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Memorial Day is much more than another shopping holiday. Celebrated on the last Monday in May, Memorial Day is a time to remember the fallen men and women who have served in the U.S. military. Every year, families visit the graves of those who have died and decorate them with American flags or flowers.
Many people have the Monday off from work and school, so retailers like to keep everyone busy with deals to ring in the warm-weather season.
Memorial Day is one of the biggest times for shopping in the United States. As the unofficial start of the summer season, people around the country are getting ready for road trips, lounging poolside, hosting barbecues and spending plenty of time outdoors. Of course, retailers are offering discounts on everything they need to enjoy the most of their future plans.
Here are a few categories you'll find discounted during the holiday.
The start of summer means discounts on last season's apparel. Stores like Ralph Lauren, Nordstrom and GAP are sure to hold sales. So stock up on skirts, sandals, shorts, hats and everything in between. You'll need new outfits for your next getaway or vacation.
Summer calls for entertaining friends and family at home. Luckily, retailers are dropping prices on items like small kitchen appliances and kitchen supplies. Visit retailers like Sears and Home Depot for options.
Tip: Don't forget about Dad! Memorial Day weekend is a good time get a head start on Father's Day shopping at a discount.
Sales vary every year with retailers, but knowing what was offered last year is a great way to plan ahead. Here are a few noteables from 2016.
72-hour sale on select laptops, monitors, printers and more
Up to 50% off apparel and equipment for camping
Up to 50% off swim apparel
50% off the entire store
35% off the entire store
Up to $75 off select orders
Tip: If you want deals sooner, retailers have been releasing Memorial Day weekend discounts up to a week early.
Borderlinx members were busy last Memorial Day weekend! Here's a peek at what was purchased in 2016.
Apparel, Men and Women
Health and Beauty Products
Cell Phone Accessories
Jewelry and Watches
Baby Clothing and Accessories
Shoes, Men and Women
While retailers are making it easy to save on the apparel, home goods and outdoor gear you need this Memorial Day weekend, Borderlinx is here to make international shipping safe and affordable for you, too.
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It's likely you'll make purchases from different stores this Memorial Day weekend. Shipping packages individually from the Borderlinx hub to your home can become expensive, so we recommend virtually consolidating your packages when possible. Learn more here.
Take the guesswork out of handling customs fees, and use Borderlinx to pay for taxes and duties on your next purchase.
We hope you find the amazing deals this Memorial Day weekend. Have fun!