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21 Blowout Labor Day Deals on Appliances Big and Small

Do your appliances need a refresh? There’s no better time to shop—and save—than over Labor Day weekend!

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Now is the time to buy

As you probably know all too well, appliances are expensive. That’s why it’s a good idea to time your purchase right, whenever possible. “Three-day weekends are always a reliable time to shop for appliances and big-ticket items,” explains Trae Bodge, a smart-shopping expert. “Labor Day weekend is one of my favorites for appliance deals because retailers often offer generous discounts in an effort to clear out their inventory to make way for the new models coming later in September and in October.”

While almost everything will be marked down for the long weekend, some Labor Day appliance sales will be better than others. “Most large appliances, except refrigerators, go on sale over Labor Day weekend, and some of the sales will continue through September,” says Bodge. “Expect to see discounts from large chains like Home Depot and Lowe’s, which are open on Labor Day, in the 25 to 40 percent off range.”

When you’re talking about normally expensive items like appliances, those types of savings could mean putting literally hundreds of dollars back in your pocket. In short, now is the time to buy! For more steep discounts in every category, check out this comprehensive list of Labor Day sales you won’t want to miss either.

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Best Labor Day sales on washers and dryers

Is a new washer and dryer set on your shopping wish list? According to Bodge, this is where you’ll see some of the biggest savings of the weekend. If you’re still hemming and hawing, think of it this way: These appliances will likely be more energy-efficient than what you currently have, so you’ll actually end up saving a bundle in the long run by lowering your household bills, in addition to getting one at a massive discount right now.

  • Home Depot: Home Depot’s Labor Day weekend sale is always epic, and this year, you can get up to 40 percent off select washers, dryers, and combination units. We’re talking big brands like Whirlpool, Samsung, LG, and more. A variety of items will also feature free delivery, which is also pretty important and can cost a pretty penny if you’re not careful.
  • Lowe’s: You’ll save up to 35 percent off washers and dryers and score free delivery during this mega retailer’s annual Labor Day weekend sale. But, wait—there’s more! The store will offer even steeper bundle pricing on select items. This gives you the opportunity to save well over $1,000 on bundled high-end washers and dryers and coordinating kitchen appliances.
  • Overstock: Did you know Overstock sells large appliances? They do, and while their full spectrum of washers and dryers, ovens, specialty appliances, and more is typically already discounted from the usual retail sticker prices, Labor Day weekend offers even bigger savings. Popular models will be marked down by up to 40 percent off or more, and extremely high-end designer models will also be included in sale pricing.
  • Best Buy: You’ll definitely want to check out Best Buy’s Labor Day appliance sales, specifically their selection of brand-new-model Samsung washers and dryers—they’re already discounted to the lowest available prices anywhere online. This Samsung High Efficiency stackable washer is $300 off its usual price right now. Pro tip: If you do find something cheaper elsewhere, let them know. Best Buy offers a price-match guarantee, in addition to free delivery (a $69.99 value) for all appliance purchases of $399 or more. While you’re shopping, mosey on over to the electronics section to stock up on tech gifts at rock-bottom prices ahead of the holiday season.
  • Walmart: Believe it or not, Walmart has some pretty great Labor Day deals on appliances of all sizes, too. While they haven’t yet released their entire list of discounts for the long holiday weekend, they have started to discount a handful of Labor Day sales items quietly in advance. We found this Portable Compact Washing Machine—a perfect apartment-sized appliance—for under $300 already.
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Best Labor Day sales on oven ranges

The deals on oven ranges and stoves will be plentiful this year. But make sure to shop early for these hot-ticket items, especially when they’re offered at rock-bottom prices—many major retailers will offer limited quantities on their doorbuster deals and biggest markdowns. FYI, you’ll want this information on the most reliable appliance brands before you buy.

  • Home Depot: Similar to its washer/dryer sales, Home Depot will be offering up to 40 percent off select oven ranges both online and in-store over the holiday weekend. The best deals will be on LG, Samsung, GE, Frigidaire, and Whirlpool models this year, and as always, delivery is free almost everywhere Home Depot sells. This design-forward GE gas range oven combo was already a best-seller even before Home Depot discounted it by $90 for Labor Day.
  • A variety of ovens will be at least 40 percent off, and you can find high-end brands you’ve had your eye on. For example, seldom-reduced professional-grade ZLINE gas ranges in large sizes will start well below $5,000 compared to usual price tags of nearly $8,000. That means you could have enough money left to buy matching designer hood and some of these kitchen gadgets you’ll wish you had years ago.
  • Sears: Find a variety of markdowns ranging from 5 to 35 percent off usual prices on oven ranges at Popular Summit Professional electric ranges will be offered at roughly 33 percent off, and Danby’s electric-coil models, which are for small apartment spaces, are already marked down by $200.
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Best Labor Day sales on microwave ovens and small appliances

The items may be small, but the discounts are huge when it comes to these Labor Day appliance sales. Now is the time to restock your kitchen or help your college student find the dorm essentials they shouldn’t be without. Speaking of which, you also won’t want to miss the best back-to-school sales happening right now.

  • Target: Take up to 50 percent off select microwaves and other small appliances during Target’s Labor Day weekend sale. Just about every department in the store will offer markdowns, but kitchen items and small appliances will be among the biggest. Also expect free shipping offers and special incentives for Target Circle members.
  • Walmart: You’ll find a variety of Hamilton Beach microwaves, toaster ovens, coffee makers, and more for up to 50 percent off this Labor Day weekend. This Proctor Silex microwave is already rolled back to $35. A variety of best-selling Pioneer Woman kitchen appliances like slow cookers and can openers will also be marked down for the big holiday weekend, as well as Keurig coffee machines, Farberware, and Frigidaire kitchen essentials.
  • Best Buy: Appliances and electronics of all types and sizes will be discounted during the store’s Labor Day sale, but microwaves, in particular, will be offered at unbeatable prices. We’re talking up to 60 percent off popular models. This top-rated Insignia microwave will be marked down below $55 from its usual $80 price tag.
  • Amazon: You don’t have to wait until the next Amazon Prime Day to score a great deal on a new microwave. A variety of models from independent Amazon sellers will be marked down between 5 percent and 40 percent off retail, with fun retro styles like this Galanz microwave already coming in under $50. Once you have your shiny new microwave, make sure you don’t accidentally shorten its life.
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Best Labor Day sales on dishwashers

Save your manicure—and save on your new dishwasher purchase in the process! You’ll find more than just big discounts right now; you’ll also be treated to additional incentives such as free shipping, financing offers, and even rebate rewards. Not sure if you need a new dishwasher? Check out these signs yours is dying.

  • Best Buy: Take up to 40 percent off usual retail prices on popular dishwasher models, plus enjoy free shipping, financing up to 18 months, and 10 percent Best Buy cashback when you use a Best Buy credit card. You can also find extra discounts, up to 60 percent off retail, if you opt for open box deals.
  • Lowe’s: Find special savings offers on a variety of dishwashers at Lowe’s throughout Labor Day weekend. Take advantage of up to 40 percent off major name brand models, free local delivery, special financing offers, and secret deals that only show up in your cart.
  • Home Depot: Take up to 40 percent off select Bosch dishwashers through Labor Day. Choose from stainless steel, trendy black, or classic white finishes mostly under $1,000, with a variety of options well under $700.
  • Wayfair: You’ll get up to 45 percent off dishwashers of all shapes and sizes, and some of the less commonly seen models will be offered at the best prices. Those with small apartments and tight living spaces will appreciate this compact dishwasher from dBA, which is already under $300. Enjoy free shipping, too. By the way, here’s how to clean your dishwasher so it stays in tip-top shape.
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Best Labor Day sales on vacuums

Dirt-cheap vacuums to clean up your family’s act? You betcha, and just about every major retailer will offer them at bargain-basement prices during their Labor Day appliance sales.

  • Walmart: This Hoover Powerdash Pet Cleaner vacuum will be marked down below $80, and other popular vacuums will be on sale for up to 40 percent off their usual prices as well. The Tineco PWRHERO 11 will be under $150, while the apartment-friendly Bissell Bagless Compact model is already under $40.
  • Wayfair: Did you know Wayfair has a whole vacuum clearance section? These prices are already far below typical retail prices, but over Labor Day weekend, the vacuum deals will be better than they’ve been all summer long. Some Eureka bagless vacuum models will be priced below $70—a steal for the quality. You’ll also find a variety of the best robot vacuums marked down by up to 45 percent off.
  • Overstock: Save up to 70 percent at Overstock’s Labor Day sale, with especially enticing deals on a wide variety of vacuum models. Choose from robotic designs, upright, stickless, bagless, corded, handheld, and more. Pro tip: You’ll score especially cheap deals on lesser-known brands and closeouts.
  • Dyson: Take $50 off some of Dyson’s best-selling products this Labor Day with deals on the brand’s always-popular vacuums, as well as air purifiers, hair appliances, and more included in the sale. Dyson deals change frequently, but they all have one thing in common—at least 20 percent off regular retail prices. If you’re a fan of multitasking (and really, who isn’t?), you’ll want to pick up a vacuum mop combo.

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Bryce Gruber
As Home Editor, Bryce Gruber is an expert in gift ideas, shopping, and e-commerce at Reader's Digest. You've likely seen her work across a variety of women's lifestyle and parenting outlets and on TV shows. She lives and works in New York's Hudson Valley with her five small children.