110 Best Memorial Day Sales 2021: Top Tech Deals from Amazon, Target, Best Buy

Memorial Day weekend has arrived, which means it’s time for a special holiday edition of the Dealmaster’s usual deals roundup.

As is often the case, this year’s crop of Memorial Day sales aren’t explicitly focused on electronics as much as mattresses, appliances, and other home goods. Those who can hold out for more sweeping sales events like Amazon Prime Day or Black Friday will generally find better prices on a wider selection of tech.
That said, we’ve pored through the various Memorial Day sales on offer and have still found a number of good deals on recommended video games, laptops, headphones, and other gadgets happening this weekend. Among the highlights are Sony and Epic’s ongoing sales on PlayStation and PC games, respectively: the former has brought larger-than-usual price drops on a number of PS4 and PS5 exclusives, while the latter has doled out a recurring coupon that lets you take $10 off almost any game priced at $15 or higher.

Elsewhere, we’re seeing joint-lowest prices on Apple’s latest M1-equipped MacBook Air and Mac mini; wide-ranging sales at Lenovo, Dell, and HP that discount a number of laptops, desktops, monitors, and other accessories; an eBay sale that takes 15 percent off officially refurbished gadgets, including headphones we’ve recommended from Bose and Jabra; a one-day Amazon sale on various Anker charging accessories; plus discounts on Xbox Game Pass, Roku streamers, Fitbit’s Charge 4 activity tracker, and much more. You can find our full curated selection below.

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Top 10 tech deals of Memorial Day 2021

  • Apple MacBook Air (2020) laptop—Apple M1, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $899.99 at Amazon (discount seen at checkout—normally $965).
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano laptop—Intel Core i5-1140G7, 13-inch 2160×1350, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $1,119.24 at Lenovo (use code: CLEAR10—normally $1,700).
  • Jabra Elite Active 75t (refurb) true wireless sports earphones for $84.99 at eBay (use code: PICKCR4SUMMER—normally $160).
  • Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 (refurb) noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones for $237.15 at eBay (use code: PICKCR4SUMMER—normally $350).
  • Vava VA-UC020 8-in-1 portable USB-C hub—100W USB-C PD, USB-C 3.2 Gen 1, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, SD, microSD, 3.5mm, HDMI (4K@60Hz) for $33.99 at Amazon (normally $40).
  • Fitbit Charge 4 activity tracker for $99.95 at Amazon, Kohl’s, and Walmart (normally $130).
  • Tribit StormBox Micro portable Bluetooth speaker for $32.49 at Amazon (clip 15% coupon and use code: MMDDPRMT—normally $50).
  • Ghost of Tsushima (PS4) for $39.99 at Amazon, Target, and PlayStation Store (normally $60).
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS4, PS5) for $39.88 at Amazon, Target, and PlayStation Store (normally $50).
  • Epic Mega Sale 2021: $10 off various PC games priced $14.99 or more at Epic Games Store (coupon renews upon use, discount seen at checkout).
The latest MacBook Air, complete with Apple's powerful M1 chip.
Enlarge / The latest MacBook Air, complete with Apple’s powerful M1 chip.

Lee Hutchinson

Memorial Day 2021 sale pages

  • Target: various offers on electronics
  • Best Buy: various offers on electronics
  • eBay: extra 15 percent off various electronics with code “PICKCR4SUMMER
  • GameStop: various offers on video games and gaming hardware
  • Samsung: various offers on electronics and home appliances
  • Dell: various offers on laptops, desktops, and PC accessories
  • Lenovo: various offers on laptops, desktops, and PC accessories
  • HP: various offers on laptops, desktops, and PC accessories; extra 5 percent off select orders over $599 with code “HP21MD5,” extra 10 percent off select orders over $999 with code “HP21MD10
Sony's Days of Play sale brings rare discounts on a handful of good PS5 games, including <em>Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales</em>.
Enlarge / Sony’s Days of Play sale brings rare discounts on a handful of good PS5 games, including Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

PlayStation Days of Play Sale

  • Ghost of Tsushima (PS4) for $39.99 at Amazon, Target, and PlayStation Store (normally $60).
  • The Last of Us Part II (PS4) for $29.88 at Amazon, Target, and PlayStation Store (normally $40).
  • Death Stranding (PS4) for $19.99 at Target, GameStop, and Walmart (normally $30).
  • God of War (PS4) for $9.88 at Amazon, Target, and GameStop (also on PS5 PS Plus Collection—normally $18).
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS4, PS5) for $39.88 at Amazon, Target, and PlayStation Store (normally $50).
  • Demon’s Souls (PS5) for $59.99 at Amazon, Target, and PlayStation Store (normally $70).
  • MLB The Show 21 (PS5) for $59.99 at Target, GameStop, and PlayStation Store (PS4 version for $50—normally $70).
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure (PS4, PS5) for $49.99 at Amazon, Target, and PlayStation Store (normally $60).
  • The Nioh Collection (PS5) for $59.99 at Amazon, Target, and PlayStation Store (normally $70).
  • PS Plus only: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (PS4, digital) for $29.99 at PlayStation Store (normally $55).
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice—GOTY Edition (PS4, digital) for $29.99 at PlayStation Store (normally $45).
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4) for $29.99 at Target, GameStop, and PlayStation Store (normally $35).
<em>T</em><i>he Last of Us Part II</i> is a bleak, emotionally charged sequel to a PlayStation classic.
Enlarge / The Last of Us Part II is a bleak, emotionally charged sequel to a PlayStation classic.
  • Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition (PS4) for $9.99 at Amazon, GameStop, and Walmart (normally $15).
  • Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4) for $9.99 at Amazon, Walmart, and PlayStation Store (normally $20).
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PS4) for $9.99 at Target (also on PS5 PS Plus Collection—normally $20).
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4) for $9.99 at Target (normally $20).
  • The Last of Us Remastered (PS4) for $9.88 at Amazon, Target, and PlayStation Store (also on PS5 PS Plus Collection—normally $15).
  • Ratchet & Clank (PS4) for $9.99 at Target, Walmart, and PlayStation Store (also on PS5 PS Plus Collection—normally $15).
  • Bloodborne (PS4) for $9.99 at Target and Walmart (also on PS5 PS Plus Collection—normally $20).
  • God of War III Remastered (PS4) for $9.88 at Walmart and PlayStation Store (normally $15).
  • Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) for $9.88 at Amazon, Target, and GameStop (normally $15).
  • Until Dawn (PS4) for $9.99 at Amazon (also on PS5 PS Plus Collection—normally $20).
  • Infamous Second Son (PS4) for $9.99 at Walmart (also on PS5 PS Plus Collection—normally $15).
  • Sony DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment for PS4 controllers for $14.99 at Target, Adorama, and GameStop (not compatible with PS5 games—normally $20).
  • Sony PlayStation 5 HD Camera for $49.99 at Amazon, Target, and GameStop (normally $60).
Sony's DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment adds two programmable buttons to the back of a PS4 controller.
Enlarge / Sony’s DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment adds two programmable buttons to the back of a PS4 controller.

Jeff Dunn

Video game deals

<em>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</em> is an essential entry in Nintendo's Switch library.
Enlarge / The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an essential entry in Nintendo’s Switch library.
  • Judgment (PS5, Xbox Series) for $29.99 at Amazon, Microsoft, and GameStop (normally $40).
  • Hitman 3 (PS5, PS4) for $39.99 at Amazon (normally $50).
  • Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition (PS5, Xbox Series) for $29.99 at GameStop (normally $35).
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising (PS5, Switch, Xbox) for $29.99 at Amazon and GameStop (normally $35).
  • Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age—Definitive Edition (Xbox, PS4) for $26.47 at Microsoft and PlayStation Store (also on Game Pass—normally $35).
  • Titanfall 2 (Xbox, PS4, digital) for $3.99 at Microsoft and PlayStation Store (normally $10).
  • It Takes Two (Xbox, PS4) for $29.83 at Amazon, Target, and Walmart (normally $40).
  • Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle (Xbox, digital) for $19.99 at Microsoft (normally $30).
  • Xbox Live Gold only: Overcooked! + Overcooked! 2 (Xbox, digital) for $8.74 at PlayStation Store (normally $25).
  • Control: Ultimate Edition (PC) for $15.99 at Steam (normally $40).
  • Little Nightmares (PC) for free at Steam (normally $20).
Logitech's G305 Lightspeed is one of our favorite wireless gaming mice.
Enlarge / Logitech’s G305 Lightspeed is one of our favorite wireless gaming mice.

Gaming deals

The M1-equipped Apple Mac mini.
Enlarge / The M1-equipped Apple Mac mini.

Samuel Axon

Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • Apple MacBook Air (2020) laptop—Apple M1, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $899.99 at Amazon (discount seen at checkout—normally $965).
  • Apple MacBook Air (2020) laptop—Apple M1, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $1,099.99 at Amazon (discount seen at checkout—normally $1,185).
  • Apple Mac Mini (2020) mini desktop PC—Apple M1, 8GB RAM, 256GB for $599.99 at Amazon (discount seen at checkout—normally $670).
  • HP Spectre x360 (13t-aw200) 2-in-1 laptop—Intel Core i7-1165G7, 13.3-inch 1080p, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $1,079.99 at HP (select Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD at config and use code: HP21MD10—normally $1,300).
  • HP Spectre x360 (15t-eb100) 2-in-1 laptop—Intel Core i7-1165G7, 15.6-inch 3840×2160, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $1,232.99 at HP (select 512GB SSD at config and use code: HP21MD10—normally $1,550).
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano laptop—Intel Core i7-1160G7, 13-inch 2160×1350, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $1,267.24 at Lenovo (use code: CLEAR10—normally $1,850).
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano laptop—Intel Core i5-1140G7, 13-inch 2160×1350, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $1,119.24 at Lenovo (use code: CLEAR10—normally $1,700).
The ThinkPad X1 Nano puts the usual premium ThinkPad features in a two-pound frame.
Enlarge / The ThinkPad X1 Nano puts the usual premium ThinkPad features in a two-pound frame.

Lenovo

  • Lenovo ThinkBook 13s (Gen 2) laptop—Intel Core i5-1135G7, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $724.99 at Lenovo (use code: THINKMEM21—normally $850).
  • Dell Inspiron 14 (5402) laptop—Intel Core i5-1135G7, 14-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $499.99 at Dell (normally $650).
  • 27-inch Dell UltraSharp U2719DX monitor—2560×1440, 60 Hz, IPS for $249.99 at Best Buy (normally $360).
  • 27-inch Gigabyte M27Q gaming monitor—2560×1440, IPS, 170 Hz, FreeSync for $309.99 at Amazon (normally $330).
  • 27-inch Dell S2721DGF gaming monitor—2560×1440, IPS, 165 Hz, FreeSync for $379.99 at Dell (normally $475).
  • 32-inch Dell S3221QS curved monitor—3840×2160, VA, 60 Hz, FreeSync for $349.99 at Dell (normally $400).
  • 27-inch LG 27GL850-B gaming monitor—2560×1440, IPS, 144 Hz, FreeSync for $386.99 at Amazon and Walmart (normally $450).
The Roku Streaming Stick+ 4K HDR media streamer.
Enlarge / The Roku Streaming Stick+ 4K HDR media streamer.

Samuel Axon

TV and home entertainment deals

Bose's Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are a solid option among premium wireless headphones.
Enlarge / Bose’s Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are a solid option among premium wireless headphones.

Bose

Electronics deals

  • Apple iPad Air (64GB) 10.9-inch tablet for $549.99 at Amazon and Best Buy (normally $570).
  • Apple Watch Series 6 (Red, 40mm) smartwatch for $329 at Amazon (normally $350).
  • Jabra Elite Active 75t (refurb) true wireless sports earphones for $84.99 at eBay (use code: PICKCR4SUMMER—normally $160).
  • Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 (refurb) noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones for $237.15 at eBay (use code: PICKCR4SUMMER—normally $350).
  • Beats Solo Pro noise-canceling Bluetooth on-ear headphones for $149 at Amazon and Walmart (normally $235).
  • Tribit StormBox Micro portable Bluetooth speaker for $32.49 at Amazon (clip 15% coupon and use code: MMDDPRMT—normally $50).
  • Jabra Elite 45h Bluetooth on-ear headphones for $69.99 at Amazon (normally $87).
  • Fitbit Charge 4 activity tracker for $99.95 at Amazon, Kohl’s, and Walmart (normally $130).
  • Garmin Forerunner 245 Music GPS running watch for $299.99 at Amazon, Target, and Garmin (normally $340).
  • Garmin Forerunner 45 GPS running watch for $149.99 at Amazon, Target, and Garmin (normally $185).
  • CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB) Starter Pro Kit—Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB RAM), aluminum case, Samsung EVO+ (64GB) microSD card, power supply, USB-C power switch, micro-HDMI to HDMI cable (6ft) for $94.99 at Amazon (clip $15 coupon—normally $110).
The Fitbit Charge 4 is a solid option for those wanting an involved but not overly expensive activity tracker.
Enlarge / The Fitbit Charge 4 is a solid option for those wanting an involved but not overly expensive activity tracker.

Fitbit

Smart home device deals

Google's Nest Learning Thermostat is on sale for Memorial Day weekend.
Enlarge / Google’s Nest Learning Thermostat is on sale for Memorial Day weekend.

Accessories and miscellaneous deals

  • Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD portable battery—18W USB-C PD, USB-A for $19.99 at Amazon (clip $10 coupon—normally $30).
  • Anker PowerLine III (6ft) USB-C to USB-C 2.0 cable for $9.99 at Amazon (normally $16).
  • Anker PowerPort Atom PD 1 30W USB-C PD GaN wall charger for $20.99 at Amazon (normally $30).
  • Anker PowerPort Strip PD 3 (6ft) USB power strip—30W USB-C PD, 2x USB-A, 3x AC for $27.99 at Amazon (normally $38).
  • Tile Mate (2020) Bluetooth item tracker for $19.99 at Amazon (normally $25).
  • Anda Seat Kaiser 2 XL gaming chair for $394.24 at Amazon (clip 5% coupon—normally $500).
  • iOttie Easy One Touch Wireless 2 (CD/Vent, Dashboard) car phone mount + wireless charger—10W Android/7.5W iPhone for $35.95 at Amazon (normally $50).
  • Apple Leather Case for iPhone 11 Pro for $14.99 at Amazon (normally $30).
  • Apple Leather Case for iPhone 11 Pro Max for $20 at Amazon (normally $34).
  • Apple Smart Folio (White) case for 10.9-inch iPad Air (4th gen) for $39 at Amazon (normally $79).
  • Vava VA-UC020 8-in-1 portable USB-C hub—100W USB-C PD, USB-C 3.2 Gen 1, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, SD, microSD, 3.5mm, HDMI (4K@60Hz) for $33.99 at Amazon (normally $40).
  • SanDisk Ultra (200GB) microSDXC card—UHS-I, U1, A1 for $22.49 at Amazon (normally $25).
  • AmazonBasics USB-C to USB 3.1 Adapter (10-pack) for $42.80 at Amazon (normally $70).
  • RavPower RP-PC112 61W USB-C PD GaN wall charger for $19.99 at RavPower (use code: 112GAN—normally $27).
  • Nekteck 5-Port 111W USB-C Wall Charger—111W total, 87W USB-C PD, 4x USB-A for $39.99 at Amazon (normally $48).

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