The Best Deals to Buy During Labor Day Sales and in September

The Best Deals to Buy During Labor Day Sales and in September

Labor Day sales have started and we all know what that means: the end of summer is finally upon us. While you might want to use this weekend to bask in the last bit of evening sun, don’t forget to take advantage of the sales — which will likely have some great bargains before we see Black Friday shopping take off later in October.

So what items are worth snatching up this Labor Day weekend? Here are our picks for the best things to buy at Labor Day sales.

Patio Furniture

This is a staple end of summer bargain. If you love hanging out with guests outside or are looking for the perfect outside patio set this is the time to save big. Retailers will be trying to get rid of their summer outdoor accessories in prep for holiday decorations. The best part is you’ll be able to still use them for a month or so and have only a slightly used patio furniture set for next summer.

7-Seater Patio Dining Table Set

7-Seat Patio Dining Set $600 Shipped!

This 7-person patio dining set, regularly $1099.99, drops to $599.99 after our code BRADSDINING at checkout!

4-Piece Patio Set with Storage

4pc Patio Set with Storage Table $360

This patio conversation set, on sale, for $360 at Wayfair, seats 4 and is going for as much as $720 at other big-name retailers!

LED-Lit Hanging Patio Chair

LED-Lit Hanging Patio Chair $200 Shipped

Cookware and Dinnerware

The summertime wedding boom is winding down, meaning many brands may be dropping the prices on select patterns to make room for next years’ new patterns. Macy’s has some great cookware deals in their Labor Day sale this year. Below are some of our favorite deals from their Labor Day sale.

Rachael Ray 11pc Cookware Set

Rachael Ray 11pc Cookware Set $80 Shipped

This Rachael Ray 11-Piece Get Cooking Cookware Set drops from $109 to $79.94 at Walmart. We’ve seen similar sets running around $100 currently.


Grill sales take a major hit once the winter cold hits, so many retailers try and sell off their summer stock with great Labor Day deals that continue into early fall. While charcoal grills have a lower initial cost, if you’re planning on using your grill every day next summer, you may want to opt for a gas grill, even if it means paying more upfront. Charcoal can cost up to $5 per cookout, while a full tank of propane lasts much longer than a bag of charcoal and cost as little as $.20 per cookout.

Pit Boss Pellet Grill

Pit Boss Wood-Pellet Grill $349 Shipped

The lowest price we could find, this Pit Boss grill features a 600-square-inch cooking surface and a 12-pound hopper. It comes with a digital control board, a meat probe, a fold-down shelf to set your utensils on.


Summer and back-to-school styles will have significant markdowns this weekend. You’ll be able to grab styles that you can still wear until the cold weather hits and into the crisper fall months.

Adidas: Up to 50% Off + 30% Off Sale

Adidas Up to 50% off + 30% off Sale

Adidas has run some very great sales in September so far! This Labor Day weekend sale ends on 9/8, so act fast!

Men’s Nike Renew Fusion Shoes

Nike Renew Fusion Shoes $46 Shipped

These men’s Nike Renew Fusion Training Shoes drop from $85 to $45.97 at Nike. Plus shipping is free when you log into your free Nike+ account, which saves $8.


Sunglasses are known as a summer item, so an end-of-summer sunglasses sale will be in full bloom this Labor Day. Make sure to grab them because it still can be sunny in the fall and winter months.

Nordstrom Rack: Up to 85% Off Sunglasses

Nordstrom Rack: Up to 85% Off Sunglasses

GlassesUSA: Up to 65% Off Eyeglasses

GlassesUSA: Up to 65% Off Eyeglasses


Labor Day is basically Black Friday for mattresses, and therefore a great time to buy. Retailers will offer one of their lowest bargains during this time. There is also no point in waiting for Black Friday to roll around in order to buy a mattress, most of the sales won’t center around them.

Simmons Hybrid Foam Mattresses from $290

simmons mattress on bed
Get a Simmons Beautyrest 10″ Hybrid Memory Foam Mattress with prices starting at $289.99, for a twin size, when you use code SIMMONS in the cart at BuyDig. Queen drops form $1049 to $400 with the same code.


Now is a great time to start looking at older appliance models. To gear up for the end of the year, retailers are stocking up on new merchandise and dropping the prices of older models to clear stock. If an older model is available for less, there’s not much of a reason to pay more for something that will be dated next year anyway.

For example, Home Depot has a Labor Day sale on appliances, as do Sears, and Lowe’s.

Up to 30% Off Washers and Dryers


Back to school is well underway and having all the resources you need is essential. If you haven’t gotten that much-needed laptop before assignment due dates start rolling in this is your time to grab a greatly discounted laptop.

HP: Up to 50% Off Labor Day Sale

hp laptop
HP has cut up to 50% off a large selection of laptops and desktops for their annual Labor Day Sale. You can also take an extra 5% off select laptops priced at $599 or higher by applying the code HP21LDS5 during checkout.

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Laptop

lenovo laptop
Get this Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15.6″ Laptop (model 82KU003NUS) for $449 with free shipping at Walmart, the best price anywhere by $79.

Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Laptop

dell laptop
This Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Laptop drops from $529.99 to $399.99 with free shipping at Dell, the best price by $50.

One More Thing

Our final tip for navigating the waters of this weekend’s sales is to always keep retail calendars in mind when checking Labor Day ads (and making large purchases in general). The off-season is a great time to buy pretty much everything. For example, stores are going to start making room for holiday items (yes, even this early!) and will want to get rid of summer items. If you think you might need a new lawnmower next year, get it now for a better deal instead of waiting until you need it; you’ll be more likely to pay the retail price if it’s an emergency.

Will you be shopping this weekend’s Labor Day sales? Let us know in the comments.

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