We’ve Got Your Guide to This Weekend’s Labor Day Sales!

We’ve Got Your Guide to This Weekend’s Labor Day Sales!

Be a savvy shopper this holiday with our Labor Day sale tips and tricks!

Labor Day deals are here, and we've got some tips for you to get the most out of one of the biggest shopping events of the year. The first thing we recommend: Stay at home and shop online! Avoid the craziness of retail stores on a big shopping weekend and do your browsing on the web! Not only will you save time and avoid long lines, but you'll most likely get discounts exclusively available for online shoppers (and in some cases, even free shipping!).

The second tip: Check your email! Retailers are very likely to send you their deals, coupons and exclusive offers through their email newsletter, so if you're ready to save some money this weekend, make sure you've subscribed to your favorite stores' email list!

Now here are a few items to look out for when shopping this weekend:

Back to School Deals – since class is officially back in session, many retailers are taking advantage of the school supplies scramble and doling out deal after deal. You should definitely take this opportunity to stock up on pens, paper and other school or office-related supplies (check out Five Star's school sale). Amazon has a few offers you can check out, and Staples is having a Labor Day sale as well. You can also save on productivity software like Microsoft Office 365!

Summer Fashion – the seasons are changing, and that's good news for you if you want to stock up on sundresses or sandals. Retailers are clearing out their summer inventory, so if you've been waiting all year to buy that swimsuit or pair of shorts, now's the time to shop! You could save between 50-75% off! Check out the deals at Kohls.com and JCPenney.com

Sports, Outdoor and Grilling Equipment – just like summer fashion, enjoying the great outdoors is going to go away soon because, well, the weather's just not going to be cooperating for some folks! This means it's the perfect time to get that grill you've always wanted, or gardening tools you've been eyeing! Check out the Labor Day deals at Walmart.com! You can also save 15% on sportswear at LogoSportswear.com!

And here's what you should AVOID buying!

Electronics – We know you want that game console, or have been jonesing for a 40-inch HDTV for a while, but don't fall prey to the electronics “deals” this Labor Day. Black Friday is where it's at, if you can wait another month or so!

Toys and Games – Retailers will try to hook you into buying some of these this weekend, but you know better! Wait until Black Friday for better deals on these!