When we think of Labor Day, we normally think going up north for that last summer vacation, cook-outs with family and friends and the kids going back to school soon. Something we rarely take advantage of are the Labor Day or end-of-summer sales at local retailers. We have come up with some of the best retailers to visit this Labor Day weekend.

  • Macy's Labor Day Sale

    Macy's located in the Genesee Valley Center has a great Labor Day sale which features clothes, luggage, jewelry, furniture, kitchen gear, and more. Online shoppers who spend more than $99 can get free shipping, and clearance items are an additional 25 percent off.

    Tim Pearce, Los Gatos, Flickr
  • Home Depot Labor Day Sale

    For those who are going to make the most of a three-day weekend -- check out Home Depot. Home Depot is featuring grills, paint, and bathroom gear, such as vanities and faucets. In many cases, online shoppers can get free shipping, as well as 10 percent off energy-saving appliances such as washers and dryers.

    Home Depot
  • Best Buy End-of-Summer Sale

    Best Buy always has special sales going on and Labor Day is no different. Best Buy's end-of-summer sale focuses on enhancing at-home entertainment centers. Shoppers can snag a Samsung 46-inch HDTV and Blu-ray player for just under $1,000 and get as much as 15 percent off television stands. Movies and video games are also on sale.

    Best Buy Flint