Alamy There are a bunch of Labor Day sales happening this weekend. Some are great; some are underwhelming. We’ve separated the wheat from the chaff and gathered a few of the sales offering the best discounts. A few of these sales and deals aren’t explicitly labeled as Labor Day sales, but they’re still worth checking out.
J.Crew is taking 30 percent off its entire stock of “final sale” items. As the name makes clear, there are no returns and exchanges on these items, so if you get it home and decide you don’t like the fit, you’re out of luck. To get the discount — which is on top of previous markdowns — just use the code HELLO30, which is good through 11:59 p.m. ET Monday. The deal is good in-stores and online.
L.L. Bean will give you 10 percent off your entire order when you use the code LABORDAY10; if you’re shopping in stores, there’s a coupon you can print out that will get you the same discount. The retailer will also throw in an extra $10 L.L. Bean gift card for use on any subsequent purchase if your order comes to $50 or more. The deal applies to all merchandise, including sale items, and is good through 11:59 p.m. ET Monday.
LivingSocial is taking 20 percent off all deals when you use the coupon code MELT20 at checkout. There’s a maximum discount of $20, and the code is only good through 11:59 p.m. PT Saturday. The discount is taken off the actual cost of the daily deal not its “value,” so if you’re buying a “$50 for $25” deal, that means you’re getting $50 worth of the product or service for $20 after the code is applied.
Fab.com is taking 25 percent off everything on its site. The deal is good through Monday, and there’s no code required — the discount is taken at checkout.
Express and Banana Republic are both taking 40 percent off your purchase this weekend, whether you’re shopping in-store or online. Banana Republic has more exclusions on its sale — the discount doesn’t apply to cashmere or blazers, for instance. At Express, the discount applies to “every single item.” Both sales last through Monday.
As often happens ahead of the launch of a new iPhone, we’re seeing discounts and trade-in offers on the current generation iPhone. At Walmart, you can now get an iPhone 5 for $98 with contract, a 50 percent discount. Meanwhile, the Apple Store is launching a trade-in program today that will give you good value for your old iPhone — reportedly up to $250 for an iPhone 5, depending on its current condition. The catch is that you have to put the credit toward a new iPhone. An announcement on the new iPhone is expected Sept. 10.