While Memorial Day is a day meant to celebrate and commemorate all those who have fallen while serving in the United States Armed Forced, along with a long weekend vacation from work and school, Monday, May 28 may be a great day to snag sales.

According to NASDAQ, Memorial Day 2012 will be one of the best in recent years to receive heavy discounts on apparel and home goods. A report from DealNews.com shows that many clothing retailers will offer as much as, if not more than, 50 percent off, even on already discounted items.

Along with clothing and home goods, many outdoor supplies ranging from patio furniture, lawn equipment and grilling items will have slashed prices for MDW.

DealNews.com, however, reported that electronic sales will be slim and nearly devoid of deals, discounts and special offers.

Remember: If you choose to shop the Memorial Day weekend sales online, check for coupons on special offer codes, as many retailers offer additional savings hidden within the Web site. In addition, always check for free or reduced shipping.

So, grab your wallets and eco-friendly shopping bags! From pets, to auto, to apparel to electronics, here are some of the best places, online and in store, to snag a sale during Memorial Day weekend 2012.

Department Stores

Bloomindale's: 20% to 65% off

Kohl's: 20% off summer apparel with code SUMMER20 and $10 Kohl's cash for every $50 spent

Kmart: Free shipping of order $59 or more using promo code MEMORIALDAY, plus 10% off patio furniture, MP3 players, furniture, bed & bath and more

Macy's: Extra 25% off clearance items and 15% off and free shipping with $99 purchase or more

Sears: 30% off Kenmore appliances, 50-60% off mattresses and 60% off clothing

Target: Buy one, get one 50 % off shoes and handbags, 35% off patio furniture

Apparel

7 For All Mankind: 40% off white denim, shorts, accessories, and footwear (Use code: MEMDAY0512)

Aeropostale: 50% off everything

Anne Klein: 30% off everything white

Banana Republic: 20% off shoes and handbags, 30% off pants

DKNY: 30% off spring 2012 apparel (Use code: SPRING30)

Gap: 40% off select items

Intermix: Up to 70% off select merchandise

J.Crew: 30% off using code: LOVEIT

Levi's: 30% off purchase of two or more items using code MEM2012 until Tuesday

Shoes.com: 20% off and free shipping using code SECRET20

Electronics

Dell: Inspiron 15R laptop with 2nd Gen Intel Core i5 processor, 6GB memory, and 1TB hard drive for $579.99 with free shipping

Gamestop: Gear of Wars 3 on sale for $29.99

HP: 60% off and free shipping on everything

NewEgg: Lenovo Intel Core i3 15.6 Notebook computer priced at $399.99, Energy PS500 5CH Home Audio Speaker System for $199.99, plus much more

Auto

Advance Auto Parts: 20% off total order

Home

Bath & Body Works: Buy 3, get 3 free limited edition signature collection

Home Depot: 50% off patio sets with free shipping on patio sets and grills

Lowe's: Free delivery on lawnmowers, grills and patio furniture

Pets

Petsmart: 50% off select items in store and online