What’s better for a consumer than all of the discounts retailers have been throwing at us? Even better deals throughout the Memorial Day weekend! In addition to the Half Price Books sale I’ve already paid homage to, here are some highlights:

If you live/shop in Texas and have been contemplating upgrading your appliances or adding/changing ceiling fans, this is the weekend to do it. You’ll enjoy tax-free shopping on Energy Star products Saturday through Monday…even Energy Star lightbulbs are tax-free this weekend! So on top of the typical Memorial Weekend sales most stores run on appliances (like the Whirlpool washer below, which Lowe’s is selling for $500 off this weekend), you can save another chunk of change by buying tax-free.

See this article for details.

Z Gallerie’s been running a perpetual sale since the economy’s fit hit the shan. You can still score 20% off of a lot of accessories, lighting, art, mirrors and a bunch of other stuff by entering the promo code M20 at checkout online (min $50 purchase).

You can also get a 10% discount on furniture purchases over $500 but you have to phone in your order to get this special deal. A phone order, when they have a perfectly good website? Lame.

Take 10% off sale-priced furniture like this sofa (snag this $900 sofa for $630 at the moment) at Macy’s this weekend…and take advantage of their 12-months interest-free financing.

See all of their sale furniture here, and don’t forget what I said about their fabric protection plan.

West Elm is taking 15% off select side tables and 20% off some of their outdoor merch.

See all of their promo-priced items here.

This Ikea Expedit bookcase can be used vertically or horizontally and will be just $49 (marked down from $89). It’s available in birch, black/brown (pictured below) or white.

See other Ikea specials here and here. If you go, don’t forget to check out their “as is” area, full of marked down floor samples and damaged goods. I once bought a floor sample mirror with not a single scratch or ding in the frame, for a steal!

For those of you who’ve never been to Motif, it’s just south of Austin, in Kyle. One thing I’m lusting over is the price of these decorative wall tiles (“flats”)…at $44.50 for 22.5 square feet, they’re half the regular price!

Check out their other sale items here.

Happy spending!