Moms, how was your Mother’s Day? Mine was a fantastic staycation. It has become a yearly thing for us to just stay at home for this occasion. I don’t complain because every year my husband does not disappoint with his special Mother’s Day waffles (with baked cinnamon apples and Camembert cheese this year 🙂 ). Oh, and you just gotta love it when your kids wake you up early in the morning to greet you. It’s really cute watching them read aloud their greeting cards. Call me old-fashioned, but breakfast in bed never gets old in my book.
If there was one thing I didn’t get to enjoy on Mother’s Day, it would be the plethora of promotions available on that day. I didn’t worry about it though because I knew Memorial Day weekend was coming up – that’s when I’m in full-blown promo look-out mode. Memorial Day is the first major federal holiday of the year (not counting New Year’s Day), so it’s kind of expected that retail chains like Macy’s will offer great deals and promotions.
Last year there were eye-popping end-of-season sales as early as the second week of May. I didn’t even need to rummage through the internet to find the best deals because all the online stores I visited were obviously competing for customers. I wasn’t able to check online for promotions last week, but this week brought with it a flood of amazing deals. Macy’s Memorial Day Sale is a good example as the store is offering discounts of up to 50% off sale items.
Macys.com is poised to boost sales in pretty much every category this weekend, from apparel and footwear to furniture and mattress. If you’re shopping for clothes, you can never go wrong with spring items since Memorial Day is the biggest spring sales event in the retail calendar. If you’re going for home products, I suggest you go to the bedroom department as this is the best time of the year to buy a mattress. The best thing about Memorial Day Sales is being able to stack coupons, so be sure to have Macy’s coupons with you when you hit checkout.
Let’s not forget that we usually kick off the summer vacation season with Memorial Day. Many families will be hitting the road for the long weekend. After all, travel deals for this weekend are becoming increasingly common. Sadly, the same can’t be said of barbecue grills and summer apparel. I’m sure Macy’s is giving discounts on select summer items, but I would caution against them. As a general rule, the prices of summer merchandise will not drop below average until September – or in the case of summer apparel, the 4th of July.
Memorial Day weekend has a reputation for being one of the most lucrative holidays of the year as retailers push sales with highly visible promotions. For the most part, the promos live up to the hype and even extend into June. That has been the case in the past few years. I’m not saying it’s a guarantee every year, but you might want to keep an eye out for surprising deals in the days to come.