There’s something about a holiday that makes retailers want to give out crazy good deals. Memorial Day is no different. The best of the best are already advertising their deals online. Whether you’re looking for new clothes or appliances, there will be a deal for you. However, first check out a reminder of the importance of this day.
I shared the history behind the last Monday in May, a few years ago in my blog post “Memorial Day Weekend: Fun & Rembrance.”
According to Usmemorialday.org, Memorial Day was first celebrated on May 5, 1868, and was officially proclaimed by General John Logan. He was a Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. On May 30, 1868, flowers were placed on the graves of Confederate and Union soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. This served as a way to recognize those who perished during the Civil War. New York was the first state to recognize Memorial Day in 1870. The rest of the northern states followed by 1890.
Given the long weekend, businesses began to take advantage of people being off from work and the opportunity for them to shop. Also, it doesn’t hurt that retail therapy is wildly popular.
A Goodshop survey discovered that 53% of consumers who shop on Memorial Day are looking for sales. Therefore, over half of Americans are doing this. Long weekends like this upcoming one and President’s Day have now become known for deals. Given that people have the time to think, big items like mattresses go on sale for great deals like $800-$1200.
Everyone is looking for a good deal and as someone offering a product I understand that. Hence why I’m offering FREE consultations until May 29th for your brand. Do you need social media marketing done for your brand? E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries. Enjoy the deals and take a moment to remember our veterans this weekend as well.
Until next time,