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Labor Day bargains are plentiful, shopping experts say

ConsumerAffairs lists the deals from A-Z

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Labor Day weekend will be here before you know it. And retailers all over are rolling out end-of-the-season deals on all mattresses, home goods, clothing, outdoor furniture, grills, major appliances, and more.

Thanks to shopping experts at BlackFriday.com and Deal News, ConsumerAffairs has the dish on the best sales, plus buying tips for shoppers to utilize while shopping over the long weekend.

The deal and steals

Here are what Black Friday and Deal News shared with ConsumerAffairs as the best Labor Deals, A-Z.

Article - From now until September 5, you can save up to 50% on more than 400 Article furnishings. This includes patio seating, coffee tables, beds, bookcases, and more.

Casper: Casper has several different promotions running right now. Adjustable bed frames are 50% off, pillows are up to 40% off, sheets are up to 50% off, bedding bundles are 25% off and weighted blankets and other items are on sale too.

Dyson: Dyson is hosting what it says is a major sale for Labor Day. Shoppers can save up to $200 on top models, including vacuums and air purifiers.

eBay: Save up to 78% off big brands during the site's Labor Day sale. Even better, take an extra 15% off select items via code "LABORDAYSAVE". This deal is valid through September 5.

Essentia: Save 25% and receive two free Comfort pillows when you purchase an Essentia organic mattress. This offer is valid through September 5. Additionally, get 25% off your purchase, including organic mattresses, organic pillows, foundations, crib mattresses, and pet beds. Free shipping is also included, and this deal is valid September 6-12.

Home Depot: Home Depot is giving shoppers early access to its Labor Day appliance savings. Shoppers will find top-rated Samsung refrigerators marked down to 32% off their original prices, LG washer dryer sets on sale for 15% off, and GE dishwashers available for 25% off.

Joann: Stock up on craft supplies for less with these Labor Day deals, which include: Up to 50% off select fabrics; 30% off pillow forms, stuffing, batting, and foam; 40% off Cricut accessories; $1.99 Simplicity patterns.

Lowe's: The Lowe’s Labor Day sale runs Aug. 25-Sept. 7, and is full of store and site-wide savings. A few highlights include up to 40% off select outdoor power equipment and up to 50% off select patio furniture. 

Mattress Firm: Shoppers can improve their sleep during the long weekend with savings of up to $700 off on mattresses and bedding accessories through Sept. 6. 

Overstock: Overstock's Labor Day clearance sale includes savings of up to 70% off on patio furniture, coffee tables, rugs, and more.

Pom Pom at Home: Save on hand-loomed products by taking 20% off sitewide via coupon code "LABOR20". This offer is valid September 2-7.

Proof: Take 20% off your purchase via code "WEARWHITE" from 1:59 am ET on August 31 through 1:59 am ET on September 6. Gift cards and bundles are excluded from this offer.

Rockport: Save 30% to 40% on most styles during the Labor Day Sale, which also offers free shipping. This offer is valid August 31-September 6.

Rove Concepts: Score up to 60% off select items during the Labor Day Long Weekend Sale. Plus, members get a 20% discount and 20% back in vouchers that can be used for additional savings. This offer is valid September 2-5.

TUSHY: Purchase two or more of the TUSHY Classic 3.0 and get them for $69 each via coupon code "NINESIX". This offer is valid September 2-6.

What about travel deals?

Travel deals may be a bit scarce over the holiday – not completely gone, just not as good as they have been in the past.

“Many people are hyped to travel after spending the majority of the last two years at home, but that doesn't mean the deals are there,” Julie Ramhold, a consumer analyst at Deal News, said. “Demand is super high, so there's no real reason for airlines, hotels, and cruise lines to offer any kind of incentive to entice travelers.”

Ramhold said that some of the best offers her team saw last year were in Mexico and the Caribbean, so it might behoove ready-to-go vacationers to search for deals in those two destinations. 

Tips from the pros

While Labor Day sales will have their share of plums, it’s not a one-size-fits-all savings feast. Black Friday’s experts told ConsumerAffairs that when it comes to things like electronics, TVs, and toys, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales might offer more than Labor Day. They also suggested holding off on buying fall clothing and even Halloween decor as there are better prices to come.

Another BlackFriday.com tip is to use discount codes and coupons. “Make sure you're applying coupon codes and stacking cashback offers on top of retailer's sales for even more savings. Sites like RetailMeNot provide up to 15% cash back at hundreds of top stores like Adidas, Best Buy, Home Depot, and Sephora,” a BlackFriday spokesperson said.

Over at Deal News, Ramhold made note that appliances might be extra good values over Labor Day. She said that if last year is any indication – one where Home Depot slashed appliances by 53% – it might be worth checking out the big box stores this time around.

“Keep an eye out for Best Buy to offer savings on appliances, as well. Last year, it had Labor Day discounts on all the big brands, including Samsung, LG, GE, and Whirlpool, among others,” Ramhold suggested.

Another pro tip came from U.S. News & World Report’s latest inflation shopping habits survey. In its study, it found that thanks to inflation, couponing is once again a hot item. 

“Coupon clubs have gone virtual, with expert advice coming in the form of social media influencers,” U.S. News’ Lauren Naru, said. “Popular coupon advisors like City Coupon Mom, Coupon with Kayla, and CouponingCraz have hundreds of thousands of eager followers interested in money-saving strategies.”

Lastly, a spokesperson for RetailMeNot suggested stacking cashback offers on top of retailer's sales for even bigger savings. They said shoppers will find 15% cash back at hundreds of top stores on their deal-driven site, including Adidas, Best Buy, Home Depot and Sephora.

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