Consumer Alert: Here’s what to buy and what not to buy during Memorial Day sales

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Memorial Day weekend is upon us. That means it’s time to honor those who served, enjoy a backyard barbeque, and shop till we drop. 

While it seems that everyone is having a sale, not every good deal is the best deal. The best items to buy during Memorial Day are mattresses, appliances and furniture. 

Here are some of the best deals I found:


  • Leesa: $700 off select mattresses and two free pillows.
  • Mattress Firm: up to 50 percent off best sellers
  • Sealy: 35 percent off their Sealy Cocoon mattress plus pillows and a sheet set.
  • Sleep Number: up to 50 percent off its smart bed.



  • Wayfair: Up to 70 percent off
  • Burrow: Up to 60 percent off
  • Frontgate: 70 percent off site-wide, plus 20 percent more off clearance

What not to buy on Memorial Day:

  • TVs and electronics
  • Summer clothes and bathing suits
  • Grills

You should wait to buy TVs and electronics in July when Amazon has Prime Day. All the big box retailers hold sales at the same time. And there will be deep discounts on summer clothes, bathing suits, and grills in August.