Memorial Day sales: Do your homework and save

Memorial Day sales: Do your homework and save

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It's Memorial Day weekend, and you know what that means: hamburgers, pools, and yes-- big-time sales.  This weekend marks one of the biggest for sales amongst retailers, and no matter where you shop, there's a good chance they're offering a deal.

Because there are so many deals to be had, navigating through the discounts can be quite troublesome. While many stores offer deep discounts, some offers are just full of hype.

According to dealnews.com, many great sales that are advertised as Memorial Day exclusives are available all year long. So, it's important to do your research before you head out to the stores or start making purchases online.

If you're shopping for big brand-name items, double check to see if the sale is actually a sale. Prices can be easily checked online, and a quick search can easily tell you if you're really getting a discount.

It's a great time of year for buying spring clothing.  After a long, hard winter in many places, discounts could range up to 70 percent. According to dealnews.com, Memorial Day weekend is also a good time to buy home goods-- and that can include anything from refrigerators to sheets. There isn't really a good season for buying mattresses, but they seem to be on sale around this time of year.

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