Labor Day is great for a few reasons. It gives you a three-day weekend. It gives your kids an extra day off school as they ease into the new year. It gives you one last opportunity to hit up the pool and those other summer attractions you’re going to miss until Memorial Day. It also gives you a great reason to shop.
There’s a number of items that will be on sale for a steep discount this weekend. As you’re out and about, be sure to keep an eye open. Taking a chill weekend at home? Even better. You’ll be able to score the deals online without even leaving the house.
The seasons are officially changing, and stores want to get all of their old stock off the shelves. In order to do that, they’re going to be dramatically marking down their prices on summer styles, but you’re likely to find them throwing in a couple of fall styles, too, as back-to-school shopping is wrapping up for most people. For example, through September 6th you can get up to 50% off certain styles at Hollister. This hooded cardigan usually goes for $29.95, but is marked down to $14.98.
Fall is a great time to buy appliances, period. But Labor Day ups the ante. You’ll be able to find sales at a ton of major retailers, but Sears has some of the best discounts. This is especially true on Kenmore appliances. This fridge? One thousand dollars off. That’s right; you can save four digits on a quality item just by timing your shopping right.
There are four great holidays to hit up mattress retailers for sales: Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Labor Day. If you’re in need, be sure to stop at places like Mattress Firm, who is running a sale for up to $500 off this weekend. Keep in mind that you can negotiate prices down even further, too—use the $500, but only after you’ve gotten the price as low as they will go.
As summer closes, expect to see massive deals on swing sets this weekend, especially at big box retailers like Walmart. While the biggest percentage off will likely be found on metal and plastic models, you may find greater savings in real dollars on wooden sets as those tend to be more expensive to begin with.
Outdoor Fun & Games for Adults
Kids aren’t the only ones who enjoy playing outside. With summer on its way out, lawn games are going to be on discount this weekend. Our favorite from Victory Tailgate, who currently has a coupon code for 15% everything on their entire site, is the above jumbo tumble tower. Reminiscent of Jenga, it’s big enough that it comes above the hip and can be adorned with your favorite college logo. Also available with these logos are games like corn hole, which are an additional 20% off. While these sales are going on because summer is over, that doesn’t mean they won’t be useful until next year; football season is just starting, after all!