Memorial Day sales 2023 — best deals to expect

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Spring is right around the corner. For bargain hunters, that means Memorial Day sales will be here before you know it. Memorial Day is one of the biggest retail holidays of the year and also known for being the unofficial start to summer. 

In terms of deals , you can expect to see 4K TVs, Apple devices, kitchen appliances, and barbecue grills on sale. Meanwhile, if you're shopping 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. 

We've been covering Memorial Day sales for over a decade. That means we can separate the good deals from the everyday sale prices. Each Memorial Day sale we list below will be price checked, analyzed against that item's price history, and highlighted only if it's a truly good deal. It's still too early to mention any specific deals, but here's what we're expecting later in May. 

When is Memorial Day 2023? 

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Memorial Day 2022 will fall on Monday, May 29. 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 $599 (for a 48-inch model). 55-inch models sell for about $899. 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 (opens in new tab). 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. 
Louis Ramirez

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.