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Labor Day might be a few weeks away, but Lowe's has already started rolling out impressive savings. Like Amazon's Labor Day sale, Lowe's is kicking things off earlier than usual this year with end-of-summer sales ahead of the upcoming holiday weekend. That's good news for shoppers who are concerned about inflation and looking for a deal, because you have the whole month of August to save on anything you need for your home, versus cramming all your shopping into one weekend.
Lowe's Labor Day sale is one of the most popular Labor Day sales year after year, thanks to steep discounts on appliances. Already, Samsung kitchen appliances like refrigerators and ranges are up to 35% off, including $700 off one of the most popular French door refrigerators. It's also a good chance to buy patio furniture, grills or complete any outdoor projects around the home that you've been dreaming of all summer but haven't gotten around to yet.
Jessica Teich, Deputy Editor at the Good Housekeeping Institute, says that Lowe's Labor Day sale is "a great time to deck out your patio for next year’s season, since these seasonal items are typically more expensive in the spring." You still have a solid couple months to enjoy your outdoor space, plus everything will be ready for next year, and you'll get the job done for less.
Ahead, shop these and more of the best early Lowe's Labor Day sales on appliances, outdoor furniture, grills, and smart home devices like smart thermostats and security cameras. And below, we answer some of our readers' most frequently asked questions about Labor Day shopping.
Samsung makes some of the most popular French door refrigerators on the market, but they don't come cheap and rarely go on sale outside of Black Friday. This 28.2 cubic foot model is spacious, has a built-in ice maker, and the stainless steel has a fingerprint-resistant coating. Not to mention, the 32% off discount translates to a whopping $700 off! If you've been considering a fridge upgrade, now's your chance.
The Samsung appliance sale continues with this freestanding electric range with convection oven, complete with a built-in air fryer. It also incorporates the latest smart technology: it is Wi-Fi and voice command-enabled, meaning you can preheat or adjust the time and temperature of your oven hands-free with your voice or remotely using your smartphone.
The GE front-load washer with UltraFresh — a vent system that eliminates excess moisture to keep your washing machine and laundry fresh—has an impressive 4.6-star rating from nearly 6,000 customer reviews. The accompanying GE front-load dryer is also on sale for 20% off. When purchased together, you could save up to $400 off.
This wicker patio furniture set is the definition of one-stop shopping. It includes one sofa, two swivel rocking chairs, two large ottomans (that are big enough to be seats), a side table and — drumroll, please — even a gas-burning fire pit. Plus, it has seat and back cushions for all the seating. You won't have to buy one extra thing to complete your outdoor living space, besides perhaps the perfect outdoor rug to anchor all the furniture.
This luxe outdoor dining set is crafted from weatherproof aluminum and finished with a wood-like wicker finish. It comes with a large 60-inch square table with seating for eight, so you'll have plenty of space for long outdoor meals and a grand table setting to match. And yes, you read that correctly, it is 60% off right now.
An oversized cantilever umbrella like this one will provide a shady area large enough for either the 7-piece outdoor living room set or the dining table above.
You can't go wrong with a hammock — it's a fun addition to any outdoor space and will give you and your guests a cozy spot to relax. This one has great reviews from Lowe's customers (a 4.7-star average) and includes a classic braided rope hammock, a stylish multicolored striped hammock pad and pillow, and a 12-foot heavy-duty steel hammock stand.
Labor Day is a great time to buy a grill, as retailers often mark down prices in an attempt to clear out excess summer inventory to make way for fall and holiday merchandise. This 5-burner propane grill from Char-Broil is a popular choice among first-time grill owners because it has all the standard features you'd expect, like a side burner, electronic ignition, and a side shelf for utensils and condiments, plus 565 square-inches of total cooking space that can fit up to 30 burgers. It’s easy to assemble and a very reasonable price, too.
If you're a seasoned grill master and are looking to expand your horizons, a pellet grill might be your next frontier. Not only can you enter the world of smoke cooking, but this grill is also Wi-Fi enabled and has an accompanying app, so you can receive notifications when your meat reaches the ideal temperature.
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 one of our favorites on the market, and thanks to the 25% off discount it's under $100, which is a great deal for any smart thermostat.
"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."
"Yes! This is a great time to deck out your patio for next year’s season, since these seasonal items are typically more expensive in the spring," says Teich. "Look out for savings from Wayfair, Lowe’s and beyond."
"Labor Day tends to be a good time to buy large appliances in particular as stores wrap up the end of summer season and start making room for holiday inventory," says Nicole Papantoniou, Director of the Kitchen Appliances and Culinary Innovation Lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute.