- This weekend is a great time to score some of the best shopping deals of the year.
- Expect discounts of about 50 percent off as retailers make room for fall merchandise.
- Here’s what to shop for and what to skip.
Forget barbeques at the beach, this Labor Day is a great time to score some of the best shopping deals of the year.
More than half of all Americans plan to make Labor Day-related purchases this year, particularly on clothing, electronics and school supplies, according to a recent report by WalletHub. And rightfully so — this year’s promotions will rival or beat Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, said Carson Yarbrough, a shopping and savings expert at Offers.com.
Expect discounts of about 50 percent off, on average, on a wide range of gear as retailers make room for fall merchandise, she said. From engagement rings to lingerie and even mattresses, some of this year’s deals are surprisingly sexy for shoppers looking to beat the heat.
if course, for those who plan to spend Labor Day weekend kicking back with a beer (or two), there’s also the risk of shopping under the influence — which could cost you.