Labor Day sales to shop now — here are my 17 top picks

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September is less than a week away, and multiple retailers have launched their official Labor Day sales. 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. Historically, Labor Day is a great time for deals on big-screen 4K TVs, kitchen appliances, and vacuums. If you're shopping for a new bed or duvet, Labor Day mattress sales also offer great savings on anything bedroom related. 

Late August is also a great time for deals on laptops and tablets. Retailers are winding down their back-to-school sales and now is the time to strike on those last-minute deals. Below I've rounded up the best early Labor Day preview sales I've seen. Deals run the gamut from discounts on our favorite mattress to price cuts on top-rated OLED TVs.

17 best Labor Day preview sales

Smartphones

5G smartphone sale: free w/ unlimited @ Verizon

5G smartphone sale: free w/ unlimited @ Verizon
For a limited time, Verizon is offering various 5G phones for free when you open a new line or with eligible 5G data plans. (No trade-in is required). Eligible phones include the iPhone 14, Galaxy S23, and Pixel 7.

Smartphone sale: phones from $0/month @ AT&T

Smartphone sale: phones from $0/month @ AT&T
New and existing customers can upgrade to a new smartphone for as little as $0/month at AT&T. These deals are online only and most of them require a trade-in. Otherwise, it's an epic sale with flagship phones such as the iPhone 14 Pro Max (from $2), Galaxy Z Flip 5 (from $0), and the iPhone 14 Pro (from $0). 

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

MacBook Air (M2/256GB): was $1,099 now $899 @ Best BuyMy Best Buy Plus Price!Price check: $999 @ B&H Photo | sold out @ Amazon

MacBook Air (M2/256GB): was $1,099 now $899 @ Best Buy
My Best Buy Plus Price! I can't believe that the 13-inch MacBook Air M2 is once again selling for $899. That's hands-down my favorite Apple deal of 2023. There is a small caveat. This price is for My Best Buy Plus members only. You can sign up for My Best Buy Plus via this link. It's essentially Best Buy's version of Amazon Prime. Otherwise, non-members pay $949, which is still an epic deal. 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: $999 @ B&H Photo | sold out @ Amazon

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 15 (M2/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,099 @ AmazonLowest price!Price check: $1,099 @ B&H Photo | $1,099 @ Best Buy

MacBook Air 15 (M2/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,099 @ Amazon
Lowest price! There's a new MacBook Air in town. Apple's biggest MacBook Air features a large 15.3-inch Liquid Retina display (2880 x 1864), Apple's M2 chip w/ 10-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, 1080p FaceTime camera, four-speaker system with Spatial Audio, and MagSafe charging. In our MacBook Air 15 review, we called the Editor's Choice laptop a super-sized version of the 13-inch model with excellent performance, epic battery life (15 hours in our testing), and a gorgeous display.
Price check: $1,099 @ B&H Photo | $1,099 @ Best Buy

OLED TVs

Insignia 50-inch 4K UHD Smart Fire TV: was $349 now $219 @ Amazon

Insignia 50-inch 4K UHD Smart Fire TV: was $349 now $219 @ Amazon
The Insignia F30 is one of the cheapest 4K TV deals you can get in the early labor Day deals. Don't let its comparatively cheap price dissuade you. It's a 4K Ultra-HD TV that also features HDR10 support and DTS Studio sound. Not to mention it comes with an Alexa-enabled voice remote, so you can control your new TV with just the sound of your voice. Plus, as a Fire TV, you've got easy access to all the streaming apps you'll need. 

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. 

LG 55" B3 OLED 4K TV: was $1,699 now $1,396 @ AmazonPrice check: $1,399 @ Best Buy

LG 55" B3 OLED 4K TV: was $1,699 now $1,396 @ Amazon
Released in 2023, the LG B3 is a mid-tier OLED TV featuring over 8.3 million self-lit pixels for rich contrast and vibrant colors. For gamers, this TV has a 120Hz refresh rate, Game Optimizer features, and HDMI 2.1 support. Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Atmos support are also included.
Price check: $1,399 @ Best Buy

LG C3 55" 4K OLED: was $1,899 now $1,496 @ AmazonPrice check: $1,496 @ Walmart | $1,499 @ Best Buy

LG C3 55" 4K OLED: was $1,899 now $1,496 @ Amazon
Released in 2023, the LG C3 is one of the best mid-tier OLED TVs you can buy. In our LG OLED C3 review, we said the Editor's Choice TV delivers perfect blacks, thrilling contrast, and rich, accurate colors at every point across the visual spectrum. It's also perfect for gamers with a suite of Game Optimizer features and a 120Hz refresh rate. It offers Dolby Vision/HDR 10/HLG support, four HDMI 2.1 ports, built-in Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant/Apple HomeKit support, and LG's Magic Remote.
Price check: $1,496 @ Walmart | $1,499 @ Best Buy

Sony 55" Bravia XR A80L OLED 4K TV: was $1,899 now $1,498 @ Amazon
The Sony Bravia XR A80L uses three different technologies that give it a slight edge in the OLED arms race: Sony's Cognitive Processor XR (for better matching colors and contrasts), XR Triluminos Pro (for nailing the richness of HDR), and XR Clear Image (for reducing noise). In our Sony Bravia XR A80L OLED TV review, we called it a marvel that delivers solid picture quality, sound quality, and usability. It supports HDR10/HLG/Dolby Vision, 120Hz refresh rate, and it has four HDMI ports (two are HDMI 2.1).
Price check: $1,499 @ Best Buy

Sony 55" Bravia XR A80L OLED 4K TV: was $1,899 now $1,498 @ Amazon
The Sony Bravia XR A80L uses three different technologies that give it a slight edge in the OLED arms race: Sony's Cognitive Processor XR (for better matching colors and contrasts), XR Triluminos Pro (for nailing the richness of HDR), and XR Clear Image (for reducing noise). In our Sony Bravia XR A80L OLED TV review, we called it a marvel that delivers solid picture quality, sound quality, and usability. It supports HDR10/HLG/Dolby Vision, 120Hz refresh rate, and it has four HDMI ports (two are HDMI 2.1).
Price check: $1,499 @ Best Buy

Bedroom

TopTopper Cooling Mattress Topper: was $74 now $59 @ Amazon

TopTopper Cooling Mattress Topper: was $74 now $59 @ Amazon
Those summer nights can be brutal, but you can rest easier with this cooling mattress topper from TopTopper. Its ultra-breathable microfiber top layer helps you keep from overheating in your sleep and waking up sweaty, while a two-inch layer of soft padding keeps your back and spine supported throughout the night. 

Nectar Premier Hybrid: was $1,349 now $899 @ NectarEditor recommended!

Nectar Premier Hybrid: was $1,349 now $899 @ Nectar
Editor recommended! I've been sleeping on this mattress since April and absolutely love it. Nectar's 2023 mid-tier hybrid bed uses both memory foam and 8-inch innerspring coils to offer maximum comfort and support for most types of sleepers. In my Nectar Premier Hybrid mattress review, I said it offers the cradling sensation of a memory foam mattresses, but packs enough layers that your body won't sink into the mattress, even if you weigh 240 pounds like I do. Nectar includes free shipping, returns, and a 365-night trial as well as a lifetime warranty. After discount, the twin costs $899 (was $1,349), whereas the queen costs $1,199 (was $1,799). 

Sleep Number Pillows: BOGO 50% off all pillows @ Sleep Number

Sleep Number Pillows: BOGO 50% off all pillows @ Sleep Number
Buy one pillow at Sleep Number and you'll get 50% off another pillow. The sale includes the company's True Temp, Plush Comfort, ComfortFit, and more. I've been using the True Temp Contour Pillow ($129) throughout the summer and love the extra support it provides my neck and head. Additionally, you can create your own type of pillow on the Sleep Number website. This deal is part of Sleep Number's larger Labor Day sale. 

Luna Adult Weighted Blanket: was $109 now $52 @ Amazon
Lowest price!

Luna Adult Weighted Blanket: was $109 now $52 @ Amazon
Lowest price!
The Luna Adult Weighted Blanket is on sale at its lowest price ever. Its hypoallergenic construction, breathable cover and medical-grade glass bead filling for even weight distribution were all reasons why we voted this one of the best weighted blankets. It's on sale for $54, but there's an on-page digital coupon to save an extra 5% during checkout for a final price of $52.

Nolah Evolution 15: was $1,499 now $999 @ Nolah

Nolah Evolution 15: was $1,499 now $999 @ Nolah
The Nolah Evolution 15 is a hybrid memory foam bed that suits anyone seeking high levels of pressure relief and cooling. Graphite-infused AirFoamIce and a cool-touch cover handle the cooling, while pressure relief comes courtesy of foam and an 8-inch coil system. In our Nolah Evolution 15 mattress review, we said its particularly good at isolating motion, which makes it a great choice for couples. Use coupon "TGNOLAH50" to take an extra $50 off mattress and weighted blanket sale prices. After the discount, the twin costs $999 (was $1,499), whereas the queen costs $1,699 (was $2,499). During checkout, you'll need to remove the discount that's automatically added and add "TGNOLAH50" as your discount.

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.