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Perhaps it’s appropriate that Labor Day, which celebrates the contributions and achievements of the American labor union and the workers who make our nation tick, has evolved in modern times into a major consumer sales event. And despite the weirdness of living through a pandemic, this year is no exception.

With Labor Day taking place on Monday, Sept. 7, We’re still in the early days of the same, which for many retailers won’t kick off until next week. I’ve rounded up the best deals we currently know about — and which we’re allowed to tell you about — but check back often as we creep closer to the holiday because we’ll be adding new deals all the time.

And while you’re looking around for Labor Day deals, here are a few others definitely worth checking out:

Labor Day 2020 deals available right now

Amazon

When: Right now

The Doorbell 3 is the latest version of the Ring and has only been available since the start of summer. Under the hood it features dual 2.4 and 5GHz Wi-Fi for better streaming video. Amazon is selling it for $50 off, but also throws in the $90 Amazon Echo Show 5 for free. 

Polk

When: Right now (though Sept. 7)

Polk has reduced the price of its S2 ultra-slim soundbar for Labor Day, now $50 off its list price. It’s been cheaper — the S2 was as low as $160 in the spring, but this is still a good deal. It connects to your TV with HDMI ARC so you can control everything with a single remote control. It features five full-range drivers and a wireless subwoofer, supports Bluetooth and specifically targets center-channel audio to make sure dialogue is clear and understandable. 

Courant

When: Right now (through Sept. 7)

Wireless chargers are a dime a dozen (not literally, of course) but Courant makes chargers that elevate your desktop (again, not literally). Wrapped in a pebble-grain Italian leather and available in an assortment of colors, these are snazzy. Right now, everything on the site is 25% off (the discount is applied automatically at checkout) and monogramming is included for free.

Browse the whole collection, or sample what Courant has to offer with these selections:

Ring

When: Right now 

Ring is running a sale on four of its second-generation alarm kits for Labor Day. They’re all 20% off, so you’ll save anywhere from $40 to $70, depending upon which one you choose. Here are your options:

Labor Day 2020 deals coming soon

Remember, these deals aren’t live yet — they’re starting in just a few days. Be sure to note the date for each deal below.

Tribit

When: Aug. 31-Sept. 7

The Tribit QuietPlus 72 headphones are usually priced $70, but they’re on sale for $45 during Labor Day when you add promo code LBDQPLUS at checkout. These compact over-the-ear headphones charge via USB-C and deliver about 30 hours of runtime between charges. More importantly, these are nice canceling headphones that Tribit claims can cancel up to 32dB of ambient sound. 

BlazePod

When: Aug. 31-Sept. 7

BlazePods is an at-home, pro-level training system. Using interactive, touch-sensitive pods, you can choose from among an enormous library of workouts and games to work on balance, coordination, core, flexibility, power, spatial awareness, speed, stamina and more. With kids schooling from home and adults working from home — and gyms still closed in most locations — this is a great solution for exercising in place. 

During this Labor Day sale, all kits are 20% off sitewide. Exception: Bundles aren’t included in the sale.

Roborock

When: Sept. 1-7

Roborock’s newest cordless stick vacuum is the H6, and it’s $50 off for Labor Day week. This new vacuum generates a respectable 25,000 Pa of suction and can run for a maximum of about 90 minutes in eco-mode (or 10 minutes running full-bore in max mode). It features HEPA air filtration and weighs in at just 3 pounds. 

Roborock

When: Sept. 1-7

Regularly priced at $270, the E4 is one of Roborock’s most popular models, particularly among pet owners thanks to its robust 2,000Pa suction in carpet boost mode. The vacuum’s large battery can run for about 200 minutes on a charge (over 2,000 square feet) and Roborock cites an oversized dustbin so you don’t need to empty it as often.

The Roborock E4 is about $50 off during the sale, selling for $219 when you apply promo code ROBOROCKE45 at checkout. 

Roborock

When: Sept. 4-7

Roborock’s newest robot is a combination vacuum and mop, and it’s $45 off for the holiday when you apply promo code ROBOS6MAXV at checkout. 

The S6 MaxV includes a pair of cameras and uses what it calls “ReactiveAI Obstacle Avoidance” to identify and avoid obstacles that it encounters on the floor, so it goes around toys, shoes and the inevitable puppy accident, rather than plowing through it and turning a small mess into a big disaster. 

It has a maximum suction of 2,500PA and uses lidar for accurate, optimized navigation and automatic room recognition. It’s app and voice controllable, and the  S6 MaxVcan be programmed with up to 10 no-go zones, 10 no-mop zones and 10 invisible barriers on each level of your home.

Verizon

When: Sept. 5-6

The Verizon Care Smart Watch is a smartwatch version of the Jitterbug cell phone — it’s designed expressly for seniors. It features safety features like location sharing, one-button emergency dialing to preprogrammed contacts, and health and activity reporting. In addition, it does usual smartphone stuff like reminders and step tracking. 

Jackbox Games

When: Sept. 4-8

I make no secret of my adoration of Jackbox games like You Don’t Know Jack, Quiplash and Drawful. They’re hilarious party games that everyone plays using their own phone as a combination remote control/buzzer while crowded around the TV. For Labor Day, everything on the site is marked down with some prices up to 50% off. 

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