Memorial Day is upon us. As we reflect on those that have lost their lives in wars, and the ongoing conflicts around the world, we are also given a chance for a much needed break and a three-day weekend. Retailers, too, celebrate this time of year by giving us sales lasting the whole weekend. Of course, not all of these sales and deals are created equally, so we’ve poured through the listings and found ten that we believe are truly worth your time. They include everything from TVs to smart thermostats, so let your imagination go wild as you scroll through our 10 favorite Memorial Day deals:
- Ring Video Doorbell — $70, was $100
- Beats Studio Buds — $98, was $150
- Apollo Wearable – $299, was $349
- Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Headphones — $348, was $400
- Google Nest Learning Smart WiFi Thermostat — $250, was $200
- Onn. 50-inch Class 4K UHD Roku Smart TV — $198, was $238
- Onn. 65-inch Class 4K UHD Roku Smart TV — $298, was $368
- Apple iPad 9 — $270, was $330
- HP 14-inch Laptop — $180, was $200
- HP Laptop 17z-cp200 — $280, was $500
- Memorial Day Sales FAQ
Ring Video Doorbell — $70, was $100
Want to keep your home safer, communicate with outdoor strangers without opening your door, and catch high quality video footage of the outside of your home even when its dark? For only $70 you do, especially with a Ring Video Doorbell, one of our favorite smart doorbells. You can communicate with it directly via Alexa, too, as part of your smart home. This can mean speaking directly with the people outside or using a preset response built into your Ring Alarm. Or, if you don’t want to be bothered — or are outside your home — you can have your alarm take a message. The setup is relatively easy, as the machine is wireless. While this does mean that the device uses a battery, you’ll find that Ring Video Doorbells have longer lasting batteries than you might’ve guessed.
Beats Studio Buds — $98, was $150
Beats, its the brand that carries a reputation for audio equipment that delivers a deep base hit. And according to our Beats Studio Buds review the Beats Studio Buds deliver the “same bass-forward sound signature” that fans of the brand have been coming back for. Due to their high level of comfort, robust controls, and quality ANC they’ve been compared to AirPods Pro from nearly every source imaginable. But what’s more amazing is that the Beats Studio Buds are compatible with both iPhone and Android devices. That makes this deal a perfect opportunity to land a great gift for that one friend whose phone you somehow haven’t gotten a peek at yet. Furthermore, they come in a ton of color choices so you can always find something that matches your style.
Apollo Wearable – $299, was $349
For most people, stress is unavoidable. We feel stress from work, stress from daily activities, stress from finances, and sometimes even stress at home due to relationships or family concerns. The Apollo wearable from Apollo Neuro is designed to improve the body’s resilience to stress so you can relax, get better sleep, focus when you need to, and just feel better overall. Using low-frequency sound waves felt as soothing vibrations to reset the nervous system and facilitate healthier states of calm, clarity, focus, and relaxation, the Apollo technology was designed by physicians and neuroscientists and tested by thousands of users in the clinical setting and in the real world. It’s also available to Digital Trends readers at an excellent discount. Until May 31, you’ll save $50 when you use promo code DT50 at checkout. That means instead of $349 you’re paying $299.
Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Headphones — $348, was $400
When something is a favorite, it is hard to overlook a deal on it. We consider the Sony WH-1000XM5 to be the best headphones for most people due to their simultaneous delivery of great sound and wonderful comfort. They’re also just a touch classier than most of the competition, with their paired-down, modern design. Our Sony WH-1000XM5 review called them “premium in every way” and our reviewer was particularly pleased with their ANC and comfort, citing things like their light weight as a big positive. Other things to note are their 30-hour battery life, multipoint connection for quick toggle listening, and hands-free calling that picks up your voice well despite the lack of a boom mic being positioned in front of your mouth. So, be sure to grab a pair while they’re on sale this weekend and see if you like them as much as we do!
Google Nest Learning Smart WiFi Thermostat — $250, was $200
If you want to work towards saving the environment — or even just your family’s utility bill — consider checking out this thermostat. A lot of the power of the Google Nest Learning Smart WiFi Thermostat is right in its name; it learns your life and programs itself based on your schedule and preferences. Then, it takes a lot of the boring parts of home efficiency out of your hands by working with your HVAC system to create an energy-efficient indoor biome that you’ll find comfortable. You’ll see why smart thermostats have become a notable smart home category when you can change the temperature with the call of your voice. Grab one now or head on over to our listing of the best smart thermostats for more education on this evolving product category.
Onn. 50-inch Class 4K UHD Roku Smart TV — $198, was $238
It’s no secret that 4K TVs are becoming the standard for the best TVs of the moment. Still, even as they become the standard, it is hard to find one for less than $200. Until today, that is. This Memoria Day weekend, the Onn. 4K UHD Roku Smart TV gives you all of the big power of modern TVs for a price that feels like it could have come out of yesteryear. The Onn. 4K UHD Roku Smart TV is in clear 2160p and has a 60Hz refresh rate. As a Roku Smart TV, it comes with all of the trappings of a modern TV. In this way, you won’t be left out of the conversation when it comes to typical modern, smart TV features. That means you can use it with Apple Home, Alexa, or your Google Home. Additionally, get access to the best of Roku, featuring over half a million movies and TV episodes across its free and paid channels.
Follow the button below to get yours now. Love this TV, got an extra $100 to spare, and want something quite a bit bigger? Scroll down one more product! We promise you, it’ll be worth it…
Onn. 65-inch Class 4K UHD Roku Smart TV — $298, was $368
Bigger. Stronger. Faster. Okay, actually probably just bigger. Considering this is the same product as the previous TV, but in a bigger frame, it probably moves a bit slower when in the average person’s hands. Still, if you looked at the TV above and thought, “I want that, just bigger.” then this is the TV for you. It’s only $100 more for 15 more inches (and pounds) of TV. You’ll still get the same Roku experience, great shows, and access to all of the smart features you’d want from the TV above.
Apple iPad 9 — $270, was $330
The Apple iPad 9 uses a 1620p screen, the cool A13 chip, and has 64GB and 256GB storage options. Use it with the 1st Gen Apple Pencil or the Apple Smart Keyboard for easy notetaking and full-color doodling wherever you go. When we looked at the best iPads of 2023, the Apple iPad 9 was the second iPad to be covered and is considered the best iPad on a budget. Part of this is because the standard iPad is always slightly less breathtaking than the ‘Air’ version and part of this is because, coming out in 2021, there’s already a newer model of iPad. However, when we compare the iPad 9 and iPad 10 the verdict was don’t get the newer iPad if you have the older one already. There just weren’t enough new features (or powerful new tech) to make the transition worthwhile. That puts the iPad 9 firmly into deal territory (slightly older model, still great) and it becomes super cart-worthy when on a sale like this one.
HP 14-inch Laptop — $180, was $200
Chances are, you weren’t expecting to see a fully-functioning laptop for under $200 today, but here we are. With 4GB of RAM and an HD display, we’ll admit it isn’t the type of laptop we’d typically include among the best laptops (keep scrolling for a more powerful offering). Instead, this laptop is a great first laptop for kids and young teens that need a place to do homework and not get distracted. HP labels it as great for “web browsing”, “basic internet tasks”, and “basic gaming” which can all be a plus when you’re looking for a basic homework and/or research station and not a super mind-grabbing portal into internet and video game addiction. Pick it up today and see how responsible your family handles it over the summer before upgrading to something a bit better during fall back-to-school sales.
HP Laptop 17z-cp200 — $280, was $500
Looking for a 17-inch laptop? Look no further than the HP Laptop 17z-cp200 while its price is slashed nearly in half! At just a $100 more than the previous HP laptop you get double the memory (8GB this time) and an HD+ resolution. For just a little more you can up to a 1080p display as well. The AMD processor and graphics cards allow you to play indie games and other not-so-computationally-difficult smoothly even from a laptop. Other cool features include fast charge, which charges your laptop to 50% power in 45 minutes (so long as it is off), and a lift hinge that provides a more ergonomic keyboard angle when the HP Laptop 17z-cp200 is fully open.
Memorial Day Sales FAQ
What are the Memorial Day sales?
Memorial Day is a national holiday in the United States that commemorates military personnel who have died while serving in the armed forces. It’s a federal holiday that lands on the last Monday in May, bringing with it a three-day weekend. Typically during holidays like Memorial Day, retailers run big sales. Consumers are more than happy to take advantage of the long weekend to shop their hearts out, and stores are understandably eager to entice people to do just that.
There are only a few of these three-day-weekend holidays throughout the year, though, and Memorial Day is the last one of the spring season. There aren’t usually any similar big sales until July, with July 4 and Prime Day sales happening that month. That means that Memorial Day sales are a great opportunity to do some late spring shopping for anything you might need; if you miss it, then you’ll have to wait another month or two for another chance to score big savings, during Amazon Prime Day in July.
When do the Memorial Day sales start?
Memorial Day 2023 is on Monday, May 29, meaning that Saturday, May 27 is the first day of the three-day holiday weekend. The 2023 Memorial Day deals will certainly be live by Saturday, but many retailers will start running their sales earlier on Friday as well. We won’t be surprised to see a few early Memorial Day sales and discounts popping up even earlier that week, so don’t sit on your hands until Saturday. That said, the sales will begin in earnest on Saturday and will run through Monday (Memorial Day itself), so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to shop and save big.
Where are the best Memorial Day deals?
Memorial Day sales, unlike Prime Day deals, are not specific to any retailer (although nowadays, other retailers get in on the Prime Day action, too). Expect all the big outlets to mark things down before and during Memorial Day weekend. That includes Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, and Newegg, to name just a handful.
However, it’s a good idea to have a list of Memorial Day deals you’re looking for, and you’ll also need to know which retailers are best for certain items. If you’re after a new laptop, for example, then you’ll want to check out Best Buy, Walmart, Staples, and Newegg, as well as the online storefronts of PC brands such as HP, Microsoft, and Dell. Retailers like Amazon usually aren’t as good for computer deals.
If you’re after something like a new 4K smart TV, though, then Amazon is a great place to shop for Memorial Day deals, as are Walmart and Best Buy. Amazon also likes to mark down its own devices during sales, so Memorial Day should be a great time to grab something like an Echo smart speaker, A Kindle tablet or e-reader, a Fire smart TV, or one of the many other gadgets Amazon has under its umbrella. And unlike Prime Day deals, you shouldn’t need a Prime membership to take advantage of them. Best Buy also carries Amazon devices and often offers the exact same deals during sales.