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Labor Day is when we get serious about going back to school or work. It's also when we get serious about shopping. You can score major Labor Day deals at hot, end-of-summer sales. For 2021, the holiday falls on Sept. 6, so you still have time to plan your shopping strategy and find the items you need at prices that suit your budget. In fact, some stores are offering deals already, and others will extend them past Labor Day weekend.
The delta COVID-19 variant and stretched supply chains are prompting merchants to move as much merchandise as they can, as early as they can, says Kristen Gall, a retail expert and president of Rakuten Rewards. “Consumers will benefit from even bigger sales this Labor Day, with almost all major brands and retailers offering deep discounts,” she says.
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1. Think 'seasonal clearance'
Summer is ending, and merchants want to make room for fall and winter products — preferably by selling things to you. Expect to see deals on summer clothing, outdoor furniture and grills for your patio or deck. You'll also see all-weather items, such as major appliances, mattresses and even cars, says Shannon Dwyer, a deals and shopping expert at RetailMeNot. “It's the perfect time to outfit your yard, spruce up your home and stock up for next summer.”
2. Shop in store for special deals, online for a wider selection
Major retailers will be offering attractive prices both online and in their brick-and-mortar locations, Gall says. At stores, you'll see doorbuster sales, as retailers try to drive traffic through their doors. “These in-store-only deals are particularly common during major holidays and offer extremely low prices on a few key items in limited quantities [...] like TVs and computers, for example,” Gall says.