Monday, May 27, 2019, is Memorial Day. Many workers have the day off to celebrate, giving them a chance to head out with friends and family or simply spend some quiet time at home. Since Memorial Day is a federal holiday, retailers may decide to close their doors for the day. If you were hoping to get some shopping done – and possibly take advantage of Memorial Day sales – knowing which retail stores are open is important. Here’s a look at which stores are open on Memorial Day.
Stores Open on Memorial Day
The vast majority of major chain retailers do open their doors on Memorial Day, usually based on the location’s normal business hours. Here are just some of the stores that will be open.
Best Buy is open on Memorial Day. Plus, the electronics giant is holding a major sale during the holiday weekend. Usually, this retailer offers some deep discounts on appliances to celebrate Memorial Day.
BJ’s Wholesale Club
BJ’s Wholesale Club is open on Memorial Day. Here, you might find discounts on a variety of goods to help you get ready for summer, such as outdoor items and grilling equipment.
Home Depot is open on Memorial Day. Along with several grills and smokers on sale, you will also find discounts on appliances, gardening equipment, and items that can help with summer home improvement projects.
Lowe’s is open on Memorial Day. Select gardening items, grills, appliances, and more will be featured in this year’s Memorial Day sale at Lowe’s. Plus, military members and veterans with military IDs can all get an additional 10 percent off, which can help you stretch your budget even further.
Macy’s is open on Memorial Day. Whether you shop online or in store, there will also be a ton of deals to be had this Memorial Day weekend.
Sam’s Club is open on Memorial Day. Here, you’ll find discounts on everything from mattresses, electronics, outdoor equipment, appliances, and much more.
Sears is open on Memorial Day. If you are looking for deals on appliances, Sears usually has a pretty big sale this holiday weekend. Plus, you might spot some free shipping options for appliances ordered online.
Target is open on Memorial Day. Patio and home furniture usually go on sale for Memorial Day at Target, as well as mattresses and some bedding.
Walmart is open on Memorial Day. Don’t be surprised to see some great deals on outdoor items, furniture, and mattresses at Walmart.
Other Stores That Are Open on Memorial Day
While some of the stores below may open based on a holiday schedule, they should all be ready to help customers on Memorial Day:
- Belks is open on Memorial Day
- CVS is open on Memorial Day
- JC Penny is open on Memorial Day
- Kmart is open on Memorial Day
- Kohl’s is open on Memorial Day
- Kroger is open on Memorial Day
- Marshalls is open on Memorial Day
- Nordstrom is open on Memorial Day
- Neiman Marcus is open on Memorial Day
- Publix is open on Memorial Day
- Rite Aid is open on Memorial Day
- Safeway is open on Memorial Day
- Saks Fifth Avenue is open on Memorial Day
- Walgreens is open on Memorial Day
Convenience stores like 7-Eleven are also usually open on Memorial Day. Many families hit the road during the holiday weekend, so they tend to follow their regular operating schedule to take advantage of travelers who need snacks, drinks, and fuel.
Chain restaurants are also typically open on Memorial Day. Some may even offer food and drink specials to entice people to come in and dine.
It’s important to note that small businesses may or may not be open on Memorial Day. If you want to head to a mom and pop store, it is smart to confirm that the location is open before heading out.
Stores Closed on Memorial Day
While most stores are open on Memorial Day, there are a few exceptions that decide to close. Here are some retailers that will not be open on Monday, May 27, 2019.
Costco is closed on Memorial Day. It is one of the few retailers that decide against taking advantage of one of the year’s biggest shopping days. Instead, all of its employees have the day off, opting to keep their doors closed instead.
Some State-Run Liquor Stores
If you live in a state that has state-run liquor stores, you might not be able to shop there on Memorial Day. Some states will close the state-run liquor stores on some or all federal holidays, as state and local government offices typically don’t open on those holidays.
Before you head to a state-run liquor store, you might want to contact the location and confirm they will be open. Otherwise, you may be limited to what is available at grocery stores – typically beer and wine. Alternatively, you can always make sure to stock up before the holiday weekend, ensuring you have what you need.
Do you have exciting plans for this Memorial Day? Is shopping on your Memorial Day agenda? Tell us how you plan to spend your holiday in the comments below.
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