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By Lindsay Sakraida / DealNews
May 19, 2015

It’s a good week to save on home goods and sporting equipment during Memorial Day sales, plus a big sale on iPads and free jazz album downloads.

Here are our top choices for bargains this week:

Shop Early Memorial Day Sales

Memorial Day isn’t until next week, but the sales have already begun. Sears, Overstock, and Cymax all offer savings on home goods like mattresses, furniture, and tools, while Cabela’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods are slashing prices on outdoors and sporting equipment. Overall the discounts amount to up to 60% to 70% off, but your total savings could be even higher at other stores through some special holiday coupon codes; while you wait for additional sales to be unveiled, brush up on what the best deals will be with our Memorial Day sales guide.

Expand Your Musical Knowledge for Free

If you’ve been meaning to learn more about the classic jazz musicians that continue to inspire generations of singers and instrumentalists, now is the time. Google Play is offering several MP3 album downloads for free, starting with a “best of” record for the legend Miles Davis. There’s also a free compilation for the equally renowned Billie Holiday, as well as a “Jazz Pioneers” primer featuring talents like Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, and Eartha Kitt. Normally, these albums would sell for about $28 total.

Fitness Equipment for the Home

The arrival of Memorial Day signals the unofficial start to the summer beach season, which in turn might elicit some groans about one’s personal fitness. There’s still time to tone for the season though, especially as Walmart offers stellar savings on some home fitness equipment. Snag either the Bowflex PR1000 for $349 or the Bowflex PR3000 for $649, both at the lowest price we could find by at least $112. The best part? Shipping is free, so you can avoid store pickup and save the heavy lifting for after the equipment is in your home.

The Cheapest iPad You Can Get

At this point, many American households already own one tablet, and consumers are now starting to add second and third tablets to their device lineup. This 16GB Apple iPad mini — in white/silver or space gray/black — for $199.99 is ideal as a secondary slate, because it’s the cheapest Apple tablet you can get without resorting to refurbs. Sure, it’s the first generation model, but that’s why the savings are so strong. (Apple still sells the original mini for $249, whereas the mini 2 sells for $299.) This deal is also good for anyone who is cautiously considering giving the tablet trend a try.

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