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Labor Day weekend may be the traditional end to summer, but it's also a bargain shopper's dream, particularly those in the market for appliances and home furnishings. While back-to-school items may be high on your list, it's the time to shop for bigger ticket items, too — a washer, a sofa, a mattress and a variety of electronic and other home goods.
Home goods and electronics
Target: Everything from backpacks to iPads are available, including savings of up to 25 percent on home items and 20 percent on cookware sets, as well as other good deals on small electronics (Apple watches, for one), toys and outdoor equipment.
Walmart: Bargains are already being offered in virtually all of its departments, including electronics, garden, outdoor gear, clothing and other back-to-school items.
Amazon: Look for large price cuts on Dyson vacuum cleaners and Amazon devices such as Echo, Fire TVs and Kindles.
Dell: A variety of deals are available on tech products such as laptops, printers, monitors and headphones. Certain offers include no-interest financing if you pay off the item in full within six months, and 6 percent back in rewards.
Best Buy: Consumers can save up to 40 percent on washers, dryers and refrigerators (deal ends Sept. 11).
Sears: Washers and dryers, refrigerators and vacuum cleaners are among the appliances that are 40 percent off (with another 10 percent off if they are purchased online) through Sept. 17. Free delivery is available for appliances over $399.
Home Depot: You can get mini fridges, wine coolers, microwaves and dishwashers, as well as other appliances, for 40 percent off until Sept. 11.
Lowes: You'll receive up to 40 percent off appliances until Sept. 11. Plus, score free local delivery for major appliances over $299 and free installation on select dishwashers.
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Home and furniture
Crate & Barrel: Its annual upholstery sale offers 15 to 20 percent off high-end pieces.
Value City Furniture: Need a new sofa or dining room set? You'll save 10 percent on orders over $999, 15 percent on orders of $1,999 and 20 percent on orders over $4,999 until Monday.
Wayfair: Get up to 75 percent off and free shipping during the Labor Day clearance sale on furniture, bedding, area rugs and decor.
Pier 1: Take an extra 25 percent off all sale and regularly priced items using the code LABORDAY.
World Market: Through Sept. 2 you can save 30 percent on living-room, dining-room and home-office furniture plus receive free shipping on orders over $75 using the code FURNDEAL30.
Overstock: The bargain home-goods site is offering an extra 20 percent off select items plus free shipping.
Mattress Firm: If you've always wanted a king-size mattress, now's the time to make your wish come true. During its Labor Day sale (through Sept. 2), you can save up to $600. Purchase a king mattress for the price of a queen, or buy a queen for the price of a twin plus a free adjustable base.
Layla: Save $125 on a flippable mattress and receive two free pillows through Sept. 2.
Casper: Receive 10 percent off any order using the code LABORDAY online.
Serta: Save up to $900 on select Serta iComfort mattress sets between now and Sept. 9.