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Memorial Day Weekend: What savings, deals, discounts and FREEBIES to expect!

Posted: 12:29 PM, May 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-24 14:37:38Z
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Memorial Day Weekend is here, and Wallet Hub projects that 45.5 percent of Americans are "likely" to take advantage of Memorial Day deals.

Shoppers can expect 20-80 percent off on home goods and spring clothing, and over 40 freebies and special discounts are available to veterans and military personnel. I'm going to break down all the ways you can save!

SAVE BY SHOPPING CATEGORY:

According to DealNews, the good items to look into will be patio furniture (some up to 70 percent off), grills (though the best sales are closer to Labor Day), clothing in general (some up to 80 percent off), shoes (some up to 50 percent off), and the biggest buy - mattresses! Click here to see the full explanation for each category.

Lowe's sent over information that there will be discounts on select Dyson vacuums, up to $100 off. There, you'll also find up to 40 percent off select appliances. I saw one refrigerator originally priced at $1,999 being offered for $1,099, saving you $900. There were also other buy-one-get-one free deals.

No matter where you shop, mention that if you are a military member or veteran, and ask if they offer discounts or freebies.

SAVE ON BUYING A CAR:

Now, let's talk cars. I checked with Bankrate, Kelley Blue Book and U.S. News, and all three offered insight to specific days of the week and month to buy. They also note that Memorial Day Weekend is a great time to shop and save.

There are other deals to score... Or should I say, there are some more home-run deals!

SAVE ON BASEBALL:

If you love baseball, there's a D-backs Summer Pass! Pay $99 and go to all 57 home games from May 31 to September 29. That's like spending around $2 each game. You must have a cell phone to get the pass.

SAVE ON PET ADOPTIONS:

All four locations for Arizona Humane Society are offering 50 percent off adoption prices for cats and kittens now through Sunday. It would normally cost between $50 to $150. Click here for more information.

SAVE AT THE MOVIES:

Pollack Tempe Cinemas is bringing back its "Summer Movie Club", where people four years and older can see 10 kid-friendly movies for $5. That breaks down to $.50 per movie! You can see one movie a week starting Memorial Day, May 27, through August 2. If that doesn't interest you, regular movie tickets are $3.50 and on Tuesdays, they are $2.50. Click here for more.

Harkins Theatres also has a summer movie program, showing ten kid-friendly movies for ten weeks. It starts Memorial Day. A season pass is $7, and individual movies are $2. The movies will be screened at 9:45 a.m. each day. Click here to learn more about the lineup and general information.

SAVE AT RESTAURANTS:

At Spinelli's Pizzeria, enter the promo code, "MD19" and get the following deals. "The Spinelli's Meal" gets you one, ready-made pizza slice, one fountain soda and one fried Oreo for $7. "The Pool Party Packs" feeds 15 people, getting you two 18-inch, one-topping pizzas, one 18-inch specialty pizza, one order of bread sticks, one cheesy bread, one salad and three two-liter sodas for $80. That breaks down to almost $6 per person. For 25 people, at a total of $150 (or nearly $6 per person), get four 18-inch, one-topping pizzas, two 18-inch specialty pizzas, two orders of bread sticks, one cheesy bread, one salad and four two-liter sodas. Click here to order.

Brat Haus is offering active duty military and veterans their choice of a free pretzel or a small order of fries, plus 15 percent off the entire order on Memorial Day.

Twin Peaks is offering a free dish from their special Memorial Day menu to all active military and veterans on Monday, May 27. The menu includes:

  • Beer battered chicken tenders served with French fries and poblano honey mustard
  • Ol’ Fashioned B.L.T sandwich with hickory smoked bacon served on potato bread with French fries
  • Cheeseburger stacked with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, caramelized onions and served with French fries
  • The Wedge salad, baby iceberg lettuce topped with carrots, tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles, green onions, blue cheese dressing and Billionaire’s bacon

At Potbelly Sandwich Shop, veterans and active military members can grab a free sandwich, salad or "pick-your-pair" as a BOGO deal May 26-27. Show ID to redeem.

Rubio's Coastal Grill has a BOGO deal for Memorial Day. Veterans and military members can purchase an adult entree, and get a second one free. Bring your military ID, and show this coupon.

FREE EVENTS:

Click here to see a roundup of events happening during Memorial Day weekend. Some are free!

SAVE WITH PROMO CODES:

Promocodes.com sent us the following discount codes:

Banana Republic Factory: Enter this coupon code [promocodes.com] to get an extra 20% off your purchase at Banana Republic Factory.

Home Depot Memorial Day Savings: Apply this coupon [promocodes.com] to get up to 40% off on almost all categories at Home Depot.

JCPenney Memorial Day Sale: Get an extra 25% off your entire purchase of $100 or more [promocodes.com]

Kohl's- Memorial Day Weekend Sale: Get $10 off on orders over $75 when you click this promo code [promocodes.com] at Kohl's.

Lowe's Memorial Day Sale: Apply this coupon [promocodes.com] to get up to 40% off on most items at Lowe's.

Macy's Macy's Memorial Day Sale: Reveal this coupon code to take 20% off your order at [promocodes.com] Macy's.

Reebok Memorial Day Sale: Apply this coupon code [promocodes.com] to get 50% off orders $250 or more at Reebok.

Steve Madden: Get 25% off any order when you activate this coupon code [promocodes.com] at Steve Madden.

OTHER GREATS DEALS:

1-800Lighting: Reveal this promo code [promocodes.com] to get up to 20% off Memorial Day Sale + Free Shipping on orders of $49 or more from 1-800Lighting.

BestUsedTires.com Memorial Day Sale: Get $15 off on orders over $150 when you click this promo code [promocodes.com] at BestUsedTires.com.

ContactsDirect Memorial Day Preview Sale: Copy this promo code [promocodes.com] to get $30 off your purchases when you spend at least $150 at contactsdirect.

Cost Plus World Market Memorial Day Sale: Reveal this promo code [promocodes.com] to get an extra 15% off on your purchase and Free Shipping on orders of $99 at Cost Plus World Market.

eBooks.com: Reveal this coupon code [promocodes.com] to get 15% off on orders during Memorial Weekend at eBooks.com.

ECCO: Take Additional 40% off All Sale Items + Free Shipping when you use this promo code [promocodes.com] at ECCO.

Elie Tahari Memorial Day Sale: Get 40% Off Wear-Now Styles of $125+ when you use this promo code [promocodes.com] at Elie Tahari.

Elizabeth Arden: Paste this coupon code [promocodes.com] to get Free full-sized Green Tea Honey Drops Body Cream (8.4oz) when you spend at least $100 from Elizabeth Arden.

French Connection Memorial Day Sale: Get 40% off orders over $200 when you copy this promo code [promocodes.com] at French Connection.

glasses.com: Reveal this promo code [promocodes.com] to get 60% off Prescription Lenses from glasses.com.

GNC: Get 20% off on your entire purchase when you enter this coupon code [promocodes.com] at GNC.

Guitar Center: Enter this promo code [promocodes.com] to get 15% off single item when you spend at least $199 from Guitar Center.

Kay Jewelers: Copy this promo code [promocodes.com] to get 25% off Personalized Jewelry from Kay Jewelers.

Lenovo: Get 25% off Any ThinkCentre Towers or Desktops when you enter this promo code [promocodes.com] at Lenovo.

Ralph Lauren: Get up to 40% off + Extra 30% off Sale Styles when you paste this promo code [promocodes.com] at Ralph Lauren.

Rebecca Minkoff Memorial Day Sale: Get up to 30% off Sale Styles when you activate this coupon code [promocodes.com] at Rebecca Minkoff.

Stein Mart Memorial Day Sale: Get $10 off your sitewide purchase when you enter this promo code [promocodes.com] at Stein Mart.

Stetson: Take 20% Off Apparel & Boots Reminder when you use this promo code [promocodes.com] at Stetson.

What deals am I missing? Email me and I'll add them to this list!

Have a great weekend!