Labor Day Sales for 2021 Are Live! Here's What to Expect
Even though many schools will have started back by the time Labor Day rolls around, the holiday still seems to signal the end of summer for many. Because of that, Labor Day can be a great time to shop for items that are traditionally popular during the warmer months of the year. And sales for the holiday have already started!
Check out our guide to see what kinds of deals you can expect during Labor Day sales in 2021. You could save on everything from patio furniture and clothing to mattresses, grills, and more!
When Do Labor Day Sales Start?
Labor Day sales tend to start around two weeks before the holiday itself, which falls on September 6 in 2021. A few sales can even arrive before that 2-week mark. We've already seen several Labor Day promotions show up this year, the first one being from Lowe's on August 18. In 2019, the first sale we saw kicked off on August 20, but last year we saw a Labor Day promotion pop up on August 13.
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That first sale in 2020 was from Omaha Steaks and boasted up to 45% off grilling combos, while also offering free shipping and two free pounds of ground beef on orders of $159. Just five days later, Home Depot offered a sneak peek at its own Labor Day event, with over 1,000 items discounted a few weeks before the holiday itself.
Now how long do Labor Day sales last? Some sales end on Labor Day or the day after, while others stretch through the week of the holiday, if not even longer. The length varies by retailer, but a safe bet is that these sales will last a couple of days. Keep in mind that even when they go on longer, the selection dwindles, although the Labor Day discounts may get even better as time goes on.
What to Expect From Labor Day Sales in 2021
Shop Labor Day Clothing Sales and Save up to 80%
If you need to refresh your summer wardrobe, know that Labor Day weekend sales are a great time to do so without having to spend a fortune. Watch for retailers like Clarks to take an extra 50% off, for Charles Tyrwhitt and Tommy Hilfiger to take 30% off, and for Hanes to take up to 60% off. Labor Day will be a good time to shop designer brands, too, as you can expect things like Michael Kors knocking an extra 50% off sale styles.
It's not just clothing stores that will discount new selections for your closet either. Look for department stores and online megaretailers to have their own sales, as well. Those include Amazon, which could take up to 50% off, and eBay, which could knock as much as 95% off a variety of items, including clothing. Plus, watch for retailers like Macy's to cut 25%-60% off, and then offer extra savings via a coupon code, too.
Save At Least $200 on Mattresses
A few times a year are optimal for mattress shopping, and Labor Day is one of them. Whether you want to buy from online mattress brands or in-store at well-known retailers, you're bound to find a fair amount of offers to help you save on a new bed.
Be sure to watch for online brands like Helix and Layla to take up to $200 off select models. There's a chance they could throw in freebies, as well — last year, Layla's promotion included two free memory foam pillows.
Other retailers will be discounting these items, too, of course. These include Sam's Club, which took $600 off select mattresses last year; JCPenney, which took up to 60% off; and Ashley Furniture, which knocked up to 30% off. Mattress stores like US-Mattress will likely have their own offers, as well — last year, it took 50% off 30 Simmons Beautyrest models.
Think Outside the Box for Grill Deals
If you're in the market for a new grill, you're in luck. Labor Day sales are an excellent time to look for a good deal! There's no guarantee you'll find the best discounts during these sales — we may see better ones in October — but it's likely you'll score solid savings. Watch for stores like Home Depot and Lowe's to offer Labor Day grill deals, but be sure to consider other retailers, as well.
For instance, outdoor stores like Gander Outdoors are good options — last year it took up to 50% off grills. And you might not think of Abt as having these kinds of items to begin with, but for its Labor Day sale last year, it included grills among its discounted products.
Upgrade Your Major Appliances for Less
Planning to upgrade your kitchen, or need a new washer and dryer? Check out Labor Day sales for unbeatable offers! Home Depot and Lowe's usually have discounts on major appliances that reach up to 35% or 40% off, but there are other retailers to shop, too.
For instance, Costco usually has at least a small selection of appliances on sale. Last year, it only offered 18 of these items overall, but they included washers, dryers, ranges, refrigerators, dishwashers, and microwaves. Best Buy has Labor Day appliance deals, too, and we've seen them offer washers and dryers from $400, refrigerators from $200, and ranges from $470, as well as free shipping on orders of $399.
And if there's a particular brand you prefer, be sure to go straight to the source if you can't find deals elsewhere. For example, last year Samsung discounted 21 refrigerator models by up to 35%. (If you're interested in a bar fridge more than a full-size model, you can read more about those here.)
Outfit Your Patio and Save
This is another category where deep discounts happen as summer winds down and demand decreases. As they do with other home and garden products, Home Depot and Lowe's will likely discount patio furniture. Last year, Lowe's took 10% to 40% off during its sale, while Hayneedle knocked up to 50% off in its event. Additionally, Big Lots discounted over 1,200 items in its Labor Day sale, including patio furniture. Even Dick's Sporting Goods had patio furniture on sale during its Labor Day event.
Watch for Travel Deals (Maybe)
Travel is still kind of a weird area, even though many places are beginning to return to normal as people are being vaccinated. There's a chance we could see Labor Day sales, especially from online travel agencies like Expedia, Orbitz, and Priceline. If you're interested in finding good deals on travel, consider signing up for newsletters from your favorite OTA, so you'll know ahead of time if sales are coming up.
Check Out These Labor Day Sales
Labor Day is almost here, and we're already aware of some hot deals that'll be happening. Check out the ones we know about so far below, and be sure to check back often — we'll update this section as we find more!
Anycart: An alternative to other grocery delivery sites, Anycart is offering 10% off purchases via the coupon code "BACK2SCHOOL10". This promotion is good through September 15.
BBQGuys: Score up to 50% off during the Labor Day sales event. The brand offers a ton of outdoor cooking options, and there are notable deals within the sale, including the following:
- Save 30% on BBQGuys Signature x Spiceology variety packs
- Save up to $150 on select BBQGuys Signature storage via code "BBQSAVE21"
- Save up to 33% on a BBQGuys Signature Grill/Griddle Grate Combo
You can find plenty of other offers, as well, and the promotions are good through September 6.
Beverly Hills MD: Save 20% sitewide on standard-priced items with the code "BHMD20". The sale is valid from September 3 through September 8.
Brrrn: The brand is discounting its Brrrn Board by $75 off and offering free shipping, as well, when shoppers use the code "ENDOFSUMMER". The board comes in two sizes: 5' and 6' adjustable. This offer is good through September 6.
California Cowboy: The brand is having a "Last Wave" sale and offering up to 75% off. Note that these are final sale and can't be returned or exchanged.
Canopy: Shop any Canopy humidifier or diffuser, and receive a free aroma kit. Text "CanopyVIP" to the phone number 855-918-5007 to receive the code, and then just shop as normal. This deal is good September 2 through September 7.
Carter's: Save 50% off sitewide through September 6. Additionally, enter to win a Skip Hop Evermore bag filled with parenting essentials and a $1,200 cash card on Carter's Instagram from September 3 through September 6.
CHI Haircare: Take 25% off regular-priced items via coupon code "LABORDAY". This sale runs from September 3 through September 6.
DW Home: Shoppers who love scented candles should check out this Labor Day sale, as they can save an extra 20% off more than 250 scents over the holiday weekend. Use the code "WEEKEND" to get this deal, which is good through September 7.
eBay: Shoppers can save up to 70% off a variety of top brands including Certified Refurbished electronics, tools, home goods, kitchen appliances, and more. Plus, select purchases will be eligible for an extra 15% off via code "SAVE15LABORDAY". The sale runs through September 6.
Elina Organics: Shop this skincare brand and save 15% via the code "LD2021". This offer is good from September 3 through September 6.
Essentia: This mattress company is responsible for manufacturing, from start to finish, "the world's only natural memory foam mattress" — and in a certified organic factory at that! During their Labor Day sale, you can shop and score these deals:
- 25% off almost everything on the site (this doesn't apply to Hybrid mattresses, Rabbit Air, or replacement covers)
- Two free pillows with the purchase of a Lifestyle, Performance, or Wholebody Recovery mattress
- $200 off Hybrid models of any size
The sale runs until September 6.
Floyd's: Save up to $375 off on a variety of sustainable furniture pieces during the Labor Day sale when you use code "LABORDAY21". The sale runs through September 7.
Hanes: Shop select bras at 3 for $30 and save up to 50% on underwear, tees, and sweats just in time for the cooler weather. This sale runs through September 13.
High Camp Flasks: Buy a highball shaker and receive 30% off your second item. Plus, you'll bag free shipping. This offer is good through September 6.
Hopdoddy: Order the Hopdoddy's DIY Burger Kit and receive a 12-ounce bottle of Hop Sauce for free when you use the coupon code "BOTTLED". This offer is good September 2 through September 6.
Hungry Howie's: Customers can get a medium 1-topping pizza for only $1 when they buy a large 1-topping pizza at regular price and use the code "LABOR". It's valid only online at participating locations and is good through September 6.
Ikaria Beauty: Get 25% off sitewide on standard-priced items via the code "IKARIA25". This sale lasts from September 3 through September 8.
Jetson: Shoppers looking for electric scooters can take advantage of this Labor Day sale. Save $50 on the Eris electric scooter, take $200 off the Globe electric scooter, cut $80 off the Flash hoverboard, and knock $10 off the Cosmo Kids Light-Up scooter. The sale runs from September 3 through September 6.
Joann: The craft store is planning a major Labor Day sale, where you'll be able to shop fall-inspired decor like $9.99 candles, "buy one, get one free" Bloom Room potted sunflowers and mums, and 50% off Bloom Room fall large pumpkins. The deals won't end there, though — watch for the retailer to offer 40% off select fabrics, 70% off outdoor fabrics, and have five-for-$5 fabric quarters. The sale will also include discounts on sewing and clothing items, seasonal accessories, Cricut supplies, craft storage, and more.
Kenny Flowers: Known for upscale resort looks, swimwear, and other items, the retailer lets shoppers save anywhere from 40% to 60% off during its Lei'bor Day sale. This offer is good through September 6.
Knockaround: Save 25% on all sunglasses and bag free shipping during the Labor Day sale. The event runs from September 3 to September 6.
Lands' End: Shop a variety of items at up to 50% off during the retailer's Labor Day sale. It runs from September 2 through September 7, and there's no code required.
Life Elements: Known for nature-based body care, the brand is offering 20% off sitewide for Labor Day. The sale runs through September 6.
Ma'am Shoes: Shoppers can snag free shipping on all orders via the coupon code "GROUND". The sale starts on September 2 and runs through September 6.
Manly Man Co.: Shop for edible flowers in the form of a beef jerky bouquet. Save 20% when you buy this gift from September 3 through September 6. Each bouquet includes a full dozen prearranged and sealed beef jerky flowers in a pint glass "vase," and it comes in four flavors: original, teriyaki, hot, or mixed.
Nutribullet: Save 20% on any product in the Nutribullet family via the coupon code "SEPTEMBER". The sale is good from September 3 through September 6.
OshKosh B'gosh: Shop the kids' clothing brand and save 50% off sitewide through September 6.
oVertone: Take 25% off orders under $100 via code "25OFF", or save 30% on orders over $100 via coupon code "30OFF". This offer is good through September 7.
Pillow Cube: Said to have the best pillow for side sleepers, this brand has a special deal to celebrate Labor Day. Purchase a Pro and receive a free pillow case and free shipping. Note that some styles are excluded. This sale runs through September 10.
Priceline: Save up to $50 on Express Deals across hotels, flights, and rental car reservations via code "SUMMER50". This offer is good through September 12.
Proof: Known for leakproof period underwear, the brand is offering 20% off sitewide via coupon code "LABOR21" through September 6. This offer excludes gift cards and bundles. Proof underwear reportedly can hold up to five tampons' worth (10 teaspoons) of liquid, fights odors, and wicks away moisture.
Red Lobster: Order via DoorDash from September 6 through September 10, and you can receive touchless delivery for free.
Rove Concepts: The retailer is hosting an early Labor Day sale through September 2. Shoppers can save up to 40% on select pieces.
Rove Concepts: The retailer will be hosting another Labor Day sale over the actual holiday weekend. Shoppers can take up to 40% off select pieces, and members will receive 20% off sitewide and 20% back in vouchers for their purchases. (Ordinarily, members only receive 20% off sitewide and 10% back in vouchers.) This sale runs from September 3 through September 6.
Simply Organic: Shop organically grown herbs and spices over Labor Day weekend, and save 25% sitewide when you use coupon code "LABOR25". The sale will run September 2 through September 6.
Spongellé: Known for 4-in-1 body buffers infused with high-quality body wash blends, the brand is offering 25% off all sale items via the code "SEPTSOS25". The sale runs from September 2 through September 6.
The A Method: This brand is offering two deals that can be redeemed during Labor Day. First, get a free 24K Gold Eyelash & Eyebrow Growth Accelerator Serum with purchases of $100 via the code "24KGOLD". This offer is good from September 3 through September 6.
Second, shoppers can buy one AMAZING Peel Kit and receive a second one for free via code "AMAZING". This promotion is good September 1 through September 30.
Tobi: Get up to 80% off select picks from this fashion brand during the Labor Day sale. It runs from September 2 through September 6.
TUSHY: Get the TUSHY Classic 3.0 for $69 when you buy two or more via the coupon code "NINESIX". Unlike other bidets, these are said to be easy to install in 8.5 minutes, and don't require electricity or additional plumbing to run. This deal is good from September 3 through September 6.
UE Fits: Get the earbuds known for the True Custom Fit with Lightform Technology for only $174 this weekend. This offer is good through September 12.
Vahdam Teas: Tea drinkers can stock up on their drink of choice, as well as superfoods like turmeric lattes and elixirs, organic chai lattes, and matcha with this Labor Day sale. Save up to 40% on select bestsellers from September 4 to September 7.
Welly: Grab stylish, sustainable drinkware for less during their Labor Day sale. Save 20% sitewide via coupon code "LABOR20" when you shop from September 6 through September 10.
WVN: Shoppers can check out the sustainable fashion brand and save 10% off sitewide via the coupon code "WVN10". The sale runs from September 3 to September 6.
YumEarth: Shop the brand known for its organic, allergy-friendly sweets over the Labor Day weekend and save 15% via code "SUMMER15".
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