Amid the pandemic and social distancing measures this year, home has been a larger focus for many. You’ll find deals for gadgets to keep you occupied while social distancing and beautify your inner and outer spaces at home to keep you in a state of zen. See what’s worth buying during the sale and what you can skip to use your dollars wisely.
When do Labor Day sales start?
Labor Day sales have been kicking off earlier and earlier, with some launching a week or more before the holiday. But keep your eyes peeled for the biggest discounts as Labor Day weekend gets closer.
Most Labor Day sales end promptly at midnight on Labor Day, but some might extend into the following week.
Best Labor Day sales in 2020
Mattresses, indoor and outdoor furniture, appliances, TVs and electronics and some clothing items are some of the best items to purchase during Labor Day weekend. We’ve rounded up some of the best Labor Day deals we’ve found so far.
Labor Day furniture sales are one of the best times to snag a deal on patio furniture, as well as sofas, loveseats and other indoor items. Some stores also offer special financing offers, free shipping and delivery promotions and other special perks for the holiday weekend.
Top furniture deals:
- Ashley Homestore: 50% off select outdoor furniture, 30% off select living room furniture
- Bed, Bath & Beyond: Up to 40% off select living room furniture
- Cost Plus World Market: Up to 50% off select dining room furniture
- Kohl's: Up to 50% off select furniture
- Overstock.com: Up to 70% off sitewide, including indoor and outdoor furniture and decor
- Joss & Main: Save 15% through Sept. 8 with code TAKE15.
- Lulu and Georgia: Save up to 25% off everything with code LABORDAY25, LABORDAY20 or LABORDAY15.
- Crate and Barrel: Save up to 20% on sofas, beds, chairs and more during the Upholstery Event. Ends Sept. 9.>
- Pottery Barn: Save up to 30% off rugs, furniture, decor and more with code SAVEMORE.
- West Elm: Save up to 30% off rugs, furniture, decor and more with code SAVEMORE.
If you’ve been holding out on a big appliance purchase, now’s the time to jump at the chance to score low prices and special financing offers. Save on indoor appliances like refrigerators, dishwashers, washers and dryers and outdoor grills and kitchen sets, too.
Top appliance deals
- Home Depot: Up to 40% off select appliances
- Lowe's: Up to 35% off Appliance Special Values
- Best Buy: Up to 40% off select appliances, plus a price match guarantee
- Dyson: Save $150 on select products through Sept. 12.
Labor Day weekend usually brings deep discounts on mattresses, pillows and bedding, especially from online mattress providers. Shop around to find your preferred mattress type at the best price out there, because most mattress brands will compete to offer the best deals over the holiday weekend.
Top mattress deals:
- Allswell: 15% off Luxe and Supreme mattresses, plus 20% off bedding and bath & spa
- Purple: Up to $350 off mattresses + sleep bundle
- Casper: 10% off sitewide
- Helix: Save up to $200 with a mattress purchase, plus two free pillows
- Nectar: Get $399 worth of free accessories with any mattress purchase
TVs and electronics
While Black Friday is known to bring some of the best deals on TVs and electronics, you might still be able to save on these big-ticket items for Labor Day. Compare prices from several big-box retailers to make sure you’re getting the lowest price available.
Top TV and electronics deals:
- Best Buy: Save up to $500 on select TVs
- Amazon: Save on select Samsung TVs
- Walmart: Save on Special Buy TVs, plus get two-day delivery
- Lenovo: Save up to 67% on select doorbuster deals through Labor Day weekend. Includes laptops and monitors.
- HP: Save up to 60% on select products, including laptops, desktop computers and printers.
Men’s retailers are the place to look for deals on clothing, with a few deals for women and kids sprinkled in.
Top fashion deals
- Macy's: Save up to 60% on select apparel for women, men and kids.
- Boohoo: Save 60% off sitewide — no code needed.
- Old Navy: Save up to 50% off kids apparel, no code required.
- PatPat: Save an extra 15% off kids’ and baby items sitewide with code PATPAT
- Jos. A. Bank: Select men’s shirts are 3 for $99 for Labor Day weekend.
Top Labor Day deals and coupons
Save big on everything from mattresses to meal kits with these top coupons and special deals for Labor Day 2020:
- PatPat: Save an extra 15% off kids’ and baby items sitewide with code PATPAT
- Allswell: Get 15% off Luxe and Supreme mattresses, plus 20% off bedding and bath & spa with code PERFECTROOM
- Molekule: Save $140 on Air and Air Mini+ air purifiers. No code required.
- Blue Apron: Save $80 over your first 4 meal kit boxes. No code required.
- DMB Supply: Get 10% off your entire order of masks and PPE with code FINDER10
- Clinical Supplies: Save 15% on face masks, sanitizer and more with code FINDER15
Which stores have the best Labor Day sales?
Looking for a new vacuum? Target has previously offered Labor Day sales on high-end brands like Dyson. Last year, it also had great deals on TVs, furniture and patio sets. This can also be a good time to stock up on end-of-season clothing for next year, as well as new fall favorites.
From digital media like TV shows and movies to electronics, Amazon typically offers a range of products on sale during Labor Day weekend. You might also find deals on grocery items and even used merchandise — so look here for deals that go beyond the usual patio furniture and appliance sales.
Walmart's everyday low prices drop even lower for Labor Day, but the catch is that these deals usually drop later than most stores. But the savings will be well worth the wait!
This department store is known to offer extra discounts on sale and clearance items, as well as free shipping promotions throughout the Labor Day weekend. Save on fall fashion for the whole family, jewlery, beauty and more.
Lowe's is known for its special appliance buys over the Labor Day weekend, with price cuts up to 40% on select appliances, plus free local delivery. Select tools and accessories are usually also marked down by up to 35%. Look for mail-in rebates on paints, primers and more.
Home Depot's Labor Day sales event is usually among the first to start – usualy around the end of of August. Expect to save big on appliances, garden tools, mulch, barbecues, paint and more, with special perks and offers for Home Depot credit card holders.
Stock up on all the hottest tech during Best Buy's Labor Day sale. Look for savings on the latest Apple and Amazon products, including iPhones, iPads and Amazon Echos. Last year, Best Buy slashed prices on TVs, laptops and appliances as well.
What to buy on Labor Day
Though you’ll likely find deals across the board on Labor Day, not every sale is worth spending dough on. Generally, these are the items that tend to bring in the biggest savings in late August and early September:
At the end of the summer, many home good stores announce sales on patio furniture and other outdoor home decor. You’ll find deals for inside the home as well — it’s a great time to score a new sectional for your living room or stylish end table.
With Black Friday and the holiday shopping season on the horizon, stores want to clear their shelves to make room for new gadgets. While you may not get the latest kitchen mixer or knife set, you’re sure to find a good deal on a quality product. Many stores are also known to offer major discounts on appliances like refrigerators and dishwashers.
Stock up on hot-weather items like tank tops, swimsuits and flip-flops for next year. Most summer fashion is heavily discounted for the holiday. You might also find some early deals on fall fashion this weekend.
Christmas and Valentine’s Day are far away, and for many people, jewelry is last on their minds. Take advantage of low demand and check your favorite jewelers for extra discounts.
Traveling on Labor Day weekend
Labor Day travel deals may look a little different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. If you live in a state where stay-at-home restrictions have eased, you could consider booking a hotel or vacation rental. Be sure to check state and regional guidelines before planning a trip, and keep in mind that the CDC is still encouraging people to stay home as much as possible to help slow the spread of COVID-19.