Labor Day Sales That You Should Check Out This Weekend

On Tuesday, August 13, 2013, surrounded by a wall of backpacks at L.L. Bean, Leanne MacKay helps her
Gordon Chibroski/Portland Press Herald/Getty ImagesL.L. Bean offers a rare 10 percent discount.
"Got any big plans for Labor Day weekend?" your coworker asks you in the elevator. There are plenty of good responses. Maybe you'll hit the beach one last time before fall arrives. Maybe you'll have a barbecue. Maybe you'll spend all weekend wearing white, while you still can.

But deal-hunters know there's only one good answer: Hitting the Labor Day sales, baby.

Plenty of retailers are holding Labor Day sales this weekend; some offer genuine steals, while some are just run-of-the mill clearance sales. We've gone through the bunch to identify the sales that are really worth checking out.

Always on Sale?

Banana Republic (GPS) holds sales so frequently that it's not worth shopping there if it's not. Still, we suppose it's worth mentioning that the brand is taking 40 percent off this weekend. The discount is good in-stores and online through Sept. 1, and if you're buying online you'll need the code BRLABOR.

Another sale-happy retailer, Express (EXPR), is offering the same 40 percent off everything in its stores except watches and gift cards. The sale is good in-stores or online through Sept. 1; you can also get free shipping for purchases over $50, but that offer is only good through midnight ET Friday night.

LL Bean offers sales a lot less often, so the 10 percent discount it's offering this weekend is worth noting. You'll need to use the code LABORDAY if you're buying online, or print out the coupon from its site if you're shopping in stores. The offer is good through Sept. 1, and some exclusions apply.

20 Percent Off Online at Macy's

Macy's (M) is taking 20 percent off online purchases on Aug. 30. There are plenty of caveats – the site lists dozens of brands excluded -- and select departments offer a more modest 15 percent off. Clearance items get an extra 25 percent off. You'll need the coupon code SUPER at checkout.

JC Penney (JCP) offers 15 percent off apparel, shoes, accessories, fine jewelry and home items; lower discounts apply for other departments. You can bump that discount up to 20 percent if you're using a JCP store credit card. Print this coupon if you're shopping in stores, or use the code BUYNOW.

Walmart (WMT) is offering a bunch of online specials for Labor Day, covering everything from clothing to electronics. You can get an iPad Mini for $280 (a $20 discount), a polo shirt for $3.97, a Hamilton Beach slow-cooker for $19.88 (originally $34.88) and discounts on various TVs.

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Happy Labor Day enjoy your Low participation rate.

September 01 2014 at 9:44 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Big deal and the retail consumers are spending just like a low participation rate and low incomes in the job market would indicate.

September 01 2014 at 9:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

There are not a lot of people celebrating labor day.

September 01 2014 at 12:33 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

militants now took over our american embassy in Libya ~JAN~20~09~>just down right disgraceful. !!!

August 31 2014 at 5:20 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

For the very best in savings, stay home. Fire up the grill. Invite some friends and/or family over. Talk, laugh, have fun.

August 31 2014 at 1:40 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
Viv Beatty

My friend has a wedding to go to in September. She found the perfect dress at Macy's, tried it on, and waited for the sale. She got 20 percent off. That is real savings.

August 30 2014 at 5:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Viv Beatty's comment

When I was a girl Macys had a bargain basement that was a delight. Lon, long ago.

August 31 2014 at 2:09 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Save 100% on your next purchase by not buying your next purchase.

August 30 2014 at 4:06 PM Report abuse +8 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to socioeconomist1's comment

It would not be long before everyone would be out of a job because no one would be buying anything thus there would be no need to produce anything............

September 01 2014 at 1:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Now why didn't I think of that one ? Excellent.

September 01 2014 at 9:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I see some optimism as gas prices are going down every where in the world:

Take a look at this link:

I also saw news that India has found some big shale reserves too

August 30 2014 at 3:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to fakeconomics01's comment

yea gas was $1.87 when President Bush left office in 2008 n its now down to $4.00 a gal

August 31 2014 at 7:12 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to korrectionelecshun's comment

While gas is $4 in some areas, here in my upscale Atlanta suburb neighborhood it is running about $3.29. Taking advantage of a supermarket rewards program, and we fill both our vehicles for a dollar a gallon less. $2.29! pretty darn good!

September 01 2014 at 11:06 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down

Good maybe they will rush home and give up all those jobs they had the workers train ythem at before they displaced them with those H1B visas!

September 01 2014 at 12:09 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

remove ovomit from our white house in handcuffs in 2014,along with all his illegal immigrants he let "BREAK' into america n his record unemployment n record foreclosures or the last 5 plus years now. !!!

August 30 2014 at 8:39 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to texastotenmom's comment

Your mug shot was not so cute as Perry

August 30 2014 at 3:36 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to fakeconomics01's comment

neither was communist, socialist crack head ovomits with his 31% piss poor approval rating .

August 30 2014 at 6:04 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down

In three years of college economics courses with brilliant professors, I never heard any of them approach the subject of saving money by spending more money. Yes, in certain cases it can be done (for example, avoiding future price increases, etc.,) but by and large buy what you need and pay at the time of purchase. I bought my last car in a few minutes. I offered to write them a check for what I was willing to pay for the car if if I could drive the car home that day (after having done my research of course). We agreed on a price and that was that, No credit, no financing and very little haggle and hassle. I absolutely will NOT be going shopping this Labor Day or any other holiday. Stay home and invest what you would have spent. You CAN survive without buying something you don't need every day. Believe it!

August 29 2014 at 5:42 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply