It’s been a few weeks since Amazon’s massive Prime Day sale came and went. But that doesn’t mean you have to wait until Black Friday for the next round of major deals and discounts. We’re less than two weeks away from Labor Day, which lands on Sept. 4 this year, and will bring some of the best prices of the year on big ticket items like mattresses, major appliances, furniture and more.
A handful of brands have kicked things off a little early this year, and the deals are already starting to roll in. We’ve rounded up some of the best early Labor Day sales you can shop right now below, as well as some other tips to help you make the most of this year’s bargains. And we’ll continue to update this page as more sales start popping up, so be sure to check back often.
Best Labor Day sales running now
We’re still over a week out from Labor day, but plenty of brands are wasting no time rolling out the savings. Here are the best early Labor Day sales that you can shop right now.
When do Labor Day sales start and end?
Although Labor Day falls on Monday, Sept. 4, this year, the deals have already started rolling in. Several brands have already kicked off some early sales, with even more on the way later in the week. We’ll see more big savings events at the start of next week, and the very best bargains will be reserved for the long Labor Day weekend (Sept. 1-4). A handful of brands and retailers will squeeze in a few extra days of savings after the long weekend, but for the most part, sales will begin wrapping up after the holiday has officially passed.
Where are the best Labor Day sales?
Most major retailers like Amazon, Target and Best Buy will take advantage of the holiday to offer their own sales and deals on select tech like headphones, TVs and more. But those aren’t the only places you’ll want to look if you’re hoping to score some major savings. Labor Day brings some of the best prices of the year on bigger and pricier items like major appliances, mattresses and furniture. We typically see massive sales at hardware stores like Home Depot and Lowes, as well as online retailers like Wayfair and Overstock. And if you’re in the market for a new bed, there are already plenty of mattress deals you can shop right now, with more on the way.
Should I shop Labor Day sales or wait for Black Friday deals?
Black Friday is the biggest shopping event of the year, so it can be tough to compete with the massive holiday savings that it offers. However, it also depends on what you’re shopping for. Labor Day sales tend to be geared toward larger items like major appliances and furniture, while Black Friday sales are more focused on tech, gifts and everyday essentials like TVs, headphones, laptops, apparel, workout equipment and more. So if you if you’ve been waiting for the right time to pull the trigger on a new fridge or dishwasher, Labor Day is the time to shop, but if you want to find a great price on a pair of AirPods, you’ll probably want to hold out for Black Friday.
What about Amazon Prime Big Deal Days?
As it has for the past couple of years, Amazon has announced an October version of Prime Day. For 2023, the online retailer is calling it Amazon Prime Big Deal Days (versus last 2022’s Prime Early Access Sale moniker). All we know is that the sale will take place sometime in October, but if it aligns with last year’s dates, expect it to be in the first half of the month.
How to keep up with the best Labor Day sales
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