We’re quickly closing in on this year’s Labor Day sales, with only a few weeks left until a wide range of retailers kick off the biggest sales event this side of Black Friday. Walmart, Best Buy, Home Depot, and Lowe’s are just a few of the big names we’re expecting big things from this Labor Day – which falls on Monday, September 5th for 2022
Whether you’re going to be shopping home appliances, furniture, mattresses, and grills or TVs, laptops, and tech, we’ll have all the best deals right here on this page as soon as they land. While it’s still early days yet, we’re in full preparation mode here at TechRadar updating this page with everything you need to know about the upcoming Memorial Day sales, including what types of products you’ll find on sale and who has the best deals on the big day.
The majority of this information can be found just below in our FAQ section, which covers all the basic questions you may have. Just below that, you’ll find more detailed retailer-specific information with a quick AZ of the best brands to check out, alongside when we expect their Labor Day sales to begin. As we draw closer to the event we’ll be packing this page full of the deals as soon as they land, so don’t hesitate to bookmark and check in again closer to the big day itself.
Labor Day sales 2021: FAQ
When do the Labor Day sales begin?
Labor Day falls on Monday 5th of September this year, although we expect plenty of retailers to start their sales ahead of this date. It’s generally assumed these days that with any big retail event – the Labor Day sales included – that you’ll get plenty of deals upwards of a week in advance, although this isn’t a hard and fast rule. Still, if you’re looking to shop early, it’s worth keeping an eye out from late August onwards.
Who has the best Labor Day sale?
Amazon: number one for cheap electronics, although sells everything (opens in new tab)
Best Buy: cheap 4K TVs, plus excellent savings on all types of laptops (opens in new tab)
Walmart: especially good for cheaper laptops and budget Chromebooks (opens in new tab)
Home Depot: bundle savings on appliances, plus patio furniture, grills (opens in new tab)
Lowes: excellent for power tools, lawnmowers, lighting, and appliances (opens in new tab)
Overstock: huge inventories of clearance furniture, bed & bath, patio items (opens in new tab)
Nectar: often bundles in accessories worth up to $400 with mattresses (opens in new tab)
Purple: free gifts, plus seasonal savings on premium mattresses (opens in new tab)
Saatva: bundle savings when you spend over an amount on a mattress (opens in new tab)
Competition is going to be stiff across the board, but the best retailer for you is going to depend heavily on what’s featured on your Labor Day shopping list. For appliances, furniture, grills, or other ‘end of summer’ items, then you’ll definitely want to check out Home Depot, Lowes, or Overstock. These retailers have inventories of literally thousands of home and garden items, so they should be your first stop.
If you’re looking for electronics in general then Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy are likely to have the biggest sales this year. Amazon’s particularly good for headphones and Apple products, while Walmart and Best Buy are fantastic for cheap 4K TVs and entry-level laptops. Speaking of laptops, both Dell and HP should have awesome own-brand sales across their sites over Labor Day too, which will be particularly good if you’re spending a bit more.
Finally, if you’re looking for mattress deals over Labor Day, then Nectar, Sealy, Saatva, and Purple all have excellent promotions running at their respective sites.
Does Amazon do Labor Day sales?
Yes and no. It’s unlikely that Amazon will run its own event that’s specifically labeled a ‘Labor Day sale’, but it is likely it’ll be participating in some form or another. It’s a big day for online shopping in general so you can expect Amazon will be offering up plenty of price cuts – especially if rival retailers like Best Buy or Walmart are running big events on the day. Put simply, if you’re looking for cheap laptops, TVs, headphones, or anything electronic then you should have plenty to check out at Amazon on Labor Day. We’ll also be including Amazon’s best deals on this page when the time comes.
What items get discounted for the Labor Day sales?
The Labor Day Sales traditionally cover things like appliances, both outdoor and indoor furniture, and home items in general. You’ll also find awesome sales on things like mattresses as well as end-of-summer items like BBQ grills. As you’d expect, it’s also a great time to pick up clearance patio furniture for next year at places like Lowes and Home Depot – which normally have free delivery too.
As with any online shopping event, the Labor Day sales will also have a ton of cheap tech deals to check out too. We expect retailers like Best Buy and Walmart to come out the gates with some really cheap laptops and 4K TV deals – which are always favorites for our readers in particular. We should also see discounted headphones and smart hubs too – especially if Amazon joins in as sales on its own devices are pretty much a given on any sales event.
Home Depot, Lowe’s, Best Buy and Amazon tend to have the widest selection of deals in the Labor Day sales covering pretty much all the bases. Last year we did see quite a few more specialized retailers like Dell, Lenovo, and HP join in too, which were particularly good for laptop deals. If you’d like to see a full run down of last year’s top Labor Day sales, we’ve preserved some just below.
How did Labor Day start?
Labor Day itself started as a way to celebrate the efforts and contributions of the American Labor movement and everyday workers, from its inception in 1894 all the way to the present day. In recent years, like many federal holidays, it’s been used as an opportunity by many retailers to offer big discounts on a whole array of items. Subsequently, it is often regarded as the best time for shopping in between the earlier Memorial Day sales and the Black Friday sales in November.