The first Monday of every September is designated as Labor Day — a federal holiday to honor the social and economic contributions of American workers. It falls on Sept. 4 this year.
If you find yourself wandering a mall or shopping online this weekend, however, you might not realize the celebration dates back to the 1800s, with parades and festivals marking the holiday for the enjoyment of workers and their families. In modern-day America, Labor Day weekend is arguably better known for its quality and quantity of sales.
Following are some great sales this weekend. To super-charge your savings, combine sales prices with the offers we detailed in “3 Easy Ways to Earn Cash Back on Labor Day Weekend.”
This retailer offers accessories for men and women. Take 20 percent off your order total through Monday. The discount will be applied at checkout. To maximize your savings, focus on the many items that are already on sale.
Dooney & Bourke sells all manner off wallets and bags, from purses to travel gear to bags designed for professional- and college-sports fanatics. Products are designed to last a lifetime — and guaranteed.
To learn about other such brands, check out “11 Indestructible Products Totally Worth the Price.”
Save 20 percent when you spend $25 or more on select goods through 8 a.m. PT Tuesday. Use coupon code P20LABORDAY — which can be used up to two times per PayPal account.
This discount is good for items from some 90 eBay sellers, which are listed near the bottom of the “Labor Day Sale” page. Most eligible items are in the home, outdoor or tech categories.
This retailer offers customizable photo products. Save up to 50 percent — plus another 10 percent off sale prices — through Monday. Use coupon code WEEKND.
Save up to 40 percent during this department store’s Summer Sale, which runs through Sept. 10. Discounted items include those for men, women, kids and the home.
Bonus: Nordstrom is among the retailers that offer free shipping with no minimum purchase amount required.
Save 15 percent on orders of $50 or more through Sept. 7. Use coupon code LABORDAY.
The New York Times Store caters to NYT fans and folks searching for unique gift ideas. Highlights include:
- Personalized items. These include birthday books and NYT reprints.
- “Times Goods.” These include branded goods and clothing for NYT enthusiasts.
- Photography. This includes an ever-changing selection of wall art based on imagery that the store describes as “carefully curated, with the help of our talented photo editors, to provide a window into our astonishing collection of photographs.”
Which sales or deals do you plan to take advantage of this weekend? Let us know below or on Facebook.
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