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Memorial Day Must-Haves: What to Shop For and How to Get the Best Deals

May 01, 2024

A family joyously spending time together outside for Memorial day while using a grill.

Memorial Day holiday weekend — the unofficial start of summer — presents a golden opportunity for savvy shoppers, often boasting the best seasonal sales of the year so far. With significant discounts and exceptional deals across a wide range of products, it’s an ideal time to invest in summer essentials or upgrade your home and lifestyle. 

Whether you’re eyeing a new grill or outdoor essentials for backyard cookouts, the summer’s trendiest sunglasses or a luxurious mattress for restful nights, Memorial Day sales are the moment to strike. And while the holiday brings great deals, Acima Leasing can help you get them in an even more meaningful way. Read on for our pro shopping tips! 

Where to Find the Best Deals 

Spotting the best deals requires a blend of due diligence and timing. Large retail chains and online marketplaces compete fiercely, presenting a great opportunity for bargain hunters. Signing up for newsletters and monitoring your favorite stores can alert you to flash sales and exclusive discounts. Remember, the early bird catches the worm when it comes to limited-time offers!  

Consider also exploring lesser-known and local retailers, as they may offer hidden gems and unique discount offers that larger stores don’t advertise as prominently. 

Start With a Plan: Shopping for Summer Essentials 

Before the sales commence, it’s essential to prepare a list of must-haves to organize your Memorial Day shopping. This approach ensures that you enjoy as many discounts as possible during this time.  

Consider adding summer staples such as outdoor furniture and grills — even summer fashions — to your list. At this time of year, these essentials are often heavily discounted as retailers prepare to make room for back-to-school items and newer product offerings for the fall. Additionally, Memorial Day promotions present the perfect opportunity to consider larger items like electronics, mattresses, furniture or appliances. Keep an eye out for significant price drops on larger items, making them even more enticing additions to your shopping list.  

By carefully curating your list, you can make the most out of Memorial Day sales and snag incredible deals on items that enhance your lifestyle. 

Using Acima Leasing to Your Advantage 

For those looking for alternatives to finance while shopping, Acima Leasing is a great option, allowing you to get the items you want without using credit.* Acima Leasing offers a lease-to-own solution that lets you get the things you need, while not using financing. The application is straightforward, and you could be approved for up to $5,000 in merchandise. Best of all, flexible lease renewal payment options are designed to align with your payday, making your shopping experience easier.  

If you're unsure whether lease-to-own is available where you shop, we can help ease your mind. Acima Leasing has an extensive network of over 15,000 retailers. You can search online using our store locator by product category to easily find nearby retailers. 

Expert Tips for Memorial Day Bargain Hunting 

Research Early 

Start your search well in advance to find potential deals. Follow your favorite retailers on social media and subscribe to their newsletters to stay updated on their Memorial Day promotions. 

Focus on Quality 

While discounts are great, quality items also matter. Consider getting durable products that offer long-term value. Remember, it’s better to get something that will last for years to come versus something that quickly wears out. 

Consider Alternatives 

Don’t limit yourself to the big-name retailers. Explore smaller businesses and local stores for unique finds and personalized service. Not only can you discover hidden gems, but you’ll also be supporting small businesses in the process. 

Be Decisive 

Great deals don’t last long, especially during Memorial Day weekend. Be prepared to make swift decisions to get the best deal that meets your criteria.  

Acima Leasing: Your Holiday Sale Secret Weapon 

Our lease-to-own solution allows you to snag those Memorial Day deals on must-have summer items (like grills, patio furniture or even new appliances) without using credit.* With our extensive network of retailers and flexible lease renewal payment options that align with your payday, you can enjoy your summer essentials in a way that isn’t stressful.  

By following these expert tips and leveraging the shopping power of Acima Leasing, you can make the most out of this upcoming Memorial Day weekend’s sales. Craft your shopping plan, explore your options and remember that the right strategy can lead to fantastic finds at a great deal.