While Memorial Day is a time to commemorate all those who have fallen while serving in the United States Armed Forces – as well as a day off from work and school to have a summer-kickoff barbecue – it's also a big day for retail sales.

Many clothing retailers will offer discounts of 50 percent or more, even on already discounted items. Along with clothing and home goods, outdoor supplies such as patio furniture, lawn equipment and grilling items will be on sale as we head into the summer season.

Remember: If you're shopping the Memorial Day Weekend sales online, be sure to check for coupons and special offer codes, as many retailers offer additional savings hidden within their website. And always check for free or reduced shipping on the retailer's main page.

So, grab your wallets and eco-friendly shopping bags! Here are some of the best places, online and in-store, to snag a great deal during Memorial Day Weekend 2013.


Bloomingdale's: 25% off swimwear.

Kohl’s: $10 cash back for every $50 spent, up to 60% off knit men’s and women’s tops, family swimwear, 40-60% off Sonoma outdoor furniture.

Kmart: All outdoor patio furniture on sale; any bike with free assembly for $129.99; all pools, water slides and inflatables on sale.

Macy's: 25% off dresses, 50% off swimwear.

Sears: Up to 30% off appliances and vacuums, free delivery and 10% off patio furniture and an extra 5% off grills, 50-60% off mattresses, 60% off summer must-have apparel, 70% off automotive orders of $400 or more.

Target: 20% off patio furniture.

Walmart: Specials on apparel, outdoor recreation, electronics, outdoor play, home and patio.


7 For All Mankind: Colored jeans up to 60% off.

ASOS: 20% off select styles.

Bare Necessities: 30% off select swimwear.

Danskin: Up to 25% off workout attire.

Delia's: 50% off select swimsuits, 20% off dresses.

DKNY: 25% off all sale items.

Forever 21:  Some dresses and T-shirts priced at less than $7.

Henri Bendel: $25 free for every $150 spent.

J Brand: 40% off Christopher Kane.

Loft: Extra 50% off sale items.

Lord and Taylor: 20% off sale items.

Madewell: 30% off select items.

Mango: 30% off new items.

Oscar de la Renta: 40% off select items.

Ralph Lauren: 25% off select items.

Saks Fifth Avenue: 40% off designer items, 30% off select swimwear.

Victoria's Secret: Up to 40% off swimwear


Dell: $469 Panasonic Viera 42” plasmas HDTV, 32% off popular PCs and electronics.

Best Buy: $199.99 for Samsung Galaxy S4 phone, $269.99 for Toshiba Satellite 15.6” laptop, $284.99 for Lenovo IdeaPad 15.6” laptop, Insignia 50” LCD HDTV for $479.99.


Bath & Body Works: 20% off entire purchase and free shipping online, buy 3 get 3 free on signature body care items, 3-wick candles 2 for $22.

Home Depot: $5 off gallon pails of paint, $20 off 5-gallon buckets, 10% off appliances $397 or more with free delivery and haul-away.

Lowe’s: 10% off major appliances $399 or more.