Labor Day weekend is just around the corner, and not only do you get a day off work to lounge around or enjoy the final hours of summer with a cookout or vacation, but you can take advantage of the Labor Day sales offered by countless retailers.
Countless stores slashed their prices this year for all items, ranging from electronics to cars to things for the home. Most stores offer the same discounts both in stores and online, so depending on your stamina, you can go out and shop or snag a sale right from your computer.
However, if you choose to shop the Labor Day weekend sales online, remember to do your homework beforehand. Always check for coupons or special offer codes online, as many large retailers offer additional savings, sometimes involving the Web user to click around on the site. Also, you can run a search via Google with the retailer's name and the word coupons to find some unpublicized sales. Finally, check for free shipping as most stores offer free postage for online shoppers.
After scouring the Web, here is a list of the 25 places to score the best deals during Labor Day weekend sales, both online and in stores.
Electronics and Media
Amazon Student - Along with site-wide discounts, Amazon is giving away $5 credit for music for purchasing $50 in textbooks.
Best Buy - Best Buy is offering 20-30% off select washer-dryer units and televisions, a free $75 gift card for buying the 250GB Xbox360 and the Perfect Match Promise. If the price of an item purchased drops within 60 days, Best Buy will refund the difference.
Cowboom - Cowboom, a Best Buy affiliate, is offering 65% off already reduced closeout merchandise.
Apple - Apple is giving away $100 to spend at the Mac App Store for each Mac computer purchase. Rumor has it there's also a way for college students to score a free iPod Touch, as well.
Barnes & Noble - B&N is giving away $15 egift cards for spending $150 or more on textbooks.
Express - Redeemable online or in stores, Express is giving a $15 off coupon for every $60 purchase, which extends to $30 for a $120 purchase, $45 for $180 and $60 for $240.
Puma - Puma is offering 30% off entire purchases.
Forever 21 - Forever 21 is holding the Sale on Sale, giving an additional 30% off already reduced sale items.
American Eagle - American Eagle shoppers can use code 28678011 for 40% off entire store, both men's and women's clothing.
Victoria's Secret - VS shoppers can get 7 pairs of panties for for $25.48 using coupon code 7VSPANTY at checkout along with $15 off a $100 purchase, $30 off $150, $75 off $250 and $150 off $500 using offer code FALL11.
Overstock.com - While Overstock already has discounted price, their best sale this year is for furniture and bedding, up to 46% off. Serta mattresses are $100 off with free shipping. Along with this, there are storewide deals (listed below).
Pottery Barn - PB is offering 60% off new markdowns and clearance items.
Lowe's - Lowe's is giving 84% off select items throughout the store.
Sleep Number - Along with a free travel pillow for customers, Sleep Number is offering 50% off bedding and beds.
Macy's - Along with an insane storewide sale (see: Department Stores), Macy's has 60% off bedding and 50% off luggage.
JCPenney - Along with another epic storewide sale, JCP has 40-50% off furniture.
Cars: Cars.com named the 10 best deals for car shopping this Labor Day weekend. Sales include $5,500 cash back on Grand Cherokees, along with Nissan, BMW and Chevrolet.
Flights: Expedia has compiled a list of the best flight deals for Labor Day weekend, including American Airlines, JetBlue and Delta.
Department Stores with Storewide Discounts
Kmart - Kmart is giving $10 back for spending $50 or more and $5 for spending $25, along with 5-20% off everything.
Sears - 35% off everything from lawnmowers to clothing to cribs at Sears.
Kohl's - Kohl's has an Incredible Labor Day sale with 15% off entire purchase, $10 cash back for spending $50 and early bird and night owl discounts.
Macy's - All clearance items are an additional 25% off lowest marked prices at Macy's. Using coupon code FALL during check out, shoppers can save an extra 10-25% off during the Labor Day sales event.