Early Labor Day sale — here's my top 15 deals this week

Hisense U8K TV with deal tag
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There are less than two weeks left in August. While many shoppers are still focused on back to school sales, a handful of retailers are now offering Labor Day sales previews. That's good news for deal hunters because it means you can find deals on just about anything right now. 

I've been covering retail holidays for over 10 years. Throughout those years I've learned to separate the good deals from the bad. I've also learned that prices in early/preview deals don't tend to fluctuate much. So anything you buy this week will likely cost the same on Labor Day itself. The benefit of purchasing now is that you'll secure your purchase in the event the item you want sells out.  

So I'm gathering the best Labor Day previews you can shop right now. Deals run the gamut from discounts on our favorite mattress to price cuts on the year's best 4K TV. 

15 Best Labor Day preview sales

Headphones

Sony WF-C700N: was $119 now $99 @ Best BuyLowest price: Price check: $98 @ Amazon

Sony WF-C700N: was $119 now $99 @ Best Buy
Lowest price: The Sony WF-C700N are one of the best wireless earbuds we’ve tested. In our Sony WF-C700N review, we praised their excellent sound, strong noise cancellation, and great call quality. They’re also lightweight and last for 7.5 hours of listening time with ANC on. The Sony WF-C700N are at their lowest price ever right now. 
Price check: $98 @ Amazon

Sony WH-CH720N: was $149 now $128 @ Amazon Price check: $129 @ Best Buy | $128 @ Walmart

Sony WH-CH720N: was $149 now $128 @ Amazon
As the follow-up to the WH-CH710N, the WH-CH720N bring improved noise canceling, 35-hour battery life (with noise cancelling enabled), and full Sony Headphone Connect app support. They're available in black, white, and blue color options and deliver a big-brand experience at an attainable price.
Price check: $129 @ Best Buy$128 @ Walmart

AirPods Pro 2 (2022): was $249 now $199 @ VerizonPrice check: $219 @ Amazon | $229 @ B&H Photo

AirPods Pro 2 (2022): was $249 now $199 @ Verizon
The AirPods Pro 2 pack Apple's new H2 chip to provide 2x more noice cancellation than their predecessors. They also offer Personalized Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking for a more immersive audio experience. In our AirPods Pro 2 review, we said they take everything we loved about the original AirPods Pro to the next level. 
Price check: $219 @ Amazon | $229 @ B&H Photo

TVs

Fire TV with Echo Pop: deals from $64 @ Best Buy

Fire TV with Echo Pop: deals from $64 @ Best Buy
Best Buy has Amazon Fire TVs on sale for as low as $64. Even better, every TV comes with a free Echo Pop smart speaker ($39 value). The sale includes small 1080p sets as well as 4K 65-inch and 75-inch TVs. Meanwhile, the Echo Pop is Amazon's latest smart speaker that lets you set timers, control other smart home devices, and more. This is the best sale we've seen on Fire TVs all year.

LG A2 48" 4K OLED TV: was $1,299 now $649 @ Best Buy

LG A2 48" 4K OLED TV: was $1,299 now $649 @ Best Buy
The A2 is LG's entry-level OLED. In our LG A2 OLED review, we said it offers a wonderfully colorful picture and fairly strong audio. It offers Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG support, LG's webOS platform, and built-in Google Assistant/Amazon Alexa. Console gamers take note: It's a budget model, so you only get a 60Hz panel and three HDMI ports, with no HDMI 2.1 support. Otherwise, it's great for casual gaming and streaming. This is $80 shy of its all-time Black Friday price low and one of the least-expensive OLED TVs of all time. 

Hisense 55" U8K Mini-LED 4K TV: was $1,099 now $748 @ AmazonPrice check: $799 @ Best Buy

Hisense 55" U8K Mini-LED 4K TV: was $1,099 now $748 @ Amazon
The Hisense U8K Mini-LED TV brings premium features to a mid-ranged price bracket. In our Hisense U8K Mini-LED Google TV review, we said this Editor's Choice TV offers immaculate performance. It includes support for Dolby Vision/HDR10/HDR10+/HLG as well as Dolby Atmos sound. Gamers take note, this TV can also handle 4K/120Hz from Xbox Series X and PS5 consoles when plugged into one of its HDMI 2.1 ports. Simply put, it's one of the best TVs of 2023.
Price check: $799 @ Best Buy

Phones

iPhone 14: free w/ new line + unlimited @ Verizon

iPhone 14: free w/ new line + unlimited @ Verizon
Verizon is offering the iPhone 14 for free when you open a new line with select 5G unlimited plans. Current customers can trade-in an old phone for a $440 credit, whereas new customers will get up to a $700 credit. 

Samsung Galaxy A54: was $449 now $349 @ AmazonLowest price!Price check: $374 @ Best Buy | up to $350 off w/ trade-in @ Samsung

Samsung Galaxy A54: was $449 now $349 @ Amazon
Lowest price! The Galaxy A54 is the best budget smartphone you can buy. In our Samsung Galaxy A54 review, we said it offers solid battery life, a bright and colorful display, and an improved main camera that's great when the lights are low. It features a 6.4-inch FHD AMOLED 120Hz display, Exynos 1380 chipset, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. Rear camera lenses include a 50MP main (f/1.8), 12MP ultrawide (f/2.2), and 5MP macro (f/2.4). On the front you'll find a 32MP (f/2.2) lens.
Price check: $374 @ Best Buy | up to $350 off w/ trade-in @ Samsung

Google Pixel 7a: was $499 now $444 @ Best BuyPrice check: $444 @ Amazon

Google Pixel 7a: was $499 now $444 @ Best Buy
Best Buy is knocking $50 off all Pixel 7a purchases. (You'll need to activate your phone during checkout to get this deal). The phone features a 6.1-inch OLED (2400 x 1080) 90Hz display, Tensor G2 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. You also get a 64MP (f/1.89) main camera lens, 13MP (f/2.2) ultrawide lens, and a 13MP (f/2.2) front camera. In our Google Pixel 7a review, we said Google's new phone offers the most premium features out of any budget phone for your money.
Price check: $444 @ Amazon

Apple

10.2" iPad (WiFi/64GB): was $329 now $269 @ AmazonPrice check: $269 @ Best Buy

10.2" iPad (WiFi/64GB): was $329 now $269 @ Amazon
The 10.2-inch iPad features Apple's A13 Bionic CPU, a 12MP front camera, and 64GB of storage (instead of 32GB like its predecessor). You also get support for Center Stage, which uses machine learning to adjust the front-facing camera during FaceTime video calls. In our iPad 10.2-inch review, we called it a solid tablet with a great screen, smooth performance, and good battery life for a reasonable price. It's an all-time price low right now. 
Price check: $269 @ Best Buy

MacBook Air 13 (M1/256GB): was $999 now $749 @ AmazonLowest price!Price check: $849 @ B&H Photo | $749 @ Best Buy

MacBook Air 13 (M1/256GB): was $999 now $749 @ Amazon
Lowest price! It's no longer Apple's flagship, but the MacBook Air M1 offers fantastic performance and value. The M1 CPU never stuttered in our tests and also helped it reach over 14 hours of battery life. It features a 13.3-inch Retina display, Apple M1 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. In our MacBook Air M1 review, we said it offers amazing endurance and shockingly good speed. This is the lowest price ever for the MacBook Air M1.
Price check: $849 @ B&H Photo | $749 @ Best Buy

MacBook Air (M2/256GB): was $1,099 now $999 @ B&H PhotoPrice check: $1,099 @ Best Buy | sold out @ Amazon

MacBook Air (M2/256GB): was $1,099 now $999 @ B&H Photo
The MacBook Air M2 boasts a load of great features. It includes a larger 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display (2560 x 1664), Apple's M2 CPU w/ 8-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, 1080p FaceTime camera, four-speaker system with Spatial Audio, and MagSafe charging. In our MacBook Air M2 review, we called the Editor's Choice laptop an unbeatable combo of performance, design, and battery life.
Price check: $1,099 @ Best Buy | sold out @ Amazon

Home

Nectar: was $599 now $399 @ Nectar

Nectar: was $599 now $399 @ Nectar
I love my Nectar mattress and while I don't own the memory foam mattress, our sleep editor called it her favorite value mattress. In our Nectar mattress review, we said the Editor's Choice bed is a tremendous value for the money and one of the best mattresses for college students. We found it's very comfortable (thanks to its five layers of memory foam) and it offers excellent pressure relief around your shoulders, hips, and back. Bonus points for offering an impressive 365-night trial and a forever guarantee. As part of its current sale — you can get the twin mattress for $399 (was $599) or the queen for $699 (was $1,049).

Ecovacs Deebot OZMO N7: was $349 now $229 @ Amazon

Ecovacs Deebot OZMO N7: was $349 now $229 @ Amazon
The Deebot OZMO N7 is part robot vacuum and mop. It features a 240ml water tank that you can customize to clean your floors. It uses LiDAR technology to avoid furniture/obstacles in your home and it also has automatic carpet detection, so it knows to increase suction power when vacuuming carpets or rugs. Click on the on-screen digital coupon to get this sale price.

Keurig K-Mini coffee maker: was $99 now $79 @ Amazon

Keurig K-Mini coffee maker: was $99 now $79 @ Amazon
The Keurig K-Mini accepts K-Cup branded coffee pods to brew 6- or 12-ounce cups of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa quickly and efficiently. It even works with My K-Cup universal reusable pods, letting you enjoy your favorite blend without adding to the landfill. In our Keurig K-Mini review, we said it's super compact and excels at its one function — brewing a pod of coffee. This is part of a larger sale on Keurig brewers and accessories at Amazon.

Louis Ramirez

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.