We can't think of a better way to celebrate Labor Day than by saving your hard-earned cash for things you truly want or need.
This year, Labor Day falls on Monday, September 3, 2018 — meaning a full weekend of sales and super end-of-summer savings.
Take advantage of anywhere from 10 - 90% off regular prices that each year help to lure Americans from beaches and backyards to malls and department stores in order clear out inventory before the the big holiday shopping season.
Summer may be almost over, but there are still hot bargains in store for shoppers at Labor Day sales with deep discounts on furniture, fall clothing, jewelry, school supplies and, of course, the last of the season's beachwear and patio furniture at the larger department stores like Macy's, Target and Walmart.
As temperatures begin to drop, also check out great prices on air conditioners (or wait a few months -- until October when retailers will be practically giving them away, but remember supplies will be limited.)
Meanwhile, if you've been putting off major purchases on laptops, electronics, back to school gear or want to get a head start on early Christmas shopping Labor Day weekend is the time to pounce at Dell, Best Buy, or at the local shopping mall. Don't forget televisions and flat screen TVs that go on sale in the fall just in time for football season (although if you're smart you'll wait for Black Friday sales when flat screens are at their lowest prices of the year.)
Car dealerships will also be competing for your attention as they try to move this year's inventory out their doors and into your driveway. So if you're in the market for a new car or used car this time of year, check out pre-Labor Day car sales that usually last throughout the first week of September.
The season for bikes, skates and skateboards is also coming to a close, so keep a lookout for major sales on these items. And if you're planning a great fall foliage drive look no further than visits to US wineries, which will be practically giving bottles away as they prepare to shut down for the winter season.