Monday is Memorial Day, a day to honor those who died in military service to the United States.
In addition to being a day to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country, the last Monday in May is also seen as the “unofficial start of summer.”
Retailers are here to help shoppers get a jump on all things summer with special deals for military personnel and great discounts for the rest of us.
Here are some Memorial Day deals to jump start your three-day shopping weekend.
Birch Lane: Shop the Memorial Day pre-sale through Wednesday for discounts up to 70%.
Bed Bath & Beyond: Save 40% on select outdoor furniture.
Belk's: Use the code "Memorial" and get 20% off regular & sale purchases (15% off home & shoes; 10% off small appliances), through Memorial Day.
Best Buy: Save up to 40% off on appliances Top Deals, and get a $100 gift card with qualifying appliance purchase (two or more major appliances totaling $1,500 or more).
eBags: Get up to 60% off sitewide.
Eddie Bauer: Use the code "CREEK40" at checkout to get 40% off sitewide when you enter coupon code "SUMMIT40" at checkout.
Famous Footwear: Get up to 60% off select sale items.
Home Depot: Get 40% off select appliances. Get $10 off gallon cans of select paints an stain; $40 off 3-gallon and 5-gallon cans of paint.
Hush Puppies: Save up to 50 percent on sale items.
Johnston & Murphy: Get free shipping on all women's orders and on orders more than $100.
Land's End: Get 50% off all swimwear and water shoes.
Lilly Pulitzer: Get two wine glasses, elephant wine stopper and a wicker wine basket when you spend $600 or more.
Lowe's: Get up to 40% off select appliances from Thursday through May 29.
Macy's: Sales not going on at Macy's include select sneakers from 40% to 60% off, men's 20% to 60% off, luggage 50% off, and fine jewelry 50% to 70% off.
Old Navy: Get 50% off tees, tanks, shorts and swimwear.
Purple: Up to $100 mattresses, plus free sheets.
Sears: Get 40 percent off select appliances.
Target: You can save up to 30% on home and patio items.
Walmart: Get 30% to 60% off on clothing, furniture, home goods, kitchen appliances, tech gadgets, toys and more.
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