We’re fast approaching Labor Day sales this year, with only a few weeks left until a slew of retailers begin 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 Monday 5 September for the year 2022.
Whether you’re shopping for home appliances, furniture, mattresses and grills or TVs, laptops and technology, we’ll get the best deals right here on this page as soon as they land. While it’s still early days so far, we’re in full preparation here at TechRadar to update this page with everything you need to know about upcoming Memorial Day sales, including the 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 below in the FAQ section, which covers all the basic questions you might have. Just below that, you’ll find more retailer-specific information with a quick visit to the top brands to check out, along with when we expect Labor Day sales to start. As we get closer to the action, we’ll fill this page full of deals as soon as they arrive, so feel free to bookmark and check in again near the big day itself.
Labor Day Sales 2021: Frequently Asked Questions
When does the Labor Day sale start?
Labor Day Monday the fifth of September This year, though, we expect a lot of retailers to start their sales before this date. It’s generally assumed these days that with any major retail event — Labor Day sales included — you’ll get plenty of deals over a week in advance, although that’s not a hard and fast rule. However, 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, though it sells everything (Opens in a new tab)
Best Buy: Inexpensive 4K TVs, plus excellent savings on all types of laptops (Opens in a new tab)
Walmart: Especially good for cheap laptops and budget Chromebooks (Opens in a new tab)
Home Depot: Provide a bundle on appliances, plus patio furniture and grills (Opens in a new tab)
Lowes: Excellent for power tools, lawn mowers, lighting, and appliances (Opens in a new tab)
stack: Huge Stocks of Clearance Furniture, Bed & Bath, Patio Items (Opens in a new tab)
nectar: Often bundles of accessories worth up to $400 with mattresses (Opens in a new tab)
purple: Free gifts, plus seasonal savings on premium mattresses (Opens in a new tab)
sattva: Savings package when you spend more than one amount on a mattress (Opens in a new tab)
The competition will be stiff across the board, but the best retailer for you will depend largely on what’s on your business day shopping list. For appliances, furniture, grills, or other “end of summer” items, you’ll definitely want to check out Home Depot, Lowes, or Overstock. These retailers literally have inventories in thousands of home and garden tools, so it should be your first stop.
If you’re looking at electronics in general, Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy are likely to have the biggest sales this year. Amazon is particularly good for headphones and Apple products, while Walmart and Best Buy are great for cheap 4K TVs and entry-level laptops. Speaking of laptops, both Dell and HP should have great sales of their own brand across their sites during Labor Day as well, which will be especially good if you spend a little more.
Finally, if you’re looking for mattress deals during Labor Day, Nectar, Sealy, Saatva, and Purple will have excellent promotions running at their own sites.
Is Amazon selling Labor Day?
Yes and no. It’s unlikely that Amazon will run its own event specifically called Labor Day Sale, but that’s the case he is It is likely that she will participate in one way or another. It’s a big day for online shopping in general, so you can expect Amazon to show a lot of price cuts — especially if competing retailers like Best Buy or Walmart run big events on the day. Simply put, if you’re looking for inexpensive laptops, televisions, headphones, or anything electronic, you should have plenty to browse on Amazon on Labor Day. We’ll also include the best Amazon deals on this page when the time comes.
What items are discounted in Labor Day Sale?
Labor Day sales traditionally cover things like appliances, outdoor and indoor furniture, and household items in general. You’ll also find great discounts on things like mattresses as well as end-of-summer items like barbecue grills. As you’d expect, this is also a great time to get clearance patio furniture for next year at places like Lowes and Home Depot—which usually offer free delivery, too.
As with any online shopping event, Labor Day sales will also have plenty of cheap tech deals to check out as well. We expect retailers like Best Buy and Walmart to knock out the gates with some really cheap laptops and 4K TV deals — which are always a favorite of our readers in particular. We should also see discounted smart headphones and hubs too – especially if Amazon joins in because sales on its own devices are given away at pretty much any sales event.
Home Depot, Lowe’s, Best Buy, and Amazon tend to have the largest selection of deals in Labor Day sales that cover nearly all bases. In the past year, we’ve seen quite a few specialty retailers join in like Dell, Lenovo, and HP as well, which have been particularly good for laptop deals. If you’d like to see a full dip to last year’s top Labor Day sales, we’ve kept some of them below.
How did Labor Day start?
Labor Day itself began as a way to celebrate the efforts and contributions of the American labor movement and ordinary workers, from its inception in 1894 to the present day. In recent years, like many federal holidays, it has been used as an opportunity by many retailers to offer deep discounts on a full range of items. After that, it’s often seen as the best time to shop between the previous Memorial Day sale and the November Black Friday sales.