're a side sleeper, stomach sleeper, or sleep on your back. In our Tuft and Needle Original mattress review, we called it one of the best budget beds you can buy. After discount, you can get the T&N Original Mattress twin for $645 (was $745), whereas the queen size is $845 (was $995). 

Appliances

Frigidaire 6,000 BTU Window AC: was $259 now $219 @ Amazon

Frigidaire 6,000 BTU Window AC: was $259 now $219 @ Amazon
If you're looking for an inexpensive air conditioner that performs well, the Frigidaire 6,000 BTU AC has received excellent reviews from Amazon users. It's an Amazon's Choice model offering 6,000 BTUs of power. It can cool rooms of up to 250 sq. ft and it has a washable mesh filter. 

Large appliance sale: up to $400 off Whirlpool, GE, more @ Lowe's

Large appliance sale: up to $400 off Whirlpool, GE, more @ Lowe's
From washer/dryer units to refrigerators, Lowe's is taking up to $400 off home appliances as part of its early Memorial Day sales event. Brands include GE, Samsung, Whirlpool, Maytag, Frigidaire, and more. 

Outdoor grills: up to $50 off @ Home Depot

Outdoor grills: up to $50 off @ Home Depot
Summer isn't complete without an outdoor barbecue. Home Depot is taking up to $50 off select outdoor grills from Weber, Z Grills, Dyna-Glo, and more. Plus, other Memorial Day sales at Home Depot are knocking up to $750 off outdoor kitchen cabinet sets. 

CHEFMAN Air Fryer Toaster Oven XL 20L: was $199 now $142 @ Amazon

CHEFMAN Air Fryer Toaster Oven XL 20L: was $199 now $142 @ Amazon
This toaster oven from Chefman comes with nine cooking functions including: bake, air fry, toast, convection bake, slow cook, bagel, broil, warm and dehydrate — so the recipe possibilities are endless. You can set the temperature yourself from 200F to 450F and the large 20 liter capacity can fit a whole roast chicken, so it’s great for family dinners.  

Power tools

Power tools: up to 50% off @ Home Depot

Power tools: up to 50% off @ Home Depot
Home Depot's official Memorial Day sales are here. The retailer is taking up to 50% off select power tools. The sale includes Milwaukee, DeWalt, Ryobi, Makita and more. 

Outdoor power equipment: save $100 @ Lowe's

Outdoor power equipment: save $100 @ Lowe's
For Memorial Day, Lowe's is making it more affordable to get projects done by offering deals on outdoor power equipment. You can save up to $100 on lawn mowers, trimmers, and more. Pictured is the Craftsman 13-inch Cordless Weedwacker for $99.

Husky 270-Piece Mechanic's Tool Set: was $199 now $129 @Home Depot

Husky 270-Piece Mechanic's Tool Set: was $199 now $129 @Home Depot
This massive set contains one bit driver, three ratchets, 14 combo wrenches, 40 hex keys, 48 bits and 127 sockets in both English and metric sizes. With a lifetime warranty, it's the only ratchet & socket set you'll ever need to work on your wheels.

Household

Sunscreen: buy 2, get 25% off 1 @ Amazon

Sunscreen: buy 2, get 25% off 1 @ Amazon
Sunny weather is here and Amazon has an epic sale on sunscreen. For a limited time, buy two sunscreens at Amazon and you'll get 25% off one sunscreen. The sale includes popular brands like Banana Boat, Alba Botanica, CeraVe, Aveeno, Blue Lizard, and more. 

Tide Detergent: deals from $7 @ Amazon

Tide Detergent: deals from $7 @ Amazon
Amazon has select Tide detergents on sale from $7. The biggest discount is for this Tide Pods 3-Bag Value Pack on sale for $19 (pictured). That's $7 off its normal price and its lowest price to date. Each bag includes 37 pods for a total of 111 pods. 

Off! Outdoor Insect Repellent: deals from $5 @ Amazon

Off! Outdoor Insect Repellent: deals from $5 @ Amazon
The spring and summer months means spending more time outdoors. Currently, Amazon has select Off! insect repellent on sale from $5. The sale includes sprays, bug repellent candles, and more. 

Pampers Baby Diapers Starter Kit: $25 off select starter kits @ Amazon

Pampers Baby Diapers Starter Kit: $25 off select starter kits @ Amazon
Amazon is taking $25 off select Pampers Starter Kits. These kits are already on sale and offer a two-month supply of diapers. For instance, you can get the Pampers Pure Protection Baby Diapers Starter Kit for $116 (pictured) after coupon. It includes two boxes of Pure Protection Pampers (each box contains 198 and 186 pampers) and 10 Aqua Pure Baby Wipes. You must click the digital coupon on the product page to get the discount at checkout. 

Laptops

ASUS 17" Chromebook: was $369 now $199 @ Best Buy

ASUS 17" Chromebook: was $369 now $199 @ Best Buy
For the price, this Asus Chromebook has a lot to offer. Unlike most Chromebooks, it sports a large 1080p 17.3-inch LCD. It's powered by a Celeron N4500 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 32GB eMMC. 

Gateway 14" Laptop: was $449 now $399 @ Walmart

Gateway 14" Laptop: was $449 now $399 @ Walmart
Small but mighty, the 14-inch Gateway GWTN141-4RG offers a surprising amount of power. It houses a 14.1-inch 1080p IPS LCD, Core i5-1035G1 CPU, 16GB RAM, and 256GB of storage. It also has Tuned by THX Audio and built-in Cortana, to make it one of the best cheap deals you'll find.

Galaxy Chromebook 4K: was $999 now $599 @ Best Buy

Galaxy Chromebook 4K: was $999 now $599 @ Best Buy
The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2-in-1 is one of the few Chromebooks to pack a 13.3-inch 4K screen. It also packs a Core i5-10210U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. The 2-in-one cuts no corners and offers excellent performance.

MacBook Air (M1/256GB): was $999 now $949 @ Amazon

MacBook Air (M1/256GB): was $999 now $949 @ Amazon
The MacBook Air offers fantastic performance thanks to its new Apple Silicon. The M1 CPU also helped it reach over 14 hours on our battery test. It features a 13.3-inch Retina display, Apple M1 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. 

MacBook Pro 13" (M1/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,149 @ Amazon

MacBook Pro 13" (M1/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,149 @ Amazon
$150 off!
The MacBook Pro with Apple's M1 chip delivers performance that runs circles around Windows laptops, and you get a brighter display than the MacBook Air and beefier 8-core graphics. Even better, the system lasted over 16 hours in our battery test. Best Buy offers the same price.

When is Memorial Day 2022? 

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Memorial Day 2022 will fall on Monday, May 30. Traditionally held on the last Monday of the month, Memorial Day is a federal holiday mourning military personnel who've died while serving in the armed forces. The holiday also marks the unofficial start of summer. 

Memorial Day and TV deals

Year after year, Memorial Day has proven to be an excellent time to buy a new TV. That's because Memorial Day TV sales offer aggressive discounts on all types of TVs. Whether you want a basic 4K TV or buying your first OLED TV, Memorial Day sales will offer epic price drops on all TVs. 

For instance, OLED TVs currently sell for about $795 (for a 48-inch model). 55-inch models sell for about $999. (Although we did spot this epic deal on the Vizio 55-inch OLED). Memorial Day deals could drive these prices $50 to $100 lower. Make sure to follow our TV deals coverage for all of the best sales. 

How to find the best Memorial Day sales

As with all holidays, Memorial Day will be filled with both good and bad deals. But with a little diligence, it's possible to find the best Memorial Day sales on the items you want. Here are our tips and guide to finding the best deals during Memorial Day. 

  • Always comparison shop: Practically every retailer offers Memorial Day sales. As a result, we recommend that you always comparison shop — no matter what you're buying. If you're shopping for a new 4K TV, look at deals from Best Buy, Amazon, and Walmart. If you're in the market for new kitchen appliances, check out Kohl's, Amazon, Home Depot, and Lowe's. That way you'll see who has the lowest price on the item(s) you want. 
  • Use price tracking tools to weed out fake deals: Shoppers have an arsenal of tools to help them weed out bad Memorial Day sales. One of our favorites is CamelCamelCamel. Although it only works on Amazon, it can give you the price history on just about any item sold on Amazon. We find it especially helpful for tech items like iPads, 4K TVs, and more. 
  • Beware fake reviews: It's something every shopper does: We find something we want to buy and we google reviews for that item. However, shoppers should be very cautious with the reviews they read because there are a lot of fake or paid for user reviews out there. So if you're spotted a few Memorial Day sales you're intent on buying, make sure you do your homework and rely on reviews from multiple users and not just users who leave glowing reviews. 

Prime Day vs. Memorial Day sales

Memorial Day sales are a great opportunity to save money. However, we now know that Amazon Prime Day will take place in July this year. But there is a stark difference between Memorial Day and Prime Day. Prime Day deals come from Amazon only, whereas practically every retailer offers Memorial Day sales of its own. If you're looking for a new Fire TV or new Echo, we strongly recommend you wait till Prime Day to make your purchase. Otherwise, rest assured that you're likely getting the better bargain on Memorial Day.

Memorial Day sales and PS5 restocks

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No holiday is complete without gaming deals and Memorial Day is no exception. However, if you're hoping to find deals on next-gen consoles like the PS5 and Xbox Series X, it's unlikely you'll see major discounts. Sure, you'll see discounted bundles — especially on the Xbox Series X — but it's unlikely you'll see big price drops. That said, Xbox Series X restock has gotten easier to find and stores like GameSpot and Microsoft have even offered refurbished consoles. 

As for the PS5, while we have seen an uptick in PS5 restock this month, the console is still hard to score, which means there's zero incentive for retailers to discount it. Instead, keep an eye out for Memorial Day restocks, which are more likely to happen. 

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.