The 10 Best Memorial Day 2020 Sales

iRobot,GoWise,Funko via Wayfair, Entertainment Earth
iRobot,GoWise,Funko via Wayfair, Entertainment Earth

The Memorial Day sales have started early this year, and it's easy to find yourself drowning in offers for cheap mattresses, appliances, shoes, and grills. To help you cut through the noise and focus on the best deals around, we threw together some of our favorite Memorial Day sales going on right now. Take a look below.

1. Leesa

A Leesa Hybrid mattress. Leesa

Through May 31, you can save up to $400 on every mattress model Leesa has to offer, from the value-minded Studio by Leesa design to the premium Leesa Legend, which touts a combination of memory foam and micro-coil springs to keep you comfortable in any position you sleep in.

Find it: Leesa

2. Sur La Table

This one is labeled as simply a “summer sale,” but the deals are good only through Memorial Day, so you should get to it quickly. This sale takes up to 20 percent off outdoor grilling and dining essentials, like cast-iron shrimp pans ($32), a stainless steel burger-grilling basket ($16), and, of course, your choice of barbeque sauce to go along with it.

Find it: Sur la Table

3. Wayfair

Wayfair/KitchenAid

Wayfair is cutting prices on all manner of appliances until May 28. Though you can pretty much find any home appliance imaginable at a low price, the sale is highlighted by $130 off a KitchenAid stand mixer and 62 percent off this eight-in-one GoWise air fryer.

And that’s only part of the brand’s multiple Memorial Day sales, which you can browse here. They’re also taking up to 40 percent off Samsung refrigerators and washing machines, up to 65 percent off living room furniture, and up to 60 percent off mattresses.

Find it: Wayfair

4. Blue Apron

If you sign up for a Blue Apron subscription before May 26, you’ll save $20 on each of your first three box deliveries, totaling $60 in savings. 

Find it: Blue Apron

5. The PBS Store

Score 20 percent off sitewide at Shop.PBS.org when you use the promo code TAKE20. This slashes prices on everything from documentaries like Ken Burns’s The Roosevelt: An Intimate History ($48) and The Civil War ($64) to a Pride & Prejudice tote bag ($27) and this precious heat-changing King Henry VIII mug ($11) that reveals the fates of his many wives when you pour your morning coffee.

Find it: The PBS Store

6. Amazon

Amazon/eufy

While Amazon doesn’t have an official Memorial Day sale, the ecommerce giant still has plenty of ever-changing deals to pick from. Right now, you can take $100 off this outdoor grill from Weber, $70 off a eufy robot vacuum, and 22 percent off the ASUS gaming laptop. For more deals, just go to Amazon and have a look around.

7. Backcountry

You can save up to 50 percent on tents, hiking packs, outdoor wear, and more from brands like Patagonia, Marmot, and others during Backcountry's Memorial Day sale.

Find it: Backcountry

8. Entertainment Earth

Entertainment Earth/Funko

From now until June 2, Entertainment Earth is having a buy one, get one half off sale on select Funko Pops. This includes stalwarts like the Star Wars and Batman lines, and more recent additions like the Schitt's Creek Funkos and the pre-orders for the upcoming X-Men movie line.

Find it: Entertainment Earth

9. Moosejaw

With the promo code SUNSCREEN, you can take 20 percent off one full-price item at Moosejaw, along with finding up to 30 percent off select items during the outdoor brand's summer sale. These deals include casual clothing, outdoor wear, trail sneakers, and more. 

Find it: Moosejaw

10. Osprey

Through May 25, you can save 25 percent on select summer items, and 40 percent off products from last season. This can include anything from hiking packs and luggage to outdoorsy socks and hats. So if you're planning on getting acquainted with the great outdoors this summer, now you can do it on the cheap.

Find it: Osprey

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Celebrate the Holidays With the 2020 Harry Potter Funko Pop Advent Calendar

Funko
Funko

Though the main book series and movie franchise are long over, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter remains in the spotlight as one of the most popular properties in pop-culture. The folks at Funko definitely know this, and every year the company releases a new Advent calendar based on the popular series so fans can count down to the holidays with their favorite characters.

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Right now, you can pre-order the 2020 edition of Funko's popular Harry Potter Advent calendar, and if you do it through Amazon, you'll even get it on sale for 33 percent off, bringing the price down from $60 to just $40.

Funko Pop!/Amazon

Over the course of the holiday season, the Advent calendar allows you to count down the days until Christmas, starting on December 1, by opening one of the tiny, numbered doors on the appropriate day. Each door is filled with a surprise Pocket Pop! figurine—but outside of the trio of Harry, Hermione, and Ron, the company isn't revealing who you'll be getting just yet.

Calendars will start shipping on October 15, but if you want a head start, go to Amazon to pre-order yours at a discount.

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Improve Air Quality and Kill Germs With These 10 Purifiers

Wynd/KeySmart
Wynd/KeySmart

You're probably spending way more time indoors than you ever have before—and as a result, you might be starting to notice that the air in your home is getting a little stale. Whether it's because of pets, food odors, or just a general sense of stagnation, it's probably time to invest in an air purifier that can help defunk your bedroom and home office so you can breathe a little easier.

1. Wynd Plus: Smart Personal Air Purifier With Air Quality Sensor (Black); $200

Wynd

This high-tech purifier is completely portable, so you can bring it along anywhere you go. In addition to emitting clean air, it has a built-in sensor to monitor the air quality around you and forwards the results to you via the Wynd app.

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2. 5-In-1 Air Purifier With HEPA Filter and Negative Ion Generator; $109 (26 percent off)

Pro Breeze

This purifier puts air through five filters before it ever reaches your lungs. It starts with a preliminary filter to catch large airborne particles like pet hair. Next, the air passes through a True HEPA filter, where any dust mites, pollen, and other allergens get stuck. An activated carbon filter then absorbs contaminants and impurities before sending the air through to the cold catalyst filter to remove any formaldehyde or remaining impurities.

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3. Allergy Pro 200 Air Purifier with HEPA Filter; $110 (15 percent off)

Boneco

Allergies are ready to ruin your day at a moment's notice, but the True HEPA filtration and engineering used in this purifier captures 99.7 percent of pet dander, mold spores, and smoke, all with a quiet presence fit for bedtime.

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4. Puro²Xygen P500 Air Purifier; $170 (26 percent off)

Treblab

This air purifier starts with a pre-filter and a True HEPA filter to catch the basics like dust, dander, and hair. Then, the activated carbon filter, cold catalyst filter, and UV light sanitizer take care of anything left. Finally, the air goes through a negative ion generator to purify as much as a 550-square-foot room.

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5. Envion Ea150 HEPA 3-in-1 Desktop Air Purifier; $77 (14 percent off)

Envion

The Envion air purifier stands out for its size and filtration power when compared to larger and more expensive units. It includes three adjustable speeds to customize its tiny self to the filtration you need.

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6. Luft Cube Portable Filterless Air Purifier; $100 (32 percent off)

Luft

This tiny award-winning purifier won’t just clean the air; it will also eliminate nasty odors and bacteria, thanks to its built-in UV light. The whole thing is also portable and plugs into any USB port, so it can stay connected to your laptop as you take it with you from room to room.

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7. Autowit Fresh 1 True Hepa Air Purifier and Aroma Diffuser; $59 (26 percent off)

Autowit

The Autowit Fresh stands out for its filtration power, paired with aroma infusion. Rather than just purifying your air, you can actually customize it to fit in with your aroma vibe.

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8. Bebcare Air Smart Purifier with H11 EPA Virus Filter; $179 (30 percent off)

Bebcare

Kill everything in the air around you, down to particles .03 micron in size or larger, with this portable system that rids the air of allergens, viruses, and odors. It’ll even play you a lullaby while it works.

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9. Ozone Generator and Air Purifier; $30 (25 percent off)

Kinkoo

The Ozone Generator is all about ease with a USB-rechargeable battery that can be used at your office, home, or anywhere in between. It's built to eliminate 99 percent of all bacteria and other impurities, and it does so while running at 35dB, which is about as loud as a whisper.

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10. Cleanlight Air UV Air Purifier; $100

KeySmart

For the best portable option, this tiny purifier fits in most cupholders but is still strong enough to kill 99 percent of bacteria and germs in rooms up to 160 square feet, thanks to its built-in UV light system. This is the ideal option to place on your home office desk, since it can plug into any USB port.

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