Home channel retailers are offering a number of promotions for Memorial Day weekend, with the hope that DIYers will come back to stores for a variety of spring projects.
• Lowe’s is offering a 10 percent discount to military personnel on purchases up to $5,000. Some products such as gift cards, John Deere products and Electrolux kitchen appliances, are excluded from the promotion. Thee retailer is also offering 10 percent off appliances retailing for $397 or more, $99 whole-house installation of certain carpet brands and 20 percent off Kobalt brand tool storage items.
• Home Depot is offering 10 percent off all appliances that retail for $399 or more and specials on one gallon and five gallon cans of Behr paint. Specials on Brinkmann stainless steel grills, collapsible gazebos and Bali siding panels also are being featured.
• Menards is offering a deck and landscaping sale, including deals on retaining wall bricks and UltraDeck composite decking and railing. The company’s “Online Collections” e-commerce site is offering Memorial Day specials on Bali window treatments, United Weavers area rugs and Showerite shower doors.
Most retailers will be paying close attention to how -- or whether -- consumers spend their federal income tax rebate checks, most of which arrived in the first half of this month.