You can expect Wal-Mart to be open all year except for Christmas Day. The store keeps regular hours on Labor Day, offering discounts on school supplies, clothing, baby supplies and patio furniture. Check your local store to find out the regular Monday hours. They’ll be the same on Labor Day. Most Walmarts are open 24-hours a day.
Target isn’t open as many days of the year as Wal-Mart, but the store is open Labor Day for regular business hours. Shop there for discounts on school supplies, clothing, food, and home décor. TVs often go on sale this time of year so be sure to swing by the electronics department.
Costco, Sam’s Club, BJ’s
One of the few stores to do so, Costco closes its warehouse locations on Labor Day. This can be inconvenient for those relying on the warehouse to keep the cost of their Labor Day cookout supplies down. Hit the store early, or visit Sam’s Club or BJ’s instead. Sam’s Club closes early on Labor Day, opening at 7 a.m. and closing at 6 p.m. BJ’s is open regular hours for the holiday, but the hours can vary by location, so check with your local store.
The Home Depot, Lowe’s
Both of these home improvement giants keep regular hours on Labor Day. Look to these locations for deals on patio furniture, grills, paint and yard tools. Labor Day signals the unofficial end of summer. Outdoor goods usually go on major sale at these home improvement stores.
Macy’s, Sears and other Department Stores
Major department stores keep regular hours on Labor Day. Check your local stores for the hours because they can vary by location. These stores are good places to find deals on back-to-school items, off-to-college gear and summer clothing clearance. You’ll also find discounts on major appliances at department stores selling them.
Best Buy keeps its normal hours on Labor Day. Shop there for deals on TVs and major appliances. It’s also a good time of year to find decent prices on laptops for college students.
Remember that although many retailers remain open on Labor Day, the banks are closed. Be sure to get your finances in order ahead of time to avoid missing a good sale.