Best shopping deals for Labor Day weekend

Labor Day weekend is shaping up to be a shopping holiday with consumers expected to purchase big-ticket items for their homes, according to shopping experts.

Consumer confidence has reached an 18-year high this week, according to the Conference Board, and retail sales are now expected to grow 4.5 percent over 2017, according to the National Retail Federation. 

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Retailers are taking note by offering mattress discounts, tech deals, appliance sales and more for the Labor Day weekend. 

If you are looking or a good night’s sleep, Mattress Firm is offering a free adjustable base on an order of over $599, Sears will have 50 to 60 percent off on top-brand mattresses and Kmart has all Serta mattresses on sale starting at $129, according to the Offers.com, a website touted as an “ultimate savings destination to save you time and money every day.” 

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Do you need a new dishwasher or fridge? Lowe’s and Home Depot are offering 40 percent discounts on appliances, according to Offers.com. 

If a new tech is on your list, Lenovo is offering 25 to 30 percent off select laptops and ThinkPads, Bed Bath & Beyond offering $10 off Echo Dots and Lowe’s will give you a free Google Home Mini if you purchase a Nest Thermostat. 

Furniture deals this Labor Day weekend will be abundant, too. Offers.com lists BOGO deals at Big Lots, up to 40 percent off at Lowe’s, 30 percent off at Target and up to 80 percent off at Wayfair’s closeout sale. 

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WalletHub lists its top five Labor Day deals as follows: 

 1. Whirlpool dishwasher – 43.40 percent off 

2. Inspiron 11 3000 laptop - 35 percent off 

3. Realspace leather chair - 35.72 percent off 

4. Moto Z2 Force - 44.44 percent off 

5. Leather tote, Peachy Pink - 40 percent off 

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CardRates.com offers these dos and don’ts for big purchases: 

• Set a budget 

• Factor delivery and install charges into your budget 

• Use a credit card or offer of 0 percent APR financing. 

• Use a credit card that offers an extended warranty or purchase protection. 

Some of the deals listed above are live now and a few offers extend past Labor Day.

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