Regina Conway, consumer expert with SlickDeals, said Labor Day is an end-of-season sale, which is why summer items will be slashed dramatically.
“It’s a good time to stock up on summer clothing, grills and grilling accessories,” she said, noting that that some stores keep about 20 percent of their grill inventory throughout the year, so prices may go down later in the season. But buying a grill now allows you to tap into a greater inventory and still enjoy the benefits of the grill for the remainder of the season, she said.
Other deals, but not necessarily freebies, include outdoor items, hiking equipment and home improvement.
“We typically don’t see a ton of great toy discounts at this time as those start cropping up closer to the holiday season,” she said. “And hold off on buying larger consumer electronics until the Black Friday time frame.”
Here are some Labor Day weekend freebies pulled together with the help of BeFrugal.com and SlickDeals:
Get a free slider with the purchase of any sandwich, with a printed coupon , through Tuesday.
In Florida, Georgia and Tennessee, AAA is offering free tows home through 6 a.m. Tuesday to take the vehicle and driver home. You do not need to be a AAA member to get a tow, but this should be used as a last resort, according to AAA, because this “Tow to Go ” program is intended to get intoxicated off the road. The program tows within 10 miles.
Get a free chicken sandwich between 10:30 a.m. until close today by wearing any sporting team’s gear.
Get a free medium sub when you purchase an additional sub, chips and medium drink at participating locations on Labor Day with a coupon .
Buy one, get one cinnamon swirl French toast breakfast sandwich for free at participating locations through Sept. 23, with a coupon .
At participating Ikea furniture stores, dine in the store’s restaurant , receive a coupon and get a deduction of the meal cost from your furniture purchase of $100 or more. Valid from Saturday through Wednesday, Sept. 9.
Jamba Juice has a Labor Day “buy one, get one free” promotion through Monday. Purchase any smoothie or juice to receive another of equal or lesser value for free at participating locations. The coupon must be presented in-store and can be found online.
Annual passes are free for military service members year-round . Starting Sept. 1, children in the fourth grade get an “Every Kid in a Park ” pass good for the 2015-2016 school year, until Aug. 31, 2016, to enjoy with their families.