DETROIT (CBS Detroit) — Early Labor Day sales kick-off end-of-summer sales which coincide with Back to School clearance, as well as the clearing of other big-ticket inventory, like major appliances, mattresses and furniture.
Shoppers can reap savings on patio furniture, grills, tailgating gear, summer clothing and shoes, and a variety of items for the home as retailers look to make inventory room for holiday merchandise.
Savings website FatWallet.com compiled a list of what savvy shoppers can do to get the best deals this Labor Day:
- Summer Clothing Clearance: The perfect opportunity to buy t-shirts, shorts, sandals, swimwear and sunglasses at the lowest seasonal prices from 50-75 percent off retail at both bigbox and branded stores like AERO, Levi’s, Nike and PacSun.
- Back to School Clothing and Tech Clearance: Hitting back to school clearance the last week of August during early Labor Day events can offer savings of up to 25 percent more than in August and July, including laptop deals and older cell phone deals in September (thanks to new iPhones).
- Yard, Grills and Patio Furniture Clearance: Starting on Labor Day and through September, home and garden items see huge discounting from 20 to 60 percent off, including savings on other accessories like seat cushions, grilling utensils and weed whackers.
- Appliances and Mattresses: To make room for new models, Labor Day sales offer 50 percent or more discounting on the big-ticket home items, especially last year-old appliance models and mattresses (not refrigerators) — the lowest prices consumers will see until Black Friday.
- Fall Fashion: Waiting until mid to late September will pay dividends on buying fall fashion as sale pricing become more in focus on the items once summer inventory is cleared out, ramp up to 40 percent off by the end of the month on boots, jeans, jackets and sweatshirts.
- Sports and Outdoors: Expect end of season clearance on baseball, golf, biking, camping and fishing and in season sale pricing for hunting apparel and gear from Cabela’s, Walmart, Gander Mountain and Bass Pro Shops.
- Holiday Travel Deals: Best time to book in advance for Thanksgiving and Holiday travel (times, selection and price) as top travel sites offer up to 50 percent off on airfare, hotels and packages.
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