Unlike, say, Amazon Prime Day, Labor Day is an actual holiday, with traditions that go well beyond shopping. But there's no mistaking that many people do look forward to Labor Day mostly for Labor Day sales — and end-of-summer deals.
While summertime items like swimsuits and barbecue grills have traditionally been marked down once the summer comes to an end, today's Labor Day sales mean deals on everything from TVs to Instant Pots to washing machines. According to Sara Skirboll, shopping and trends expert at coupon site RetailMeNot, Labor Day is a good time to get deals on big-ticket items like appliances and mattresses. "People tend to take their time before they make a big investment and a long weekend gives them the free time to look, think about and then buy,” she says.
Skirboll also says seasonal outdoor goods and backyard furniture tend to get marked down around Labor Day. "Stores need to make room for all their winter inventory like space heaters and snow blowers, which means summer staples like grills will be on sale,” she says. "Retailers are putting these large seasonal items on sale before the cold weather hits.”
We took a look at what major retailers like Walmart, Amazon and Home Depot are offering in a slew of different categories where you can typically find Labor Day deals so we could pick out the best ones for you. If you see one you like, better move fast. Supplies can be limited, especially on end-of-season items.
Best Labor Day Electronics Deals
Apple iPad 32GB With Wi-Fi: $249 at Walmart (list price $329)
Amazon Echo Dot: $29.99 at Amazon (list price $49.99)
Best Labor Day Grill Deals
Nexgrill 29" Barrel Charcoal Grill-Smoker Hybrid: $99 at Home Depot (list price $129)
George Foreman Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill: $59.99 at Walmart (list price $99)
Best Labor Day Mattress Deals
Allswell Queen 10" Hybrid Mattress: $293 from Allswell, plus extra 15% off with code LABORDAY15 (list price $345)
Layla Queen Memory Foam Mattress: $874 with two free memory foam pillows included (list price $999)
Best Labor Day Appliance Deals
GE 4.5 Cu. Ft. Washing Machine and 7.4 Cu. Ft. Electric Vented Dryer: $1,195.20 at Home Depot (list price $1,848)
Magic Chef 3.2 Cu. Ft. Retro Mini-Fridge: $159 at Home Depot (list price $249)
Best Labor Day TV Deals
Samsung Flat 82" 4K UHD 8 Series Smart TV: $2,197.99 at Amazon (list price $3,199.99)
Sceptre 50" Class FHD (1080P) LED TV: $179.99 at Walmart (list price $349.99)
Best Labor Day Kitchen Deals
Instant Pot LUX60 6-Qt. 6-in-1 Multicooker: $49 at Walmart (list price $99)
Farberware 3.2 Qt. Air Fryer: $60 at Walmart (list price $99)
Best Labor Day Pool and Outdoor Deals
Bestway Fast Set 18' x 48" Swimming Pool Set: $182.97 at Walmart (list price $350)
Mainstays Cabin Garden House 10' x 10' Gazebo: $178 at Walmart (list price $349.99)
Banzai Big Bounce 'N Slide Bouncer: $179.20 at Walmart (list price $290.88)
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