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Savvy Shoppers Already Cashing In On Memorial Day Sales

Sales On Some Products Like BBQ Grills Won't Begin For A Few Days
Sale sign at Banana Republic. (credit: CBS 2)

Sale sign at Banana Republic. (credit: CBS 2)

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WESTFIELD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — It’s not Memorial Day yet but many stores have already slashed prices.

As CBS 2′s Christine Sloan found out Tuesday, while the discounts are coming in, it may be better to wait a few days for some purchases.

Shops in Westfield prominently displayed their Memorial Day deals, Sloan reported. Williams-Sonoma, Gap, Banana Republic and Coldwater Creek were among the stores promoting their sales.

Avid shoppers said it’s well worth it to take advantage of the summer clothing sales happening now.

“I think that’s probably actually one of their better discounts, usually it’s 30 percent off,” shopper Lisa Bleich told Sloan.

Banana Republic was also offering 40 percent off on shorts and flip-flops, Sloan reported.

“I bought some men’s t-shirts and they were all 40 percent off,” Christie Vanderlaan told Sloan.

If Memorial Day means summer barbecues, it may pay to wait for the deals.

Home Depot was expected to put out a circular on Wednesday describing discounts on select grills.

Williams-Sonoma already is offering 20 percent off all cookware and markdowns on grilling items through June 3, Sloan reported.

Some shoppers said they plan to hit the stores all week.

“We don’t wait for sales, we love to shop,” Lorraine Luban of Woodbridge, N.J. told Sloan. “For us, for the kids, for my husband, anybody, we’ll just shop.”

Many privately owned stores Sloan visited weren’t offering sales yet but were expected to over Memorial Day weekend.

Most national chains start putting out their special circulars in the middle of the week for sales that start on Saturday and last through the holiday on Monday.

There will also be deals online, Sloan reported.

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