We’re fast approaching this year’s Labor Day sales, with just a few weeks left until a wide variety of retailers kick off 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 on Monday, September 5 for 2022.
Whether you’re shopping for appliances, furniture, mattresses and grills or TVs, laptops and technology, we’ve got all the best deals right here on this site as soon as they land. While it’s still early days yet, we’re in full preparation mode here at TechRadar, updating this page with everything you need to know about the upcoming Memorial Day sales, including what types of products you’ll find on sale and who has the best deals on the big day.
Most of this information can be found just below in our FAQ section, which covers all the basic questions you might have. Just below that, you’ll find more detailed retailer-specific information with a quick A-Z of the best brands to check out, along with when we expect their Labor Day sales to begin. As we get closer to the event, we’ll be packing this page full of the deals as soon as they land, so don’t hesitate to bookmark and check back in closer to the big day itself.
Labor Day Sales 2021: Frequently Asked Questions
When do the Labor Day sales start?
Labor Day is coming up Monday, September 5 this year, although we expect many retailers to start sales before that date. It’s generally assumed these days that with any major retail event — Labor Day sales included — that you’ll get plenty of deals upwards of a week in advance, though this isn’t a hard and fast rule. Still, if you’re looking to shop early, it’s worth keeping an eye out from late August onwards.
Who has the best Labor Day sales?
Amazon: number one for cheap electronics, but sells everything (opens in a new tab)
Best Buy: cheap 4K TVs, plus excellent savings on all types of laptops (opens in a new tab)
Walmart: especially good for cheaper laptops and budget Chromebooks (opens in a new tab)
Home Depot: bundle savings on appliances, plus outdoor furniture, grills (opens in a new tab)
Lowes: excellent for power tools, lawnmowers, lighting and appliances (opens in a new tab)
Overlay: huge stocks of cleaning furniture, bed and bath, patio items (opens in a new tab)
Nectar: often bundles up to $400 worth of accessories with mattresses (opens in a new tab)
Purple: free gifts, plus seasonal savings on premium mattresses (opens in a new tab)
Saatva: bundle savings when you spend more than an amount on a mattress (opens in a new tab)
Competition is going to be fierce across the board, but the best retailer for you is going to depend heavily on what’s on your Labor 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 have inventory of literally thousands of home and garden items, so they should be your first stop.
If you’re looking for electronics in general, Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy will likely have the biggest sales this year. Amazon is especially 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 fantastic own-brand sales across their sites over Labor Day as well, which will be especially good if you spend a little more.
Finally, if you’re looking for mattress deals over Labor Day, Nectar, Sealy, Saatva, and Purple all have excellent promotions on their respective websites.
Is Amazon Doing Labor Day Sales?
Yes and no. It’s unlikely that Amazon will run its own event specifically labeled as a “Labor Day sale,” but it is it will probably participate in some form. It’s a big day for online shopping in general, so you can expect Amazon to offer plenty of discounts — especially if rival retailers like Best Buy or Walmart are hosting big events on the day. Simply put, if you’re looking for cheap laptops, TVs, headphones, or anything electronic, you should have plenty to check out at Amazon on Labor Day. We’ll also include Amazon’s best deals on this page when the time comes.
What items are discounted in the Labor Day sale?
Labor Day Sales traditionally cover things like appliances, both outdoor and indoor furniture, and home goods in general. You’ll also find fantastic 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 outdoor furniture for next year at places like Lowes and Home Depot — which usually have free shipping, too.
As with all online shopping events, the Labor Day sale will have plenty of cheap tech deals to check out as well. We expect retailers like Best Buy and Walmart to come out of the gates with some really cheap laptop 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 at any sales event.
Home Depot, Lowe’s, Best Buy, and Amazon tend to have the widest selection of deals in their Labor Day sales covering pretty much all the bases. Last year saw the addition of more specialist retailers such as Dell, Lenovo and HP, which were particularly good for laptop deals. If you want to see a full rundown of last year’s best Labor Day sales, we’ve preserved a few just 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 everyday 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 wide variety of items. Then, between the earlier Memorial Day sales and Black Friday sales in November is often seen as the best time to shop.