25 Labor Day Deals and Freebies to Send Off Summer
Celebrate and say goodbye to summer with more than two dozen Labor Day deals and discounts on everything from grilling accessories to running shoes. Look for clearance specials on fashions from Nordstrom, Club Monaco, and Forever 21, or appliances and power tools from Sears and Home Depot. Shop Bass Pro and Walmart deals to hit the trail on foot or with a new set of wheels, or look for a special deal from Costco to relieve back pain. Finally, take advantage of dining and fast food promotions with sweet treats from DQ or free meals for kids from IHOP, Chipotle, and Fogo de Chao.
Why we love this deal: Arby's is rewarding customers who make even a $1 donation to support the Arby's Foundation to fight childhood hunger with coupons for a free slider on their next visit. That $1 donation will provide up to 10 meals for children in need, the eatery says. The promotion ends on Oct. 9.
Why we love this deal: Chipotle deals don't come along very often, but this one could make up for it: Kids 12 and under can eat free every Sunday in September when parents buy any regular burrito, bowl, salad, or taco meal. (High school and university students can grab a free drink with their student ID throughout the month, too.)
Why we love this deal: Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chao has a Labor Day deal to delight the appetites of junior carnivores (and the budgets of their parents) at its nearly three dozen locations nationwide. From Sept. 2 to 5, children under the age of 12 can enjoy the all-you-can-eat meat-fest alongside their parents for free, a savings of $15 to $25 per child. Children under 6 always eat free.
Why we love this deal: Visit DQ between 2 and 5 p.m. on Sept. 6 and score a free small Oreo frappe in honor of the unofficial end of summer.
Why we love this deal: Just in time for Labor Day, Olive Garden is bringing back a fan fave promotion: Order an entree (with unlimited homemade soup or salad) starting at $13 and get another to take home for lunch, dinner, or a midnight snack. The "Take One" options include fettuccine Alfredo, cheese ravioli, spaghetti, or five-cheese ziti al forno, with no limit per table.
Why we love this deal: Print or show this coupon from a phone at Bob Evans restaurants and save half off a companion's breakfast. The deal kicks in with the purchase of a first breakfast entree and a drink for both, and is valid every day except Sunday. The coupon expires on Sept. 10.
Why we love this deal: To encourage families to eat together, IHOP is offering free meals from 4 to 10 p.m. every night through Sept. 25 for kids. With every adult entree, children can choose from nine different meals, ranging from macaroni and cheese to waffles and chicken.
Why we love this deal: Feed your family at participating Ikea locations from Sept. 3 to 5 and Ikea will deduct the meal total from the purchase of any home furnishings totaling $100 or more. The deal is good only for Ikea Family members, but it's free to sign up -- and being a member means free coffee or tea on every visit.
Why we love this deal: Loft's Labor Day sale takes an additional 40 percent off already discounted clearance deals, including this dress in cobalt. No coupons are needed, but new customers spending $100 or more can nab a $25 discount with an insider coupon code given in return for an email address. Shipping is also free on orders over $125.
Why we love this deal: Sears' Labor Day appliance sale, combined with the coupon code SEARS35OFF300, drops the price of a 3.3-cubic foot top-loading washer and 6.5-cubic foot dryer set by more than $500. Free delivery and installation saves another $70.
Why we love this deal: Sleek, small, and rugged like a MacBook Air but a fraction of the price, this Acer laptop is available through a deal from Office Depot that takes $50 off the normal price to match Amazon for the best price online. Owners give this 11.6-inch Chromebook high marks for a host of features, including an HD webcam, a 16 GB solid-state drive, Bluetooth 4.0, and nine hours of battery life. No coupon is needed, but the deal is in-store only, so check availability before heading out.
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Why we love this deal: A fire is the perfect way to welcome cool fall evenings and colorful leaves. Hayneedle's clearance discount on a Fire Sense 30-inch Portsmouth weathered bronze fire pit matches Amazon's low price of $88, but promo code LABOR10 takes another $9 off, making this the best price we could find online -- and it ships for free.
Why we love this deal: Home Depot's Labor Day clearance deal on the eco-friendly Worx WG775 14-inch walk-behind mower matches Amazon for the best price online. More than 400 buyers rate it an average of more than 4 stars for its durability, battery life, and relatively low volume. Shipping is free.
Why we love this deal: Lowes' regular price on this Char-Griller dual-function grill was already the best price online at $300, but a 10 percent discount for Labor Day knocks another $30 off for a truly hot deal. This item doesn't ship, though, so plan to pick it up in store or schedule a delivery at checkout.
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Why we love this deal: Nordstrom is celebrating Labor Day with advertised clearance discounts of up to 40 percent -- but with a little bit of effort, savvy shoppers can find even better savings, including these stylish "Hiccup" ghillie sandals at half off the normal $45 price.
Why we love this deal: Costco's price drop through Sept. 25 takes $70 off the normal retail price and makes this the best price you'll find online by $50 for a Teeter EP-960 inversion table. While there are cheaper options available, the stellar 4.8-star average from reviews by satisfied customers suggests that the Teeter delivers the relief sought by sufferers of chronic back pain.
Why we love this deal: Academy Sports & Outdoors' price matches Lowes' for the best we could find online for a Rio five-position beach chair (normally priced at $50 or more) with features such as wooden armrests and a mini-cooler to transport and keep beverages cold. Shipping is $5, or call 1-888-922-2336 to check availability for in-store pickup.
Why we love this deal: Williams-Sonoma's end-of-summer clearance offers discounts of up to 75 percent off. Combine clearance deals with the coupon code SUMMER for an extra 25 percent off certain items, and enjoy this grill-meister's nonstick, lidded pan for half the suggested price of $60. Orders over $49 ship for free with code SHIP4FREE.
Why we love this deal: There's sweet indulgence on offer from Ghirardelli with half off select clearance items, including this satchel of 80 assorted chocolate squares normally sold for $29.
Why we love this deal: Walmart's $100 discount on this trail-ready 26-inch High Plains Schwinn is a steal, considering it comes equipped with components typically found on mountain bikes costing more than twice the price, such as a suspension fork and front disc brakes. Shipping is free, or choose in-store pickup.
Why we love this deal: Club Monaco's Labor Day clearance sale features deep discounts on a wide range of clothing, shoes, and accessories, including the stylish Harper silk dress for 66 percent off the original $229 price when using the promo code FAREWELLSUMMER. Free shipping kicks in for orders of $150 or more with code FREESHIP.
Why we love this deal: Home Depot's Labor Day sale features clearance deals on patio furniture including this comfy zero gravity lounger, discounted 30 percent from the regular price of $49, for the best price online. Shipping is free, and the lounger is weather-resistant and covered by a one-year warranty.
Why we love this deal: Forever 21 fashions are even more budget-friendly with end-of-season discounts of up to 70 percent off, and that includes this faux leather jacket reduced by $7. Spending $50 or more qualifies buyers for free shipping.
Why we love this deal: Babies R Us drops the price of a budget-friendly and practical GB Zuzu Fuzion stroller by half, to $90. The Zuzu is compatible with infant car seats from Graco, Chicco, and others and includes popular features from brands that cost twice as much, such as a reclining seat and 360-degree swivel wheels. Shipping is free, or opt for in-store pickup.
Why we love this deal: Bass Pro may not seem like the first place to look for a new pair of men's or women's New Balance 410 trail shoes, but with Labor Day discounts such as 43 percent off these runners, it's decidedly worth a look. Shipping to store is free.
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