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Ready for an Upgrade? Why Fall Is the Best Time of the Year to Buy Appliances


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When buying any major appliance, timing is key — so what is the best time of the year to buy appliances? Whether it’s to replace a washer that’s run its last cycle or part of a major renovation, we all want a good deal on our home appliances, especially since they can cost us a pretty penny. But to find the best bargains, it’s important to be strategic. That means shopping when stores not only want you to, but need you to. 

When is the best time of the year to buy appliances? 

If you’re shopping for a new appliance, the best time of year to pick one up is right around the corner: fall. There are two major reasons why fall is the best time of the year to buy new appliances — new collections and holidays. Come September and October, brands and manufacturers unveil the latest models of appliances like washers, dryers, and ovens. In order to make room for these items, stores will sell last season’s models at rock-bottom prices. Couple that with seasonal holidays known for savings, like Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and you’ll be swimming in savings. 

Best Labor Day Appliance Deals

Speaking of Labor Day, the deals are ripe with savings this year on everything from furniture sales to electronics deals, but the best deals are on, you guessed it, appliances! From top-performing washers to the perfect ovens for all of your Thanksgiving cooking needs, check out the best Labor Day appliance sales your favorite shops have in store this holiday weekend. 

Home Depot: This Labor Day, Home Depot’s annual appliance sale has a whole host of deals at low prices you can’t miss out on. With up to 40 percent off select refrigerators, dishwashers, and washers and dryers alongside 35 percent off ranges and 30 percent off floor care, there’s more than enough reason to spend your Labor Day at Home Depot this year. Our favorite deal? This top-rated Whirlpool washer, now 34 percent off (that’s a savings of over $250 dollars!)

Lowe’s: Much like Home Depot, Lowe’s is well-known for their steep Labor Day sales, and this year is no different. With up to 40 percent off select appliances and 20 percent off select grills and outdoor tools, you’re bound to find a great deal. Our favorite this year? The Frigidaire French Door Refrigerator is complete with an ice maker, sleep LED controls, and a full-width Cool Zone drawer for optimal storage. At over $800 off market price, have you seen a better Labor Day deal? 

Sears: Sears is notorious for their huge Labor Day sales, but this year, they’ve taken it to a whole new level. Like most retailers, Sears is offering 40 percent off appliances. However, unlike other retailers, they’re offering an extra 10 percent off online purchases with the code “APPLIANCE10” and another 10 percent on top of that with appliance purchases over $399 when you use your Sears card. Our favorite deal? This Kenmore 14573 dishwasher with Third Rack and PowerWave Spray Arm. Originally over $900, you can get your hands on it this Labor Day for $579. 

Best Buy: While many like to take advantage of their showstopping electronic deals come Labor Day, Best Buy is a great place to get your hands on the appliances you love at a low price. With 40 percent off appliances, plus up to $200 in Best Buy gift cards with qualifying purchases, these sales can’t be beat. Our favorite Best Buy labor day appliance sale? With over $200 in savings, this LG stainless-steel gas convection range the perfect upgrade for any kitchen. When is the best time to buy kitchen appliances? Right now!

JCPenney: Much more than just your friendly department store, in recent years JCPenney has become a powerhouse appliance center and their Labor Day Sale & Clearance proves it. Shop their major appliance sale, and you’ll find up to 40 percent off the top appliances with extra savings for JCPenney card holders. Our favorite deal? This GE Energy Star dryer. At 30 percent off original price, you’ll be able to get this top-rated dryer with $300 in savings!

Walmart: For many, Walmart is their one-stop shopping destination, and this Labor Day their rollback sales aren’t as impressive as always. With clearance sales on your favorite brands like Samsung and Frigidaire, this Labor Day, head on over to Walmart. Our favorite deal this year is the Pit Boss wood fired pellet grill. Complete with an additional flame broiler, with over $100 in savings, now is the perfect time of the year to get your hands on a grill at low prices. Summer may almost be over, but there’s no harm in being prepared, is there?

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