Labor Day Sales You Don't Want to Miss This Weekend

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There are a bunch of Labor Day sales happening this weekend. Some are great; some are underwhelming. We've separated the wheat from the chaff and gathered a few of the sales offering the best discounts. A few of these sales and deals aren't explicitly labeled as Labor Day sales, but they're still worth checking out.

J.Crew is taking 30 percent off its entire stock of "final sale" items. As the name makes clear, there are no returns and exchanges on these items, so if you get it home and decide you don't like the fit, you're out of luck. To get the discount -- which is on top of previous markdowns -- just use the code HELLO30, which is good through 11:59 p.m. ET Monday. The deal is good in-stores and online.

L.L. Bean will give you 10 percent off your entire order when you use the code LABORDAY10; if you're shopping in stores, there's a coupon you can print out that will get you the same discount.
The retailer will also throw in an extra $10 L.L. Bean gift card for use on any subsequent purchase if your order comes to $50 or more. The deal applies to all merchandise, including sale items, and is good through 11:59 p.m. ET Monday.

LivingSocial is taking 20 percent off all deals when you use the coupon code MELT20 at checkout. There's a maximum discount of $20, and the code is only good through 11:59 p.m. PT Saturday. The discount is taken off the actual cost of the daily deal not its "value," so if you're buying a "$50 for $25" deal, that means you're getting $50 worth of the product or service for $20 after the code is applied. is taking 25 percent off everything on its site. The deal is good through Monday, and there's no code required -- the discount is taken at checkout.

Express and Banana Republic are both taking 40 percent off your purchase this weekend, whether you're shopping in-store or online. Banana Republic has more exclusions on its sale -- the discount doesn't apply to cashmere or blazers, for instance. At Express, the discount applies to "every single item." Both sales last through Monday.

As often happens ahead of the launch of a new iPhone, we're seeing discounts and trade-in offers on the current generation iPhone. At Walmart, you can now get an iPhone 5 for $98 with contract, a 50 percent discount. Meanwhile, the Apple Store is launching a trade-in program today that will give you good value for your old iPhone -- reportedly up to $250 for an iPhone 5, depending on its current condition. The catch is that you have to put the credit toward a new iPhone. An announcement on the new iPhone is expected Sept. 10.

Matt Brownell is the consumer and retail reporter for DailyFinance. You can reach him at, and follow him on Twitter at @Brownellorama.

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November 04 2013 at 9:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Labor Day Sale @

September 02 2013 at 10:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Directv...use to be good...not any more...
All you see now is reruns of shows that aired earlier...
And the same movie on different channels..

September 01 2013 at 4:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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I only watch TMC and ID.

September 01 2013 at 9:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

For the most part I have loved my Directv until I see the bill and then think abotu how little I really watch tv vs watching netflixs

September 02 2013 at 1:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I love my DirecTV.

August 31 2013 at 12:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Comcast-They need to go away as they are stealing money from the public-
APS-another company that needs to go away and revamp-thieves!
Why are we, "The People" putting up with it! Plain and simple-Lazy!
We let them get away with theft of our hard earned dollars-I know many that have small mobile home and APS charged them last month $400 for electricity-horrible! And, why not free TV? You and I know we should never have to pay for TV shows as they get paid from commercials?? Time we step up-right?

August 31 2013 at 11:26 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

tjmaxx final clearance weekend too

August 31 2013 at 11:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This is a day to spend NOT laboring, or shopping in stores spending money that businesses think you should line their pockets with because they think you do not know what to do with your hard earned money!

August 31 2013 at 9:18 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

Shop? Really? Labor Day sales? You have all year to shop. I'm going to a back yard BBQ & kick it with my friends.

August 31 2013 at 5:04 AM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply


August 31 2013 at 4:29 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

you want real savings at a labor day sale?

check out Palmetto State Armory.

they are blowin away the competition. not clothes or linens but real important stuff. magazines, lowers lower parts, uppers, upper parts. many more. lets be real.

August 31 2013 at 2:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply