Got any plans for Memorial Day? A poll found most of us do . . . 75% of Americans plan to celebrate in one way or another. Here are the top things we’re planning to do, buy, and DRINK this weekend . . .
1. Backyard barbecues are the top activity we’ve got planned. 59% of people celebrating Memorial Day say they’ll grill this weekend.
43% will also be going to a party, or hosting one. That’s up 9% from last year. We’re also planning to watch more fireworks this year.
2. The top things on our shopping list this weekend are food, booze, non-alcoholic drinks, and party supplies.
3. Beer is still the top choice for drinkers by far. 70% will buy beer . . . 43% will buy wine . . . 30% will buy hard seltzers . . . and 30% will buy hard liquor.
4. Here are a few more things we’ve been buying in the lead-up to Memorial Day. In the past month, sales of sunscreen are up 109% . . . pool floats and pool noodles, 81% . . . and new grills, 54%.
(If you’re looking for Memorial Day sales, People.com has the 100 best deals on Amazon.)