Usually, Labor Day falls on the first Monday of September. It is also known as the summer’s last weekend unofficially. It’s a perfect time for enjoying with great food, friends and family. For few people, it’s also quite an expensive day. But there are few expert tips which can save your pocket while buying party stuff and gifts, which are given below.
Tips to save money on Labor Day celebration:
1 Seek deals with offers
If you can use the internet, let your search begin. While food shopping, you can find great supermarket discount coupons, which you can redeem at any food store. You can also visit your local second-hand stores and their websites to buy some good old stuff at a low price. Use coupons to hire heavy beach gears, water toys, clothing etc.
2 Avoid buying heavy decorations
Decorations are always costly. If you’ve plans to decorate a holiday theme, drop your idea. Those themed decorations can’t be reused next time. But just to have more fun, you can try homemade decorations this time. Decorate glass jars and bottles with candles and use them for lighting the place. Skip all the decorations and arrange food tables where you can serve food/drinks and desserts. You can also use the entire space with several indoor game modules, like a board game or card game tables. Your friends will remember the party, as you’re providing them a unique ambiance.
3 Summer Closeouts
If you check in your local retail store, you’ll surely find Labor Day weekend sale offers. Retailers offer heavy discounts on beach gear, pools, grills, tents, and outdoor stuff in summer closeouts. This way you can save dollars while buying next year summer supplies too. Clothing shops offer best deals on summer wear and school wear this time. If you can wait for this weekend, you can avail heavy savings on school clothes.
4 Home appliances and improvements
Most of the Americans might celebrate this labor Day weekend by scheduling their home improvements. So, keeping that in mind, many retailers offer best of the best deals on home improvement utilities and home appliances throughout the whole Labor Day weekend. Most of the new appliances hit the market during fall, so if you get lucky enough, you might be grabbing some cool new stuff at a very low price this year.
5 Potluck Party
If you’re hosting the Labor Day party, don’t expect that you can please everyone with your arrangements, especially with the food. It’ll take a huge effort and also good money to keep everyone’s taste. So, what you can do is, make it a potluck. Ask every guest to prepare and bring the best food they can cook. You can also announce a special prize, like a special dessert for the winner, from you. This’ll reduce your food cost as well as give a unique fun filled experience.
6 Be a tourist in your neighborhood
Holiday? Where should we go? These kind of confusion always come to our minds..right? How about exploring your hometown or maybe the city next to yours? Be a visitor, you don’t have to go far away to get fun and pleasure. There are many places in the countryside with beautiful hot spots. Stay in a local hotel where you can find some awesome deals in this weekend. Websites like LivingSocial or Groupon can get you vivid offer coupons on hotels and restaurants within an hour or two. Ask your hotel authorities if they are providing any complimentary tour service or anything more. Camping can be fun. You can choose any place and book your campsite from websites. If you’re lucky, you can get pre-booking discounts also.
Predictions by experts on 2017 Labor Day sales
Let's check out what you can expect from the stores:
a Shop later to save bigger
The competition between retailers will push down the prices much lower and the sale will last longer. In 2016, hotels.com launched the first Labor Day sale on August 9th, 27 days in advance to the holiday. Many other retailers like the Home Depot, Walmart, and Lenovo, also kept the sale going until the next weekend after the Labor Day.
b Get heavy discounts on End-of-Season clothing sales
As Labor Day comes at the end of the summer, it is expected that most of the stores will provide heavy discounts on clothes and start the end-of-season sales ahead of the new season. In 2016, nearly 31% of the total labor day sale was on clothing and accessories.
So, you can expect great discounts and free shipping from some big guns like Old Navy, BCBG, Wilsons Leather, Jos. A. Bank, and so on. There's a chance of getting a competitive sale from popular clothing store Uniqlo.
c Shoe prices might drop
Not only clothing, shoe prices might also drop. Popular stores like Rocket Dog, Crocs, and Clark's, may offer impressive discounts on men’s, women’s, and kids' footwear.
In 2016, Rocket Dog offered 50% off on women’s and girls' shoes. Crocs and Clarks also provided 25% off sitewide discounts to their buyers on the Labor Day sale.
d Get discounts on mattresses
It is expected that on Labor Day sale, most of the mattress stores will lighten up their doors for the customers. Store In 2016, US-Mattress provided discounts up to 60% off sitewide along with free shipping. Stores like Sears and Walmart also conducted top mattress sales over the Labor Day. Walmart offered free shipping per order over $50.
Check out the stores - Macy’s, Sears Outlet, JC Penney, and Overstock for discounts up to 75%.
Products that you should buy this Labor Day:
i Grills - You might get a discount as much as 80%. Check out retailers like - Sears, Kmart, Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Walmart.
ii Patio furniture - Retailers may reduce 70% to 90% on outdoor dining and leisure furniture, and also in décor and appliances. Check out retailers like Kohl’s, Kmart, and Overstock.
iii Appliances - New models will be released during September and October. You can get as much as 40% off during the Labor Day sales period. Check out stores like Sears, Best Buy, and Home Depot.
iv TVs - Basically the prices will fall during Black Friday. But during the Labor Day, buyers may also get a chunk! Retailers may reduce prices by 30%; have a look at the stores like Kmart and Sears.
v Laptops - You might get 25% off on Windows laptops, and on others, you might get 20% to 30% discount. Check out the stores like Best Buy, Dell, and the Microsoft Store.
Apart from these, go to Target on this Labor Day sale to grab the last minute back-to-school essentials.
The best thing about Labor Day weekend is that you’ll get the best opportunity for you and your family to spend a nice weekend before the summer ends. You can easily arrange these three-four days of vacation, even after your kid’s school started. You must remember these options to save your wallet when planning for the busy weekend of Labor Day.