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Here Are the Best Labor Day Sales This Year

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Labor Day is not just the unofficial end of summer and the start of the school year for kids. It's a day to celebrate the advances and successes of the American labor movement and all it's done to help workers across the country, including major victories like the eight-hour workday and the right to organize.

Weirdly, it's also a day where stores -- Old Navy, Kmart, Lowe's, and more -- discount a bunch of stuff and people go buy things like mattresses and grills... because we all celebrate the labor movement in our own way. 

One thing you won't have to labor over (get it? GET IT!?) is where to find all the day's best deals. Those have been collected for you below so you don't waste precious time on your three-day weekend digging for where the deals are happening. (Labor Day food deals can be found here.)

Also, be nice to anyone who has to work on Labor Day. Be really nice.

Labor Day Sales 2018
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Travel

  • Carmel Mission Inn: The Carmel-By-The-Sea hotel is offering 20% off when you book at least three nights. Just be sure to have a joke about caramels prepared when you check in. The staff has probably never heard that before. - [Get it]
  • Chicago Athletic Association Hotel: Book at least three nights in the Chicago hotel and get 30% off with the code "CAASUMMER2018." - [Get it]
  • Frontier Airlines: Get 90% off flights taken through October 4 with the code "NOW90." Purchase before September 3 at midnight. - [Get it]
  • One Aldwych: Book at least seven days in advance and get 15% off the best available rate, plus a free English breakfast (read: probably beans) at the London hotel. - [Get it]
Labor Day Sales 2018
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Clothing

  • 2(x)istReplace your embarrassing old undies this weekend. Get 25% off sitewide through September 6. - [Get it]
  • 6pm: The Labor Day sale here includes clothing, shoes, and accessories at 50% off or more. - [Get it]
  • ASOS: Grab 20% off of new-season clothing. You don't even need to remember a clever discount code for this one. - [Get it]
  • Banana Republic: Land up to 40% off your order of shirts, pants, jackets, and more through Banana Republic. (That means basically everything is on sale.) No code required. - [Get it]
  • Bloomingdale's: You'll save up to 60% when you choose from items that discounted an extra 20% off for the retailer's Labor Day Big Brown Bag Sale through September 3. - [Get it]
  • Bonobos: Use the code "twerk" to get 20% off a purchase of at least $175. Discounts increase the more you spend until you hit 35% off an order of $1,500. - [Get it]
  • Draper James: You can get up to 75% off purchases online and in-store. - [Get it]
  • Evine: Through September 3, you can get over 50% off on jewelry, 15% off on fall fashion, and 40% off on sunglasses. - [Get it]
  • Forever 21: Anything in the sale section is eligible for an extra 50% off with the code "EXTRA50." - [Get it]
  • Gant: Sale styles are 50% off and you can get an extra 30% off on top of that until September 3. - [Get it]
  • H&M: You'll find discounts up to 30% off across the site with a bonus perk of free shipping through Monday. - [Get it]
  • Havaianas: Buy two or more pairs of flip-flops and you'll get 20% off your order in-store or online. A perfect purchase for the arrival of fall. - [Get it]
  • Holly and Tanager: The handbag company is offering 15% off everything on the site through September 7 with the code "LABORDAY15." - [Get it]
  • Indochino: Snag a suit for just $399 by using the code "FALL18." - [Get it]
  • Kate Spade: Drop in the code "ONEOFAKIND" and get an extra 30% off sale styles. - [Get it]
  • L.L. Bean: You can save 25% on your full order with the code "LABORDAY" through September 4. - [Get it]
  • LIDS: The hat shop is offering a buy-one-get-one 50% off deal through September 3. Wear one now and throw one in the car in case your barber is hungover next time you stop in. - [Get it]
  • Lord & Taylor: Grab 20% off sale items and BOGO 50% shots and denim goods through September 4. - [Get it]
  • Macy's: With the checkout code "WKND," you'll get an extra 20% off clothing, accessories, and more. - [Get it]
  • Of a Kind: Grab 30% off on spring and summer apparel and try not think about how this means winter is getting really damn close. - [Get it]
  • Old Navy: Take 50% off all jeans, dresses, tees, and sweatshirts through September 3. - [Get it]
  • Rachel Roy: Take an extra 25% off purchases sitewide through September 4. - [Get it]
  • H&M: You can get up to 30% off on both online and in-store purchases this Labor Day weekend, plus free shipping. Spend $50 and get 10% off, spend $100 and get 20% off, or spend $200 and get 30% off. [Get it]
  • Uniqlo: The popular Japanese casual clothing chain has a slew of Labor Day discounts on items across its Men, Women, Girls, and Boys departments. You'll also get free shipping on all orders. [Get it]
  • Urban Outfitters: Take an extra 30% off sale items through September 3. So, you know, distressed t-shirts with vintage logos for cereal companies, probably. (Also, lots of other stuff.) - [Get it]
Labor Day Sales 2018
Courtesy of Bear Mattress

Mattresses and Bedding

  • Allswell: Pick up a mattress for less than $300 with a 20% off deal. Use the code "LABORDAY." - [Get it]
  • Bear Mattress: Drop in the code "LD100" for $100 off any Bear Mattress or the code "LD200" for $200 off any Bear Hybrid through September 4. (Mattresses are not actually in the shape of a bear.) - [Get it]
  • Crane and Canopy: Save up to 40% off bedding, duvet covers, and sheets through Labor Day. Discounts are automatically applied at checkout (probably after you search your email for a discount code for 20 minutes and then decide, screw it, I'll get this stuff anyway). - [Get it]
  • DreamCloud Sleep: Order between now and Labor Day to get $200 off a mattress. - [Get it]
  • Eight Sleep: The Labor Day sale offers $50 off $500+ orders with the code "50LABORDAY," $125 off $1,000+ orders with the code "125LABORDAY," and $250 off $1,500+ orders with the code, you guessed it, "250LABORDAY." - [Get it]
  • Kassatex: Bedding in the site's sale category is up to 30% off, and you can get an additional 15% off through Tuesday with the code "WEEKEND15." - [Get it]
  • Kmart: Serta mattresses are on sale. You know that brand. It's Serta. - [Get it]
  • Mattress Firm: Every mattress is on sale, and you'll get a free adjustable base if you spend at least $599. - [Get it]
  • Nectar Sleep: Take $125 off a Nectar mattress, and get two free pillows with your order. - [Get it]
  • Serta: The mattress company is offering up to $700 in savings on a mattress and box spring purchase through September 10. - [Get it]
  • Tulo: Mattress names are absurd and confusing, but it's easy to understand this one. Get a Comfort Series King for the price of a Queen, which is about $200 off. - [Get it]
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Home and Appliances

  • Artifact Uprising: Grab 15% off everything on the site when you order $150 worth of photo books, cards, and frames. Use the code "LABORDAY" from August 31 through September 3. (Seriously, when in doubt this weekend, just try the code "LABORDAY.") - [Get it]
  • Ban.do: Take 15% off fancy planners to get your life in order. No guarantees on that last part, but you can definitely buy a planner you'll use for a couple weeks. - [Get it
  • Dormify: The school year is starting, and you can get 20% off your order with the code "SEEYASUMMER." - [Get it]
  • Etsy: All kinds of hand-crafted goods are on sale with some discounts hitting up to 60% off. - [Get it]
  • Kassatex: Towels in the site's sale section are up to 30% off, and you can trim an extra 15% off through Tuesday with the code "WEEKEND15." - [Get it]
  • Lulu and Georgia: The stylish home site is offering 15% off orders of $300 or more, 20% orders of $600 or more, and 25% off orders of $900 and up. - [Get it]
  • Lowe's: Grab 40% off on appliances through September 12, along with a load of deals on DIY project tools and grilling essentials. - [Get it]
  • Northern Brewer: If you're looking to start homebrewing, it's a good weekend to pick up a starter kit. You can get 20% off brewing equipment with the code "BEERSALE." - [Get it]
  • Overstock.com: Through September 10, the site will be offer discounts on tons of items. Take 20% off area rugs, 10-15% off garden and patio goods, 10-15% off home décor, 10-15% off memory foam mattresses, and 20% off lighting and fans. - [Get it]
  • Sears: Lots of deals are available through Sears, including 40% off appliances and $50-$100 off Kenmore washer and dryer pairs. - [Get it]

Tech

  • Amazon: There are a ton of sales on tech goods through the site. That includes $100 off an Amazon Echo. You can also pick up a wireless charging station for $24 (normally $36) or a Nintendo Switch charging stand for $20. - [Get it]
  • Apple (through Amazon/Walmart): The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is going for $869 ($1,099 list price) and the 11.6-inch MacBook Air is going for $539.99 ($899.99 list price). - [Get it]
  • Dell: Save up to $425 on laptops and PC monitors through September 3. - [Get it]
  • Google: Grab up to $250 off Google's Pixelbook laptop through Labor Day. - [Get it]
  • HP: You can get as much as $650 off a computer over the weekend. - [Get it]
  • Roomba: Save up to $200 on vacuums from iRobot. - [Get it]

More Sales

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Dustin Nelson is a News Writer with Thrillist. He wishes you a joyous Labor Day. Follow him @dlukenelson. dnelson at thrillist dot com