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The best Memorial Day sales and deals of 2016

Americans will pay tribute to fallen military service members on Memorial Day. But over the long weekend, they’ll also probably head outdoors for sun, barbecue — and some shopping.

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Americans will pay tribute to fallen military service members on Memorial Day.

But over the long weekend, they’ll also probably head outdoors for sun, barbecue — and some shopping.

For the unofficial start of summer, we’ve compiled our favorite Memorial Day sales and deals. Many promotions last longer than just the official holiday, which is May 30.

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  • Amazon: Shop time-sensitive deals on party supplies, books, apparel and more.
  • Aeropostale: Take 50% off almost everything.
  • Bed Bath & Beyond: Visit the Memorial Day Savings Event for price cuts on everything from bedding to small kitchen appliances.
  • Carter’s: Nearly the entire site and store is 50% off (some exclusions apply).
  • Crane & Canopy: Score free shipping on all orders over $150 from May 27 through May 30.
  • Chevrolet: Save on select crossover models.
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods: Get deep discounts on canopies, kayaks, hammocks and other outdoor gear.
  • Dyson: Through June 11, save $50 on Dyson fans and fan heaters.
  • Eastern Mountain Sports: Camping gear is 20%-40% off, apparel is up to 50% off and all climbing gear is up to 25% off.
  • eBay: Shop a selection of Memorial Day-themed products.
  • GhostBed: Through May 31, customers can order a mattress of any size and receive $75 off using promo code MEMORIAL75 at checkout. Mattress sizes are available in twin to California king. Free shipping is also included.
  • Home Depot: Get $10 off select one-gallon paint cans and $40 off select five-gallon buckets via a rebate offer.
  • Joss & Main: Take an extra 15% off Memorial Day deals with code SUMMER16.
  • Lenovo: Through May 30, get up to 25% off select professional laptops.
  • Macy’s: From May 25 through May 30, save on select fashion and home styles. Deals include 25%-40% off Calvin Klein jeans for him and her and 40% off select bedding.
  • Maytag: Through June 4, get up to $750 by mail-in rebate with purchase of select Maytag appliances.
  • Sears: Online and in-store through June 4, save up to 30% on vacuums and floor care, plus shop savings on major kitchen appliances.

See each retailer’s website for full promotional details.

Courtney Jespersen is a staff writer at NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Email: courtney@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @courtneynerd. This article first appeared at NerdWallet.

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