For many stores, Labor Day weekend is when they have their last big summer sales. Many Labor Day sales have a back-to-school theme. It’s also a great time to get some of your Christmas shopping done early at bargain prices. So, how do you go about finding these sales?
You can look for Labor Day sales both online and off. Here’s how:
The best, longstanding method for finding out about Labor Day sales without going online is through the local newspaper. The Sunday paper especially is likely to have many, many ads for sales, perhaps in separate advertising supplement sections. Weekday editions will usually have previews of the upcoming weekend sales as well.
Keep your eyes open for bulk mailings (“junk mail”) too. Local stores will sometimes send notices of their sales to your mailbox.
If there is just one or a handful of brick-and-mortar stores in your area that you are interested in, the best method is simply to call them to find out if they are having any holiday sales. Might as well get it from the horse’s mouth, on the odd chance that there are errors in the advertisements or you just happen not to come across any advertisements.
But with the advent of the Internet, finding sales and bargains has become all the easier. Many major retailers announce their sales through their website. Typically their sales are both for online purchases and for buying in person at their store in your local area, but the terms and prices might not be identical, as for instance certain specials may be online only. But all that information will be in their announcements.
Here is just a smattering of sites that generally have Labor Day sales. The closer it gets to the holiday, the more likely it is you will find the announcement for their sales, so they’re worth checking out:
There are also various websites, posting forums, blogs, etc. that specialize in finding and posting sales and bargains. Just before Labor Day each year, expect to see posting related to specials available that weekend. Here is, again, just a sampling of such sites. You can Google and no doubt find plenty more. Check out a few of them and see which you find most comfortable to use, and which seem to have the kind of information on deals and sales that you’re looking for:
That should get you started finding Labor Day deals. Happy shopping!