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I scoured Walmart for hours: you can save a thousand dollars this Labor Day

Walmart has some great offers if you know where to look. Here's the very best of what I've found in the Labor Day Sales

Ovios 5 Pieces Outdoor Patio Furniture in a modern garden
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It's the start of the Labor Day weekend. That means big discounts on a range of home home goods, and Walmart has plenty of deals already.  

I'm a shopping writer and product tester, and I've gone through thousands of Walmart deals to find the best. Every one is featured with my thoughts on the pros and cons to help you find genuine value instead of a cheap discount. 

By far the best deals are on patio furniture, with thousands off big furniture sets, but there's also some discounts on tested home and garden appliances, some of which I've tested first-hand. 

Labor Day at Walmart

If you want to get straight to the point, there's a wide range of discounts across the site. 

Patio furniture

A wooden outdoor furniture set in a Mediterranean-inspired terrace

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Traditionally, outdoor furniture has the biggest discounts on Labor Day. Retailers sell off furniture that they won't sell over the winter to free up their stock for gifts for the holidays, and Walmart is no exception. I've found huge deals at Walmart for this Labor Day. 

Cleaning

A robot vacuum on faux wood floor

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I've long believed that vacuums are too expensive. They tend to cost hundreds of dollars and it always feels like a lot to spend just to have clean floors. That's why shopping for these at Labor Day is a smart move, and I've caught some of our favorites on markdown. 

ONSON Robot Vacuum Cleaner | Was $619.99, now $109.99 at Walmart

ONSON Robot Vacuum Cleaner | Was $619.99, now $109.99 at Walmart
This is one of the biggest discounts I've seen this Labor Day: a huge $510 discount off this robot vacuum cleaner. You hardly ever see robot vacuums at the $100 mark, but a word of warning: we haven't tested this, so I can't vouch for it. 

Shark Vertex Cordless Vacuum | Was $399, now $199 at Walmart

Shark Vertex Cordless Vacuum | Was $399, now $199 at Walmart
I've tested vacuums for years, and this is still one of my favorites. It offers near-Dyson performance at a much more reasonable price, and now it's even less. I personally think the compact folding storage is a bit of a gimmick, but being able to bend at the neck makes it unbelievably easy to clean under furniture. 

Dyson Ball Animal 2| was $499.99, now $279.99 at Walmart

Dyson Ball Animal 2| was $499.99, now $279.99 at Walmart
One of my favorite insider tips with Dyson is to grab a Ball Animal 2 around sales periods. Sure, it's an older vacuum and it's pretty clumsy, but if all you need is a powerful vacuum to totally transform your floors, this will do the job for hundreds of dollars less than a top-line Dyson. 

Kitchen

Kitchen looking to window with shelves on right and dining table in foreground

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Kitchen appliances tend to have their biggest discounts around Black Friday, but there's still some good offers if you know where to look. My biggest tip is to look out for Labor Day's discounts on large appliances like fridges rather than smaller countertop appliances, as these aren't always on sale around Black Friday. 

Instant Pot Duo Crisp with Ultimate Lid | Was $229.95, now $169.96 at Walmart

Instant Pot Duo Crisp with Ultimate Lid | Was $229.95, now $169.96 at Walmart
I used the original Duo Crisp for a few months and by far the biggest drawback was storing the two specialised lids. This updated model, however, uses a single lid, so you can follow every step of cooking in a single pot. For example, on test our reviewer Helen could sauté a cheese sauce, pressure cook pasta for extra speed, and broil the top for golden, crisp mac n' cheese, all in one go. 

Whirlpool WRS588FIHZ 28 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Refrigerator | Was $2099, now $1499.40 at Walmart

Whirlpool WRS588FIHZ 28 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Refrigerator | Was $2099, now $1499.40 at Walmart
Full disclosure - we can't test fridges at the moment, so I can't tell you if this fridge is any good or not. However, it's one of the biggest discounts I've seen at Walmart ahead of Labor Day. A $600 saving is always worth considering on a fridge with thousands of five-star reviews.

Instant Vortex Plus Dual Air Fryer | Was $219, now $159.95 at Walmart

Instant Vortex Plus Dual Air Fryer | Was $219, now $159.95 at Walmart
The Instant Vortex Plus Dual is our choice for the best air fryer for large portions. Two baskets combine for a huge 8qt capacity, so you can cook for the whole family. Best of all, however, is the innovative SyncFinish function, which can cook two different meals at different temperatures and durations but finish them off at the same time

GE Profile 27.9 cu ft Smart Fingerprint Resistant French Door Refrigerator | Was $4199, now $2949 at Walmart

GE Profile 27.9 cu ft Smart Fingerprint Resistant French Door Refrigerator | Was $4199, now $2949 at Walmart
Three thousand dollars is still pretty eyewatering, but a $1250 dollar saving is always welcome. It's packed with features, but the best is a swivel bin in the door that makes it easy to grab sauces and bottles of wine. 

Gardens

lawn mower on a lawn

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Garden equipment also tends to go on sale for Labor Day for the same reasons as outdoor furniture, so you can find some great discounts. In all honesty I haven't been that impressed with the range of garden tool deals at Walmart, but I've found a couple deals that reallyt stand out.

Worx WG779 Cordless Lawnmower | Was $299.99, now $219 at Walmart

Worx WG779 Cordless Lawnmower | Was $299.99, now $219 at Walmart
In another life I reviewed garden tools, which involved dozens of lawnmower tests. This is easily my favorite from those years – a lightweight cordless with power to rival even gas mowers.  It's really straightforward: this is easy to use and does a great job.

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Bestway SaluSpa Grenada Hot Tub | Was $693.06, now $448 at Walmart
Hot tub deals seem a little thin on the ground this year - the best I've found is an impressive $245 off this 6-8 person hot tub. It has dozens of 5-star reviews, so it should hold up pretty well. 

Labor Day FAQs

When is Labor Day?

This year, Labor Day falls on September 4th. It's a federal holiday celebrating  workers, so most people will have the day off. 

When is Black Friday?

Black Friday is November 24th, the day after Thanksgiving. However, in recent years the deals have lasted all month long. The following Monday has also been called Cyber Monday, and sees further discounts. 

What's on sale for Labor Day?

The biggest discounts on Labor Day tend to be for patio and garden furniture. That's because demand drops off after the summer, and retailers want to make room in their warehouses and shop floors for holiday gifts. That means you can save thousands on patio furniture. You might not be able to use it in a couple months, but you'll have it in time for spring. 

Final thoughts

Walmart has some great deals, but it pays off to shop around. It's well worth considering other retailers like Amazon,