The official Labor Day sales 2021 are just over a week away now (Sept 6) but we’re already starting to see leading retailers drop promising early bird deals. Home Depot, Lowes, Best Buy, and a number of leading mattress brands have already updated their sites with a ton of great promotions – all of which we’ve rounded up just below.
We’re still waiting on more tech-focused sites like Amazon to drop their Labor Day sales right now so our roundup doesn’t include too many choices for laptops, TVs, or other tech items right now. However, there’s plenty to check out in the meantime. Mattresses, appliances, grills, and other traditional Labor Day staples are all up for grabs right now with juicy price cuts and free delivery options.
Positioned between the bigger Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday events, the yearly Labor Day sales are essentially the last stop before the big ‘Holiday deals’ season starts in November. Even though it’s generally considered a smaller event definitely don’t write it off – it’s quite simply a great time to bag a bargain on anything from laptops to grills. If you’d like to know what to expect on Labor Day itself, you’ll find a handy FAQ section at the bottom of the page, just below today’s best deals.
Early Labor Day sales live now – quick links
- Amerisleep: 30% off mattresses + $239 in free accessories
- Bear Mattress: 25% off + free gift set worth up to $250
- Bedroom furniture: additional 25% off sales price at Overstock
- Big Fig: Save $300 on any mattress ahead of Labor Day
- Casper: 15% off its highest-end mattresses for Labor Day
- Cocoon by Sealy: save 35% on Chill mattresses + free pillows and sheets
- Cheap 4K TVs: savings on Hisense, LG, Samsung, and more at Best Buy
- Dishwashers: up to $270 off plus free delivery options at Home Depot
- Grills: save up to $200 on Weber and Lifesmart grills at Home Depot
- Helix: Up to $200 off + two free pillows in the early access Labor Day sale
- Home Depot: huge Labor Day sale on thousands of items now live
- Home office: up to 25% off office chairs, desks, and shelves at Overstock
- Lowes: Labor day values mega-sale now live on thousands of products
- Living room furniture: 25% off sofas, ottomans, coffee tables at Overstock
- Nectar: Up to $400 off + plus $300 of free accessories
- Outdoor tools: savings of up to $100 on outdoor power equipment at Lowes
- Overstock: up to 70% off thousands of clearance home & garden items
- Ranges: GE, Amana, and Samsung ranges heavily discounted at Home Depot
- Refrigerators: up to $500 off plus free delivery at Home Depot
- Patio furniture: save up to $250 on sets and get free delivery at Lowes
- Small appliances: air fryers, rice cookers, mini-fridges discounted at Overstock
- Tuft & Needle: Up to 15% off everything for Labor Day
- Vacuums: big savings on Hoover Vacuums at Home Depot
While it’s still quite early days, several retailers have actually launched their Labor Day sales pages already – an index of which you can view just above. As of writing, leading mattress vendors, as well as hardware mainstays Home Depot, Lowes, and Overstock have all launched their sales. Appliances, tools, grills, and patio furniture are all covered, although we expect the hardware retailer to save the best deals for the day itself, so bear that in mind.
Just below we’re continuing our coverage of the best early Labor Day sales by picking out a few favorites that we’ve spotted along the way, alongside more links if you’re looking for something more specific.
Early Labor Day sales 2021: Appliances
Bella Pro Series Analog air fryer:
$59.99 $34.99 at Best Buy
Save $25 – Air Fryers are a handy addition to any kitchen if you’re looking for an easy-to-operate machine for healthy and quick meals. Not only is this Bella Pro Series air fryer almost half price right now at Best Buy, but it’s dishwasher safe and features a fairly substantial 4.2-quart capacity.View Deal
Farberware 3.2 Quart air fryer:
$99 $59.88 at Walmart
Save $39 – Another cheap air fryer in the Labor Day sales is this 3.2 Qt Faberware at Walmart. This is the best price we’ve seen on this particular machine which features easy-to-use controls and a handy recipe book that includes 25 different dishes. View Deal
Bella Pro Series coffee maker:
$99.99 $44.99 at Best Buy
Save $55 – If you’re serious about your coffee then it’s well worth getting yourself a trusty coffee machine. This Bella Pro Series has a great price right now at Best Buy and features a ton of programmable options to really make you that perfect brew in under 18 minutes.View Deal
Whirlpool 1.7-cu ft Over-the-Range Microwave:
$369 $279 at Lowe’s
Save $90 – Lowe’s official Labor Day sale has this Whirlpool over-the-range microwave on sale for a record-low price $279. While pricier than some cheaper microwaves, this one’s from a reputable brand and features easy-to-use presets. This particular sale is actually ending before Labor Day (Sept 1), so don’t hang around if you’re interested in this one.View Deal
Bissell ProHeat Advanced carpet cleaner:
$219 $189 at Walmart
Save $30 – Walmart has the Bissell ProHeat carpet cleaner on sale for $189. That’s the best price we’ve found for the lightweight carpet cleaner that removes embedded dirt, stains, and allergens and features an express clean mode that dries in about 30 minutes.View Deal
ionvac SmartClean 2000 Robovac:
$179.88 $97 at Walmart
Save $82.98 – Alternatively, put your feet up and let this ionvac robot vacuum do all the work for you. This one’s currently under half price at Walmart – the lowest price we’ve seen yet for a handy little gadget that will vacuum on both rugs, hard surfaces, and work with Google Assistant too. View Deal
iRobot Roomba e5 robot vacuum:
$349.99 $279.99 at Best Buy
Save $70 – A more up-market option is the iRobot Roomba e5 – currently on sale in the Best Buy Labor Day sale. This one features advanced adaptive navigation, a dirt-sensor, and three cleaning modes that will handle pretty much anything – pet hair included.View Deal
Early Labor Day sales 2021: Furniture
Ashley Homestore – sale now live, up to 50% off
Ashely Homestore offers a massive range of Ashley Furniture items, spanning your whole home inside and out. Not only that, but the retailer is also offering early Labor Day furniture sales already. Advertising is offering up to 30% off, but we’ve spotted 40% discounts on office sets, loft beds, and outdoor seating and 50% off bathroom vanities as well. Plus, use the code LASTCHANCE to get an extra 10% off outdoor goods.
Home Depot – 25% off indoor and patio furniture
Home Depot’s Labor Day sale is now live and features not only one of the biggest inventories for furniture – but also one of the biggest ranges of discounts too. Patio, living room, dining, bedroom and everything in between is included with discounts of up to 25% off right now. Plus, Home Depot also offers free delivery on many items so it’s a good excuse to beat the crowds and shop online.
Overstock – End of Summer Sale, save up to 70%
Overstock is currently running a massive End of Summer Sale, with discounts reaching up to 70% off across a massive range of furniture and decor items. It’s likely that these discounts will morph into this year’s Labor Day furniture deals seeing as these were the same savings we saw in last year’s offers. That means it’s worth beating the crowds and getting in there early with this particular store.
Early Labor Day sales 2021: Mattresses
Nectar Memory Foam mattress: from
$798 $499 + $399 of free gifts at Nectar
Editor’s choice – This popular 12-inch, all-foam, medium-firm mattress has a new cooling cover to stop you overheating at night. We found it extremely comfortable and supportive when we slept on it, and while this discount isn’t new for the Labor Day mattress sales, it is phenomenal value, with $400 off, plus $399-worth of free sleep accessories. However, we’ve seen the queen size drop to $799 before (it’s currently $899) and think the price may fall again closer to Labor Day – so if you can wait, you might get it slightly cheaper.
Helix Midnight hybrid mattress: from
$699 $599 + two free pillows at Helix
Save up to $150 – Helix specializes in mattresses for side sleepers, and there’s currently up to $150 off its most popular option, the Helix Midnight. This medium-firm hybrid mattress uses foam layers to cushion your shoulders and hips, and support your contours, while a layer of wrapped coils adds extra support and reduces motion transfer, so you’re less likely to notice a restless partner. It sleeps cool, too. With a twin down to $599 and a queen sitting at $999 (was $1,099) – plus two free pillows – this Labor Day mattress sale is worth a look.View Deal
Nolah Evolution 15: from
$1,799 $1,099 + 2 free pillows at Nolah
Save up to $898 – Another great choice for side sleepers is the top-tier Nolah Evolution 15, an ultra-high-tech luxury hybrid mattress that’s packed with high-performance materials to keep you cool, comfortable and supported all night: think thermally conductive foams and fibres, tri-zoned support coils and a high-density orthopaedic core for extra durability. There’s currently up to a $700 discount on the Evolution 15 in the company’s Labor Day mattress sale, which drops the price of a queen from $2,299 to just $1,599 – plus all sizes comes with two free pillows worth $198. View Deal
Tuft & Needle Original Mattress: from
$645 $580.50 at T&N
Save up to $109.05 – There’s 10% off the T&N Original mattress in the company’s Labor Day sale. This budget foam mattress delivers great pressure relief and comfort for the price – but we’ve seen 20% off in the past, with prices down to $405 (was $450) for a twin, or $625.50 for a queen, down from $695, and we think the pricing may drop again closer to Labor Day.
Casper Nova Hybrid mattress: from
$1,195 $1,015.75 at Casper
Save up to $359 – Casper’s Labor Day mattress sale cuts 15% off the price of its most high-end mattresses, including the Nova Hybrid – a plush four-layer mattress made from premium foam and springs. There’s 15% off the Casper Nova Hybrid Snow, too – an ultra-cooling version of the Nova Hybrid that’s particularly well suited to hot sleepers (it now starts from $1,440.75, down from $1,695). These are great prices for two of Casper’s best mattresses, and we don’t expect to see them cheaper closer to the time.View Deal
GhostBed Luxe mattress: from
$1,795 $1,257 + 2 free pillows at Ghostbed
Save up to $1,170 – GhostBed’s Labor Day mattress sale matches its best-ever Black Friday offer with up to 30% off mattresses, plus two free pillows worth $170. GhostBed calls the Luxe the ‘coolest bed in the world,’ and this 13-inch tall luxury foam mattress is packed with cooling tech, including a cool-to-touch quilted cover, gel memory foam, and a layer of thermo-sensitive foam.
Amerisleep AS3: from
$1,149 $804.30 + free gifts at Amerisleep
Save up to $719 – You can get 30% off any Amerisleep mattress, plus $239 in free accessories with the promo code AS30 – but the AS3 is our top pick. It’s the company’s most popular memory foam mattress, and aims to provide cooling comfort no matter which position you sleep in. It comes with a 20-year warranty, which is longer than average, and with the 30% discount a queen is reduced from $1,499 to $1,049, saving you nearly $450.View Deal
The Big Fig Mattress: from
$1,499 $1,199 + free foundation at Big Fig
Save up to $699 – Big Fig’s medium-firm cooling hybrid mattress is specifically designed for heavier bodies: the more pressure you put on it, the more the high-density foam and flexible wrapped coils react to support you. The company’s Labor Day mattress sale knocks $300 off the BigFig – which is better than the usual $200 discount – and you can choose whether you want a free super-strong foundation too, worth $399. This one comes with a 120-night trial, so you can check whether it’s right, plus a generous 20-year warranty as well.View Deal
Bear Pro: from
$895 $672 + free pillows and sheets at Bear
Save up to $373 – Bear’s Labor Day sale is now live, with 25% off mattresses, plus a free gift set worth up to $250. Our top pick of the three Bear mattresses is the mid-range, medium-firm, memory foam Bear Pro. It’s an upgrade on Bear’s cheaper all-foam model, with more cooling tech and pressure relief, and better motion isolation. The free gift set includes two Cloud pillows and a sheet set, and with $250 off it’s worth a look – a queen size currently costs $972, down from $1,295.View Deal
Zoma Mattress: from
$749 $599 + free gifts worth up to $375 at Zoma
Save up to $250 – The Zoma Mattress is a good option for active people. It’s designed to help you recover faster from training, with a ventilated cover fabric to keep you cool at night, and breathable gel memory foam to relieve painful pressure points. This deal slashes the price of a queen size from $949 to $799 – that’s $150 off. Plus you get a free bedding bundle worth up to $375, which includes a customizable sports pillow and mattress protector.View Deal
Early Labor Day sales 2021: TVs
Toshiba 32-inch Smart HD Fire TV:
$199.99 $179.99 at Amazon
Save $20 – If you’re looking for a nice little cheap HD TV for the bedroom, study, or kids room then consider this Toshiba at Amazon. It’s got a nice little discount and also comes with Fire OS and Amazon Alexa built right in for handy smart assistant support. Remember though, this one’s not 4K, so you won’t get a super high resolution out of it.
Hisense 50-inch A6G Series 4K UHD Smart TV:
$429.99 $369.99 at Best Buy
Save $60 – If you did want 4K on a budget though, check out this 50-inch Hisense at Best Buy. The A6G series is a real crowd favorite thanks to its support of Dolby Vision HDR, DTS Virtual: X, and Chromecast all on a fairly low budget. Highly reviewed, this cheap and cheerful 4K display also comes with a voice remote that works with Google Assistant.
TCL 55-inch 4-Series 4K UHD Smart Roku TV:
$499.99 $449.99 at Best Buy
Save $50 – Another good mid-range, mid-size option in the Labor Day sales is this 55-inch TCL at Best Buy. It’s not quite the lowest price we’ve seen on this display but it’s still a good deal for a 4K UHD display that includes Roku TV and support for HDR 10. Again, this TV is extremely highly reviewed by customers.View Deal
Samsung 50-inch 4K Crystal UHD Smart TV:
$899.95 $567.99 at Walmart
Save $331 – A huge price cut at Walmart brings this 50-inch Samsung Crystal series 4K TV into budget this week. This one’s easily the best price we’ve seen yet on a gorgeous set that’s capable of delivering bright, bold colors thanks to its Dynamic Crystal technology.
TCL 65-inch 4-Series 4K Smart Android TV:
$699.99 $529.99 at Best Buy
Save $170 – This TCL 65-inch 4K TV is on sale for just $529.99 thanks to today’s massive $170 discount at Best Buy’s early Labor Day sale. You’re getting Google Assistant and Chromecast built in here, excellent smart capabilities, plus an easy-to-use remote that features voice search and control.View Deal
Sony 65-inch X85J Series 4K UHD Smart TV:
$1,599.99 $1,099.99 at Best Buy
Save $500 – This stunning Sony 75-inch 4K TV gets a massive $500 discount at Best Buy. That’s the best price we’ve found for the X85J series set, which delivers a gorgeous picture with rich colors and detailed contrasts thanks to the powerful X1 4K HDR processor.
LG C1 48-inch 4K UHD Smart OLED TV:
$1,499 $1,296.99 at Amazon
Save $203 – Pick up TechRadar’s best-rated OLED TV of 2021 for its lowest ever price this week at Amazon. Available at a hefty discount in all sizes, the LG C1 series is a fantastic choice if you’re looking for something that’s the perfect balance of features, picture quality, and price. With an industry-leading 4K upscaling processor, excellent WebOS platform, and four HDMI 2.1 ports, this is a versatile premium TV that’s great for both content and games.
Early Labor Day sales 2021: Laptops
Note: Amazon, Walmart, and other leading tech retailers have yet to officially launch their Labor Day sales for this year. The following are just a selection of the very best deals we’ve found on laptops this week at various price points. While each one is still definitely worth considering, you can expect this section to get a lot more populated from next week onwards.
Evoo 11.6-inch laptop:
$229 $129 at Walmart
Save $100 – This Evoo laptop won’t offer a premium computing experience, but if you’re after a cheap laptop running Windows (as opposed to the Chromebooks that usually occupy this price point) it’s available at an excellent price right now. For just $129 you’re getting 64GB of storage, 4GB RAM and an Intel Celeron processor and picking up a year of Microsoft 365. Perfect for everyday use.
HP 15.6-inch laptop:
$379 $249 at Walmart
Save $130 – This 15.6-inch HP laptop is available for just $249 right now. Considering there’s an Intel Celeron N4020 processor, 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD (solid specs for everyday browsing and lighter work) inside you’re getting a great price here. Plus, a full-sized 15.6-inch display isn’t usually found at this cost either.
HP 14 laptop:
$579.99 $439.99 at HP
Save $140 – There’s a $140 discount on this 14-inch HP laptop right now. That means you can pick up a machine with the latest 11th generation of Intel’s i3 processor as well as 8GB RAM, 256GB of SSD storage and 16GB of Intel Optane memory for just under $450. It’s the best budget laptop we’ve spotted this week.
Dell Inspiron 14-inch laptop:
$638.99 $501.59 at Dell
Save $137 – There’s a $69 saving on this 14-inch Dell Inspiron live on the site, but use promo code SAVE12 at checkout for a further $68.40 discount. That leaves us with an excellent $501 price tag on this 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD configuration with an 11th generation i3 processor.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7:
$959 $699 at Best Buy
Save $260 – Best Buy has the versatile Surface Pro 7 on sale for $699, thanks to today’s $260 discount. The powerful tablet features a 12.3-inch touchscreen display, includes a full keyboard experience, and provides up to 10 hours of battery life.View Deal
Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 13.3-inch UHD Touch-Screen Laptop:
$1,399.99 $1,099.99 at Best Buy
Save $300 – Best Buy has the top-rated Dell Inspiron 7000 on sale for $1,099.99. That’s the best price we could find for the 2-in-1 laptop that packs a 13.3-inch touch-screen display, 16GB of RAM, 512GB of SSD, and an Intel Core i7 processor.View Deal
Labor Day sales 2021: FAQ
When do Labor Day sales start?
Labor Day falls on September 6th this year and that’s when the best deals will be concentrated. That said, a number of retailers have already launched their Labor Day sales page – all of which you can view just above.
Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon, and other leading retailers haven’t posted their Labor Day sales just yet, but it’s likely we’ll see things heat up quite quickly from this week onwards and definitely on the prior weekend to Labor Day. We’ll of course be posting all the best early-bird Labor Day sales right here on this page, so don’t hesitate to bookmark and revisit closer to the date.
Who has the best Labor Day sale?
Amazon: number one for cheap electronics, though sells everything
Best Buy: cheap 4K TVs, plus excellent savings on all types of laptops
Walmart: especially good for cheaper laptops and budget Chromebooks
Home Depot: bundle savings on appliances, plus patio furniture, grills
Lowes: excellent for power tools, lawnmowers, lighting, and appliances
Overstock: huge inventories of clearance furniture, bed & bath, patio items
Nectar: often bundles in accessories worth up to $400 with mattresses
Purple: free gifts, plus seasonal savings on premium mattresses
Saatva: bundle savings when you spend over an amount on a mattress
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.
Lastly, if you’re looking for mattress deals over Labor Day, then Nectar, Sealy, Saatva, and Purple to 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’s often regarded as the best time for shopping in between the earlier Memorial Day sales and the Black Friday sales in November.
When do the Labor Day sales end?
Most of the primo Labor Day sales tend to end on the midnight running into Tuesday September 7, however, we’ll probably see things gradually wind down throughout the week. In some rare instances, such a Home Depot’s Labor Day appliances sale we may even see a longer sales period – up until September 16 in last year’s case.
In 2020, the Labor Day sales started about a week before the actual date, although most of the top-dollar deals launched over the prior weekend and of course Labor Day itself. In general, those shopping for appliances tend to have more time to consider their purchases, while shoppers looking for cheap tech like laptops, TVs, and tablets have a shorter purchase window overall.