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Major Retail Stores Open on Memorial Day 2018

Retail Stores Open on Memorial Day
You might have Monday, May 28 off of work in observance of Memorial Day — and plenty of retailers hope you’ll spend some of it in shopping. Here’s a quick look at the retail stores open on Memorial Day and which ones are having sales.

Best Buy

Best Buy will be open all holiday weekend and offering amazing deals. Among the highlights are savings of up to 40 percent off appliances. And with certain purchases, shoppers will receive a free Google Home speaker (a $129 value).

BJ’s Wholesale Club

BJ’s Wholesale Club will be open on May 28. While the retailer has yet to announce any sales focused on the holiday, it’s possible there may be deals on outdoor equipment and grilling supplies.

Costco

Unfortunately, Costco will be closed on Memorial Day — but you still can shop on the retailer’s website that day.

And while Costco isn’t holding any Memorial Day-specific sales, the warehouse retailer is offering $70 off on tires through June 17.

Home Depot

This retailer will be open on Memorial Day and its sales include up to 20 percent off grills and smokers, up to40 percent off appliances, 20 percent off select tools, and up to 40 percent off select paint cans and buckets.

Lowe’s

Lowe’s will be open on Memorial Day, providing discounts of up to 30 percent off select household appliances, grills, power tools, and gardening items. All active duty military and veterans will receive 10 percent discount — and, if you have a Lowe’s credit card, you can save an additional 5 percent.

Macy’s

Macy’s will be open on Memorial Day, and the retailer is offering savings of up to 75 percent off items throughout the store. You can also save on purchases via the retailer’s website.

Sam’s Club

Like its parent company Walmart, Sam’s Club will be open on Memorial Day. Similar to Walmart, the membership club will be offering savings on mattresses, furniture, appliances, outdoor gear, and electronics.

Sears

Sears will be open on Memorial Day, and there are savings of up to 40 percent off on appliances. Plus you get free shipping on any appliance order over $399.99.

Walmart

Walmart will be open on Memorial Day — as it is every day of the year except for Christmas.

The retailer is offering some great deals on mattresses for Memorial Day (some are below $100) and shoppers will be able to get 85 percent off electronics on clearance. Walmart also has some baby gear and furniture marked 20 percent off.

Target

Target will also be open on Memorial Day and is offering: 30 percent off patio and home furniture, 15 percent off mattresses and 30 percent off bedding.

You’ll also be able to save money on swimsuits at Target this weekend, with ladies swim gear starting at $12 and kids’ swimwear starting at $8.

Retail Stores Open Memorial Day

Before you head out to shop on Monday, make sure you know the store will, in fact, be open. And, of course, always compare prices to be sure you’re getting the best deal.

Readers, will you be taking advantage of any Memorial Day sales this year? And what sort of plans are you making for the holiday weekend?

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Is the Costco Photo Center Your Best Option?

Costco Photo Center

You might keep more photos on your mobile device than in a hardbound album or picture frame, but sometimes only prints will do — and the decision on where to have the prints made comes to convenience and price. Shopping for the best of both worlds leads to a consideration of what’s on offer at the Costco photo center versus the ones at Walmart and Target.

All three of them do so much more than just develop pictures –they also offer photo books, posters, gifts and even canvas prints.

To evaluate how the three photo centers compare in both price and convenience, we asked the Costco photo center and its Walmart and Target counterparts for three 5″ x 7″ prints of three different Easter pictures, and looked into delivery and pickup options for all three.

Join First

All three of these options require memberships or special signups — and before you can accurately compare prices per photo print, remember that Costco charges annual dues of $60 to $120 a year, while Walmart and Target do not have yearly fees.

After that, a single 5″ x 7″ print costs 59 cents at Costco, 50 cents at Target and 69 to 76 cents at Walmart — you get these lowest-price choices when you pick up at the store.

Location may be the most crucial factor if you want the lowest-priced option. Whichever of the three chain retailers has a location closest to your home or office would likely make the most sense, since pickup is cheaper than delivery for all three.

However, if you don’t mind paying extra for shipping, that’s even more convenient than heading to the store but the fees for delivery vary considerably from one to the next — perhaps due to the fact each retail chain has a different point of origin for sending things out.

The Costco Photo Center

Costco prints actually start at 17 cents per 4″ x 6″ print. Go up in size and so does the price. For 5″ x 7″ prints, it’s 59 apiece, and the subtotal for nine of them was $5.31.

The site lists two delivery options: ground and second day. Aside from sales tax (bringing the total to $5.76), no additional charges were indicated for pickup at the warehouse and the website said the prints would be ready the next day, after 1:00 pm.

Delivering by mail opened other options, with Costco enabling delivery to any number of parties and the ability to save an address book.

Ground delivery cost nothing additional, although two choices for expedited delivery cost extra: Second day delivery for $9.99, and overnight for $14.99.

Now What About Target?

Meanwhile, Target charges 50 cents per 5″ x 7″ print, and says the subtotal for nine prints is $4.50.

The retailer also offers a variety of shipping options, from $19.99 next-business-day rush to a more modest $1.50 for economy shipping that takes seven to 10 business days (not including up to two business days of photo production time).

The print-to-store option allows for an even wider variety of choices — letting you search for stores within up to a 500-mile radius. Not wanting to turn this into an overnight adventure, we picked the store closest to us. The total cost for this option jumped to $16.11.

…and Walmart?

Walmart also begins enticingly on its main photo page, saying that one-hour prints used to be 19 cents each but are now 15 cents each. This, too, is a bit of a bait-and-switch as you only get prints for 15 cents each if you order 100 or more (and only for 4″ x 6″ prints).

Sticking to the original parameters of nine 5″ x 7″ prints, Walmart asked for 76 cents per print (subtotal is $6.84) for same-day service, and 69 cents per print (subtotal is $6.21) for either site to store pickup or home delivery.

Selecting store pickup involved going to a store outside our city, but with only a small tax charged (total is $7.47) the site asked us for name and contact information of the pickup person.

Yes, from $1.75 for ground shipment to $107.73 for next-day delivery.

Home shipment from Walmart for these pictures gives a base cost of $1.75 for delivery in five business days.

The retailer did offer faster shipping options (without specifying which carriers), charging a surprising $71.73 for two-day delivery, and next day delivery costing an even more startling $107.73.

Which One Should I Use?

The advantages of Costco membership did manifest during this process; the ability to ship different prints to different people in an address book was very enticing, and the protection of billing information was a nice addition.

You might have a Walmart within a mile of your home, so it might be easier for you to have your pictures done there. (If you spring for their $108 next day delivery, please tell us in the comments if they fly them to you by helicopter.)

Indeed, if you prefer any of these options to the others, how about letting us know? How did your pictures look once you held them in your hand? Tell us in the comments!

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Attention, Shoppers: Target Will Not Be Open on Easter

Target Open on Easter
Easter is this Sunday and the National Retail Foundation expects holiday spending will total around $18.2 billionFor many folks, visiting the major retailers will be a huge part of getting ready for their celebration. So is Target open on Easter?

Unfortunately, Target is one of the very few retailers that close on Easter. However, the good news is that it’s open on the days surrounding the holiday. Here’s what that looks like:

  • Good Friday – Target will be open regular hours.
  • Saturday, March 31 – Again, Target will be open regular hours.
  • Easter Sunday – No Target stores will be open on Easter Sunday.
  • Easter Monday – Target will reopen for regular Monday hours.

Why Isn’t Target Open on Easter?

Target isn’t the only major retailer that’s closed on Easter — Costco is also closed that day. However, both of these stores have sales on Easter-themed products. Here are just a few of the best Target finds:

  • Buy traditional wicker baskets on sale (starting at just $1.50).
  • Themed Easter baskets start at $6.
  • The store is offering buy one, get one 50% off on all Easter candy.
  • For every $25 you spend on Easter items, get a $5 gift card.
  • Grab a classic egg-coloring kit for just $1.50.
  • Get a 48-count bag of plastic eggs for just $2.50.

So if you want to shop for Easter at Target, you’ll need to get there before the actual holiday itself — or you could always try showing up the day afterward to see if there’s anything left on clearance.

Finally, if you’re an avid Target shopper, you may want to consider downloading a Target holiday schedule.

Readers, what kind of plans do you have for the coming holiday weekend?

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Is Target Open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

Target MLK Day
Martin Luther King Day is on Monday, January 15. It is the second federal holiday of 2017. Sometimes, federal holidays can be confusing, even for the most organized of people. It gets muddled together. What will be open? What will be closed? And, most importantly, will Target be open on Martin Luther King Jr Day?

Is Target Open Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

Target will be open on Monday, January 15, 2018. Christmas Day and Easter are the only two holidays that Target stores are closed. On Thanksgiving, Target stores are open for limited hours. On most other federal holidays, like MLK Day, Target stores will be open regular hours.

What Holidays Does Target Close?

Monday, January 1: Target stores are open on New Year’s Day

Monday, January 15: Target stores are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Wednesday, February 14: Target stores are open on Valentine’s Day

Monday, February 19: Target stores are open on Presidents’ Day

Saturday, March 17: Target stores are open on St. Patrick’s Day

Friday, March 30: Target stores are open on Good Friday

Sunday, April 1: Target stores are closed on Easter Sunday

Monday, April 2: Target stores are open on Easter Monday

Sunday, May 13: Target stores are open on Mother’s Day

Monday, May 28: Target stores are open on Memorial Day

Sunday, June 17: Target stores are open on Father’s Day

Wednesday, July 4: Target stores are open on Independence Day

Monday, September 3: Target stores are open on Labor Day

Monday, October 8: Target stores are open on Columbus Day

Wednesday, October 31: Target stores are open on Halloween

Sunday, November 11: Target stores are open on Veteran’s Day

Thursday, November 22: Target stores are open on Thanksgiving Day, but for limited hours

Friday, November 23: Target stores are open on Black Friday for extended hours

Tuesday, December 25: Target stores are closed on Christmas Day

Monday, December 31: Target stores are open on New Year’s Eve

Tuesday, January 1: Target is closed on New Year’s Day 2019

Download a printable Target Holiday Schedule. 

Is There a Martin Luther King Jr. Day Sale?

Unlike other federal holidays such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day, MLK Day is not known for sales. Target does not have a sale specific to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but there are weekly deals that can be taken advantage of. Be sure to check Target’s weekly flyer for deals.

If you are wondering about a specific store’s hours on MLK Day (or any other holiday), you can give them a call or check their website for closings and store hours.

Photo: Flickr: Mike Mozart

Is Target Open New Year’s Day 2018?

is Target open on New Year's

New Year’s Day is the end of the 2017 holiday season and the first federal holiday of 2018. The holiday season can be confusing for the most organized of us. It’s hard to know when banks, the post office and retailers will be open. Since retailers do not always close in observance of federal holidays, it’s difficult to know if stores will be open or closed on New Years Day. Is Target open on New Year’s Day?

Download a 2018 Target Holiday Schedule.

Is Target Open New Year’s Day?

Target will be open on Sunday, January 1, 2018. Christmas Day and Easter Sunday are the only holidays that Target stores are closed. On most other holidays Target stores are open regular hours. On some federal holidays, like Thanksgiving, Target stores are open for limited hours.

Is Target Open on New Year’s Eve?

Target will be open on Saturday, December 31, 2017. Target stores will be open on New Year’s Eve, but not operating on their regular Saturday hours. Target stores are normally open 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM on Sunday. On New Year’s Eve, this will be no different. Check with your local store for their operating hours.

Is there a Target New Year’s Day Sale?

Unlike other federal holidays such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day, New Year’s Day is not known for sales.Target does not have a sale specific for New Year’s Day, but there are many special deals offered the week before New Year’s. Here are a few of the deals available through January 2nd:

After Christmas Clearance

Select clothing, shoes, and accessories are 30-50% off as part of the After Christmas Clearance. Shoppers that use Cartwheel will receive an additional 20% off on clearance items. Cartwheel is a mobile app that delivers Target coupons right to your phone. The cashier scans the barcode on your phone to redeem the coupon.

Gift Yourself

Did you want something for Christmas, but not receive it? This is your chance to gift yourself. Target has great deals on video games and consoles, televisions, toys and all the other things you wanted for Christmas but didn’t get. Select toys are 50% off and board games buy 2, get 1 free. Shoppers that trade up to a Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge can receive up to $350 in Target GiftCards.

Don’t Sweat It

If getting in shape is one of your New Year’s resolutions, Target has discounts on fitness apparel and equipment to help you get ready. Some purchases qualify for additional discounts or Target gift cards that can be used for future purchases.

Check your local Target flyer for more details on sales the week off before New Years. There is a large selection of items on sale to help you get fit, get organized and clean up after the holidays. The flyer also has codes to text to Target in return for extra savings coupons.

Gift Card Trade-In

If you received gift cards for Christmas that you won’t use, you can trade them in for Target GiftCards. Visit a Target Mobile Kiosk for more details about the Gift Card Trade-In.

The week after Christmas is one of the busiest shopping weeks of the year, and many people choose to start their new year out shopping. If you would like to do that, Target will be open for all of your needs.