Labor Day is still a few weeks away, but our trusty friend Amazon has already started rolling out their Labor Day sales and deals. Amazon is known for starting sales way ahead of schedule, but this year, thanks to an excessive stock of inventory and consumers’ growing concerns around inflation, they’re dropping prices for Labor Day earlier than ever.
Amazon’s Labor Day sale reaches far and wide beyond the standard home and furniture Labor Day deals that you might expect to shop during the upcoming holiday weekend. While there are lots of great deals on things like mattresses for instance, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We’re already seeing impressive discounts on Apple AirPods, Le Creuset Dutch ovens, and some of our top-rated beauty products, like the Olay Regenerist retinol moisturizer.
Ahead, shop these and more of the best early Labor Day deals on Amazon, including great finds in home and furniture, kitchen appliances, tech and beauty and fashion. And below, we answer some of our readers most frequently asked questions about Labor Day shopping.
The Best Amazon Labor Day Deals of 2022
Best Labor Day Home Deals on Amazon
Dyson vacuum sales are few and far between. One of their tried and true models, the Dyson Ball Multi-Floor Origin, is currently 34% off for a discount of $155, which is not to be missed because we rarely see Dyson vacuums discounted more than $100 off the original price (even during Black Friday or other major sale holidays). This vacuum cleaner effortlessly steers thanks to Dyson’s signature ball axel and glides across different floor types with ease. It works best on carpet and laminate flooring, but it’s great for wood floors, too.
Zinus makes some of the most popular mattresses on Amazon thanks to its extremely competitive pricing (most Zinus mattresses are under $500). If the price seems too good to be true, check out some of the 16,000+ 5-star reviews that claim the mattress alleviates back pain and holds up over years of use.
This air conditioner unit was named the best overall portable air conditioner by the Good Housekeeping Institute because of its dual hose system helps to cool the room quicker and more efficiently. And an added bonus: It also works as a heater and dehumidifier (that’s 3 appliances in one!).
Novogratz is one of the most popular furniture brands on Amazon, and their memory foam futon is reasonably affordable and super comfortable. It’s great to keep in a spare room or if you regularly host guests and need extra sleeping space in your home. Plus, it comes in five different velvet color options so you can choose whatever best matches your existing decor.
This is the best-selling towel set on Amazon, and it has been one of our go-to towel sets for hotel-style towels at home for years. It’s discounted an impressive 45% off right now for $39.99, a fraction of the price of other complete towel sets of the same quality. We’re fans of the classic white, but they come in 16 different colors if you want towels to match your bathroom decor.
Best Labor Day Kitchen Appliances Deals on Amazon
Ninja’s AF101 air fryer was named the best overall air fryer of 2022 by the Good Housekeeping Institute because of its ease of use and because it made food the crispiest in the shortest amount of time. This air fryer can remove moisture when you use it as a dehydrator and can go as low as 105 degrees.
The Good Housekeeping Institute ranked the Breville The Fresh and Furious Countertop Blender as the best blender for smoothies in 2022. It has settings for both regular smoothies and green smoothies, both of which produce silky smooth juice-bar-quality results in about one minute (the green smoothie setting yields a creamy texture with no sign of fibrous kale or spinach). It’s easy to clean, too—the jar and lid are both dishwasher safe.
Cuisinart’s stand mixer stood up to another stand mixer you may know in our Good Housekeeping Institute tests, earning the title of best multi-purpose stand mixer thanks to its 12 speed settings that are easy to select with the turn of a dial. It’s already a fraction of the price of aforementioned other stand mixer, and now even cheaper during Amazon’s Labor Day sale.
Le Creuset makes highly coveted kitchenware and it rarely, if ever, goes on sale. This Labor Day, their iconic Dutch oven is 25% off in select colors like Flame, Caribbean and Cerise, which translates to a discount of $112 off. If you’d like a smaller option, the oval 3.5-quart Sauteuse oven is also on sale.
If you’ve been considering purchasing an espresso machine, Labor Day would be a great time to pull the trigger. There are so many models on sale on Amazon right now, but our favorite option for first-time owners is the Phillips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine.
Best Labor Day Tech Deals on Amazon
The Apple Watch Series 7 with GPS and cellular has been on sale since Amazon Prime Day, and the discount is still going strong. It’s 24% (or $120) off. It’s also the lowest price ever for this model of Apple Watch. The Series 7 comes complete with navigation and health-tracking features, but if you’re looking for an entry-level Apple Watch without all the bells and whistles, the Apple Watch Series 3 is also on sale for 22% (or $50) off.
Apple AirPods Pro marry the convenience of wireless earbuds with the sound quality of over-ear headphones. They are discounted 28% off for Labor Day this year, which is one of the best discounts we’ve seen outside of Amazon Prime Day. They also have multiple settings that allow for different listening experiences: noise cancellation mode blocks out virtually all environmental sound, transparency mode heightens environmental noise so you can hear what’s happening around you, or you can turn noise control off altogether for a natural audio balance.
This is Amazon’s best-selling OLED TV with a resounding 4.8-star average rating from reviewers, and it is almost $1,000 off right now. This discount is close to the lowest price ever recorded for this TV, when it was discounted 40% off during Amazon Prime Day 2022.
With a smart thermostat, you’ll never have to worry about forgetting to turn off the A/C again. The Google Nest smart thermostat is 25% off right now bringing the total to just under $100, which is a great deal for any smart thermostat.
If you’re looking to upgrade your streaming capabilities to 4K, the Fire TV Stick is a great option. Aside from top-notch picture and sound, the remote comes equipped with Alexa, so you can start watching your favorite show, change the volume, or turn off the TV completely hands-free.
Best Labor Day Beauty & Fashion Deals on Amazon
If you’re not familiar with the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer, it is an insanely popular hair dryer brush is a best-seller on Amazon. It has over 300,000 (!!) reviews, 78% of which are 5-star ratings, and it claims to achieve smooth blowouts in half the time of a regular hair dryer. Its volumizing namesake comes from its ability to easily place the dryer close to the scalp, beneath the hair, for that swingy, salon-coiffed look.
Good news, Crocs lovers: Crocs is selling retired colors on Amazon for 50% off the original price! Get the classic clog in colors that you won’t be able to find anywhere else (and that won’t match others) like pistachio green.
In another incredible Labor Day shoe deal on Amazon, Meghan Markle’s favorite running sneakers, the Adidas Ultraboost 21, are nearly 50% off right now. Meghan isn’t the only celebrity who’s been spotted in the shoe — Hailey Bieber and Harry Styles have sported them, too — a further testament to comfort and versatility of this particular Adidas sneaker.
A skin-smoothing retinol treatment and a night moisturizer in one, Olay’s Regenerist moisturizer was the winner of the Good Housekeeping Beauty Lab’s anti-aging night cream test. Our expert lab testers noted benefits such as noticeable wrinkle reduction, and skin brightening, firming, and softening. And consumer testers agreed—100% of them said it made skin feel softer, and they also ranked it best at brightening.
What items typically have the best Labor Day deals?
“Labor Day is a great time to save on most categories from clothing to home, but this is an especially good time for steep discounts on big ticket items including large appliances and mattresses,” said Jessica Teich, Deputy Editor at the Good Housekeeping Institute. “Labor Day weekend is also the best time to snap up end-of-season savings on summer staples, like patio furniture, grills and other outdoor essentials, when retailers are looking to clear out inventory in time for fall.”
When do Labor Day sales start on Amazon?
While the steepest savings will likely happen the week leading up to Labor Day, Amazon started marking down prices on seasonal summer essentials and other popular products (like those featured here) on August 1.
Amazon is known for starting sales earlier than other retailers, so we’ll be keeping a close watch on the best Labor Day sales and deals on Amazon all month long. That being said, we do expect to see the biggest discounts on reliable Labor Day sale categories like furniture and mattresses beginning September 1, running through September 5, 2022.
Does Amazon deliver on Labor Day?
No, Amazon does not deliver on Labor Day. There are a select few holidays each year that Amazon shuts down its deliveries: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. So if you need anything from Amazon for your Labor Day weekend fun, be sure to place your orders ahead of time.
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