By Kendal Perez
For many Americans, Labor Day weekend is the last opportunity of the season to kick back, relax and enjoy the summer sunshine before it fades into fall. While an estimated 15.6 million travelers will fly the friendly skies for a last-minute getaway, many consumers will set their sights on savings and shop their way through the weekend.
Though Labor Day is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, not everything is a great deal despite retailer efforts to convince consumers otherwise. Follow this guide to avoid overspending during this highly promotional holiday weekend.
Compare store ads. Comparing offers between retailers is key to saving money on your Labor Day purchases. Use Retale or Flipp to view digital versions of store circulars online or through your mobile device. You can quickly thumb through deals and note who has the best offer on your desired product. A comparison shopping app like ShopSavvy is also helpful in comparing prices between local competitors and online retailers based on the barcode of the product you’re considering. If you find a product you’re eyeing is priced for less at another store or online retailer, ask a sales associate or manager to match the better offer. You’ll likely be able to get it for even less without the hassle of running around town.