Labor Day

Two weeks before Labor Day, stores will start offering major discounts on clothes, mattresses, patio furniture, and other hot ticket items. If you look early, you will find some early savings before the selections get picked through. You know the expression “the early bird catches the worm”. Here are some tips on what kind of deals to look for this Labor Day.

Summer Clothes
Last year, 45% of all Labor Day sales were for clothes as retailers cleared out their summer stock to make shelf space for fall and winter styles. Labor Day a great time to scoop up summer apparel for next season, but it’s also a great time to pick up everyday basics that you can mix and match all year long. Here are a few companies who are beginning to move summer clearance.

Mattress Sales
Labor Day is a traditional day for companies to offer a “White Sale” on sheets, pillow cases, and even mattresses. Supposedly this started in 1878, when John Wanamaker of Philadelphia department store fame decreed January to be the time for a “White sale.” Bed linens, which were available in white only, were sold at a discount. This was done to increase sales for these items at a time of the year when sales were normally slow. Somewhere alomg the line, the white sale concept spread to mattresses and other items for the home. Below are a few early deals in this category, but watch for others to start promoting a couple of weeks before the holiday.

Appliance Sales
Major household appliances are usually a big purchase, but many retailers will offer an appliance sale that takes up to 40% off large appliances during Labor Day. That makes it a good opportunity to buy a new washer, dryer, fridge, oven, dishwasher, and more. Here are a few companies to keep a watchful eye upon.

BBQ Grills and Outdoor Furniture
While the season for outdoor entertaining is winding down, summer essentials are hot items for Labor Day sales. Look for great deals on grills, as well as patio furniture.

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