By Jennifer Calfas
May 24, 2017

Memorial Day weekend provides ample time for trips, barbecuing, enjoying the warm weather — and taking advantage of Memorial Day sales.

The holiday, which commemorates those who have died in service, has turned into a marker of the beginning of summer (despite the official season not beginning until mid-June).

Each year, retail stores offer a number of discounts, sales and deals, urging customers to use the day off to go shopping instead of spending it on packed freeways. This year, retailers are offering discounts on everything from clothing to shoes and jewelry to patio furniture.

Check out some of the best Memorial Day sales going on at national retail stores below.

Target: You can get up to 30% off on patio, home and furniture items this weekend. Customers can get another 10% off by using the promo code SPRING.

JCPenney: The department store chain is offering discounts a number of items ranging from mattresses to jewelry to clothing to cooking appliances.

Kohls: Until June 14, customers can get 15% off with the code SPRINGBUDS.

Bloomingdale’s: If customers use the code BROWNBAG online, they can get an extra 20% off sale and clearance items through May 30.

Macy’s: Through May 29, online shoppers can get free shipping if they spend more than $49. Also, expecting mothers can buy one, get the second 50% off with maternity clothing.

Banana Republic: Until May 30, customers can get 40% off their entire purchase at Banana Republic. Use the code BRSUMMER to get the discount online.

Nordstrom: From May 24 through June 4, Nordstrom shoppers will get 40% off women’s, men’s and kid’s clothing. The promotion is part of the store’s Half Yearly Sale.

Gap: From May 26 through May 30, Gap customers can get 50% off all full-priced items.

Old Navy: The clothing store is offering 50% of a number of its items, including bathing suits, activewear, maternity clothing, dresses and accessories, among other items.

Walmart: The retail giant is offering a number of discounts on items ranging from bikes to children’s outdoor playgrounds to vitamins.

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