Best Memorial Day Sales at Best Buy

Some of the top deals on appliances, TVs, tech gadgets, and more at Best Buy

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Memorial Day weekend is a great time to find a discount on a big-ticket purchase, and Best Buy is one of the top places to shop. They've got sales to match those you'll find at Home Depot and Lowe's, including discounts and bundle deals on large appliances as well as savings on vacuums and small appliances. But Best Buy also has savings opportunities on TVs and tech devices.

As most Americans are still under stay-at-home orders, and many who aren't may not want to risk exposure to COVID-19, online shopping is probably the best bet. You may be able to arrange for curbside pickup at a nearby brick-and-mortar location if you don't want to wait for direct delivery. If you do decide to shop in a store, consider wearing a mask and employ basic infection control practices.

Shopping sales is not just about finding the lowest price. You also want to make sure you're getting a superior product. Everything in this list has been tested in CR's labs and proved to be worthwhile, and in some cases, Best Buy's price may be slightly higher than other retailers. We've listed all your shopping options so you can make the smartest decision before you spend your hard-earned money.

Appliances

Insignia French-Door Refrigerator

This Insignia is perfect for shoppers interested in French-door fridges without the premium price tag. Priced lower than many side-by-sides and bottom-freezers, this Insignia French-door comes in a stainless steel finish with an internal water dispenser, icemaker, half shelves for better organization, spillproof shelves, and digital controls. It earns high scores in our tests, runs quietly, and is very energy efficient. The only thing it’s missing is a through-the-door dispenser, but at this price you might be okay passing up that feature.

CR’s test results: Insignia NS-RFD26SS9

Bosch Ascenta 24-Inch Dishwasher

The combination of superior performance and features that more commonly appear on pricier washers make this entry-level Bosch a great value, especially since it's usually $700. Best Buy's price is less than $1 more than Home Depot's, so you can choose whichever retailer has a more convenient store for curbside pickup, if you want. This washer has a 95-minute cycle for a normal wash, among the shortest of any washer that CR tests. On CR surveys, owners give Bosch dishwashers top marks for reliability and satisfaction.

CR's test results: Bosch Ascenta SHX3AR75UC dishwasher

Frigidaire Single-Oven Slide-In Range

With design cues clearly taken from pro-style ranges, this Frigidaire costs thousands less, thanks in part to Memorial Day savings of around $500. It also performs as well as or better than plenty of the true pro-style ranges in our ratings, and it has plenty of features, including five burners, continuous cooking grates for easily moving pots and pans across the burners, and a storage drawer.

CR’s test results: Frigidaire FFGH3054US Slide-In Gas Range

These aren't the only sales we found this Memorial Day. Check out all the best appliance deals.

TVs

Sony 55-Inch OLED Smart TV

This is already the lowest-priced Sony OLED TV you will find. It originally cost $2,300, but as all OLEDs have fallen in price in recent years, this set usually goes for around $1,800. It delivers top-notch picture quality and a satisfying HDR experience, just shy of the very best sets we've tested.

CR's test results: Sony XBR-55A8G

TCL 75-Inch 6 Series 4K Smart TV

This 75-inch 4K UHD smart TV from TCL, a Roku TV model in TCL's step-up 6-series sets, is the bigger sibling to the TCL 65R615 model that was among the best big-screen bargains we saw in 2019. We didn't test this model, but assume it will deliver the great overall picture quality, plus an effective HDR performance, we saw in the 65-inch set. Note these TVs are Best Buy exclusives; they're pretty much the same as the R617 sets sold elsewhere, but come with a basic Roku remote rather than the voice-enabled one.

CR's test results: TCL 75R615

Other Electronics

Jabra Wireless Headphones

This sports-oriented model has a "true wireless" design, which means the earpieces are totally untethered. The headphones deliver high-quality audio and come with a few convenient features, such as the ability to use the earphones with just the right-hand earpiece, and a quick-charge function that will boost your battery for an extra 1.5 hours after only 15 minutes, according to Jabra. The advertised battery life of up to 5 hours falls in the midrange for true wireless models.

CR's test results: Jabra Elite 65t headphones

JBL Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones

A small marvel at this price, these over-ear headphones deliver impressive noise cancellation and audio quality. JBL hasn’t skimped on features, either. The Live 650BTNC comes with a detachable audio cable for use with wired devices, a quick-charge function, the ability to simultaneously pair with multiple devices, and a generous 20-hour battery life, according to JBL. A free app adds some additional functionality.

CR's test results: JBL Live 650BNTC headphones

Linksys Wireless Mesh Router

Ideal for large houses, Linksys' Velop AC6600 three-unit mesh router system is selling for $40 less than usual at these two retailers. It offers automatic firmware updates (good for digital security) and easy setup via smartphone app, plus admirable WiFi signal relay at a full range of distances, according to our testers.

CR's test results: Linksys Velop AC6600 (3-pack)

These aren't the only tech sales we found this Memorial Day. Check out all the best sales on electronics.

Polk Sound Bar

A sound bar is a quick-and-easy way to enhance your TV-watching experience and this model is good for both music and movie soundtrack playback. It has built-in Bluetooth, supports Amazon's Alexa, and is now available at $100 off its original price.

CR's test results: Polk Audio Command Bar

Vacuums

Dyson Ball Animal 2 Upright Vacuum

You can find this capable vacuum marked down at many retailers, including Best Buy. The 17-pound Dyson Ball Animal 2 earns impressive scores for carpet cleaning. It aces our bare-floor and pet-hair tests, too. Emissions are clean, so this vacuum won’t spew debris back into the room (although emptying the bin can stir up some dust). It comes with attachments that help you get into tight spaces.

CR’s test results: Dyson Ball Animal 2


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Samantha B. Gordon

I am an avid writer, editor, and consumer with an unusually deep love for finding amazing deals on amazing products, especially when those things can make my life, or yours, a little easier. When I'm not critiquing deals to find the best of the best, you can find me crafting on a barstool with a fancy cocktail or editing a science fiction novel (also with a cocktail). Follow me on Twitter (@sam_the_editor).