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Frugal Friday: Labor Day Sales

This weekend marks the end of summer, which is sad by all accounts. But for most people, summer has felt over for a week or more — it’s been a mild August in many parts of the country, the kids are back in school, and work seems to be picking back up. Still, facing cooler temperatures isn’t fun — which is why we’re bringing you a round of Labor Day deals to lift your spirits. Long weekends are some of the best times to save, and Labor Day is no different. Here’s what to look for:

Best Buy. Major appliances are up to 30% off at the electronics retailer this weekend, with free delivery, removal and recycling tacked on to purchases of $429 or more.

Rugs USA. The beauty of buying a rug online is you don’t have to carry it home — especially when there’s free shipping involved. This online rug seller is offering that, plus 80% off select area rugs.

Overstock.com. Most of the site’s stock is already discounted, but for Labor Day they’re sweetening the pot: an extra 10% off thousands of items, including furniture, home decor, bedding and bath.

Screen Shot 2013-08-29 at 1.48.43 PMPottery Barn. Through Monday, September 2, save up to 60% on select items (like the bedding set, pictured at left). They’re also having a separate sale on throws –20% off, with free shipping.

Macys. Online, the retailer is offering an extra 20% off, plus free shipping on purchases of $99 or more. Certain departments, like home, get 15% off. The promo code is DEALS. In stores, you can print a shopping pass for even more savings, depending on your location.

J. Crew. In stores and online, get 20% off denim for men, women, girls and boys. The deal is good through September 2. Screen Shot 2013-08-29 at 2.03.10 PM

American Eagle. Kids still need back to school clothes? Or maybe you still shop there — we won’t judge. In any case, get 40% off everything, in stores and online, with code 74693461 (see ad, pictured right).

Sur la table. Summer may be over, but depending on where you live, there is still another month or two of barbeque-friendly weather ahead. Get 20% off clearance barbeque supplies, through Monday.

Dick’s Sporting Goods. The retailer is offering an extra 25% off select clearance items, including outerwear, apparel, fan gear, and of course sporting goods.

Banana Republic. Another 40% off deal, which includes your entire purchase, online and in stores. Online, enter the code BRWEEKEND. The deal is good through Monday.

REI. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, it may be time for a gear switch. Get up to 30% off new fall gear and clothing, through Labor Day.

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